Plantation, FL – South Florida JAZZ, the area’s premier modern jazz organization, and the elegant Bailey Hall theater present the acclaimed jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn with her trio. The concert will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM. Bailey Hall is located on the Broward College campus, 3501 SW Davie Rd, Davie, FL 33314. Tickets are $40 to $50 ($10 for students under age 25 with valid I.D.) and can be purchased from online at southfloridajazz.org, baileyhall.org or by calling 954-201-6884.
March 21, 2020 – 8:00 PM
“A singer who stands apart from many of her peers because she takes on every song she sings so naturally. Jazzmeia is a performer for whom every word, gesture, and ornament becomes an expression of her total conviction and she completely comes alive in the moment” – London Jazz News
Winner of both the Thelonious Monk and the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal competitions, Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing her very essence. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, glamorous and dynamic Jazzmeia is quickly earning a reputation as a celebrated jazz singer. With the obvious ambition to pursue a solo career, Jazzmeia first graced the New York scene in 2009 and earned her degree at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Shortly afterward, came performance dates with the veteran elites in the City.
Jazzmeia then began to appear in renowned jazz festivals and high-profile jazz clubs, e.g. Blue Note, Birdland, Dizzy’s Jazz Club Coca Cola, etc. Among numerous jazz vocal accolades, she has garnered, most recently was named DownBeat 66th Critics Poll “Rising Star Female Vocalist.” Her debut album, A Social Call, in her words, “a call to social awareness,” was nominated for a 2018 Grammy® Award and voted Best Jazz Vocal album in the NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll. Love and Liberation, her 2019 sophomore release, Jazzmeia regards as a “call to action”! Most of the compositions are her originals. A dynamic presence on stage with a clear and versatile voice, the Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson and Rachelle Ferrell influences are unmistakable. And, of course, she can scat with the best of them.
Currently, Jazzmeia is a teaching artist at The Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Program and Jazz-in-the-Schools program in Newark, New Jersey. Now firmly leading her own dynamic group, Jazzmeia humbly states, “I am thankful for the opportunity to play music professionally and have a deep desire to uplift the souls of others in need through my artistry in the spirit of music.”
Jazzmeia Horn – vocals
Keith Brown – piano
Endea Owens – double bass
Jeremy Clemons – drums
Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Board of County Commissioners of Broward County, Florida, as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council