Vocal Jazz

Jazzmeia Horn

Young vocalist from New York is considered the future of jazz.

Jazzmeia Horn is one of the promising young musicians of the new jazz generation according to Downbeat: the leading jazz magazine  listed her as one of the ’25 for the Future’. The singer from New York is not only influenced by the virtuosic vocal lines and scats of Sarah Vaughan, but also by the R&B of Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu, as well as hip-hop and spoken word. She also developed a talent for composing and arranging by collaborating with the likes of the WDR Big Band and Metropole Orchestra.

At the age of three, Jazzmeia Horn already started singing in a gospel choir. She was allowed to sing with the adults, as she was too loud for the children’s choir. Since then she has won all the important awards, including the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition. She has received compliments from famous colleagues such as Al Jarreau and John Hendricks. She has been compared to legendary singers such as Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, as well as to successful contemporaries such as Gregory Porter and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Jazzmeia Horn vocals, Jordan Williams piano, Steven Zwanink double bass, Michael Reed drums