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Jazzmeia Horn

OCT 25–28 | TRADITIONS IN TRANSITION

Oct 25 - Oct 26
Joe Henderson Lab

Pre-Concert Talk | OCT 25, 6PM
In partnership with The Rubin Institute for Music Criticism, a biennial conference held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SFJAZZ will host a pre-concert talk with Gary Giddins prior to Jazzmeia Horn's early show on OCT 25, 2018. The pre-concert talk will begin at 6PM and is open to all ticket holders for Jazzmeia Horn's 7PM show that evening.

A name isn’t destiny, but in the case of vocalist extraordinaire Jazzmeia Horn her given moniker led directly to her high school exploration of her namesake tradition. These days, the Dallas native is soaring into the jazz firmament, moving from triumph to triumph, including first place at the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and top honors at the star-making 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition. The Monk triumph led directly to her 2017 debut album A Social Call (Prestige), which was nominated for a GRAMMY Award and voted the best jazz vocal debut in the 2017 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll.

Drawing on the masters who came before her, Horn is rapidly defining herself with a glorious sound, smart arrangements and growing confidence as a bandleader. “I like Nancy Wilson’s storytelling, and Nina Simone’s strength and drive, Betty Carter’s playfulness and joy, Sarah Vaughan’s tone, Carmen’s diction, and Shirley Horn’s phrasing,” Horn told the Mercury News. “I take bits and pieces from everybody to create my own style, and just develop from there.” With a name that’s easy to remember and talent that’s impossible to forget, Jazzmeia Horn is the real deal.

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With a name that’s easy to remember and talent that’s impossible to forget, Jazzmeia Horn is the real deal.

Horn has a thrilling presence with a musical sensibility that strikes a deft balance between mid-century jazz and contemporary neo-soul.

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Horn has a thrilling presence with a musical sensibility that strikes a deft balance between mid-century jazz and contemporary neo-soul.

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Jazzmeia Horn

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Jazzmeia Horn

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