New York-based performer Jazzmeia Horn is a gifted jazz vocalist with an inventive, vocalese-influenced style that helped her win both the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition and 2015 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition. Following her Monk win, she garnered further acclaim, earning Grammy nominations for 2017's A Social Call and 2019's Love & Liberation. In 2020, she showcased her adept arranging skills with the big-band album Dear Love.
Born in Dallas, Texas, in 1991, Horn grew up in a creative, spiritually minded family and was first introduced to singing by her grandmother, a gospel pianist with an abiding love of jazz. Although she sang from an early age, it wasn't until her teens, when she attended Dallas' Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, that she developed an ... Read Full Biography