Jazzmeia Horn

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Jazzmeia Horn
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Jazzmeia Horn in 2016
Background information
Born (1991-04-19) 19 April 1991 (age 27)
Origin Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Labels Prestige Records
Website www.theartistryofjazzhorn.com

Jazzmeia Horn (born April 16, 1991) is an American jazz singer and songwriter of African ancestry.[1] She won the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition in 2015.[2] She sings jazz standards, and her repertoire includes songs and music from other genres such as Stevie Wonder.[3][4] She has been compared to jazz vocalist such as Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, and Nancy Wilson.[2] At age 23, Jazzmeia "Jazz" Horn had earned a reputation in New York City as a dynamic music artist.[5]

Early life[edit]

Horn was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, United States.[1] She attended the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas.[6]

Music career[edit]

Horn moved to New York in 2009. She attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.[1][2] During her first semester in New York City, she formed a trio featuring Javier Santiago, Nadav Lachishe, and Cory Cox.[7]

She moved to New York City to pursue a solo career, and has since received many accolades from Jazz critics. Her first live radio show was in the Fall of 2009 on the Junior Mance WBGO radio show in Newark, New Jersey. Since her arrival to the New York City area she has performed, at The Apollo, The Red Rooster – Ginny's Supper Club, and the Metropolitan Room.

In 2014, Horn toured internationally to England, France, Moscow, South Africa, and Austria.[8]

She was featured as one of the stars in South Australia's Generations In Jazz 2017, singing along with artists such as James Morrison, Wycliffe Gordon, Gordon Goodwin and Ross Irwin among others.

In 2017 she has published her first album called "A Social Call" ranked #1 album for 2017 according to the JazzWeek website.[9] During the relevant tour she played in U.S.A., Asia (Macau) and Europe (London, Paris and Milan).

Subsequently, "A Social Call" would earn Jazzmeia her first Grammy nomination in 2018. She performed at the 60th Grammy Award Ceremony on January 28, 2018 and was met with much admiration by the audienece.



  • 2008, 2009 – Downbeat Student Music Award’s Recipient[10]
  • 2010 – Downbeat Vocal Jazz Soloist Winner[7]
  • 2012 – Winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Rising Star award[11]
  • 2013 – Winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition[11]
  • 2015 – Winner of the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition[2]
  • 2018 – DownBeat, Rising Star Female Vocalist Winner[12]


  1. ^ a b c "Jazzmeia Horn Biography". theartistryofjazzhorn.com. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  2. ^ a b c d Chinen, Nate (2015-11-16). "Jazzmeia Horn Wins Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  3. ^ Ron Scott (August 18, 2016). "Tulivu, Bird Fest, TriHarLenium". Archived from the original on August 19, 2016. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Jazzmeia Horn". Musicians.allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  5. ^ "Jazzmeia Horn | Tribeca Performing Arts Center". Tribecapac.org. 2016-02-20. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  6. ^ "Jazzmeia Horn Wins Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition". Jazz Roots. November 19, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Jazzmeia Horn Lives Up to Her Name New School Jazz Student Wins Downbeat'S 33rd Annual Student Music Award". Blogs.newschool.edu. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  8. ^ "Jazzmeia Horn | Georg Leitner Productions". Glp.at. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  9. ^ "JazzWeek | Year End: 2017 Jazz Chart". www.jazzweek.com. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  10. ^ "City Parks FoundationCharlie Parker Jazz Festival: Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet / Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles / The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn / Charles Turner III / Master Class: Samuel Coleman - City Parks Foundation". Cityparksfoundation.org. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  11. ^ a b "Sarah Vaughan Competition". Sarah Vaughan Competition. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  12. ^ "DownBeat 2018 Critics Poll Awards". DownBeat. Retrieved 2018-06-25.

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