LONDON Ronnie Scott’s
47 Frith Street, Soho
A welcome return for rising star vocalist and winner of the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition.
Grammy Award nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing her very essence.
Since winning the Thelonious Monk Competition in 2015, Jazzmeia’s star has continued to rise, along with her reputation as an artist with an assured maturity and a vocal confidence far beyond her years. JazzTimes exclaims that Jazzmeia’s “vivacity, imagination, gutsiness and sociopolitical savvy echo the likes of Carter and Abbey Lincoln. Simply put, she is as exciting a discovery as Cécile McLorin Salvant or Gregory Porter.”
Her debut album, A Social Call, was released on Concord’s Prestige label to overwhelming acclaim from critics and fans alike, earning Jazzmeia her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Great story-telling, an inspired message, fluid vocals, scat-singing, and spirited group performances – A Social Call features all one would hope to hear from a veteran vocalist of longstanding reputation. As such, the album serves as a clarion call, proudly announcing the arrival of a young, confident musical talent with a bright future ahead of her, blessed with a name that carries its own destiny.
Jazzmeia looks forward to her sophomore release in early summer 2019.
The gig of the festival as far as I'm concerned from a lady with the most mesmeric voice in jazz who is at the top of her game. On our last meeting the power of her voice quite literally pulled me across the room to the front of the stage. This will be truly amazing.