With an assured maturity and vocal confidence far beyond her years, Jazzmeia Horn’s stardom has continued to rise since winning first place at the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and receiving top honors at the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition. These successes led to the release of her 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. Love and Liberation, released on August 23, 2019 via Concord Jazz, marks a formidable leap forward for Horn as a singer, bandleader and songwriter, the result of an almost non-stop touring schedule that followed the release of her debut album and which benefitted her vocal chops as well as her band sound.
“Her tunes are so good, other singers are sure to try them on, but then they’ll have to sing them as well as Jazzmeia Horn does. Her interpretations set a standard of their own.” – NPR Fresh Air