• Meet 2013 Sarah Vaughan Vocal Finalist Jazzmeia Horn

    October 8, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO congratulates Jazzmeia Horn, one of five finalists in the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (SVVC):  Click here or on the image below to hear her sing.

    Along with four other finalists, Jazzmeia was chosen from hundreds of singers from around the world to perform November 10 at 3 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Victoria Theater for this year's "Sassy" Award, named in honor of legendary jazz singer and Newark native Sarah Vaughan, and prizes of up to $5,000. She will sing for judges Al Jarreau, Janis Siegel, and Gretchen Parlato, WBGO music director Gary Walker and JAZZ ROOTS producer Larry Rosen.

    Jazzmeia was last year’s “Rising Star” winner of Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. From Dallas, Texas, she attended the prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She currently attends The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City and has performed with artists such as Ali Jackson, Vincent Gardner and NEA Jazz Masters Jon Hendricks, Ellis Marsalis, and Delfeayo Marsalis. Her soulful sound and understanding of the jazz idiom has earned her comparisons of classic vocalists, like Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, and Teri Thornton.

    WBGO will interview Jazzmeia on-air before the competition.

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    Congratulations, Jazzmeia, and see you in November!


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