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All About Jazzmeia

From All About Jazz Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call By: James Nadal Coming from a gospel oriented family in Dallas, Texas, given a unique name and early tutelage by her piano playing grandmother, Jazzmeia Horn was destined to be a jazz singer. After relocating to New York City to pursue music studies, she went on to conquer the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition, topping that by winning the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition in 2015. All of this preparation and recognition has culminated in her debut release A Social Call, on the revived Prestige label, part of the Concord Music Group. Personally involved in all aspects of the musician selection and production process, Horn decided on an acoustic small group format, which best presents her clear vocal articulation. The sessions have her voice smoothly integrating into the ensemble, becoming a supple instrument, and a musical extension of the... Read The Full Article

Posted May 25th, 2017 in News

Free Jazzmeia

From Texas Monthly Free Jazzmeia By: Nate Chinen Whenever the sharp young singer Jazzmeia Horn is obliged to answer a question about her name—and lately, the subject comes up often—she invariably takes the conversation to church. To be more precise,... Read The Full Article

Posted May 25th, 2017 in News

Mehldau On Brilliant Form

From The Telegraph Brad Meldhau on brilliant form at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, plus all the best jazz and folk of 2017 By: Ivan Hewett Brad Mehldau is an aristocrat among jazz pianists. He doesn’t stoop to dazzling finger-work... Read The Full Article

Posted May 24th, 2017 in News

Scofield Speaks With KCUR

From KCUR 89.3 Jazz Guitarist John Scofield, And Revisiting The Battlefields Of World War I By: Steve Kraske & Coy Dugger John Scofield continues to make strides in the music world. His latest album, Country For Old Men, won the... Read The Full Article

Posted May 24th, 2017 in News

Inspirational Original Compositions

From Financial Times Brad Mehldau Trio, Barbican, London By: Mike Hobbart Inspirational original compositions made up the bulk of this set from the influential pianist’s trio. Brad Mehldau’s first piano-trio releases set pithy reconstructions of Thelonious Monk alongside elegiac readings... Read The Full Article

Posted May 24th, 2017 in News

Four Jazz Legends Cover Bob Dylan

From People Hear 4 Jazz Legends Cover Bob Dylan’s ‘Lay Lady Lay’ on His 76th Birthday By: Alex Heigl New York’s Hudson River valley has a long history as a haven for artists either fleeing the exhausting grind of New... Read The Full Article

Posted May 24th, 2017 in News

Searching, Storytelling Jazz At Its Finest

From The Guardian Brad Mehldau Trio review – searching, storytelling jazz at its finest By: John Fordham Barbican, London Mehldau is one of the contemporary form’s great improvisers, and with Jeff Ballard and Larry Grenadier he made unexpected but riveting... Read The Full Article

Posted May 23rd, 2017 in News

Jazz Is People Music

From Stuff (New Zealand) Grammy-award winning artist flying in for jazz festival By: Eleanor Wenman It’s been six or seven years since Grammy-award winning Dianne Reeves set foot in Wellington but there’s one thing she remembers. “I recall it being... Read The Full Article

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in News

Jazzmeia's Virtuosity Befits Name

From Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Jazzmeia’s virtuosity befits name By: Ellis Widner Lovers of great singers such as Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter and Nina Simone will find in Horn a thrilling new voice in American music. There are undeniable connections to the... Read The Full Article

Posted May 21st, 2017 in News

Hudson: A Unique Collaboration

From Jazz Police DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski, Scofield: “Hudson” (Motema Records) By: Kevin O’Connor If ever there was a fusion armada, it would have to be these guys. Three veterans and a relative newbie: Jack Dejohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, and... Read The Full Article

Posted May 19th, 2017 in News

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