Jazzmeia Horn at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club

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Monday February 13, 2017

From DC Metro Theater Arts

Review: Jazzmeia Horn at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club
By: Robert Michael Oliver

To understand the voice of Jazzmeia Horn ‘” whether it’s embodying her own ballad, the cleverly romantic, soft ‘Legs and Arms,’ or taking on the role of an instrumentalist ‘” is to understand what it means to listen.

For that voice is pure sound, pure feeling, pure like a saxophone is pure, like a young and transforming heart is pure as it seeks a better world.

So that’s exactly what I did for the 85 minutes that Jazzmeia Horn and drummer Darrian Douglas, pianist Mark Meadows, and bassist Barry Stephenson filled the KC Jazz Club Friday night. I listened.

And her voice, like the most magical of birds singing her euphoria, filled my heart with wonder.

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