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Jazzmeia Horn: First-Time Grammy Nominee

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Tuesday December 12, 2017

From The Grammy Awards

2018 GRAMMYs: Meet 15 First Time Nominees
By: Grammy.com Staff

Many firsts in music hold a special significance. The first time you heard your favorite song. The first album you purchased (or streamed). That first instrument. A first concert experience. For a music creator, a first GRAMMY nomination represents not only an unforgettable career moment but a true form of recognition from one’s peers.

All signs are pointing in the right direction for Jazzmeia Horn.

The Dallas native won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2013; two years later she took the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition prize. In 2017 she released A Social Call, her debut album on Concord Records’ Prestige imprint to wide acclaim.

A Social Call showcases an impressive artist with serious jazz pedigree and an inspirational flair for R&B and gospel. Horn’s powerful voice permeates throughout the 10-song set, including freshly arranged standards such as “I Remember You” and new takes on familiar songs such as the Stylistics’ “People Make The World Go Round.”

Though her influences range from Cassandra Wilson and Erykah Badu to Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder and Brandy, it’s clear that Horn is focused on putting her own unique stamp on contemporary jazz.

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