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Friday July 26, 2019


‘Love And Liberation’ ‘Is A Call To Action’ Says Jazzmeia Horn

“‘When I was a child, I didn’t even like jazz,’ confesses the personable Texas-born singer-songwriter Jazzmeia Horn, instantly debunking the theory that she was predestined to become a professional jazz musician because of her name. Her second album, Love And Liberation, has, however, placed her squarely among today’s rising jazz stars. But Horn reveals that it wasn’t until her senior year at a performing-arts school in Dallas that she was drawn to the music that is now her livelihood, when her voice coach handed her a Sarah Vaughan CD. It changed her life. ‘My socks were blown away completely by it and I fell in love with her and jazz,’ she tells uDiscover Music with an ironic laugh, perhaps realising that becoming a jazz singer was written in the stars after all.

A decade on from that epiphany, 28-year-old Jazzmeia ‘” whose 2017 debut album, A Social Call, was nominated for a Grammy ‘” has picked up a raft of awards (including a Rising Star gong given to her last year by DownBeat magazine), and is excited about Love And Liberation, released by Concord Jazz on 23 August 2019. ‘It’s a sequel to my debut,’ she explains. ‘That was very much about social injustice in many different forms and bringing awareness to different people about issues that are occurring in the world. But Love And Liberation is a call to action.’”

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