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AJF Presents: In the Tradition with Jazzmeia Horn and Ray Cornelius
August 17 @ 7:30 pm
Join us for an amazing conversation between vocalist Jazzmeia Horn and WCLK’s Ray Cornelius.
Since Jazzmeia Horn released her first album, the GRAMMY Award®-nominated “A Social Call, ” she has been busy on the road, honing her vocal skills, writing songs of personal relevance and social message, and perfecting a fearless approach to improvisation and performance in general.
In short order, her talent began garnering her attention. In 2013, she entered and won a Newark-based contest named for an initial inspiration—the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. Then, in 2015, she won the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, the most coveted award a jazz musician can hope to attain, which also landed her a record deal.
Musically, Horn’s compositions both breathe and bend jazz tradition, with tasteful touches of R&B and hip-hop, revealing a marked inventiveness and a love for a good melodic line.
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