Call it fate or destiny, it seems that Jazzmeia Horn was born to be a jazz musician. Named as a symbol of her parents’ love of the musical form, Horn caught the eye of judges last year at the first annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, where she won the Rising Star Award for young performers. This year, The New School for Jazz student went for the top prize with an electrifying performance that left no one questioning whether she deserved it.
Described as “exuberant,” “thrilling,” and “uninhibited,” Horn sang “I Remember,” “You Go to My Head,” and “East of the Sun” at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday and earned a standing ovation. Key attributes of her performance included an impressive vocal range and tonal variety and depth, as well as a confident stage presence. Read more about Horn’s win on NJ.com.