Jazzmeia Horn (photo by Jacob Blickenstaff)
The outstanding young American vocalist and composer Jazzmeia Horn releases her new album, Dear Love on September 10.
Horn, who made a huge impression when she toured Scotland with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in November 2019, teams up with a big band and strings on the album to address three specific aspects of her life: her community, her lover and herself.
It’s the winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition and the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition’s third album, following the success of her previous, GRAMMY winning releases, A Social Call and Love and Liberation.
Dear Love is infused with poetry and spoken word through letters of encouragement and is a rare example of a black female vocalist writing and fronting an orchestral album in its entirety.
The making of the album has been filmed for a documentary to be shown in 2022 and Horn is planning to tour the album, with dates in Europe as well as the U.S.
You can read more about Jazzmeia Horn here