Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jazzmeia Horn became a New Yorker while attending the New School. Possessing a luminous gift that the late great Jon Hendricks called “… one of the best voices I’ve heard in over 40 years,” the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition winner is a rising jazz superstar. Her 2017 debut, A Social Call, in her words, a call to social awareness, was nominated for a Grammy® Award and voted the best jazz vocal debut in the 2017 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll. Her newest release, Love and Liberation, is a call to action.
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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