Jazzmeia Horn thinks everyone deserves to “express themselves fully, without fear or reservation”—and she’s here to lead by example. Horn has confidently taken the jazz world by storm since winning the 2015 International Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, and the Love and Liberation tour is Horn truly coming into her own. An ode to unapologetic self-love and honest expression, this is Horn’s first collection of almost-entirely original material.
This Appel Room feature debut will include the same band from the album: Josh Evans on trumpet, Irwin Hall on saxophone, Keith Brown on piano, Ben Williams on bass, Anwar Marshall on drums, and dancer Alexandria Johnson. Every musician in this young group is a prominent bandleader and first-call sideman, and ’s vivacious leadership brings them together with an unmistakable and infectious chemistry.