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Jazzmeia Horn Wins Sarah Vaughan Int’l Jazz Vocal Competition

Texas singer was last year’s “Rising Star”

Jazzmeia Horn

Jazzmeia Horn has won the 2013 Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition, according to multiple posts on the singer’s Facebook page. Horn, who won the festival’s “Rising Star” award last year, was one of five finalists in the event, held for the second time at NJPAC in Newark, N.J., as part of the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival.

Horn, from Dallas, Tex., attends the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City and has performed with artists such as Ali Jackson, Jon Hendricks, Ellis Marsalis and Delfeayo Marsalis, according to a bio released by the competition prior to the award ceremony and concert.

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