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Thursday July 09, 2020

From WBGO

Premiere: Watch Jazzmeia Horn’s Final Live Performance Before The Pandemic

For Jazzmeia Horn, this concert defined a moment.

This was The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, after all, one of the most prestigious stages in the America jazz circuit. “Not a lot of people get that opportunity,” she reflected, not only to show up for herself and her art, but to act as a good steward of jazz music, an African American art form and legacy by which the idioms of today’s industry, according to Horn, don’t always reflect the culture of a specific people. She hand-picked an entirely Black and brown team from bandmates to to hair and makeup and even a hired backstage film crew, people she knew would share a common goal. “I was nit-picky on everything,” Horn says. She even made sure everybody was well-fed backstage, so they could honor this music with the highest possible energy and focus.

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