SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2020 FESTIVAL
APRIL 23 - 25, 2020
REGISTRATION OPENS IN FALL 2019. Email us (rjf@unr.Edu) to ensure you are notified when registration opens.
JAZZ VOCALIST AND GRAMMY NOMINEE JAZZMEIA HORN HEADLINES AT OUR 2020 FESTIVAL
The aptly named Jazzmeia Horn is the real deal: a natural jazz singer with a virtuoso’s command of musicality uncommon in one so young. The dynamic Dallas native has won a Texas-sized helping of critical acclaim and prestigious titles in recent years, such as: 2013 winner, Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition; 2015 winner, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Jazz Vocal Competition; and the 2017 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll awarded her the Best Jazz Vocal Debut. Horn's 2017 debut album "A Social Call" was nominated for a 2018 Grammy award in the category of Best Jazz Vocal Album.
In January 2018, Horn’s supremely confident performance of “Moanin’” in a tribute to the late NEA Jazz Master Jon Hendricks at “The 60th Annual Grammy Awards” was a showstopper that earned her a standing ovation from entertainment world stars who now sing her praises. It’s no wonder Jon Hendricks himself once said, "Jazzmeia has one of the best voices I've heard in over 40 years."
For a general idea of our Festival procedures, please review the 2019 documents. These are subject to change for 2020.