2018 Grammy Nominee Slated to Appear

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Grammy-nominated jazz singer Jazzmeia Horn will perform and speak on “Black Women of Song and Their Impact on History,” Monday, February 19, from 1-2:20 p.m., at Raritan Valley Community College. The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in the Nash Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus.

Horn, a 26-year-old musician, was recently nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her debut album, A Social Call. She has performed throughout the US as well as in Europe and Asia.

Concord Records president John Burk has stated that the New York City-based Horn “possesses incredible talents, combining a stunning voice and unmatched vocal facility with social consciousness and a wisdom beyond her years. She is one of the most amazing young jazz vocalists I’ve ever heard.”

The academic and musical program is the fourth in a series titled “Music as a Mirror on History.” The series includes discussion and performance of visiting artists who connect historical and social themes through their music.

The event, held in conjunction with Black History Month, is being sponsored by the College’s Humanities, Social Science and Education Department and RVCCArts. For additional information, contact program coordinator Roger Shutack at roger.shutack@raritanval.edu.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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January 30, 2018

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