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Quincy Jones

Singer Jazzmeia Horn wins Monk Institute Jazz Competition

Singer Jazzmeia Horn has won the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Competition.

Horn won the competition finals Sunday night at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre after performing the standards "Moanin'" and "Detour Ahead." She'll receive a $25,000 scholarship and recording contract with the Concord Music Group.

Originally from Dallas, the 23-year-old Horn also won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition two years ago.

The evening also featured a gala concert honoring Quincy Jones, who was presented the Monk Institute's humanitarian award by pianist Herbie Hancock.

An all-star lineup, including singers Ledisi and Patti Austin,...