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Born: Mar 30, 1979 in New York, NY
Genres: Vocal
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Jazz Blues, Contemporary Jazz, Torch Songs, Ballads
Instruments: Vocals, Piano

Sultry vocalist and pianist Norah Jones developed her unique blend of jazz and traditional vocal pop with hints of bluesy country and contemporary folk due in large part to her unique upbringing. Born March 30, 1979, in New York City, the daughter of Ravi Shankar quietly grew up in Texas with her mother. While she always found the music of Billie Holiday and Bill Evans both intriguing and comforting, she didn't really explore jazz until attending Dallas' Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. During high school, Jones won the Down Beat Student Music Awards for Best Jazz Vocalist and Best Original Composition in 1996, and earned a second Best Jazz Vocalist award in 1997. Putting her vocal talents on the back burner, Jones worked toward earning a degree in jazz piano at the University of North Texas for two years before accepting a friend's offer of a summer sublet in Greenwich Village during the summer of 1999. Although she fully intended to return to college that fall, the lure of the folk coffeehouses and jazz clubs proved too strong and she soon became inspired to write her own songs. Jones appeared regularly with the funk-fusion band Wax Poetic and assembled her own group around songwriters Jesse Harris (guitar) and Lee Alexander (bass), with Dan Rieser on drums.

In October of 2000, the group recorded a handful of demos for Blue Note Records and on the strength of these recordings, Jones signed to the jazz label in early 2001. Following an appearance on Charlie Hunter's Songs From the Analog Playground, Jones spent much of 2001 performing live with Hunter's group and working on material for her debut. Come Away With Me, recorded by Craig Street (Cassandra Wilson, Manhattan Transfer, k.d. lang) and legendary producer Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, the Bee Gees), was released in early 2002 and garnered much public attention. The combination of her striking beauty and the fact that she was the daughter of an internationally renowned musician placed Jones in the awkward position of defending her music from those who dismissed her as another pretty face (the same argument used by those opposed to Diana Krall) and/or another riding the coattails of her musical royal heritage (see Natalie Cole, Miki Coltrane, Corey Parker). Although not by any stretch a "jazz" album (the label chooses to call it "jazz-informed"), it does feature jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and session drummer Brian Blade, and seems to indicate a new direction Blue Note is willing to take. Jones and her group followed up the release of Come Away With Me with a series of tour dates on the West Coast.

- Zac Johnson (All Music Guide)


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=12547 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.cshvof.com/norah/ Fan site. Biography, discography
www.norahjones.com/index.php Personal website. Biography, discography
www.norahjones.info Unofficially website. Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norah_Jones About from 'wikipedia'
ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Джонс,_Нора О исполнителе из 'википедии' [ru]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norah_Jones About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Джонс,_Нора О исполнителе из 'мобильной википедии' [mobile] [ru]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Norah Jones - '..Featuring Norah Jones' - 2010, EMI
 Norah Jones - 'Come Away With Me' - 2002, Blue Note
 Norah Jones - 'Feels Like Home' - 2004, Blue Note
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Peter Malick - 'New York City' - 2003, Koch Rcords
  как соисполнитель ...
 Ray Charles - 'Genius Love Company' - 2004, Concord
 Jesse Harris - 'The Secret Sun' - 2003, Blue Thumb
 Charlie Hunter - 'Songs From The Analog Playground' - 2001, Blue Note
 The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - 'Medicated Magic' - 2002, Japanese Import
 


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