Grammy-Winning Musician Norah Jones

Norah Jones is a Grammy-winning musician known for her intimate jazz acoustics and thoughtful songwriting approach. Her album Come Away with Me was both critically and commercially successful.

Ravi Shankar and concert producer Sue Jones are the parents of Anoushka Shankar. She also has one half-sister named Anoushka Shankar.

On her podcast, Norah Is Playing Along, Norah invites guests onto her show for musical collaborations and candid dialogue.

She’s a piano player

Multi-GRAMMY winner Norah Jones Shankar has sold 18 million albums worldwide since 1999 and her distinctive voice is one of the most recognizable in music. Born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar (she changed it at 16 with parental approval), her music has captured millions’ hearts and made her one of the most renowned pianists of her generation.

She reunited her touring band to record this album in an upstate New York studio. It features new originals as well as her groovy cover of “It Must Have Been the Roses” from Grateful Dead’s repertoire.

Matt Berninger and Bryce Dessner of The National join Norah by the fireplace to discuss their latest album and perform songs together for the first time. They provide insight into coming together as a band while living far apart as well as inspiration behind its creation. Furthermore, writers block is discussed while Matt’s warm baritone encourages Norah to ask him for an acoustic performance of one of her decade-old songs for the very first time!

She’s a singer

After her parents divorced in 1986, Norah moved with her mother to Grapevine, Texas where she took piano and voice lessons as well as singing in church choir and school bands. At age 16, with parental approval she changed her name to Norah Jones and began her music career.

Come Away With Me was an instantaneous hit upon its release in 2002, garnering critical acclaim with its combination of contemporary jazz, folk and country influences and winning her the Grammy award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. She followed this success up two years later with Feels Like Home.

Norah remains humble despite her success, remaining grounded and non-aggressive. Unlike many singers who chase fame like other popstars do, Norah does not accept commercial endorsements or coach television singing contests to expand her fan base. Her refusal to compromise her artistic vision for popularity has earned her much love from audiences; her latest project Day Breaks marks a return to jazz-inflected sound seen on her first record.

She’s a songwriter

Norah Jones is an accomplished songwriter. Her debut album Come Away With Me became a huge commercial and critical success when she won five Grammy awards for it in 2002, followed by Feels Like Home (also an enormous commercial and critical success). Additionally, Norah has composed soundtracks for films like Seth MacFarlane’s Blueberry Nights.

Visions is the jazz singer’s ninth studio album produced by Leon Michels – best known for his work with Sharon Jones and her Dap-Kings – who gave the record an infectious, lightly psychedelic garage soul sound with funky guitars and offbeat drumming that showcase her seductive voice against fuzzy guitars and unpredictable drum beats.

Jones spoke about her tireless work ethic and spirit of collaboration during her 2020 World Cafe appearance, while discussing her new album Pick Me Up Off The Floor which draws on Dr. Seuss books that she read to her children as inspiration.

She’s a performer

Norah Jones is an outstanding performer with an unfaltering commitment to excellence, who has amassed millions of fans around the globe thanks to her musical prowess. Her music has touched lives and inspired people everywhere to pursue their own goals; yet Norah remains humble and accessible despite all of her success.

Norah Jones released her debut album Come Away With Me to great critical and commercial acclaim in 2002, followed by Feels Like Home (sold over one million copies in 2004) to great acclaim the following year. Since then she has performed on television programs such as Dancing With the Stars, Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America among many others.

Norah has collaborated with musicians like Danger Mouse and Robert Glasper. Her most recent album Visions features her seductive vocals among fuzzy guitars, off-kilter drums, and vintage keyboards. Additionally, Norah shares half-sister Anoushka Shankar with whom she recorded an album and has even toured together; also, Leon Michels (producer for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings) recently joined their production team as producer on another new project for Norah.