Norah Jones

Norah Jones is an award-winning singer-songwriter combining acoustic pop and jazz influences into her music, captivating millions worldwide while garnering multiple Grammy awards throughout her career. She has sold over 20 million albums since 2000 – becoming one of the top female artists this century. Born to Ravi Shankar (famous sitar player) and Sue Jones (cookbook artist), Norah spent her early childhood years living in Grapevine Texas where she attended Colleyville Middle School before eventually attending Booker T Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts before finally transferring to Booker T Washington High School for Performing & Visual Arts Dallas where she participated in their choir and played alto saxophone in their band.

Come Away With Me was released in 2002 to great acclaim and commercial success, winning her the Grammy award for Album of the Year as well as being included on Billboard’s list of Top New Artists. Feels Like Home was released two years later to great acclaim; its music went quadruple platinum in America while Jones took an active part in writing the songs featured therein.

Jones then set off on her second album tour with Little Willies – an ensemble made up of bassist Lee Alexander and friends Jesse Harris, drummer Dan Rieser and guitarist Jim Campilongo – known for their covers ranging from Hank Williams classics such as “Waltzing Matilda” to modern hits such as Foo Fighters “Learn to Live” and Ryan Adams “Cold Cold Heart”. This group performed cover songs including classics by Hank Williams through to contemporary favorites by Foo Fighters “Learn to Live” and Ryan Adams “Cold Cold Heart”.

Jones released her self-titled album in 2006, featuring an eclectic collection of original songs as well as guest performances by Wayne Shorter, pianist Billy Childs, bassist Viktor Kraus and trumpeter Chris Botti. Additionally she sang on recordings by Jeff Tweedy, Thomas Bartlett as well as half sister Anoushka Shankar on Des traces de toi released later that same year (2013).

Norah released her seventh studio album Begin Again through Blue Note Records in 2020. This collection of tracks features collaborations with Kandace Springs and Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) as producers. Norah currently resides in Brooklyn, New York City with her two children and husband, keyboardist Pete Remm. She leads an inconspicuous life without sharing details of her family or intimate affairs publicly; instead, her warm, humble nature and acoustic renditions have won over millions of fans around the globe. Jones remains grounded despite her immense success and continues to work on her art as an artist. Additionally, she remains engaged in community service activities, supporting women’s rights as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and working as an educator while being on the Board of New York Foundation for the Arts – not forgetting being an attentive grandmother with two grandchildren!