Like a friend who hugs, an air that helps you breathe, a light that often eases worries, with her calm demeanor and velvety voice, Norah Jones was a source of peace and tranquility for many. Ointment.
Since the release of her debut album ‘Come Away With Me’ in 2002, the artist has come a long way as a result of her melodic voice combining versatility between jazz and country, between piano and guitar. Easygoing, friendly and romantic, it has taken the world by storm, never disappointing the critics.
She’s more excited than nervous when she releases an album or a new song. “Whenever I get a chance to release new music, it’s really exciting. Sometimes, doing so many tours, so many shows, it gets very tiring. In a 2016 interview with TMDQA, he said, “It’s great to be able to sit down, compose and show new stuff”, agreeing that all of his albums are “kind of soul mates of each other”, but Not for “less special” ».
The multi-award winning American jazz singer, pianist and composer, aged 44, was one of the artists to be included in the 18th edition of Cooljazz, at the Hipódromo Manuel Posolo on the 29th, in a concert with her signature The performance was confirmed. Her career successes, according to the organization of the program.
But where did it come from? How did you become a 9 time Grammy Award winning star who has sold over 50 million records worldwide?
The daughter of concert producer Sue Jones and Indian music legend Ravi Shankar, Geetali Norah Jones Shankar (the artist officially changed her name at age 16) was born in March 1979 in Manhattan, New York. Her parents eventually separated, and at the age of four, Nora moved to Grapevine, Texas to live with her mother. He then began singing in the church choir and took piano, vocal and saxophone lessons. During that time she was particularly influenced by artists such as Bill Evans and Billie Holiday. In addition, during college time, according to several interviews given by the artist herself, she used to sing Tom Jobim’s songs and was a fan of singers such as Alice Regina and Caetano Veloso.
And, thanks to these skills, as a teenager, he had already established a good reputation as a jazz singer, twice winning the Student Music Award from Down Beat magazine for best jazz singer.
Therefore, the young woman studied jazz and piano at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the University of North Texas. However, in 1999, after two years at university, Nora decided to return to New York, where she was part of more than one band, at the same time she began writing her first original compositions.
But her career started in 2002 with her debut album ‘Come Away With Me’. The following year, she received five Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist.
In 2004 came “Feels Like Home,” a more country music-influenced single that debuted at number one in 16 countries, and a year later, earned her more Grammys, including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. A week after the release of her second album, which reached one million sales, Nora was recognized by Time as one of the most influential personalities of 2004. The album was the second best selling album of the year.
This was followed by many more awards and works, such as the albums ‘Not Too Late’, in 2007, ‘The Fall’, in 2009, ‘Little Broken Hearts’, in 2012, ‘Day Breaks’, in 2016 and ‘Pick Me Up’ Off the Floor in 2020.
Norah Jones is a singer as well as an actress. In 2007, he made his acting debut as the protagonist in the film ‘My Blueberry Nights’ alongside Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman in the Portuguese film ‘Um Beijo Rubado’ directed by Wong Kar-wai. The film opened the Cannes Film Festival that year.