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Norah Jones Livestream (tix req)
June 12 @ 2:00 pm
Jones, the daughter of American concert producer Sue Jones and Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, lived with her mother and grew up in a suburb of Dallas, where her mother’s vast collection of music was an early inspiration for her own eclectic taste. She first achieved national recognition by winning three Student Music Awards (for vocals and composition) from the jazz magazine Down Beat while attending a high school for the arts in Dallas. After studying jazz piano at North Texas State University for two years, Jones dropped out and moved to Manhattan in 1999. There she sang and played in the underground music scene, meeting and collaborating with the musicians who would serve as her original backing band. In 2001 she signed a recording contract with Blue Note Records.
Jones debuted in 2002 with Come Away with Me, a mellow, acoustic pop album featuring several recognized jazz musicians. A critical and commercial success, the album eventually sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, and it earned six Grammy Awards, including album of the year and both record of the year and song of the year (“Don’t Know Why”). In addition, Jones was named artist of the year. Later in 2003, in the midst of extensive touring and television appearances, Jones issued a concert DVD, Live in New Orleans.
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