Jazz Singer-Songwriter Norah Jones Reveals Her Vision For Visions

Norah Jones made her mark with her debut album Come Away With Me, which went platinum and catapulted her onto a path toward multiple Grammy wins. Since then, Norah Jones has displayed her musical versatility by collaborating with bands and individuals such as Foo Fighters, Ray Charles, Danger Mouse, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong as well as Danger Mouse.

She recently launched a podcast entitled Norah Is Playing Along where she hosts musical improvisation sessions and candid conversation between guests.

Born in New York City to Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones

Norah Jones has established herself as a multi-platinum recording artist since her Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum debut album Come Away With Me was released. Since then, her career has flourished remarkably, crossing genres effortlessly while working with notable collaborators such as Herbie Hancock, Willie Nelson, Outkast and Foo Fighters among many others. To date she has released ten studio albums including Little Broken Hearts produced by Danger Mouse himself Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse!

Her eclectic musical taste was formed through exposure to different music as a child – from blues and old soul to jazz. She attended Booker T Washington High School for the Performing Arts in Dallas before enrolling at University of North Texas which boasts one of the premier jazz programs.

Jones moved to New York City after two years studying at university, and quickly found work as a performing musician. Her style caught the attention of Blue Note Records who signed her to an album deal; Blue Note quickly realized they had something special in Jones and let her fly freely.

Graduated from North Texas State University with a degree in jazz piano

Norah Jones began her musical journey in a Dallas suburb, taking voice lessons and singing with church choirs before learning piano and alto saxophone at Interlochen Arts Camp and Dallas Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Later she attended University of North Texas (UNT), playing jazz piano while singing with its Jazz Singers before dropping out and moving to New York to form a band alongside Jesse Harris and Lee Alexander musicians.

Come Away With Me was first released commercially and critically acclaimed, selling over 26 million copies and winning five Grammy awards. Since then, Jones has continued releasing albums and working with a range of artists, most recently his sixth studio album Foreverly which includes collaborations with Billie Joe Armstrong.

Has released ten studio albums

Norah Jones unleashed Visions on March 8, and brought with her an energetic new sound. The album contains 12 songs that are lighter in tone than her last release – 2020’s underrated Foreverly – giving Visions its own distinct identity.

Norah created her record using an intimate acoustic setup and talented musicians from El Michels Affair and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings; Leon Michels added drums and baritone saxophone. She played piano and guitar herself, while Leon Michels (El Michels Affair, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings) brought drums and baritone saxophone as reinforcement.

“Running” is an infectiously laidback track reminiscent of Norah and Leon improvising in the studio, creating something natural and raw. This track showcases Norah and Leon’s musicality which incorporates jazz, soul, R&B as well as elements of funk and blues into an unusual sound signature to her work that sets this album apart from others by Norah.

Has toured the world

Norah Jones first made her mark with her 2002 album Come Away With Me – an intimate yet moody effort which introduced an extraordinary new voice – earning five Grammy awards and sparking her subsequent career which includes acting in Wong Kar-Wai’s movie Infernal Affairs; two more albums including Feels Like Home in 2004; and most recently her all-new release Visions.

Norah is joined in this special session by Emily King, an unparalleled singer-songwriter with a versatile sound that transcends any genre. Together they reminisce fond high school memories while exploring each of their musical influences before singing powerful favorites from both of their catalogues. Furthermore, the pair work on an original duet from Norah’s latest release together.