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Norah Jones (Ravi Shankar's daughter)
3/11/2017 8:00 PM
Norah Jones (Ravi Shankar's daughter)
at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
SUPPORT: ALOYSIUS 3
DOORS 7 PM | SHOW 8 PM || All Ages
Norah Jones has added an Atlanta date to her spring tour.
The jazz-pop singer unveiled her first album in four years, “Day Breaks,” in October and will launch a U.S. tour in support of the release later this month and pick it up in 2017.
Jones is slated to play the Fox Theatre at 8 p.m. March 11. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Nov. 18 via www.foxtheatre.org, the venue box office and by calling 1-855-285-8499. Tickets are $56 and $71.50. There is a four-ticket limit per order.
The nine-time Grammy winner who vaulted to stardom in 2002 with the much-lauded “Come Away with Me,” returns to her piano-based sounds on the new record, which features nine new songs and a trio of covers.
Date: Sat. Mar 11, 2017
Venue: Fabulous Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Tickets: $52.50 - $68.00 at here
Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the February 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described “moody little record” that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards and signaling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing pop music of the time. Since then, Norah has sold over 45 million albums worldwide and become a 9-time Grammy-winner. She has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums—Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007), The Fall (2009), and Little Broken Hearts (2012)—as well as albums with her collective bands The Little Willies and Puss N Boots. The 2010 compilation …Featuring Norah Jones showcased her incredible versatility by collecting her collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock, and Foo Fighters. Little Broken Hearts, which was produced by Danger Mouse, was a fascinating step in the artistic evolution of one of the music world’s most consistently intriguing singer-songwriters.
However, when Norah first moved from Texas to New York City in the Summer of 1999 it was with the hope of being a jazz singer, and she quickly found gigs singing jazz standards in restaurants and clubs around town. Around the same time she met Jesse Harris (who would collaborate on her debut album and write her breakout song “Don’t Know Why”) and soon fell into the singer-songwriter scene at the Living Room on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. By the time she recorded Come Away With Me her sound had changed direction and evolved into something much broader and more her own. But her jazz influences—from Bill Evans and Miles Davis to Billie Holiday and Nina Simone—have always remained.
Now Norah has come full circle with Day Breaks, a remarkable new album that finds her returning to her jazz roots while also proving her to be this era’s quintessential American artist, the purveyor of an unmistakably unique sound that weaves together the threads of several bedrock styles of American music: country, folk, rock, soul, jazz. Day Breaks is a kindred spirit to Come Away With Me, though it is unquestionably the work of a mature artist who has lived life and grown immensely in her craft. The album features jazz luminaries including saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Brian Blade who played on Norah’s debut album and became the backbone (and backbeat) of the new album. Day Breaks is a set of 9 originals written or co-written by Norah with collaborators Sarah Oda and Pete Remm whose themes range from love in all its guises to the socio-political, as well as 3 covers of songs by Horace Silver (“Peace”), Duke Ellington (“Fleurette Africaine”) and Neil Young (“Don’t Be Denied”).