Norah Jones is a best-selling singer-songwriter who performs jazz-style music.
Her first album, “Come Away with me”, sung in her unforgettable voice, offers musicality and intensity of feeling. It makes you feel you have heard it before.
Norah is attractive with dark hair and eyes, and is the daughter of the famous Indian musician Ravi Shankar, although she did not grow up with him.
Norah Jones was born March 30, 1979 in New York City. When she was four years old, Norah and her mother, Sue, moved to a small place near Dallas in Texas. She began singing in church choirs at the age of five. Two years later she starter piano lessons, and played saxophone in junior High School.
When she was young, she was surrounded by music which influenced her style.
Norah went on to study jazz for two years at university. She performed her first song on her sixteenth birthday, at a local coffehouse, where she sang a version of “I’ll Be Seeing You”.
But in 1999, Norah went to visit a friend in Manhattan.
She liked it so much that she never returned to North Texas State University. “I came to New york for the summer and I never went home, which upset my mum,” She said. “The music kept me here. The music scene is so huge, I found it very exciting.
I especially enjoyed hearing amazing songwriters at little placet like The Living Room. Everthing opened up for me, “ she says on her homepage.