Nine-time Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones will perform the rare feat of appearing at both the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival on consecutive weekends this July. Demonstrating her versatility and wide appeal, Norah will make her first-ever solo appearance at the Folk Festival on Saturday, July 23 having previously performed at the 2014 festival with her band Puss n Boots and as a special guest with the legendary singer Mavis Staples. The following weekend Norah will make her first-ever appearance at the Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 30.
"Norah Jones is one of America's great singers of songs," said festival founder and music industry icon George Wein. "The scope of her artistry is so broad that it's possible for her to appear at both the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival, while still feeling comfortable that she will reach her audience and fans at these two historic cultural events. We are proud to have her with us."
Norah is currently putting the final touches on her sixth solo album, which is due to be released this Fall on Blue Note Records.
Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage in February 2002 with the 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 synthetic pop music of the time. Since then, Jones has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and become a nine-time Grammy-winner.
She has since 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 Herbie Hancock, Willie Nelson, Outkast, and Foo Fighters. Little Broken Hearts, which was produced by Danger Mouse, was a fascinating step in Jones' artistic evolution, revealing her to be one of the music world's most consistently intriguing singer-songwriters.