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Norah Jones

Norah Jones (born March 30, 1979) is a pianist and vocalist probably best known for her 2002 album Come Away With Me, a jazz piano album with a soul/folk tinge.

Jones was born in New York City, the daughter of Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar, but Jones spent her childhood with her mother, Sue, who moved to Dallas, Texas, when Norah was four. Jones attended the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the University of North Texas, where she majored in jazz piano. In 1999, two years into the program, she left for New York City, where she performed with the band Wax Poetic.

Jones performs frequently with guitarist Charlie Hunter. Her music is often compared to that of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.

Norah Jones walked away from the 2003 Grammies with 8 awards, including best album of the year.

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