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Washington DC — By Jon Rochetti on February 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm
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Sultry Singer Norah Jones

 Norah Jones has become a jazz superstar and she’ll be performing one show at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, the first weekend of April.

Norah Jones liveHer 2002 debut album on the Blue Note label, Come Away with Me, was an instant hit in the adult contemporary jazz genre and won the singer 5 Grammy awards, including Record of the Year.  Her rich and melancholy voice was significantly more mature than her age at the time, just 22 years old. 

Just the next year, she took home 8 Grammys, sweeping 5 major categories.  Since then, she has grown into a recognizable vocal superstar.

She started her singing career as a member of Wax Poetic, a down-tempo electronic band out of New York, playing at a now closed East Village after-hours club, Save the Robots.

Her sultry jazz songs are delivered in a soft, pillow-talksensual neo-jazz style, allowiung her to cross into the mainstream.  Her three additional records have brought her total record sales to over 40 million worldwide. 

She has opened for a variety of artists, ranging from Willie Nelson to the Indigo Girls, always delighting audiences and now headlines smaller venues.

As the daughter of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar and a music promoter mother, she grew up in a musical home.  At just 16, she won a Down Beat Student Music Award for not just Best Jazz Vocalist, but also Best Original Composition.  Now 31, Jones counts Billie Holiday and Etta James in her list of influences.

Her shows are considered to be intimate and passionate performances, mixed with a bit of her own humor between songs.  Expect to hear a wide range of songs from her latest album, The Fall, when she visits Washington, DC.

Norah Jones with Special Guest Sasha Dobson
Warner Theatre
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004  (map it)

Dates & Times – Friday, April 2, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets - $62.00 and are available at the theater’s box office, online or by phone at 877-598-8696.

Nearest Metro Subway Station – Metro Center – Red, Blue and Orange lines, or Federal Triangle – Orange and Blue lines, then a 3-block walk form either station, or use the DC Circulator bus.

Parking – Limited metered street parking and area paid garage parking is available.

Images – FlickrNorah Jones

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