Jazz singer and nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones is coming to Seattle Oct. 19 in support of her new album due out that month.
Jones said she is returning to the piano and her musical roots with the release of “Day Breaks,” her sixth solo album. Joining her on the album are noted jazz musicians, including her Blue Note label mates saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith and drummer Brian Blade. The 12-song album features nine new original songs, plus covers of songs by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington and Neil Young.
The 37-year-old Jones broke out with the 2002 release of her solo debut album, “Come Away With Me,” which went on to sell more than 26 million copies. The album’s success also led to her winning Grammys in 2003 for best new artist, album of the year and best pop vocal album. She was named by Billboard as the top jazz artist for the 2000-09 decade.
Also performing that night will be Valerie June.
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The show will be at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Other Northwest stops on the tour include Oct. 18 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Keller Auditorium in Portland on Oct. 20.
Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640