Montréal, Monday, January 28, 2019 — The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto is proud to welcome Norah Jones on June 27th at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, part of the 40th edition of the festival. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 1st at 10 a.m. at www.montrealjazzfest.com (exclusive pre-sale for Newsletter subscribers Thursday, January 31st, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.).
Norah Jones has announced Summer 2019 North American tour dates following the 9-time GRAMMY winning singer-songwriter’s tour of Australia and New Zealand in April. The first leg of the North American tour will kick off on the East Coast in Pittsburgh on June 18 and includes appearances at jazz festivals in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Saratoga Springs. The tour’s second leg heads out West beginning July 14 in Cheyenne, Wyoming followed by an unforgettable evening at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks with the iconic Mavis Staples. The tour will also bring shows to Utah, Montana, and Washington state before concluding with Norah’s debut appearances in Alaska.
Jones will be joining Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, and others as part of the performance lineup at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Dolly Parton on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles during Grammy Week. Jones has recently released a series of eclectic singles including collaborations with Jeff Tweedy—“Wintertime” and “A Song With No Name”—as well as the organ-and-horn drenched soul song “It Was You” featuring drummer Brian Blade, bassist Christopher Thomas, organist Pete Remm, trumpeter Dave Guy, and tenor saxophonist Leon Michels, and the riveting song “My Heart Is Full,” a collaboration with Thomas Bartlett.
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Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the February 2002 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 pop music of the time. Since then, Norah has sold 50 million albums worldwide and become a 9-time GRAMMY-winner. She has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums—Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007), The Fall (2009), Little Broken Hearts (2012), and Day Breaks (2016)—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 Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock, and Foo Fighters. Little Broken Hearts, produced by Danger Mouse, was a fascinating step in the artistic evolution of one of the music world’s most consistently intriguing singer-songwriters. With Day Breaks, Norah returned to her jazz roots while also proving her to be this era’s quintessential American artist, the purveyor of an unmistakably unique sound that weaves together the threads of several bedrock styles of American music: country, folk, rock, soul, jazz. Most recently, Jones has released a series of eclectic singles including collaborations with artists and friends such as Jeff Tweedy and Thomas Bartlett.
Tickets on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
Exclusive pre-sale for Newsletter subscribers Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Place des Arts: 175 Ste. Catherine St. West; 514 842-2112, 1 866 842-2112 or placedesarts.com
The 40th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal will be held from June 27 to July 6, 2019.
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