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NORAH JONES TO APPEAR ON NBC "THE TODAY SHOW" PERFORMING "BEGIN AGAIN"

NORAH JONES TO APPEAR ON NBC

May 7 2019

Nine-time GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones will be appearing on NBC The Today Show tomorrow May 8 to perform “Begin Again,” the title track of her acclaimed new collection of singles. Begin Again gathers seven eclectic songs that Jones has recorded over the past year with collaborators including Jeff Tweedy, Thomas Bartlett, and Brian Blade, and is available now on 12” vinyl, CD, and as a digital album to download or stream.

There is something thrillingly free about the songs on ‘Begin Again’… A minor gem showcasing her porous musical boundaries and cross-genre virtuosity… Jones brings a particular grace to songwriting that allows her to adapt almost seamlessly to new forms. ‘Begin Again’ revels in exploration, proving no territory is inaccessible to Jones.”—Consequence of Sound

In the years since her 2002 debut, the nine-time Grammy winner has been free to explore whatever she fancies... Jones’ latest release, 'Begin Again,' brings it all together with her languid voice front and center. A collection of seven beguiling singles, it cements her reputation as a musician who just keeps getting better.”—San Francisco Chronicle

[‘Begin Again’] finds Jones crafting a smokey, jazz-tinged vibe... Jones rarely pushes her vocals above a soft croon, but her lyrics are vivid and sharp with a political edge”—Rolling Stone

‘It Was You’ — a soul-driven stunner made with Jones’ bandmates Brian Blade and Chris Thomas — epitomizes the spontaneous, pliable spirit of Jones’ current endeavor.”—Entertainment Weekly

an entertaining assortment of Jones unrestrained. And as a woman who has accumulated nine Grammys and has seven albums under her belt, why have any restraint?”—Associated Press 

A reminder that Jones has enough talent and self-awareness—those two are rarely in concert with each other—to try her hand at multiple genres without stretching herself too thin.”—PASTE 

In the years following that stratospheric career launch, Jones remained focused on artistry, rather than celebrity. She became an eager collaborator and a careful shepherd of her career… Jones has shown an expansive curiosity in choosing collaborators... [‘Begin Again’ is] a document of an artist seeing where the winding path takes her.”—DownBeat 

Releasing the 26th bestselling US album of all time as your debut buys you the right to do whatever you want for the rest of your career – although Norah Jones’ early association with dinner-party jazz may have deterred some from paying attention. More fool them: her smouldering 2012 album ‘Little Broken Hearts’ is a fantastic heartbreak record (produced by Danger Mouse) and even ‘Day Breaks’ (2016), a return to the soft seductions of 2002’s ‘Come Away With Me,’ works its magic. ‘Begin Again’ isn’t so much an album as a collection of one-off singles that Jones has released over the past year, born from impromptu collaborations with artists including Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and St Vincent collaborator Thomas Bartlett. Whether they lean closer towards her old traditionalist ways or evince greater ambition, each of these seven songs betrays that sense of ease: the recording close, the playing soft, her voice’s chalky edge and warm-blooded intimacy drawing you in. This off-the-cuff approach suits her, and the array of styles on ‘Begin Again’ should give detractors a sense of what they’ve been missing.”—The Guardian

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Jones will tour North America this summer. See below for a full list of dates and visit norahjones.com/tour for ticket info.

NORAH JONES – SUMMER 2019 TOUR DATES:

June 18 – Heinz Hall – Pittsburgh, PA

June 19 – Clay Center – Charleston, WV

June 21 – Williamsburg Live – Williamsburg, VA

June 22 – The Queen – Wilmington, DE

June 25 – TD Ottawa Jazz Festival – Ottawa, ON

June 26 – TD Toronto Jazz Festival – Toronto, ON

June 27 – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal – Montreal, QC

June 29 – The Pines Theater – Northampton, MA

June 30 – Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival – Saratoga Springs, NY

July 14 – Cheyenne Civic Center – Cheyenne, WY

July 16 – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO (with Mavis Staples)

July 18 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO

July 19 – Sandy Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT

July 20 – Sandy Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT

July 21 – Walk Festival Hall – Jackson Hole, WY

July 23 – Theatre at the Brick – Bozeman, MT

July 24 – KettleHouse Amphitheater – Missoula, MT

July 26 – Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox – Spokane, WA

July 27 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery – Woodinville, WA

July 28 – Orpheum – Vancouver, BC

July 31 – Centennial Hall – Juneau, AK

August 2 – Bear Tooth Theatrepub – Anchorage, AK

August 3 – Bear Tooth Theatrepub – Anchorage, AK

August 4 – Bear Tooth Theatrepub – Anchorage, AK