Before, during and after she was buried up to her neck in eight Grammys for her wispy, bittersweet and unassuming debut record, 2002’s Come Away with Me, Norah Jones was well-grounded as a New York City scenester: a regular at the Living Room, the same small downtown club where bands like….mine would play before the Living Room closed its doors for good this year. Read the credits on any of Jones’ eight or nine records: celebrity cameos and duets to be sure (as befitting an artist once injured by raining Grammys) – most notoriously 2013’s Foreverly, an album of covers co-sung with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. But also note the high-fiber presence of New York insiders and institutions across her career: the Tony Scherrs and Sam Cohens of this world. That fundamentally New York identity and network, and her loyalty to it, have grounded Jones throughout her quietly adventurous, post-Grammy-incident career.
Supporting the brand-new, overtly jazzy outing Day Breaks, Norah Jones makes a trip upstate to perform at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston on Monday, November 28 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $58 to $73. The handful that remain are available at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; and online via www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.bardavon.org. UPAC is located at 601 Broadway in Kingston.