Jones was raised in Texas and moved to New York when she was 20. She lives in a Brooklyn townhouse which she shares with her boyfriend. Her earliest musical influences was the music of Duke Ellington with his smooth jazz saxophone solos. She found work playing piano and would make $50 for playing 5 hours with no one listening. But then someone listened, and within a year the young 22 year old would sweep the Grammy Awards. Her name was called to receive awards from Aretha Franklyn, Alicia Keys, Cyndi Lauper and Bonnie Raitt all other famous talented female singer musicians. Norah Jones that night took home 5 Grammy’s for the songs she sang in that club that no one listened too.