Nora York Sings "What I Want"
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Nora York gives a stunning performance of her song "What I Want," with Jamie Lawrence (keyboards), Steve Tarshis (guitar) and Arthur Kell (bass).
Nora York is an adventurous jazz singer and performance artist whose genre-crossing work defies easy categorization. With a sultry, soulful voice and hypnotic stage presence, York has carved out a territory all her own — call her a "singer-songwriter-truthteller" (the Village Voice did).
She brings a witty and literate twist to her performances, recombining songs and merging genres in thought-provoking ways.
Her most recent CD is What I Want (ArtistShare), and her latest performance project, Furtiva Lagrima (secret tear), explores classical operatic repertoire through the lens of pop, country and jazz.