"Philosopher diva" Nora York is an adventurous singer-songwriter with a drive to explore the human condition.

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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.

What others say

"An ingenious, radical, extravagant talent." — The New Yorker

Nora York’s TED talks

Nora York on the TED Blog

4 great talks for International Women's Day

March 8, 2009

To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi […]

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Nora York brings a new performance to New York May 3rd

May 4, 2007

Nora York — an adventurous jazz singer and genre-crossing performance artist — lit up the stage at last year’s TED salon with her stunning original song, “What I Want” (watch it now on TED.com). She returns to the New York stage this week with STACKED! : a retrospective evening of her hybrid and recombinant musical […]

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