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Norah Jones Performs Christmas Music from the Empire State Building

Singer/pianist performed livestream concert of material from her new album I Dream of Christmas on Blue Note

Norah Jones in performance from the Empire State Building 2021
Norah Jones in performance from the Empire State Building

In a subtle nod to the Beatles’ famous final performance on a London rooftop—which has gotten a lot of press recently in the wake of Peter Jackson’s eight-hour streaming extravaganza Get BackNorah Jones performed a 20-minute livestream concert on Thursday, December 9, from a far greater height: the Observatory of the Empire State Building in New York City. Accompanied by Sasha Dobson (vocals), Gus Seyffert (bass and vocals), and Brian Blade (drums and vocals), the bundled-up Jones—on vocals and electric piano—opened with a cover of Laura Nyro’s “Christmas in My Soul” and followed that up with four songs from her latest album, I Dream of Christmas, on Blue Note Records: “Run Rudolph Run,” “Blue Christmas,” “You’re Not Alone,” and “Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones).”

You can view their performance from the open-air 86th floor of the iconic building that stands about 1,500 feet tall here or below: