The Info List - Jesse Harris

Jesse Harris (born October 24, 1969) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter.[1] He has collaborated with several musical artists including Norah Jones, Melody Gardot, Madeleine Peyroux, Nikki Yanofsky, and Lizz Wright.[2]


1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Discography

3.1 Albums 3.2 Appearances

4 References 5 External links

Early life and education[edit] Harris was born in New York City,[1] along with his twin sister.[3] He graduated from Cornell University
Cornell University
in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, in English.[4][5] Career[edit] Harris gave guitar lessons and performed in musical groups before he formed the duo Once Blue with singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin.[1] Once Blue released its self-titled debut on EMI Records
EMI Records
in 1995 and nine additional songs were included in the album's re-release in 2003.[1] Harris became a songwriter for Sony Publishing for a time and then made three self-released recordings with his new band, The Ferdinandos, consisting of Harris, Tony Scherr, Tim Luntzel, and Kenny Wollesen.[6] The band released two more albums on Verve Records. Harris recorded three solo albums Mineral, Feel, and Watching the Sky on his own label, Secret Sun Recordings.[1][2] In 2003 he was awarded a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Song of the Year for "Don't Know Why", performed by Norah Jones. In 2007, Harris contributed songs to the soundtrack of the film The Hottest State.[7][8] He also acted in the film and sang with Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Feist, Cat Power, M. Ward
M. Ward
and others singing the rest of Harris' compositions.[7] His music has been described as a "blend [of] folk, rock, jazz, and world rhythms."[9] Harris has toured throughout North America, South America, Australia, Europe and Japan and has been an opening act for Norah Jones, American Music Club, Bright Eyes, Joshua Radin, and Ani DiFranco.[10] Harris was a judge for the 10th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists.[11] In August 2010 Harris released his album Through the Night and recorded a new version of his song "The Secret Sun" for a Corona (beer) commercial.[12][13] Harris' 11th album, Sub Rosa, was released in July 2012[14] and features guest vocals from Conor Oberst, Melody Gardot, and Norah Jones.[15] Harris' 12th album, the stripped down Borne Away, was released on June 25, 2013. In 2016, he produced Julian Lage's album ARCLIGHT. Discography[edit] Albums[edit]

Once Blue (1995) Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos (1999) Crooked Lines (2001) Without You (2002) The Secret Sun (2003) While the Music Lasts (2004) Mineral (2005) Feel (2007) Watching the Sky (2009) Through the Night (2010) Cosmo (2010) Sub Rosa (2012) Borne Away (2013) No Wrong No Right (2015) Music for Chameleons (2017)


Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
(Blue Note, 2002) Norah Jones
Norah Jones
– Feels Like Home (Blue Note, 2004); Harris plays acoustic guitar on two tracks Norah Jones
Norah Jones
– Not Too Late (Blue Note 2007) Norah Jones
Norah Jones
– The Fall (Blue Note, 2009); Harris co-wrote two tracks and plays acoustic guitar on one track Bright Eyes – I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
(Saddle Creek, 2005) Bright Eyes – Motion Sickness (Team Love; 2005), Harris on last track only Madeleine Peyroux
Madeleine Peyroux
Half the Perfect World
Half the Perfect World
(Rounder, 2006); Harris is credited as co-writer of three songs Solomon Burke
Solomon Burke
– Like a Fire (Shout! Factory, 2008), Harris wrote two tracks Nikki Yanofsky
Nikki Yanofsky
– Nikki (Decca, 2010); Harris also produced half of the album John Zorn
John Zorn
- The Song Project' (Tzadik, 2015); writing lyrics for various Zorn compositions and singing them with Marc Ribot, John Medeski, and Zorn conducting.[16]


^ a b c d e Jesse Harris biography. - MusicianGuide.com. ^ a b Discography, JesseHarrisMusic.com, retrieved 2013-03-29  ^ "Marie Masters". TV.com. Retrieved 2013-03-29.  ^ Weiss, Rebecca (November 7, 2007). "The Cornell Connection: Jesse Harris '92 Grammy-Winner succeeds in life despite (or because of?) low GPA". The Cornell Daily Sun. Retrieved 2009-01-04.  ^ "Notable Cornell University
Cornell University
Alumni: Music". Cornell University. Retrieved 2013-03-29.  ^ Johnson, Zac. " Jesse Harris - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-29.  ^ a b Soundtrack, Original. "'The Hottest State' Gets an All-Star Soundtrack". NPR. Retrieved 2013-03-29.  ^ Farber, Jim (August 5, 2007). "'State' of the art". Daily News. New York. Retrieved 2013-03-29.  ^ Gorce, Tammy La (2007-07-10). "Feel - Jesse Harris : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-29.  ^ Jesse Harris Interview, ConcertLiveWire.com, retrieved 2013-03-29  ^ "Independent Music Awards". Independent Music Awards. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2013-03-29.  ^ [1] Archived September 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Biography, JesseHarrisMusic.com, retrieved 2013-03-29  ^ " Dangerbird Records
Dangerbird Records
store: Jesse Harris, Sub Rosa". Store.dangerbirdrecords.com. Retrieved 2013-03-29.  ^ Chris Rutledge (June 14, 2012). "Watch Two New Trailers For Jesse Harris' Sub Rosa". American Songwriter. Archived from the original on 17 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.  ^ "Bio + Press". www.jesseharrismusic.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 

External links[edit]

Official website NPR story on The Hottest State

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Grammy Award
for Song of the Year


"Volare" – Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(songwriter) (1959) "The Battle of New Orleans" – Jimmy Driftwood
Jimmy Driftwood
(songwriter) (1960) "Theme from Exodus" – Ernest Gold (songwriter) (1961) "Moon River" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(songwriters) (1962) "What Kind of Fool Am I?" – Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (songwriters) (1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini (songwriters) (1964) "Hello, Dolly!" – Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(songwriter) (1965) "The Shadow of Your Smile" – Paul Francis Webster & Johnny Mandel (songwriters) (1966) "Michelle" – John Lennon
John Lennon
& Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(songwriters) (1967) "Up, Up, and Away" – Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb
(songwriter) (1968) "Little Green Apples" – Bobby Russell (songwriter) (1969) "Games People Play" – Joe South
Joe South
(songwriter) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(songwriter) (1971) "You've Got a Friend" – Carole King
Carole King
(songwriter) (1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Ewan MacColl (songwriter) (1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" – Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox (songwriters) (1974) "The Way We Were" – Alan and Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (songwriters) (1975) "Send in the Clowns" – Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(songwriter) (1976) "I Write the Songs" – Bruce Johnston (songwriter) (1977) "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" – Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) / "You Light Up My Life" – Joe Brooks (songwriter) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(songwriter) (1979) "What a Fool Believes" – Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins
& Michael McDonald (songwriters) (1980)


"Sailing" – Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(songwriter) (1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" – Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon (songwriters) (1982) "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson (songwriters) (1983) "Every Breath You Take" – Sting (songwriter) (1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" – Graham Lyle & Terry Britten (songwriters) (1985) "We Are the World" – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
& Lionel Richie (songwriters) (1986) "That's What Friends Are For" – Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
& Carole Bayer Sager (songwriters) (1987) "Somewhere Out There" – James Horner, Barry Mann
Barry Mann
& Cynthia Weil (songwriters) (1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(songwriter) (1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar (songwriters) (1990) "From a Distance" – Julie Gold
Julie Gold
(songwriter) (1991) "Unforgettable" – Irving Gordon
Irving Gordon
(songwriter) (1992) "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1993) "A Whole New World" – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
& Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(songwriters) (1994) "Streets of Philadelphia" – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(songwriter) (1995) "Kiss from a Rose" – Seal (songwriter) (1996) "Change the World" – Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims (songwriters) (1997) "Sunny Came Home" – Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
& John Leventhal
John Leventhal
(songwriters) (1998) "My Heart Will Go On" – James Horner
James Horner
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1999) "Smooth" – Itaal Shur
Itaal Shur
& Rob Thomas (songwriters) (2000)


"Beautiful Day" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2001) "Fallin'" – Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(songwriter) (2002) "Don't Know Why" – Jesse Harris (songwriter) (2003) "Dance with My Father" – Richard Marx
Richard Marx
& Luther Vandross (songwriters) (2004) "Daughters" – John Mayer
John Mayer
(songwriter) (2005) "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" – Emily Burns Erwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
Pasdar & Dan Wilson (songwriters) (2007) "Rehab" – Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(songwriter) (2008) "Viva la Vida" – Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin (songwriters) (2009) "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (songwriters) (2010) "Need You Now" – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
& Hillary Scott (songwriters) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele
Adkins & Paul Epworth (songwriters) (2012) "We Are Young" – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
& Nate Ruess (songwriters) (2013) "Royals" – Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor (songwriters) (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (songwriters) (2015) "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
& Amy Wadge
Amy Wadge
(songwriters) (2016) "Hello" – Adele
Adkins & Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin
(songwriters) (2017) "That's What I Like" – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (songwriters) (2018)

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