Jesse Harris (born October 24, 1969) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter. He has collaborated with several musical artists including  Norah Jones, Melody Gardot, Madeleine Peyroux, Nikki Yanofsky, and Lizz Wright. 
Early life and education
Harris was born in
New York City, along with his twin sister.  He graduated from  Cornell University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, in English.  
Harris gave guitar lessons and performed in musical groups before he formed the duo Once Blue with singer-songwriter
Rebecca Martin.  Once Blue released its self-titled debut on EMI Records in 1995 and nine additional songs were included in the album's re-release in 2003. 
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. 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.  In 2003 he was awarded a  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  He also acted in the film and sang with  Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Feist, Cat Power, M. Ward and others singing the rest of Harris' compositions. His music has been described as a "blend [of] folk, rock, jazz, and world rhythms."  
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. 
Harris was a judge for the 10th annual
Independent Music Awards to support independent artists. 
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.  Harris' 11th album,  Sub Rosa, was released in July 2012 and features guest vocals from  Conor Oberst, Melody Gardot, and Norah Jones. Harris' 12th album, the stripped down  Borne Away, was released on June 25, 2013. In 2016, he produced Julian Lage's album .
Once Blue (1995)
Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos (1999)
Crooked Lines (2001)
Without You (2002)
The Secret Sun (2003)
While the Music Lasts (2004)
Watching the Sky (2009)
Through the Night (2010)
Sub Rosa (2012)
Borne Away (2013)
No Wrong No Right (2015) Music for Chameleons (2017)
Norah Jones - ( Come Away with Me Blue Note, 2002) Norah Jones -
(Blue Note, 2004); Harris plays acoustic guitar on two tracks Feels Like Home Norah Jones -
(Blue Note 2007) Not Too Late Norah Jones -
(Blue Note, 2009); Harris co-wrote two tracks and plays acoustic guitar on one track The Fall
Bright Eyes - ( I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning Saddle Creek, 2005) Bright Eyes -
( Motion Sickness Team Love; 2005), Harris on last track only
Madeleine Peyroux - ( Half the Perfect World Rounder, 2006); Harris is credited as co-writer of three songs
Solomon Burke - Like a Fire (Shout! Factory, 2008), Harris wrote two tracks
Nikki Yanofsky - Nikki ( Decca, 2010); Harris also produced half of the album John Zorn - The Song Project' ( Tzadik, 2015); writing lyrics for various Zorn compositions and singing them with Marc Ribot, John Medeski, and Zorn conducting. 
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