Diana Krall

Diana Krall at the age of 43, has experience in her favor. She is a Canadian jazz pianist, and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She attended Berklee School of Music in the early 80s, then moved to Los Angeles where she continued her studies with bassists Ray Brown and John Clayton, drummer Jeff Hamilton and pianist Jimmy Rowles. Rowles convinced the young pianist to focus on her singing as well. By 1990, Krall relocated to New York City and began performing with a trio, and in 1993, she released her debut album on a small Canadian independent label.

Fifteen years later, she can look back over a stellar career path: in 99, signed to Verve, her career exploded when "When I Look in Your Eyes" won a Grammy for best jazz vocal and became the first jazz disc to be nominated for Album of the Year in twenty-five years. In 2002, "The Look of Love" was a #1 bestseller in the US and a five time platinum album in Canada. 2004 "The Girl in the Other Room", was her first to focus on her own songwriting (with six tunes co-written with husband Elvis Costello); 2005's "Christmas Songs" proved one of the season's best-sellers; and 2006 "From This Moment On" was an upbeat, critical success.

Home Base: San Francisco

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