Diana Krall – A Jazzy Voice

By | Nov 16, 2008

Diana Krall was born on November 16, 1964 to Jim and Adella Krall.

At the age of 4 she began learning the piano. By high school she was playing in a jazz group. At 15 she started playing regularly in several Nanaimo restaurants. At age 17 she won a scholarship from the Vancouver International Jazz Festival to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and completed three terms.

In 1990 with the encouragement of bass player Ray Brown she moved to New York releasing her first album in 1993.

Perhaps the saddest day in Diana Krall’s life occurred on May 26, 2002. It was on that day that her mother at the age of 60 lost her battle with cancer.

Diana Krall married Elvis Costello on December 5, 2003 at Elton John’s estate outside London. It was the first marriage for Krall and Costello’s second. Their first children together, twin sons Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, were born on their third wedding anniversary.

On September 18, 2007 The Very Best of Diana Krall was released. The album of great Krall songs also includes 3 new songs; the Frank Sinatra classic “Only the Lonely,” the standard “You Go to My Head,” popularized by Sinatra and Billie Holiday, and a reworking of Tom Waits’ “The Heart of Saturday Night. She is currently working on her next album, due for release in 2009.


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