Diana Krall

Diana Jean Krall (OC, OBC, born November 16, 1964 in Nanaimo, British Columbia) is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer.


Krall was born into a musical family. The parents played piano, her grandmother was a singer. At the age of four, she began a piano lessons. In addition to classical music she was in her parents' house also always surrounded by jazz music. While still a teenager, she moved the family to Vancouver, where she then starred in high school in a jazz combo. At 15, she joined in Nanaimo regularly in restaurants.

In 1980, she was in contact with the jazz bassist Ray Brown, who brought them together in the following years with influential teachers and producers. The Vancouver International Jazz Festival financed her at age 17 to study music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After three semesters, she moved to Los Angeles, where the musician Jimmy Rowles refined her piano playing and they travel up into the singing.

Krall went in 1990 to New York City, played in many bars and made the breakthrough in 1993 with their debut album, Stepping Out. Thus, the influential producer Tommy LiPuma became aware of them. He took Diana Krall for GRP Records and created the album Only Trust Your Heart. The third album All For You was nominated for a Grammy in 1996 and held over 70 weeks in the Billboard jazz charts. Love Scenes was in a trio with Russell Malone (guitar ) and Christian McBride (bass) and became a hit album in the late 1990s.

When I Look in Your Eyes fall on by a large orchestra and highlights its variation and innovation like old jazz standards. The album was nominated for several Grammys. She received the Music Award in the category "Best Jazzinterpretin of the Year". For The Look of Love could win the arranger Claus Ogerman. The album reached Multi-Platinum status.

In September 2001, Krall began her first world tour. After six studio albums and live recordings of their concert in Paris Olympia were published. Diana Krall - Live in Paris surpassed their old records and earned her the 2003 second Grammy for Best Vocal Jazz Album and another JUNO Award. John Clayton (bass) and Jeff Hamilton ( drums), who had been accompanied on the debut album, which included its ordinary accompaniment.

In December 2003, she married the British musician and songwriter Elvis Costello, whose support they began writing lyrics and composing. Together they worked on the album The Girl in the Other Room, which was published in April 2004. As their role models referred Diana Krall Carmen McRae and especially Nat King Cole, who were also singers and pianists. In 2006, she brought in New York birth to twins.

In March 2009 she released showed the influence of bossa nova album Quiet Nights. In September of the same year, produced by Krall album Love Is the Answer by Barbra Streisand appeared.

Diana Krall accompanied Paul McCartney on his 2012 album erschienenem Kisses on the Bottom, which has strong jazz influences.



  • 2001: The Look of Love
  • 2005: Jingle Bells
  • 2012: Just Like a Butterfly That's Caught in the Rain