By phone, krall is amiable and chatty, and she is adept at steering the conversation to talking points in almost every interview since wallflower came out, she has emphasized her rich pop background in addition to her better-known jazz career, and she tends to devote several minutes to saluting her live. Learn about and follow jazz musician diana krall (piano) at all about jazz. Diana krall achieved a career highlight this year when she played piano on and served as the primary musical guide for paul mccartney's standards album, kisses on the bottom but her latest work, the t bone burnett-produced glad rag doll, reinvigorated her like never before, the grammy-winning jazz. But her career was built on interpretations of the great american songbook to which she returns here this is the music she loves and listening to just a few notes will be all you need to convince you of that as krall says, “i have thought about these songs for a long time being in the company of some of my. Diana krall artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at npr music. The wink is right there in the name of diana krall's new album turn up the quiet is shorthand for what the canadian jazz pianist, singer and songwriter has mastered in a nearly 25-year career guided by the notion that there's plenty of power in grace and understatement it's no wonder krall, at 52, has. After winning a best jazz vocal performance grammy® for 1999's platinum- selling when i look in your eyes, diana krall delivers her best album yet–a lush, cinematic collection of ballads and bossa nova tunes produced by verve music group chairman tommy lipuma, and featuring the london symphony orchestra.
Until some months ago, i had never heard diana krall, although one musician after another, particularly canadian musicians such as don thompson, had been bending my ear in her praises johnny and i drove in to see red norvo in the hospital i admired him as a musician and loved him as a human. After selling 14m albums, diana krall has incurred the wrath of jazz purists for the last three months, krall has been on tour with her new family, ostensibly to promote her first best of collection, which is released today, 10 albums into her career i can't go, 'oh, i'm coasting now with the music. Diana krall photo credit: mary mccartney the music of diana krall is smooth as silk what better way to relax with my mellow monday feature within throughout her career diana krall manages to reinvent herself, while maintaining her velvet voice as seductive as a night in a low-key smokey nightclub. Diana jean krall was born in nanaimo, british columbia, canada, to adella a ( wende), an elementary school teacher, and stephen james krall, an accountant 2004 diana krall: the girl in the other room (video short) (lyrics: narrow daylight (video)) / (music: narrow daylight (video), abandoned masquerade.
I've changed so much i'm quite a shy person and my husband is not a shy person, but we have such a good time” — diana krall despite the occasional reportorial detour, krall's career has really only developed more deeply around the old philosophy that less is more “it's not the repertoire, but the. Find diana krall biography and history on allmusic - with her pre-bop piano style and cool but sensual krall got her musical education when she was growing up in nanaimo, british columbia, from the classical piano lessons she began at age four and in her high school jazz band, but mostly from her father, a stride. As someone who improvises both in music and in life, jazz pianist diana krall considers herself a lucky person such luck — and considerable talent — have powered the canadian chanteuse's stellar career as one of the world's leading jazz performers “i am not much of a planner,” krall, 52, admits during.
Diana krall is a canadian jazz musician who achieved crossover success with her sultry, understated vocals and her bop piano playing learn more about her life and career at biographycom. I've played a lot of piano bars i sound like humphrey bogart, but you don't begin at the royal albert hall i started playing at about 15 you have to work very hard to be a jazz musician and you've got to do some things [you might not want to], as in any job i was sent to europe and i was like a human. Ms krall met mr short more than two decades ago, while still an aspiring musician at the time, she was too shy to tell him she played the piano “i would just sit in the background, in that chair,” she said, pointing toward the back of the room, as far from the stage as the intimate space allows the diana krall. Probably did not know about diana krall: most are aware that she attended the prestigious berklee college of music in boston she also has an honorary phd in fine arts from the university of victoria however, one could argue that the biggest influences on her musical career occurred in her childhood.
“wallflower, wallflower, won't you dance with me / i'm fallin' in love with you” —“ wallflower” by bob dylan musically speaking, diana krall is no wallflower by any standard this five-time grammy® winning jazz pianist and vocalist is one of the most accomplished and distinctive musicians in the world today respected. Only trust your heart for diana krall '83, the love of the music guides her course by mark small '73 it is rare when a jazz artist reaches an audience the size of the one that diana krall has reached four short years ago despite lots of media attention and her growing celebrity status, music is the career focus for krall. Diana krall has often walked a fine line between consummate jazz performer and canny crossover artist, not least with her recent vaudeville, jazz and blues inspired album glad rag doll, and now even more so with wallflower – her “i didn't want to make a jazz-musician-making-new-jazz-standards record,” krall says. The liner notes of pianist/vocalist diana krall's new album of jazz standards, turn up the quiet, include a dedication: “for tommy” downbeat used that phrase as in the photo, schmitt appears to be listening intently—something that all great musicians and all great recording engineers do one of the album highlights is.
She has czech, german, english, and scottish ancestry krall was raised in nanaimo, a small community on vancouver island, where she began performing professionally at age 15 as a jazz pianist in 1981, diana won a vancouver jazz festival scholarship to study at berklee college of music in boston and, after a year. Canada's jazz queen, diana krall, is at a point in her career where she has no need to challenge or provoke her audience, as she demonstrated during a thoroughly enjoyable performance at the national arts centre on sunday. Grammy award-winning jazz star diana krall was just 15 when she started her musical career, playing piano for diners at restaurants in her british columbian hometown it wasn't long, however, before the youngster's prodigious gift drew the attention of musicians accustomed to working with jazz greats such as ella.
“you get the impression after talking to her for a while that it's a relief for diana krall to focus on her musical career from what she says, plenty of interviews here and in the us have concentrated on her appearance, and in particular her clothes -— the diaphanous off-the-shoulder dresses from her last. Childhood & early life born on november 16, 1964, in nanaimo, british columbia, canada, diana krall is one of the two daughters of adella a (née wende) and stephen james jim krall her father was an accountant while her mother was an elementary school teacher both of her parents were. After completing her course at berklee college of music, diana returned to canada and began her career as a professional singer and musician in 1993 she released her first album, stepping out in 1993 after two years, she released her second.