Diana Krall


Diana Krall was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, on the 16th of November, 1964. Music was always playing in the Krall family household, making music an integral part of Diana's childhood since she was able to crawl.
She learned how to play the classical piano at the age of 4, and enjoyed playing the instrument along with her grandmother. She chose to take the jazz route in her teenage years, and played piano in a high school band. By the time she was 15, Diana was playing piano professionally, as a regular act in a hockey bar -- an appropriate venue for a Canadian.
In 1981, Diana attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, thanks to having won a Vancouver Jazz Fest scholarship. After a year and a half of studying in the United States, Diana returned to her native British Columbia. Diana's career as a jazz musician would finally become a reality after famous American musicians Ray Brown and Jeff Hamilton witnessed one of Diana's performances in Nanaimo.
Finally, she relocated in New York in 1990, where she began working on her first album. Stepping Out was released in 1993 on Justin Time Records, and featured long time mentor Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton, and John Clayton.
As if the critical acclaim and commercial success of Diana's previous albums weren't enough, her latest album, When I Look Into Your Eyes (released on Verve in 1999), has been hailed as her best piece of work to date. Nominated for Best Album of the Year at this year's Grammy Awards, When I Look Into Your Eyes has become the first jazz album to earn a Best Album Grammy nomination in more than 20 years. It didn't win for Best Album, but the singer/songwriter/pianist did win the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance (taken from AskMen.com)




Check out her official website here and listen to her songs.

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