Diana Krall


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Diana Krall is one of the most popular figures in the Jazz of recent decades. Her exquisite piano playing, her suggestive voice, her intimate and romantic timbre, her elegance… have taken her to the highest peaks of popularity, making her one of the most easily recognisable voices of our time in the worlds of both Jazz and pop. Krall is influenced by other great singers at the piano, such as Carmen McRae, Fats Waller, Sarah Vaughan, Roberta Flack, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, Shirley Horn, Aretha Franklin…

Diana Krall was born in Nanaimo, a small town in British Columbia, Canada. She started learning the piano at the age of 4, and was already playing in a local restaurant by the time she turned 15. With the help of her father, a pianist well-read in the keyboard players of the twenties and thirties such as Fats Waller, James P. Johnson and Earl Hines, she decided to take up music full-time. She received a grant to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and in 1993 released her first album, Stepping Out. Since then, she has masterfully proceeded to combine her new and own compositions while taking a fresh approach to the immortal standards and numbers of Jazz and pop music, always compiling her repertoire with exquisite finesse.

Krall, who performed at the Jazzaldia for the first time in 1997, is a Jazz icon, a star who has sold more than 15 million albums while delighting half the planet with her extraordinary talent, her subtle and elegant music, her silky and captivating voice and her mastery and impeccable technique on the piano.


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