Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered two Grammy® Awards, ten Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. As The New York Times recently noted, Krall possesses “a voice at once cool and sultry, wielded with a rhythmic sophistication.”
Born outside of Vancouver, Krall grew up in the western part of Canada and began studying the piano when she was four years old. By the time she was 15, she was performing jazz locally, and with the encouragement of her father, a stride pianist, she devoted herself to music. Still a teenager, Krall was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. She moved to Los Angeles two years later, where she met her first jazz heavyweights, including bassist John Clayton, drummer Jeff Hamilton, pianist/singer Jimmy Rowles, and Ray Brown, the legendary bassist who served as her musical mentor.
Krall experienced success with her debut albums and collaborations, but her watershed moment came in 1999 with the release of When I Look in Your Eyes. The recording spent an unprecedented 52 weeks in the #1 position on Billboard’s Jazz Chart, won two Grammy Awards and went platinum in the U.S. and Canada. Krall’s next album, The Look of Love, continued her international success and became a top ten seller on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. Since then, she’s released a string of recordings that have created an impressive body of work, including her most recent release, which finds her collaborating with longtime friend and colleague Tony Bennett.