Diana Krall

Diana Krall is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, famous for her covers of great jazz standards into which she breathes new life. Born in 1964 into a family of passionate musicians, Diana Krall could only pursue a career in music. She became passionate about jazz pianists such as Nat King Cole and Fats Waller at an early age and began learning the piano aged 4. In 1981, when she was only 16, she performed in a small Vancouver club when jazz composer Ray Brown noticed her and took her under his wing. On his advice, she took singing lessons to improve her vocal technique. In 1993, she released her first album with two  of Ray Brown's friends but the success was mixed. She finally made her name with the release of the album "Only Trust Your Heart", which enabled her to make her first tour in the United States, Canada and Europe. In 1996, she finally gained notoriety thanks to a 3rd album dedicated to Nat King Cole, "All For You", for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award. Diana Krall quickly found herself propelled into jazz diva and became a star of the song following her tour with the legendary Tony Bennett. In 2001, after the release of the album "The Look of Love" featuring her cover of "Cry Me A River", she embarked on her first world tour and won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Artist. After several albums of covers, she decided to start writing her own songs, but her audience proved less enthusiastic. She then returned to her first love and took up some of the great jazz classics. In 2004, she collaborated on Ray Charles' last album with whom she sang a duo of "You Don't Know Me". Later on, she tackled the works of the great American composers Irving Berlin and Cole Porter but also included hits by contemporary artists such as Bob Dylan, Elton John and the Eagles.

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