Monday, June 28, 2010

Artist of the WEEK 6-28

    Diana Krall, is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer. She is known for her contralto vocals.

    In 1993, Krall released her first album, Stepping Out, which she recorded with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton. It caught the attention of producer Tommy LiPuma, who produced her second album, Only Trust Your Heart (1995).

    Her third album, All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio (1996), was nominated for a Grammy and continued for 70 weeks in the Billboard jazz charts. Love Scenes (1997) quickly became a hit record with the trio of Krall, Russell Malone (guitar) and Christian McBride (bass).

    In August 2000, Krall was paired on a 20-city tour with Tony Bennett. They were paired again for a song on the TV series Spectacle: Elvis Costello.

    In September 2001, Krall began a world tour.

    In 1999, she was awarded as Best Jazz Musician of the Year.

    After marrying Elvis Costello, she worked with him as a lyricist and started to compose her own songs, resulting in the album The Girl in the Other Room. The album, released in April 2004, quickly rose to the top five in the United Kingdom and made the Australian top 40 album charts.

    Krall and Elvis Costello were married on December 6, 2003. Their twin sons Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, were born December 6, 2006 in New York City.

    Studio albums
    Stepping Out
    Released 1990

    Only Trust Your Heart
    Released 1995

    All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio
    Released: October 3, 1995

    Love Scenes
    Released: August 26, 1997

    When I Look in Your Eyes
    Released: June 8, 1999

    The Look of Love
    Released: September 18, 2001

    The Girl in the Other Room
    Released: April 27, 2004

    From This Moment On
    Released: September 19, 2006

    Quiet Nights
    Released: March 31, 2009

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