Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist & Pianist
Diana Krall is a celebrated Canadian jazz pianist and singer, born on November 16, 1964. Renowned for her sultry voice and impeccable piano skills, she has become a prominent figure in the world of jazz music.
Krall's albums, such as "When I Look in Your Eyes" (1999) and "The Girl in the Other Room" (2004), have garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, solidifying her place as one of the most successful jazz artists of her generation.
Her evocative performances and interpretations of classic standards have captivated audiences worldwide, making her a beloved and influential figure in contemporary jazz.
MusicSelf-DiscoveryImaginationBut the greatest thing about music is putting it out there for people to figure out. You want the listener to find the song on their own. If you give too much away, it takes away from the imagination.
Moving OnThe best advice my mom ever gave me was that you have to talk about your emotions. If something upsets me, she'd say, 'Get mad about it; it's healthy for you,' and I could feel like: Good; now it's over...next!
Personal GrowthSelf-AcceptanceSelf-ConfidenceLiving In The Present MomentI think that I was being much more uptight about those things before. I feel like I really don't have to prove anything at this point other than what I'm doing.
MusicMy dream as a child was to play with a bass player like Ray Brown, who played with the Oscar Peterson Trio. The feeling I had listening to his work was almost carnal, so to actually play for him was earth-shattering for me.
LoveExpressionCommunicationI like to interpret 'Call me a River', as if I'm saying, 'Now you're telling me you love me after all that, and I'm telling you to shove off.' That's my interpretation. But I would never 'say' that because somebody else might interpret the song in another way.
Emotional ImpactSometimes I can't get out of the character because the story is very intense.
MusicI mean, I don't think I would call Claus to do an album of big band tunes. You know, just like arrangers write for the artist they have in mind; you have to keep in mind if you're going to work with Claus Ogerman. You invite him to do what he does.
RecognitionFameAchievementSelf-ReflectionWhen you drive by Radio City and you see your name up there and it's only 'your' name. I just went 'ooh'. I thought this is really like looking at another person.
MusicCollaborationFriendshipsYou know, we recently played a benefit with my husband, Elvis Costello, and Sir Elton John, who is a mutual friend of ours. Playing with Elvis and Elton and accompanying them with my band was a pretty euphoric experience.