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posted 12/9/2013

DIANA JOINS NEIL YOUNG FOR BENEFIT SHOWS IN CANADA TO SUPPORT ATHABASCA CHIPEWYAN FIRST NATION LEGAL DEFENSE

“HONOR THE TREATIES” SHOWS TO TAKE PLACE IN JANUARY WITH SPECIAL GUEST, DIANA KRALL

TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW, DECEMBER 10TH

Neil Young has announced that he will perform four benefit shows in his native Canada to raise money for theAthabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Legal Defense Fund. The “Honor The Treaties” Concert dates are listed below.  Very Special Guest, Diana Krall will also perform on each of the dates. Tickets will go on sale on tomorrow, Tuesday December 10th.  

 

Sun         Jan 12     Toronto                  Massey Hall
Thur        Jan 16     Winnipeg               Centennial Concert Hall
Fri           Jan 17     Regina                    Conexus Arts Centre
Sun         Jan 19     Calgary                   Jack Singer Concert Hall

 

The ACFN refer to themselves as K'ai Taile Dene, meaning "people of the land of the willow.”  A Legal Defense fund was set up to support the ACFN’s legal challenges against oil companies and government that are obstructing their traditional lands and rights.   As people of the land the ACFN have used and occupied their traditional lands in the Athabasca region for thousands of years, hunting, trapping, fishing and gathering to sustain themselves and continue spiritual cultural rights passed down through generations. The ACFN’s legal challenges will ensure the protection of their traditional lands, eco-systems and unique rights guaranteed by Treaty 8, the last and largest of the nineteenth century land agreements made between First Nations and the Government of Canada, are upheld for the benefit of future generations.

 

For more info on the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, please visit: http://www.acfn.com/.

posted 11/26/2013

Cruise with Diana Krall in 2014 ...

Cruise with Diana Krall in 2014 ...

Larry Bleiberg, Special for USA TODAY

Cruisers will be guaranteed harmony at sea on a 10-day Seabourn voyage with Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Diana Krall.

The trip, aboard the 450-passenger Sojourn, sails from Monte Carlo to Barcelona. It runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 10, 2014, visiting Sanary-sur-Mer, St. Tropez, Portovenere, Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Rome, San Remo, Marseille, Palamos and Palma de Mallorca.

Krall will perform throughout the final four nights of the cruise in a series of intimate concerts. The first five nights will feature internationally recognized jazz artists, including vocalist Karrin Allyson, pianist Shelly Berg, trumpeter Randy Brecker, bassist John Clayton, reed player Anat Cohen, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and drummer Jeff Hamilton. They will perform as a band nightly, as well as break into different combos for additional afternoon and late-night shows.

The trip, offered by Star Vista Cruises, will also include a special menu focusing on Mediterranean regional cuisine.

Pricing from $6,000 per person. For more information visit StarVistaCruises.com.

This item was written by Larry Bleiberg, former travel editor of The Dallas Morning News and Coastal Living magazine. Bleiberg is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away.

For in-depth cruise planning information, videos and more, don't miss USA TODAY's new ExperienceCruise site.

posted 11/25/2013

Diana Krall Announces Return To Australia in 2014 For Another Round Of Orchestra Dates!

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME DIANA’S BEEN DOWN UNDER SINCE THE SPRING OF 2005... MORE INFORMATION COMING DECEMBER 2013!

posted 11/4/2013

Diana Announces 2014 Dates for Final Leg of "Smoldering" "Glad Rag Doll" WORLD Tour

Diana Krall has announced the final ten dates of her adventurous and lauded "Glad Rag Doll" World Tour -- a swing around the globe of a marathon 109 shows since October, 2012 that has garnered some of the best reviews of her career.

The concerts have featured material from Krall's "Glad Rag Doll" album, songs mostly learned from her father's collection of early 20th century 78 records. On opening night of the most recent leg of the tour this fall, the Orange County Register wrote of Krall's risk-taking approach: "She may be mixing things up, but she's exactly where she should be." Of other dates, the Philadelphia Inquirer called Krall's voice "smoldering," the Seattle Times said her show was "breathtaking" and the St. Louis Post Dispatch called the musician "truly impressive" and the night an "exhilarating show - perhaps the best in St. Louis this year." 

The presale for the following shows will be available Wednesday, November 6 at 10am - local market time at dianakrall.artistarena.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, November 8.

Final "Glad Rag Doll" World Tour Dates:
April 4 - Northridge, CA - Valley Performing Arts Center
April 5 - Costa Mesa, CA - Segerstrom Center of the Arts
April 6 - Tucson, AZ - University of Arizona - Centennial Hall
April 8 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theatre
April 9 - Las Vegas, NV - The Smith Center for the Performing Arts - Reynolds Hall
April 11 - Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre
April 12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
April 13 - Davis, CA - Mondavi Center for the Performaing Arts - Jackson Hall
April 15 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 16 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater 

Click here for additional tour dates. 

posted 10/25/2013

Pianist Diana Krall ends tour with poignant, intimate performance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston's Clay Center became a vaudeville house for about two hours Sunday as jazz pianist Diana Krall brought her "Glad Rag Doll" tour to a close in the capitol city.
 

Krall, known for her breathy vocal style and red-hot piano solos, performed a catalog of mostly obscure material, much of it culled from the 1920s and '30s.
 

The name for the tour -- and the album released last year of the same name -- is taken from a song Krall discovered on a 78 rpm record in her father's eclectic music collection. Krall dedicated the tune to female vaudeville performers, many of whom died young and tragically, according to singer and instrumentalist.
 

The show was set to a backdrop of black and white film clips integrated into the performance, many of them created for the show. The flickering, silent footage added humor and poignancy to many of the tunes, most of which were unfamiliar to the bulk of the audience.
 

Though much of the repertoire was taken from the 1920s and '30s, the decade-hopping Krall also performed more contemporary pieces that included works by Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. And the fact that some of the music was written during the time of flappers, Prohibition and the Great Depression didn't stop Krall from breaking into solos on a Fender Rhodes electric piano, or keep multi-instrumentalist Stuart Duncan from taking flight on distortion guitar or electric fiddle.
 

Duncan, in another life a member of the award-winning Nashville Bluegrass Band and a sought-after road musician, was the unsung hero of the evening. Though Krall is a virtuoso on piano and all members of her band were excellent musicians, Duncan was showcased throughout the night, playing instrumental breaks on electric guitar, electric fiddle, two different acoustic guitars and the horned violin, an obscure instrument of the late 19th and early 20th century that combines a bowed violin with a metal horn like that found on an early gramophone.
 

At one point, Duncan even played an extended blues solo on ukulele.
 

Krall took a break from the band in the middle of the show for an extended solo set, bantering easily with the audience, her stream-of-consciousness monologues creating a sense of intimacy in a well-filled concert hall.
 

At the end of the evening, the audience had experienced something somewhat rare in today's world of arena concerts and greed-inspired comeback tours staged for the bottom line. Krall is an artist who loves what she's doing, puts her heart and soul into it, and really seems to care about those who come to see her.


Read this article online by clicking here 

posted 9/26/2013

Diana Krall Makes Dusty Gem Personal in LA

Diana Krall Makes Dusty Gem Personal in LA

STEVEN MIRKIN, FOR THE REGISTER

Player-piano music and old, black-and-white cartoons played as the audience took their seats at the Greek Theatre for Diana Krall’s performance Saturday night. Once the lights went down, Steve Buscemi appeared on screen in a bowler hat, pancake makeup and a dark suit, looking like a cross between his Boardwalk Empire character Nucky Thompson and a Magritte painting. He spoke the opening lines of “When the Curtain Comes Down,” passing a word on to the wise guys, confessing that “we’re actors, and here’s our game.” That was immediately followed by Krall loping into “We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye.”

Those two songs bookend Glad Rag Doll, last year’s sepia-toned honey of a collection on Verve Records. The album, another burnished gem produced by T Bone Burnett, has the smoky intimacy of a late-night session, carrying its sophistication lightly, the playing understated but masterful.

The easy swing and nodding joy marks it as the kind of music musicians play for their own pleasure – and indeed, sitting among a glittery, tipsy crescent moon, with metal stars on the curtains and atop poles, Krall and her crack five-piece band could have been playing backstage on the vaudeville circuit.

Yet, for all its artifice, the show presented Krall at her most personal. Most of the Glad Rag Doll material was taken from her father’s array of early 20th-century 78 rpm records (she even had his gramophone on stage), and the jazz chanteuse not only talked about the composer and who first recorded those songs but told family stories – Sunday mornings with an aunt who would sneak her Kahlua and milk and play the piano, for instance.

posted 9/25/2013

Live Jazz: Diana Krall at the Greek Theatre

Live Jazz: Diana Krall at the Greek Theatre

By Don Heckman

Los Angeles, CA. One of the great pleasures of reviewing music is the rare opportunity to observe the creative evolution of a gifted artist. It doesn’t happen often. But when it does, as it did at Diana Krall’s concert at the Greek Theatre Saturday night, it’s an experience to remember.
 

Diana’s Los Angeles concerts of the past few years have generally showcased her mastery of the classics in the Great American songbook, performed with backing ranging from the intimacy of her own quartets to the lush orchestral accompaniment of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Each of those events displayed her growing creative maturity. Always a natural musical story teller, she brought a heightening level of interpretive magic to every song she touched, adding new perspectives to music long familiar as part of the soundtrack of American life.
 

On Saturday night at the Greek Theatre, however, she revealed an even more compelling desire to expand the potential of her art. She did so while still retaining her deep connections with many of the songs her dedicated audiences love to hear her sing and play. While also adding intriguing, early ’20s selections from her latest album, Glad Rag Doll.


And that was just one aspect of this memorable performance.


Start with the fact that virtually all the music was illuminated by huge video projections of vintage film clips, all selected by Krall. Among the many highlights in the non-stop images: Groucho Marx romancing Margaret Dumont; George Raft dancing elegantly with Carole Lombard; and dozens of others, embracing everything from classic cartoons to black and white masterpieces.


Diana has often referred to a Canadian childhood in which she was introduced by her parents to the music and films of the ’20s, `30s and ’40s. And her long program – delivered without a break, and with a four-song encore — honored that influence by her choices of music and film clips, while positioning one of her father’s old gramophones on the front of stage left, and including a segment in which she sang while playing an old upright piano.


Add to that a selection of repertoire that included such Songbook classics as “We Just Couldn’t say Goodbye,” “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” “The Sunny Side of the Street,” “Just You, Just Me,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” and more. While including tunes associated with Nat “King” Cole and Bing Crosby, and adding songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Band, and Tom Waits. All of it delivered by Krall with convincing understanding of each of the song’s musical stories.


Krall was backed in her artistically ambitious endeavors by a superb group – guitarist Aram Bajakian, bassist Dennis Crouch, ukulele player Stuart Duncan, drummer Karriem Riggins and keyboardist Patrick Warren. Well-tuned to the eclectic styles her program demanded – hard swinging jazz, simmering rock and intimate balladry – they were the perfect choice to support her musical goals.


But the most fascinating subtext of the evening was the emergence of Diana Krall as a mature, evolved performer whose growing artistry has become balanced by equally magnetic skills as a communicator and an entertainer. It’s a rare combination, and Krall now expresses those skills with a convincing believability that firmly places her in the rarified group of Olympian artists she honored in her mesmerizing evening of music and visuals.

posted 9/9/2013

Diana set to perform at the 27th annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre!

Diana set to perform at the 27th annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre!

Diana Krall has confirmed she will be performing at the 27th annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre! This year's concerts will take place on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. 

Tickets for the 27th annual Bridge School Benefit concerts go on sale Friday, September 13th at 10am at http://Livenation.com/

posted 5/1/2013

Diana Krall: Fearless performer delivers a flawless evening

No two of Diana Krall’s handful of Columbus appearances have been alike, alternately emphasizing her skills as a pianist, singer and entertainer and showcasing an ever-evolving songbook. Last night in the Palace Theatre, Krall’s restless creativity reached further still.
 

Traveling in support of her Glad Rag Doll, she focused on material largely created before the last century had made half its mark on musical and cultural history. Many of the tunes she heard at home on her father’s old gramophone, which last night kept her company from stage left.
 

Unsurprising given her broad taste, the program ranged from a sentimental hit for Bing Crosby to a couple of jazz workouts from her heroes Nat “King” Cole and Fats Waller; from well-worn classics such asSunny Side Of The Street to obscurities including the album’s title track.
 

Stretching the playlist to what might be the breaking point for less-imaginative talents, she masterfully interpreted songs by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and the Band.


But the presentation was made more comprehensive by a stage designed like an old theater that featured a backdrop of vintage film clips.
 

Their selection was as ambitious as Krall’s musical choices. Plus, they augmented the emotional tone of the songs, echoed the rhythm and added humor.
 

Groucho Marx swooned over Margaret Dumont during You Know — I Know Ev’rything’s Made For Love, the only marriage song in a collection often about getting unmarried.
 

The unusual band, too, partnered Krall’s vision. It included guitar, violin, a rhythm section and even a second pianist, although a second keyboardist seemed unnecessary.


Although it was never less than entertaining and nearly always impressive, the program several times found a magical synergy. Near the end, the group delivered a deeply resonating Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, the familiar tune made darkly, dangerously sexy by Krall’s inspired vocal and detailed with the evening’s best solos. The moment was dramatically completed by the unforgettable footage of George Raft and Carole Lombard dancing to The Magic Of You, from the film Rumba.
 

Krall continued her exploration through the encore. She returned with Dylan’s Simple Twist Of Fate, embracing the story and remaking the melody. Then she sent the crowd home to dream with Prairie Lullaby, a lovely song she said she sings to her children.


View Diana Krall's Tour Upcoming Tour Dates

Read the article on Dispatch!  
 

posted 4/9/2013

DIANA KRALL ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL U.S. DATES FOR HER ‘GLAD RAG DOLL WORLD TOUR’

Tickets For Fall 2013 U.S. Dates On Sale Saturday April 13th

“This is no ordinary “sit at the piano and plunk out some tunes” kind of evening. Far from it.”

(Toronto Star)

 

Diana Krall knocks out Massey Hall with a show that is a unique work of art".

(Toronto Star)

 

"a charming multimedia show…"

(Guardian UK)

 

“Exquisite….Brimming with innovation…”

(London Evening Standard)

 

On April 2nd in Miami, Florida, Diana Krall kicked off the American leg of her current Glad Rag Doll world tour.  Glad Rag Doll (Verve), released October 2, 2012, marks Krall's fifth consecutive Top 10 debut  on the Billboard 200.

Happy to be back on US soil following rave reviews across Europe and Canada, Diana is now pleased to be adding still more US dates as she returns to Humphries in San Diego on September 20th.  (see full list of added dates below). 

Krall will be accompanied onstage by Aram Bajakian (guitar), Dennis Crouch (bass), Stuart Duncan (fiddle/guitars), Karriem Riggins (drums) and Patrick Warren (keyboards)


‘Glad Rag Doll World Tour’  Fall 2013 U.S. Dates! 


Tickets on sale Saturday April 13th at local box offices and www.dianakrall.com 


 

9/20

San Diego, CA

Humphreys

9/21

Los Angeles, CA

The Greek Theatre

9/22

Monterey, CA

Monterey Jazz Festival – Lyons Stage (on-sale May 21)

9/24

Salt Lake City, UT

Kingsbury Hall – University of Utah (on-sale April 12)

9/25

Colorado Springs, CO

Pikes Peak Center

9/27

St. Louis, MO

Fox Theatre

9/29

Cleveland, OH

Playhouse Square – Palace Theatre

10/5

10/6

Greenvale, NY

Red Bank, NJ

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts (on-sale April 12)

Count Basie Theatre (on-sale April 19)

10/10

Bethlehem, PA

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

10/12

10/13

10/15

10/16

10/18

10/19

 

Philadelphia, PA

Kingston, NY

Englewood, NJ

Morristown, NJ

Norfolk, VA

Baltimore, MD

 

Academy of Music (on-sale April 12)

Ulster Performing Arts Centre (on-sale TBC)

The Bergen Performing Arts Center (on-sale April 19)

Mayo Performing Arts Center (on-sale April 19)

Chrysler Hall

Lyric Opera House

 

 

Tickets now on sale at www.dianakrall.com
‘Glad Rag Doll World Tour’ Eastern U.S. Dates (currently on tour)

 

 

 

4/9

Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz Hall

4/10

Bethesda, MD

Music Center at Strathmore

4/12

Newark, NJ

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

4/13

Atlantic City, NJ

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Event Center

4/14

Hartford, CT

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

4/16

Wilmington, DE

Grand Opera House

4/17

Worcester, MA

 Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

4/19

New York, NY

Beacon Theatre

4/23

Buffalo, NY

Center For the Arts – The State University of New York

4/24

Columbus, OH

Palace Theatre

4/26

Indianapolis, IN

Clowes Memorial Hall

4/27

Chicago, IL

Chicago Theatre

4/28

Minneapolis, MN

State Theatre

4/30

Omaha, NE

Orpheum Theatre

5/1

Kansas City, MO

Midland Theatre

5/3

Grand Prairie, TX

Verizon Theatre

5/4

Spring, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

5/5

San Antonio, TX

Majestic Theatre

5/7

Austin, TX

Austin City Limits Live

posted 3/1/2013

A message from Diana Krall ...

I was so sad to cancel my shows in Buffalo NY and Kingston Ontario.  I want to thank everyone who has sent such lovely get well wishes and for being so understanding, it means so much. See you in April Buffalo and Kingston!  

 

I look forward to being back on tour very soon, we've been having a blast playing for you Canada!   

 

Diana

posted 2/27/2013

DIANA KRALL CONCERT - WEDNESDAY FEB. 27 - POSTPONED

The Diana Krall show scheduled for February 27th at UB Center for the Arts in Buffalo, NY has been cancelled due to an upper respiratory infection.

The new date for the concert will be Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:30pm. 

Existing tickets will be honored for this rescheduled date. Patrons unable to attend may obtain a refund at point of purchase. 

Please call 716-645-2787 or email info@ubcfa.org with any questions.

Thank you for your consideration. We sincerely regret any inconvenience.

posted 2/22/2013

Diana Krall knocks out Massey Hall with a show that is a unique work of art...

Diana Krall knocks out Massey Hall with a show that is a unique work of art...

By: 

Diana Krall, I love you.

Perhaps that’s not the height of detached criticism, but it’s the way I felt after attending the first of Krall’s two Toronto performances on Thursday night at Massey Hall and I’m sure most of the audience felt the same.


This is no ordinary “sit at the piano and plunk out some tunes” kind of evening. Far from it. The show is called theGlad Rag Doll Tour, in honour of the 1920s song that gave its title to Krall’s latest album.


The milieu of the Ziegfeld Follies, its tragic beauties and a world that was going to spin so fast that it would crash right into a depression has inspired Krall in more than her tunestack and the plangent quality of her voice.


With the help of designers Colleen Atwood and Mark Seliger, she’s given us a whole world, of swag draperies, twinkling lights, moody shadows and fading romance.


An eccentric but wonderful choice of silent film clips accompany every song, sometimes underlining the theme, sometimes providing a contrapuntal note that’s contradictory, but not dissonant.


Krall herself has been liberated by this music. She’s more relaxed, more personable, more absolutely accessible than I’ve ever seen her. With her lioness mane of blond hair and that gait of hers that’s part seductive slink and part confrontational swagger, she manages to hold the house in thrall. Rhymes with Krall.


The casual bravura with which she slides from a rousing bit of barrelhouse blues to some tasty jazz filigree is a reminder of what an accomplished keyboard virtuoso she is. She turns down a request to sing “Over the Rainbow” by flipping her fingers in a Zez Confrey frenzy to deliver the Wicked Witch’s Theme music instead.


Wit, style and just a bit of attitude. Nice.


The piano skills remain impressive, but this time around you’re likely to notice her voice even more.


There are layers of flavour in that vocal delivery. Sip through the whipped cream into the hot chocolate and past that to discover the dark rum underneath.


That’s what Krall delivers in a song like “Cry Me a River,” making a three-minute chanson into a three-act drama.


I particularly cherished her trio of “thoroughfare” songs: “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” “Lonely Avenue” and “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” Each one had a distinctive sound, an emotional resonance and the dramatic flare to take us on a mini-musical journey.


“Boulevard,” in particular, was a knockout. Watching a film clip of George Raft and Carole Lombard doing the tango while the lights above glowed indigo and Krall blazed from within, made for an image not to be forgotten.


Her five sidemen played with uncommon skill and she thanked them generously and often. But the major thanks for the evening should go to Krall, who took things just that one extra step that makes a good performer a great one.


The show she’s presenting at Massey Hall is a unique work of art and you have only one more night to see it. I’d make the journey.


Read the article at The Star online. 

Click here for a full listing of Diana's 2013 Tour Dates 

posted 2/19/2013

Diana Krall nominated for a 2013 JUNO Award!

Diana Krall nominated for a 2013 JUNO Award!

Announced today, Diana Krall receieves a 2013 JUNO Award nomination in the category of: Vocal Jazz Album of The Year. Hosted by Michael Bublé, the 2013 JUNO Awards will be held at The Brandt Centre on April 21, 2013. 

Diana Krall was born in British Columbia. She was raised in Nanaimo, a small community on Vancouver Island, where she began performing professionally at age 15 as a jazz pianist. In 1981, Diana won a Vancouver Jazz Festival scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston and, after a year and a half of serious study, she returned to British Columbia. Renowned bassist Ray Brown heard her playing one night in Nanaimo and convinced Diana to move to Los Angeles where she obtained a Canadian Arts Council grant to study with Jimmy Rowles. Jimmy encouraged Diana to explore her vocals to supplement her already blossoming piano skills. With several successful CDs to her credit, Diana has won numerous awards including a JUNO Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album (2000) and a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance (2000). She received the Order of British Columbia in 2000 for being a good-will ambassador for British Columbia and epitomizing Canadian culture. The greatest talent in the jazz field to come along in a generation, she frequently acknowledges her roots in Nanaimo where she began.

For additional information please visit: JUNO Awards

posted 2/14/2013

Krall delights, entertains and enthralls...

Krall delights, entertains and enthralls...

CALGARY — There are some who would say the idea of love is an outdated one.


It, our traditional, Shakespearean definition of it, is something that has long passed relevance, long stopped making any sense in the world that we now live.


It’s a concept that’s, well, quaintly antiquated.


If that’s the case — and, in this Kardashianed society, the argument is one you really don’t want to have — then there couldn’t have been a more fitting and wonderful way to ring in the consumer-tainted, Hallmark-hollow holiday meant to celebrate the dead idea than Canadian jazz ingenue Diana Krall’s delightful St. Valentine’s Eve show at the Jubilee.


It kicked the concept to the curb while celebrating it all the same, mocked while it wooed, pantsed while it seduced, and used the business end of the arrow to put that cherubic fraud Cupid in his candy-packing place.


It was a perfect evening of anti-love, for anti-lovers with songs of rain, sadness, heartbreak, betrayal and the flawed, facade of amour, and it was all-together worth hearing.


The stage was, quite literally set, as the Jube faithful walked into the room, which mirrored the themes of Krall’s excellent current release Glad Rag Doll, greeted by a crescent moon and red curtains, and the silver screen behind showing old-timey cartoon’s such as Betty Boop, with old-timey depictions of life in the age of once was.


As the house lights dimmed, the feature began, with a short film of Steve Buscemi, bringing Krall and her magnificent five-piece into the room, to perform stirring and dreamy opener When the Curtain Comes Down.


Cinematic. Splendid.


And the rest of the evening was equal to the tone, eclipsing it often, with more moody, motion picture projections, memorable musical moments and, more importantly, the star of the show herself, who shone brighter than ever.


Krall has, over the year’s, become jaw-droppingly natural, sometimes silly, incredibly present, in-the-moment, and flat-out endearing. She’s no longer aloof, as she was in her early days, or deserving the diva tag that was earned mid-career, nor even the unattainable, lingerie-clad model adorning the cover of her latest album. She’s merely a generous entertainer, a first-class performer who gives all of herself and so much more.


From her rambling, often goofy stream-of-consciousness song introductions and stories about
summering in the Pincher Creek area at her uncle’s pig farm to a shoutout to students from local Lord Beaverbrook High School with whom she collaborated on with the children’s book From Blue to Red and a mid-set call for requests as she sat, solo at an upright piano, Krall was a lovable heroine every heterosexual man wanted to be with, every woman wanted to be (some, presumably, also with).


But to say that her persona outshone the actual music would be mischaracterizing the show, which was as much action as it was non-rom-com. It’s hard to remember a better paced, more engaging evening of song that’s hit the city than the two-hour-plus, no-intermission, no-opener-needed concert.


It wasn’t sleepy or maudlin, pink-hued, AC jazz to spoon and snooze to. It was everything but.


Krall and Co. showed they could flat-out rock as they did with: a gnarly version of Tom Waits’ Temptation; an angry, bloody, bruised and heartbrokenly epic version of Lonely Avenue; a skronky-tonk take on I’m A Little Mixed Up; a brilliant encore jam on The Band’s Ophelia; and an amazing cover of the classic Ain’t No Sweet Man That’s Worth the Salt of My Tears, that climaxed with her giggling, “This ain’t your daddy’s music.”


When they went jazz, the swung hot ’n’ hard and/or suitably soft, including the fiddle-led Just You, Just Me that bounded about the room as playfully as Pan, and a simmering, bohemian version of Tony Bennett’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams


And, stripped of that skilful band — which, seriously, it’s hard to praise enough — the energy didn’t even remotely flag, as Krall, her smokey yet pure pipes, those fabulous not flashy fingers, made magic out of Peel Me A Grape, Fly Me to the Moon and Fats Waller’s ragtimey I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.


Old timey. Outdated. Antiquated. Sure.


But on this St. Valentine’s Eve, Diana Krall was charming, enchanting and endearing.


And it was impossible not to fall head-over-heels in love.



Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Review+Krall+delights+entertains+enthralls/7962323/story.html#ixzz2Ktp13nlc

posted 12/19/2012

Kansas City show added to 'Glad Rag Doll World Tour'!

The 3rd Leg of Diana Krall's 'Glad Rag Doll World Tour' is coming to more cities in the United States in support of her new album 'Glad Rag Doll'...

Diana has added a show date on May 1st in Kansas City, MO!
The presale for the following show will be available TODAY, 12/19/12 at 10am - local market time at http://dianakrall.artistarena.com/

5/1/13 - Midland Theatre (Kansas City, MO)

posted 12/12/2012

Steve Buscemi Rings Up The Curtain On Diana Krall's "When The Curtain Comes Down"...

Steve Buscemi Rings Up The Curtain On Diana Krall's "When The Curtain Comes Down"...

It was the night before Halloween and the lights dimmed at the Royal Albert Hall. Images of embers and apparitions, fit for the occasion, flickered on a giant screen behind the stage as the music began to play.
 
Suddenly, the actor Steve Buscemi makes his entrance on celluloid, delivering a newly recorded rendition of the recitation from "When The Curtain Comes Down," in the guise of a 1920s barker and song and dance man.
 
European concert goers have already enjoyed the beautifully conceived film, directed by Jo Andres, when it appeared as an overture to Diana Krall's recent performances.
 
Like many of the songs on her acclaimed album 'Glad Rag Doll,' Diana first encountered "When The Curtain Comes Down" among the treasures of the 78rpm record and sheet music collection of her father Jim.
 
Indeed, this song and the title track were originally to be found on either side of a 78rpm record by the bandleader Ted Lewis.
 
The opportunity for Krall to collaborate with her friends Jo Andres and Steve Buscemi has provided the ideal introduction to her new stage show.

Click here to watch "When The Curtain Comes Down" now!
 
Vintage photographs of Ziegfeld girls, projected artistic images - such as Jo Andres’ exquisite blue doll - and playful and poignant cinematic montages, all frame Diana and her ensemble in a unique theatrical setting.
 
Diana Krall's Canadian tour begins in her hometown of Nanaimo on February 3rd 2013. Tickets for Canada and her U.S. tour dates in the early Spring of 2013 are already on sale and can be purchased here

'Glad Rag Doll' is available now on Verve Records, click here for details.

posted 12/10/2012

Diana Krall adds ELEVEN new dates to her 'Glad Rag Doll Tour' in the United States!

Diana Krall adds ELEVEN new dates to her 'Glad Rag Doll Tour' in the United States!


The new 'Glad Rag Doll World Tour' U.S. Dates are as follow: 

2/27 - Buffalo, NY - University of Buffalo Center for the Arts (on sale 12/14)
4/24 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre (on sale 12/14) 
4/26 - Indianapolis, IN - Clowes Memorial Hall (on sale 12/17)
4/27 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre (on sale 12/15)
4/28 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre (on sale 12/15)
4/30 - Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theatre (on sale 12/17)
5/1 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre (on sale 12/21)
5/3 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre (on sale 12/14)
5/4 - Spring, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (on sale 1/18)
5/5 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre (on sale 12/14)
5/7 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (on sale 12/14) 

Already on-sale:

4/2 - Miami, FL - Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing arts 
4/3 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
4/4 - Sarasota, FL - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
4/6 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
4/7 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
4/9 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall
4/10 - Bethesda, MD - Music Center at Strathmore
4/12 - Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
4/13 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
4/14 - Hartford, CT - The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
4/16 - Wilmington, DE - Grand Opera House
4/17 - Worcester, MA - Hanover Theatre for the Performing arts
4/19 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre


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posted 11/19/2012

Diana covers DownBeat, plays Letterman, Colbert, Prairie Home

Diana covers DownBeat, plays Letterman, Colbert, Prairie Home

Diana Krall is on the cover of this month's DownBeat celebrating her latest album 'Glad Rag Doll' and her 11th win for best female vocalist as voted by DownBeat readers.  DownBeat calls the album "an inspired, gritty burst of new creativity," Entertainment Weekly sums it up as "enthralling" and Associated Press says "It rocks. It swings. It shuffles. It's sexy, sly, intimate, and exhilarating."
 
Next month ... Diana plays:
Letterman (December 5)
A Prairie Home Companion (December 8, from NYC's Town Hall)
The Colbert Report (December 10) 
 
'Glad Rag Doll' (Verve) marks Diana Krall's fifth consecutive top 10 debut on Billboard 200.

posted 11/12/2012

NPR's Morning Edition - Diana Krall: Old-Time Music, Rooted In Nostalgia

NPR's Morning Edition - Diana Krall: Old-Time Music, Rooted In Nostalgia

Listening to Glad Rag Doll, Diana Krall's new album of revamped songs from the Prohibition era, you might assume the singer has a natural attraction to old music. You wouldn't be wrong; Krall has recorded plenty of midcentury jazz standards in her career. But she says these particular songs from the 1920s and '30s never seemed old to her. She grew up singing them every weekend at her grandparents' house.

"After dinner, somebody would play the piano or the accordion or spoons, or whatever else was available in the kitchen," Krall says. "I was maybe 6 years old. Somebody was always playing something from a piece of sheet music. I still have the sheet music, and it still smells like cigarettes. I just thought that everybody's grandparents loved old music and loved jazz."

Some of the songs on the album come from her father's collection of 78s, which she says makes the project deeply personal. Krall and her 76-year-old father still spend time exploring his stacks of records.

"I spent about six hours with him recently," she says. "He just played records, and we just sort of looked at each other and tilted our heads, and it was all expressions on our face. There's so much said in those looks."

Krall says she was nervous about what her father would think, since she did not re-create the songs in their original style.

"This music is in my heart and is my sort of interpretation, not a tribute," she says. "But my dad is pretty open-minded and he kind of dug it, so I was thrilled about that."

Listen to the interview here: http://www.npr.org/2012/11/08/163108110/diana-krall-old-time-music-rooted-in-nostalgia

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posted 11/5/2012

AMSTERDAM SHOW HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED TO MONDAY, NOV. 26TH!

Diana’s concert in Amsterdam, originally postponed last Friday, has been re-scheduled for Monday November 26th at the same venue, the Koninklijk Theater Carre.

*Your original ticket for the November 2nd concert will be honored or a refund will be offered. Please contact the venue for specific details here: Koninklijk Theater Carre

posted 11/2/2012

IMPORTANT TOUR UPDATE - AMSTERDAM AND STRASBOURG SHOWS

Due to laryngitis, Diana had to cancel her concert this evening, Friday November 2nd in Amsterdam at the Koninklijk Tehater Carre and her performance on Saturday Nov 3rd in Strasbourg, France at the Palais Des Congres.


The Strasbourg concert has been rescheduled to Thursday November 8th at the Palais Des Congres.

Please check back here, or with your local ticket outlet for information on a replacement ticket for the Strasbourg performance and a reschedule date for the Amsterdam concert.

posted 10/31/2012

Diana Krall Pushes the boundaries with 'heartstoppingly beautiful' melodies at The Royal Albert Hall in London

Diana Krall Pushes the boundaries with 'heartstoppingly beautiful' melodies at The Royal Albert Hall in London

Probably best known as Mrs Elvis Costello, Canadian singing pianist Diana Krall has spent the past 19 years and 10 albums building a devoted cult following.

Last night, to the politely expressed delight of an audience so hushed and so reverential the atmosphere was more seminar than gig, Krall spent more than two hours showcasing her mix of exquisite tastefulness and quiet boundary-pushin’.

Indeed, such was her command of the crowd and occasion that, for her lengthy solo segment, she turned her back to the audience to face her piano and there wasn’t a hint of restlessness. A brief flirtation with Mrs Mills-style boogie-woogie piano was ill-advised, but a sumptuous caressing of Bob Dylan’s Simple Twist of Fate certainly wasn’t.

Less jazz-tinged than ever, at their best Krall and her five-man band were either lushly gorgeous or brimming with innovation. Gene Austin’s uplifting Let It Rain was dedicated to those afflicted by Hurricane Sandy; Buddy Miller’s Wide River to Cross was heartstoppingly beautiful, while the version of Tom Waits’s (Looking For) the Heart of Saturday Night swapped his growl for her sultry, come-hither vocals, without sacrificing the song’s poignancy.

Yet when they roughed up another Waits song, Temptation, and let thundering percussion lead them through Doc Pomus’s Lonely Avenue, they had energy and edge to spare.

Oddly, for all her proselytising love of this music — some of it 90 years old — and for all her geniality, Krall barely mentioned a title. As for Elvis Costello, like Hugh Laurie he watched from the shadows as she covered his Almost Blue (introduced as “written by my kids’ dad”). This, though, was his wife’s night.

Read The Article Online at the Standard

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posted 10/30/2012

'Glad Rag Doll' World Tour - Additional U.S. Dates On Sale 10/31

Diana Krall's 'Glad Rag Doll World Tour' is coming to the United States in support of her new album and there are two dates that have not gone on-sale to the public yet:

4/2/13 - Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami, FL)

4/17/13 - Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts (Worcester, MA)

Pre-sale tickets for these two shows above go on sale tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, 10/31/12 at 10am EST - local via http://dianakrall.artistarena.com

 

Please visit the Tour section for further information on the rest of Diana's Glad Rag Doll U.S. dates below (already on-sale to the public).

4/3/13 - Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater, FL)

4/4/13 - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (Sarasota, FL)

4/6/13 - Durham Performing Arts Center (Durham, NC)

4/7/13 - Ovens Auditorium (Charlotte, NC)

4/9/13 - Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh, PA)

4/10/13 - Music Center at Strathmore (Bethesda, MD)

4/12/13 - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, NJ)

4/13/13 - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa (Atlantic City, NJ)

4/14/13 - The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts (Hartford, CT)

4/16/13 - Grand Opera House (Wilmington, DE)

4/19/13 - Beacon Theatre (New York, NY)



posted 10/14/2012

Diana Krall's announces 'Glad Rag Doll World Tour' 2013 U.S. Dates!

Diana Krall's announces 'Glad Rag Doll World Tour' 2013 U.S. Dates!

Diana Krall's 'Glad Rag Doll World Tour' is coming to the United States in support of her new album 'Glad Rag Doll'. The tour launches on April 2nd, 2013 in Miami, FL and will head northeast, hitting New York City on April 19th, 2013 (additional dates to be announced soon).

Early access to pre-sale tickets begins WEDNESDAY 10/17/12 for most dates on the tour.  Please see below for details on how to access the pre-sale in your city.

The presale for the following shows will be available WEDNESDAY, 10/17/12 at 10am - local market time at http://dianakrall.artistarena.com/

4/3/13 - Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater, FL)

4/6/13 - Durham Performing Arts Center (Durham, NC)

4/7/13 - Ovens Auditorium (Charlotte, NC)

4/9/13 - Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh, PA)

4/10/13 - Music Center at Strathmore (Bethesda, MD)

4/13/13 - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa (Atlantic City, NJ)

4/14/13 - The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts (Hartford, CT)

4/16/13 - Grand Opera House (Wilmington, DE)

4/19/13 - Beacon Theatre (New York, NY)

 

The pre-sale for the following shows will be available WEDNESDAY, 10/31/12 at 10am - local market time at http://dianakrall.artistarena.com/

4/2/13 - Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami, FL)

4/17/13 - Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts (Worcester, MA)

 

The following shows are already up and on-sale, please visit the links below each date to purchase tickets now.

4/4/13 - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (Sarasota, FL) - Buy Tickets

4/12/13 - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, NJ) - Buy Tickets

posted 10/12/2012

Kurt Anderson Interviews Diana on NPR Studio 360

Diana Krall: 'Glad Rag Doll'

Diana Krall’s interpretations of mid-century jazz standards have won her two Grammys and sold many millions of albums worldwide. For her new record — Glad Rag Doll — the singer and pianist mined the music of her childhood. Although she grew up in the 1970s, she was raised on her dad’s collection of 78 rpm records from 1920s and '30s.

Kurt Andersen discovers that Krall isn’t just a singer: she admits to being a mega music nerd ("this is like Nerd Alert times 5000"). As a teenager at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Krall made a pilgrimage to the archives of bandleader Paul Whiteman to see the original sheet music for Bill Challis’s arrangements of Bix Biderbeck tunes. Even now her idea of fun is sitting around with musicians trying to outdo each other with obscure tunes.

The ensemble features guitarist Marc Ribot and Krall’s husband Elvis Costello on ukulele; T Bone Burnett was the producer. Songs like “Glad Rag Doll” and “Let It Rain” are infused with Krall’s signature purr, giving the old tunes grit and soul. “I didn’t want to go in there and try to play the music like the 1920s,” she explains, “I wanted to play it the way they would have played it if they were here now.”

Read the interview on NPR 

posted 10/8/2012

Diana Krall on Glad Rag Doll, Being a “Victim” to Her Own Creativity & How She Used to be Kristen Wiig’s Character from Bridesmaids - Q&A with Vanity Fair

Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall has sold more than six million albums in the United States, won two Grammys, and headlined wildly popular tours. She’s so devoted to her craft, in fact, she tells Vanity Fair that if she doesn’t force herself to stop and take time out for her kids and her husband, fellow musician Elvis Costello, she’ll be a “victim” to her own creativity. As her new album, Glad Rag Doll,climbs the charts and her star continues to rise, Krall took time to speak with V.F. senior West Coast editor Krista Smith.

Krista Smith: Ah, this is so exciting. So, what’s going on right now?

Diana Krall: I’ve got a new stage set. And then a new band. I’ve been in rehearsals all day long, nonstop. I got myself into a much more ambitious project than I ever imagined. It’s good, but it’s likewow, you know, I could use another three weeks.

This album seems exceptionally personal in a different kind of way. I was so moved when I saw the show. I loved the story—the fact that the conductor used to be your teacher, and how this album really came from your childhood.

I don’t think you realize until those shows that I had to learn the quote-unquote Great American Songbook—like Irving Berlin, Cole Porter—when I was in high school learning jazz standards. Before that I was listening to this music that was not from that group. A lot of them were just unknown, like songs sung by Annette Hanshaw. They were songs that were, I guess, closer to my heart and songs that I learned before the songbook stuff—the ones a lot of the repertoire bands sing now. It’s different.

I’ve been having this discussion a lot lately about how our generation is kind of the last generation that went through record players and the whole 70s age. That was public—family would all hear it. I look at my brother and my nieces and everyone has earphones on. We went from the record player, the family credenza, to a Walkman, and then a DVD or CD player, and then it goes on now with iPhones, etc.

Well, you can create that. I went home to visit my dad for one day. I just was by myself and what we did was, I sat on the couch in his living room and spent about six hours where we just hung out and played records. And he has the family credenza and the gramophone that you wind up. [In the show] I have footage that I’m using of family sing-a-longs. They were really poor—they’re coal miners—but they had a piano, so everybody played and I think my dad started taking some of the collection money on the way to church, and buying 78s. That music was what they listened to, and people came over because they couldn’t afford to go out. Everyone came to their house and brought bottles—whatever they had. I have tapes of it too, recordings of us all singing together. It’s really interesting to hear that big mass of people talking and singing and playing and going from one song to the next. That was the party. It’s like the green chip-and-dipper on the table. I can still see it. I miss that day. It was always kind of like that at my Nana’s house.

That organic, organic time.

My drummer that I’m working with—he’s so great, Jay Bellerose—he left rehearsal and he was carrying a suitcase, a small suitcase, and a huge messenger bag. And I said, “What’s that?,” and he said, “That’s my iPod.” And he’s carrying … He travels with a record player and a bag of vinyl.

Most kids are in their own world. Growing up, obviously you were somewhat a prodigy. I know you’re going to be uncomfortable with that word, but when did you decide that this was going to be your career?

Well, when I was 15, I went down to the local restaurant, which was owned by Roy Gilmore, a former NHL hockey referee. He had this restaurant called the NHL and it was all NHL-themed and the waiters all wore referee shirts. And they needed them, because the people in the bar needed calming down. They were really kind, and they hired me when I was 16. I was not even legal to be in there, because it was a restaurant with a liquor license, so it was like I could kind of play half in the bar, and half in the restaurant. I started playing there for extra money on the weekend—that was my job. Everybody was getting jobs at schools, so I guess it just started there and I just didn’t look back.

That’s just amazing. And this is your eleventh studio album, and you’ve won Grammy Awards and had a very big, great, amazing career. How did T Bone Burnett come to produce this album?

I started with the intention of doing a solo album and a solo tour. And then I started listening to it a little more and was like, Well, I don’t know. T Bone has been a friend for many years, and I thought maybe that’s too close—too risky because he’s such a good friend and he’s close to Elvis, and if we didn’t get along that would be upsetting. But I called him and he was really into it, and it was the best decision I could have ever made. I knew I wanted [guitarist] Marc Ribot, and I didn’t want it to be a jazz record at all. He suggested maybe having a jazz element to it. The first day we played “Ain’t No Sweet Man” and I heard Ribot playing that guitar and was like, Ohhh, this isn’t my dad’s 78 record collection and it’s not about my dad, it’s about how I’m hearing things and how I want to reimagine these songs so they don’t sound like period pieces.

It was totally modern to me. I mean, that’s what I love about it. I have it on loop in my car. I feel very connected to it and the amount of nostalgia.

Well thank you. I always look at things like there’s a certain amount of nostalgia in it for me because it’s coming from people like Annette Hanshaw and Gene Austin. But it’s not from Frank Sinatra. This one feels more vaudeville. Like a modern vaudeville thing, I guess.

When you start on the album, is there a story that you see cinematically that ends up being told with each album?

For sure. I was looking at all the pictures of the Ziegfeld Follies and [thinking about] how a lot of those girls perished, really. That’s why I didn’t want to just do this kind of flapper, get your ukulele thing, because there’s a darkness to it, a tragic element.

A working-mom-to-working-mom question: are you ever not in the mood to go and perform and make music?

This is the most intense, intense, intensely intense time I can remember in my life, creatively. And I said to Elvis today, “You know what, I’m going to have to stop.” Because I just get on a creative riff and just keep going and coming up with ideas and ideas and ideas. I just have to stop myself or else I’ll be the victim of my own overwhelming desire to be creative. I know, that sounds kind of dramatic. Right now, I’ve got too much stuff, so I sort of have to wheel back. And Elvis does the same thing. There has to be a point where you go, O.K., I’m going to be O.K. with this right now, and then I’m going to let it evolve.

I like my kids too, I want to follow them, I want to be right there. I love the movie I Don’t Know How She Does It so much because I’m an involved parent and I don’t want to tap my kids on the head and send them off. I need to show up, and I want to be there and I want to come home and read books even though I’m totally fried. That’s my safe, happy place, is my children.

Obviously the boys are surrounded by so much music—do you think that any of them will have the desire to do more?

I’m thinking about that, because I’m waiting for when they say, “I want to play this” or “I’d like to try this.” Right now we don’t even have a piano. We’ve moved houses, we’re in a temporary apartment.

How was the tribute for Neil Armstrong?

Oh, incredible. We all want to be astronauts or rock stars when we grow up, right? I mean, I always wanted to be an astronaut. My Confirmation day was spent building a rocket. I built it out of the kit and read Carrying the Fire. I had a chance to meet [Armstrong] and his family at the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing. And then I met a couple other guys, astronauts, I became really good friends with. And nerd alert: I went to the last shuttle launch in Cape Canaveral.

Your stories are so good. I just keep thinking about that story when you were a student and Sarah Vaughn came on, pulled up in her Pontiac and went on stage, did her whole thing…

She pulled in in a Mercedes and played at the Hollywood Bowl and walked out with her fishing cap on and her regular clothes, played, and got in her Mercedes and drove away. I was like, wow that’s the way to do it. And I was studying in L.A. then. I was exactly Kristen Wiig inBridesmaids. I had a Toyota Tercel, it was broken down and I would always have to go play those parties in the Sherwood Country Club, that’s where they filmed that movie. I would always pull up in my crap car and play my piano gig for the wedding or whatever I was playing reception. I did a lot of people watching at that time. When you’re playing solo piano in bars for hours on end, you have a lot of time to people watch.

Read the article on VanityFair.com here

posted 10/8/2012

Diana Krall Brings Sexy Back In Time : The Record : NPR

When listening to Diana Krall's fun, smart new recording Glad Rag Doll, it's helpful to consider a question recently posed by Gyp Rosetti, the sensitive psychopath lending sparks to this season of HBO's Prohibition-era series Boardwalk Empire. "What the f—- is life if it's not personal?" sputtered the Sicilian fireball, expressing some violent doubts about the sincerity of the show's slick boss, Nucky Thompson. He could have been talking about the small fuss surrounding the sultry piano tickler's new release, an album that takes her back to her own musical origins by snapping a sepia portrait of the birth of jazz.

Krall's marketing team is presenting Glad Rag Doll, a collaboration with producer and family friend T-Bone Burnett,as one of her most personal efforts. Songs were culled from her father's collection of 78 RPM discs and others she'd discovered in sheet music lying on her grandparents' piano bench. She's exploring the youthful fantasies she cultivated during late nights watching Carole Lombard movies on television: this dream of glamor is designed to free her from the one that's made her famous but also hemmed her in, which is more contemporary but also more dull, since it's founded in the idea that she makes sophisticated (read: not rock or pop) music. Eleven albums in, Krall is finally acknowledging her inarguable sex appeal through a cover shot that puts her in a modest version of America's eternally popular adult Halloween costume — a corset and stockings — and song selections that establish a mood of playfulness and heat. She had to go back to the dawn of popular music as we know it in order to do what Pink and Katy Perry do every day.

The quote from Krall's electronic press kit that's floating around has Burnett calling this "sex music," though what he said next — "this is swing music" — is equally important. Working with Burnett and the top-notch small band he's assembled, including guitarist Marc Ribot and drummer Jay Bellerose, Krall successfully evokes a time when people assumed that, if music was playing, they'd be dancing in pairs, not just sitting and listening. The swing is the thing that wakes up listeners to sensual pleasure and romantic possibility.

 

Glad Rag Doll doesn't only cull from the roaring '20s, but it does sustain a mood reliant on the tensions that make music from that moment so fascinating. This gets back to that central idea of "the personal." In the Jazz Age, recording techniques were changing to accommodate the use of microphones in the studio, and singers began transitioning from vaudeville theatrics to a more conversational style. This shift, along with an increasing frankness about sexuality following the upheavals caused by rapid urbanization and the First World War, led songwriters to adopt a tone that was often quite racy, but also intimate in other ways, and that's what Krall uncovers in this set.

In his excellent book on New York nightlife in this period, The Scene of Harlem Cabaret, Shane Vogel describes what happened between performers and audiences in the tiny clubs of uptown New York as a form of "public intimacy": a contingent but powerful connection that, as Vogel writers, "brought bodies, sounds, and histories together in ways that disorganized and reorganized desires, selves, time, and space." Artists were articulating ways of being that were new or had been hidden, and in the close quarters of Connie's Inn and the Cotton Club, they could create the mood that got their messages across. The same thing was happening in different ways through mass media: in movies, now suddenly made "small" by sound (to quote Gloria Swanson's famous line from Sunset Boulevard) and in a recording process that could catch nuances the older acoustical approach missed.

Early versions of the songs Krall covers on Glad Rag Doll, by flapper-era favorites like Libby Holman, Annette Hanshaw and Ruth Etting, feature performances with one satin-clad foot in broad theatrical performance and one in the newer, more introspective style. (It's a little strange that she picked songs mostly made famous by white singers; the repertoire of blues queens fits in so well with her project. Maybe her grandma's collection was short on Ma Rainey or Bessie Smith?) Krall benefits the most, actually, from emulating the broader strokes of these singers. There's a vivacity to her singing and piano playing that's welcome after so many years of mellower material.

The other major touchstone is Bing Crosby, who pioneered and popularized microphone-centered crooning. Der Bingle recorded three of the thirteen songs Krall approaches here; listening to his versions of "Here Lies Love" or the larky "There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears," in which he matches the ease of Bix Biederbecke's cornet playing with the kind of gentle confidence that Krall's been pursuing throughout her career. "The essence of his art was an illusion of naturalness that fails if people notice it," Robert Christgau once wrote of Crosby; that's a pretty good description of what people who love Krall appreciate.

Krall steps forward into rhythm and blues with two of Glad Rag Doll's most beguiling cuts: a Tom Waits-y take on Doc Pomus's 1956 classic "Lonely Avenue," and "A Little Mixed Up," a 1961 Chess Records rarity cowritten and performed by Betty James. These songs are musically characteristic of the later dates when they were composed, but their lyrics bare the same emotional concerns that crooners and Gaiety Girls expressed. The modern romance that pop promoted during and after the 1920s reflected ideals of individual fulfillment and emotional independence that the nascent science of psychology made fashionably. Women's increased financial independence and mobility made them bolder in their pursuit of happiness, and that's something that obviously interests Krall and Burnett. The very idea that women could have "personal" concerns extending beyond home and family was still fairly radical in the early 20th century. The sexy sound Glad Rag Doll evokes is really the sound of women possessing themselves.

This project may, indeed, be personal for Krall; it's also well-timed to complement current trends. The Roaring decade tangos back into fashion every once in a while, and it's happening again, with Boardwalk EmpireBeck's sheet music project, and the lawn parties on New York's Governor's Island reviving interest in the era. I think the lure of the 1920s (really the whole period between the World Wars, but hey, fashionistas are rarely stickler historians) boils down to the fact that it's the first historical moment in which we recognize modernity. People have always thought of their time as the new time, whether they were rockin' in the Renaissance or venturing into outer space in the 1960s. The 1920s idea of what was fresh, however, had many parallels to our own. Diana Krall seems to get that, and that's what makes this vintage outing so right for right now.

Read the article on NPR.org here 

posted 10/8/2012

How Harry Lauder inspired Diana Krall's 'Glad Rag Doll'

Well before its mid- October release date, Grammy Award-winner Diana Krall's new album Glad Rag Doll had tongues wagging – and twits tweeting – thanks to its cover portrait of the singer and pianist reclining in a basque and stockings.

It turns out, however, that the shocking aspect of Glad Rag Doll is not so much the fact that a well-established, 47-year-old jazz star would pose in lingerie to sell her record, as the radical difference between this album and all her previous ones.

Whereas we're used to hearing Krall's sultry minimalist vocals backed by shimmering strings playing glossy bossa arrangements, her band here is very guitar-heavy, with a raunchy rock element to a couple of the tracks, and a country feel to others. And there's a looseness, a spontaneity, occasionally a homespun quality to this album that's new.

The content is not autobiographical (just as well, given the inclusion of the gloriously gloomy torch songs Here Lies Love and Lonely Avenue), but Glad Rag Doll may well be Krall's most personal album to date. Not only does it feature a string of slightly obscure songs she has lived with for most of her life, but it also includes a notable contribution from her husband, Elvis Costello, who plays ukelele, among other instruments, on the record, and can be heard on backing vocals too.

And furthermore, its producer – the man whose "voodoo magic is all over it," as Krall puts it – is close friend of the Krall-Costello family, T-Bone Burnett, whose musical knowledge straddles country, rock, bluegrass, folk and the "old-timey" music of one of the hit films he has worked on, the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Indeed, Burnett's influence is the key to trying to explain what sort of record this is: it is an album of many different flavours, the result of the collaboration of a number of artists – notably the guitarist Marc Ribot – who all draw on wide-ranging influences and move seamlessly between musical genres. Krall laughs at her own attempts to categorise it – "well, that only took five minutes!" – but settles on it being "something very unique ... It's like if you cast a movie with great actors who are all coming from different disciplines. They're all great and when they're all together, you get something unique. I think there's a Tom Waites quote: 'Once you figure out what it is, maybe people stop listening.'"

Part of the need to ask her about categorising it comes from her record company's press department insisting this is not a jazz album, that it's not being positioned as such. And yet, when I listen to it, I find there are plenty of delights for the fan of classic jazz, with some of the tracks bound to appeal to anyone who's enjoyed the music of Marty Grosz or Leon Redbone. "Who told you it was a move away from jazz?" asks Krall in disbelief. "Oh, boy," is her response when I tell her. "It's definitely rooted in jazz!"

When I first interviewed Krall, 14 years ago, we fell to chatting about Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion radio show and, listening to Glad Rag Doll, I'm struck by the front porch treatment of some of these lovely old pop songs and how they are exactly the kind of thing you might hear on Keillor's show.

"That is a compliment to me," she says. "A lot of that is from my mother. She loved that music, and I grew up listening to that radio show every weekend. And I also heard things that my dad played – he belonged to 78 record clubs in England. I grew up listening to everything from George Formby and Harry Lauder 78s to Supertramp and Elton John."

The album was born out of a desire to do something with the 1920s songs that Krall had fallen in love with as a girl. "Two years ago I recorded them in the studio by myself, with a view to putting out a solo record. I did a solo show at the Montreal Jazz Festival but then wasn't so sure I wanted to spend the next couple of years doing that.

"I decided I'd like to try something different, with a different producer (I've worked with Tommy LaPuma my whole career), and I decided that T-Bone would be the person who would know best what to do with the songs of the 1920s without making a nostalgic record, or a traditional record. I knew he would bring something unique to it with the artists that he chose.

"This is different than if you take the repertoire of someone like Duke Ellington or some of those early jazz recordings which you would want to recreate because they are as important as classical music; these songs have been re-imagined. It takes a lot of imagination to go from the original Let It Rain and make it into this Let It Rain.

"If you go on YouTube, which is the only place you'll find it, you'll hear Gene Austin singing it. It's someone's gramophone being filmed – you see the cat coming in and out! – and you would almost never guess that it was the same song. Therein lies the key of the creative click of the kaleidoscope.

"Someone described this as an album of covers, and that makes me cringe because the imagination required to take something that's just ukelele and corny piano and make it into a gospel tune is significant. I'm not saying the original recordings weren't good, but there was definitely more creative imagining involved in this than with the songs from the Great American Songbook that I've done."

Krall was clearly daunted by the different approach involved in working with Burnett. "We went into it without a lot of discussion," she says, laughing. "I gave T-Bone a CD of 35 songs, and when we went into the studio, I had no idea what we were going to do. The first one we tried was one I was comfortable with, There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears – I've known the Bix Beiderbecke and Bing Crosby version all my life – and I heard Ribot playing this sort of Howlin' Wolf thing and thought, 'Aaah, I see what we're doing...' I think that fear of the unknown, in the creative sense, is sometimes the best place to put yourself because that's when things happen naturally."

Krall may have had 35 songs ready to choose from but one of the stand-outs, A Little Mixed Up (an R'n'B tune recorded by Ray Charles), was sprung on her by Burnett at 10pm the night before she went into the studio and released her inner Elvis (Presley, that is). And the Buddy Miller ballad Wide River To Cross was one she suggested to the musicians and then recorded more or less on the spot.

As an old movie fan, Krall often describes things in film terms, and she says that what particularly appeals to her is "if I can find the short film in my head of what it's about". The filmic aspect really came into focus for her with the tender title track which is heavily associated with the legendary Ziegfeld Follies shows of the 1920s. Recorded by the torch singer and Ziegfeld star Ruth Etting, it tells it as it was for some of those chorus girls who "had a tough time and often died very young and tragically".

And it was the exquisite portraits of Ziegfeld girls (taken by their official photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston) in various states of arty undress that inspired the photo-shoot for Krall's album. The singer worked with the Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood on the look.

"Just as we didn't want to completely recreate the 1920s in the music, we didn't want to recreate the Cheney Johnston pictures. So the hair is more modern. It's like Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde – her hair was more 1960s than 1930s. I think mine here is like Sharon Stone in Casino meets the 1920s, which is fine. It gives it a rock'n'roll edge.

"The fact is: I'm playing a character. I'm not changing or reinventing myself. I'm not going to go on stage like this. It's the movie poster. People don't go to the premiere of Boardwalk Empire dressed in what they wore in the show. I feel like this is just a different movie for me."

Glad Rag Doll is released on Verve on October 15. Diana Krall performs at the Royal Albert Hall, London on October 30 and 31.

Read the article on HeraldScotland.com here 

posted 10/2/2012

'Glad Rag Doll' World Tour 2013 - Canadian Pre-Sale

'Glad Rag Doll' World Tour 2013 - Canadian Pre-Sale

Diana Krall's 'Glad Rag Doll World Tour' hits Canada in support of her new album Glad Rag Doll.The 17-date tour launches on February 3, 2013 in her hometown of Nanaimo, BC, and will make its way east, finishing on March 4, 2013 in London, ON. 

Because you have been such loyal fans over the years, you will have early access to pre-sale tickets TODAY for most dates on the tour. Please see below for details about how to access the pre-sale in your city. 

The pre-sale for the following shows will be available starting TODAY at 10am - local market time and hosted at dianakrall.artistarena.com 

2/03/13 - Port Theatre (Nanaimo)
2/05/13 - Orpheum (Vancouver)
2/12/13 - Jubilee (Edmonton)
2/13/13 - Jubilee (Calgary)
2/14/13 - Conexus (Regina)
2/16/13 - MTS (Winnipeg)
2/17/13 - Thunder Bay Auditorium (Thunder Bay)
2/19/13 - Centre in the Square (Kitchener)
2/26/13 - PDA (Montreal)
3/02/13 - Casino (Windsor)


Below are direct pre-sale links per show and venue (PLEASE NOTE: These shows require you to use the password "gladragdoll" to access presale tickets) 

2/21/13 - Massey Hall (Toronto)
Pre-Sale Ticket Link | Password: gladragdoll

2/22/13 - Massey Hall (Toronto)
Pre-Sale Ticket Link | Password: gladragdoll

2/28/13 - K-Rock Centre (Kingston)
Pre-Sale Ticket Link | Password: gladragdoll

3/03/13 - Hamilton Place Theatre (Hamilton)
Pre-Sale Ticket Link | Password: gladragdoll

3/04/13 - RCB Theatre (London)
Pre-Sale Ticket Link | Password: gladragdoll

The following shows are already on-sale, please proceed to the links below each show to get your tickets now.

2/23/13 - National Arts Centre (Ottawa) - Tickets 

2/24/13 - National Arts Centre (Ottawa) - Tickets

posted 10/2/2012

Diana Krall releases 'Glad Rag Doll'

Diana Krall releases 'Glad Rag Doll'

Diana Krall releases her 11th studio album 'Glad Rag Doll'
Available now at: iTunes / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Starbucks

New York Times: "It has never been a bad idea to engage Ms. Krall’s friskier side and it's satisfying to hear the swagger in her phrasing on 'I'm a Little Mixed Up'... …She sounds even better on another song with country pedigree: 'Wide River to Cross.'"

Associated Press: "It rocks. It swings. It shuffles. It's sexy, sly, intimate, and exhilarating."
 
Entertainment Weekly: "Enthralling... I'd call it her nimble, witty, change-of-pace record."
 
Seattle Times: "One of her freshest, most satisfying albums in years…... Krall has struck vintage gold here —- again."
 
American Songwriter: "Krall's work on the piano has perhaps never sounded so rock-n-roll."


Diana Krall's extraordinary new album, 'Glad Rag Doll' (Verve Records) is an exhilarating and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new instrumentation and new musicians. It stars a singer and piano player, filled with mischief, humour and a renewed sense of tenderness and intimacy.

The record reveals itself at that remarkable vanishing poin
t in time where all music; swinging, rocking and taboo, collide with songs of longing, solace and regret. All are made new again in a vaudeville of Krall's own imagining.

It is at once a major departure and a natural progression for the gifted musician. Diana simply calls the album, "a song and dance record".

"We all just went in there as if the songs were written yesterday. I didn't want to make a period piece or nostalgia record," said Krall.

In fact, these are songs that Krall has spent a lifetime contemplating. Both her childhood home and her current address are stacked with 78rpm records and song folios filled with precious and unpolished gems, songs that have not worn out their lustre from repetition.

If any of these songs could be identified as "20's or 30's music", then they are 20's or 30's songs as imagined for the 21st Century.

The same could be said for a startling rendition of the Doc Pomus classic, "Lonely Avenue", first cut in the 1950s.

The contemplative, contemporary reading of the old Gene Austin recording of "Let It Rain" finds a sympathetic echo in Krall's exquisite rendition of Buddy and Julie Miller's more recent ballad of spiritual longing, "Wide River To Cross".

Working for the first time with renowned producer T Bone Burnett and engineer Mike Piersante, Krall revels in a fresh sonic playground captured in the vivid grain and deep resonant focus of analog tape. Burnett has assembled a distinguished cast of remarkable men to complement Krall's piano contribution at an 1890s Steinway upright.

From the hushed to the howling, Marc Ribot's poised and sympathetic solo guitar accompaniment on the title track contrasts beautifully with a range of surprising sounds and colors.

As ever with a Diana Krall record, her distinctive feel and unique sense of time is crucial. She has established a new and exciting rhythmic rapport with drummer Jay Bellerose and bassist Dennis Crouch that has let loose some of her most joyous piano playing heard on record to date.

Among the new elements brought into the spontaneous arrangement process are the mysterious, sometimes comedic commentaries coming from the keyboards of Keefus Green.

Diana Krall has collaborated with Academy Award winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood and acclaimed photographer, Mark Seliger to create a series of beautiful and striking images for Krall's new album, "Glad Rag Doll". They are inspired by Alfred Cheney Johnston's pictures of the girls of the Ziegfeld Follies taken during the 1920s. 

Marc Ribot (Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 6 String Bass and Banjo),
T Bone Burnett (Guitars),
Howard Coward (Ukulele, Mandola, Tenor Guitar, Harmony Vocals),
Jay Bellerose (Drums),
Dennis Crouch (Bass),
Bryan Sutton (Guitars),
Colin Linden (Guitars, Dobro)
Keefus Green (Keyboards, Mellotron).

Track Listing:
1. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye (Woods)
2. There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears (Fisher)
3. Just Like a Butterfly That's Caught in the Rain (Dixon/Woods)
4. You Know - I Know Ev'rything's Made for Love (Sherman/Tobias/Johnson)
5. Glad Rag Doll (Ager/Dougherty/Yellen)
6. I'm A Little Mixed Up (James/Johnson)
7. Prairie Lullaby (Hill)
8. Here Lies Love (Rainger/Robin)
9. I Used to Love You But It's All Over Now (von Tilzer/Brown)
10. Let it Rain (Kendis/Dyson)
11. Lonely Avenue (Pomus)
12. Wide River to Cross (Miller/Miller)
13. When the Curtain Comes Down (Hoefle/Lewis/Sherman)

Diana Krall's 2009 GRAMMY® winning album, Quiet Nights, used Brazil as a musical point of reference and landed at at #3 on the Billboard 200, her highest ever position on the chart and her fourth consecutive album to debut within the top 10.

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posted 9/26/2012

Diana Krall is set to perform on Live with Kelly and Michael this Monday, October 1st!

Diana Krall is set to perform on Live with Kelly and Michael this Monday, October 1st!

Find out where and when the show airs in your city! Check your local listings here: Live with Kelly and Michael Official Website

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posted 9/21/2012

Diana Krall Sings With No Strings Attached

Diana Krall Sings With No Strings Attached

For the record, Diana Krall isn't wearing bordello lingerie on the cover of "Glad Rag Doll" (Verve), nor is the scanty attire a cheap trick to hawk her new album. "I was just playing dress-up to illustrate the album's title and 1920s theme," said the 47-year-old jazz-pop singer-pianist and mother of two. "There isn't even any cleavage—just a little more thigh. Look at Alfred Cheney Johnston's Ziegfeld Girls photos from the period. They're much more risqué."

On "Glad Rag Doll," due Oct. 2, the breathy-voiced two-time Grammy winner covers mostly jazz and vaudeville songs written between the two world wars. But the album's bluesy, Prohibition-era theme is a risky deviation for Ms. Krall, whose fans have grown accustomed to her humid renditions of American Songbook standards backed by lush orchestrations.

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Mark Seliger

Diana Krall

"I'll be back to strings—this album is just something I wanted to do in addition to that," she said. "I'm not trying to reinvent myself here. The more different creative outlets I have, the more exciting recording is for me. This is the music I was first attracted to—before Louis Armstrong and Nat Cole."

Born in 1964, Ms. Krall grew up in British Columbia and today divides her time between Vancouver and New York with husband, Elvis Costello, and their children. As a preteen, Ms. Krall spent hours listening to her father's vast collection of 78-rpm records. Fascinated by the '20s and '30s, she traveled at age 16 to Williams College in Massachusetts to visit the archives of jazz-age band leader Paul Whiteman.

"It had nothing to do with Whiteman, though—I was intrigued by Bill Challis's complex arrangements for the band," she said. "When I saw the scores and harmonies he wrote and the parts for [cornetist] Bix Beiderbecke, I got chills."

In preparation for her new album, Ms. Krall selected 35 songs from her father's collection and gave sheet music to producer T Bone Burnett. "I had no idea which songs T Bone would choose until I arrived at the studio," she said. "We wanted the element of surprise and improvisation."

"We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye" and "Just Like a Butterfly (That's Caught in the Rain)" were inspired by the relaxed recordings of '20s singer Annette Hanshaw. There are nods to Bing Crosby, Gene Austin and Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards.

Breaking theme, Mr. Burnett suggested Betty James's 1961 rockabilly single "I'm a Little Mixed Up." "Playing rock 'n' roll piano on there was a challenge," Ms. Krall said. "It's not like jazz improvisation. It's all mood, guts and blood." Ms. Krall also took on Ray Charles's "Lonely Avenue" from 1956—with an arrangement that references Miles Davis's album "A Tribute to Jack Johnson." As for the title track, it was first recorded in 1928 by vaudeville clarinetist Ted Lewis—with lyrics she calls "a feminine statement, in a weird way."

What does Ms. Krall's father think of the album? "He likes it. Last week I was with him for four hours listening to stacks of old 78s. This album is who I am. It just took 40 years to make."

A version of this article appeared September 21, 2012, on page D5 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Diana Krall Sings With No Strings Attached.

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posted 9/14/2012

Exclusive First Listen: Hear Diana's new song "I'm A Little Mixed Up"

Exclusive First Listen: Hear Diana's new song "I'm A Little Mixed Up"

Diana Krall brings the past into the present

New music a sensual collaboration with T Bone Burnett


Jazz purists have sputtered a bit about Mark Seliger's glamorous cover shots on singer/songwriter/pianist Diana Krall's upcoming album "Glad Rag Doll." They're missing three key details:

1). As an album of covers of romantic/sensual ballads that date back decades, the glamorous shots perfectly fit the concept of what Krall is trying to capture.

2). The woman has always been gorgeous and one could argue that this supposed lack of "purism" has held her back in some circles. Give her a break and get over yourselves. 

3). Oops. It's not really a jazz album, even if it has jazz echoes throughout it, particularly in songs like “Just Like a Butterfly That’s Caught In the Rain." As producer T Bone Burnett says ""Diana is a great rock and roll piano player." And it shows.

"There are only two kinds of music. There's war music and there's sex music. This is sex music. It's not war music," Burnett added. That may be overly simplifying things, but the record sounds intriguing. Krall picked childhood favorites, ranging from Doc Pomus' "Lonely Avenue" to the obscure title cut from 1928.

Does it work? You be the judge. Even though the album isn't out until Oct. 2, you can preview one song, the 1957 R&B chestnut "I'm a Little Mixed Up," in its entirety exclusively here at MSN Music. Burnett's production and choice of session musicians (including the astounding drummer Jay Bellerose and guitarist extraordinaire Marc Ribot) and Krall's offhand vocal gives the song a light, cheeky feel - quite a fun contrast to Burnett's sometimes-somber sound. Click here to listen.

Pre-order 'Glad Rag Doll' Available Oct.2 2012 now at Amazon / iTunes

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posted 8/27/2012

Diana sings "Fly Me To The Moon" for Neil Armstrong

Diana sings "Fly Me To The Moon" for Neil Armstrong

Best tribute ever? Diana Krall sings "Fly Me To The Moon" for Neil Armstrong 


Diana Krall sings Sinatra for the beloved American astronaut in a winning tribute performance.

By: Kristin Deasy

 

Diana Krall, way to pick the right song.

 

The jazz singer's performance of "Fly Me To The Moon" at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl Saturday night in honor of Neil Armstrong has impressed, with the Associated Press saying she really "knows how to pay tribute."

 

The legendary US astronaut, the first man to set foot on the moon, passed away on Saturday at the age of 82.

 

Armstrong, who was a pretty reserved dude, once had a glass of wine with Krall, the singer revealed, according to AP.

 

He must have dug her music.

 

But he probably didn't want to hear the old Sinatra tune for the millionth time, Krall said, a half-serious remark AP said was made as she stood "gazing toward the night sky."

 

All that was missing was a wink and she'd have followed the statement put out by the Armstrong family to the letter: "Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink," they said.

 

Well, wink or no wink, Krall's was truly a tribute in tempo with the times.


posted 8/20/2012

Diana Krall's "Butterfly" is a new-fashioned 1927 song

Diana Krall's "Butterfly" is a new-fashioned 1927 song

Diana Krall's "Butterfly" is a new-fashioned 1927 song

 

Diana Krall is seated under low light at an 1890 Steinway upright that she doesn't even touch until halfway through the take.

 

The "Recording" sign goes on and she begins to sing the verse of "Just Like A Butterfly That’s Caught In The Rain," accompanied only by Bryan Sutton's Maccaferri guitar. The band commences to play with an effortless tread, while with lovely melancholy, Krall sings…

 

"I know that all of the world is cheery by that old cottage door

Why are my wings so weary?

I can't fly anymore"

 

It is one of the most beautifully realized performances from Diana Krall's extraordinary new record, 'Glad Rag Doll' – out October 2nd on Verve.

 

The song, written in the late 1920s and recorded originally by Annette Hanshaw in 1927, is among many on the album that were first recorded in the 1920s and 1930s.

 

Speaking of hearing Hanshaw while growing up in a household filled with 78rpm records, Krall said, "I just love the way she sang, always have. I knew Annette Hanshaw as well as any other singer before I discovered Carmen McRae and Ernestine Anderson."

 

Producer T Bone Burnett, spoke of the process of making these older songs vivid for the present time…

 

"We try to imagine ourselves sitting in the room with the person. What did it actually sound like when Annette Hanshaw or Lee Morse was singing and playing? It sounded exactly the same way as when you sing and play today.

 

Whatever the time and place, Krall says of "Just Like Butterfly", "I think that's my favorite but I don't have try to sound like them. It's more the story I'm trying to tell"

 

Then she added with a smile, "You know, it says "lonely" twice in "Just Like a Butterfly That's Caught In The Rain." The refrain is "Here I am lonely, tired and lonely."  Okay, I'm lonely already. We get the point."

posted 8/14/2012

'Glad Rag Doll' Cover Revealed

'Glad Rag Doll' Cover Revealed

Diana Krall has collaborated with Academy Award winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood and acclaimed photographer, Mark Seliger to create a series of beautiful and striking images for Krall’s new album, “Glad Rag Doll”. They are inspired by Alfred Cheney Johnston’s pictures of the girls of the Ziegfeld Follies taken during the 1920s.


Said Krall, “If there was an era to which I could choose to go back in time, it would be the 1920s, just because of the whole wildness of it all.


Speaking of her collaborators, Diana said, “I had admired Colleen’s work in “Chicago” and “Edward Scissorhands” and worked with her for both my appearance in the Johnny Depp movie about John Dillinger, “Public Enemies” and on Tony Bennett’s 80th birthday television spectacular. Colleen understood exactly what I was trying to achieve with the choice of costume.” 


The cover image of the album, “Glad Rag Doll” – out October 2nd on Verve – was shot by Mark Seliger, who also photographed Diana for her 2004 album “The Girl In The Other Room”.


Said Krall, “Mark is someone I admire and trust completely in creating something that I have had in my
head for years; photographs that echo images of the Ziegfeld Girls, as well as making reference to photographs from the late 1970s.”


Seliger has shot countless remarkable cover images for Vanity FairGQ and Rolling Stone. The most recent collection of his work, “Listen” was published in October of 2010.  


Although many of the songs on “Glad Rag Doll” were also written and first performed in the 1920s and ‘30s, Krall says, “There was never any thought of simply recreating what was already done in the past.”


Read more about Alfred Cheney Johnston and his work here:

http://alfredcheneyjohnston.com/blog/acj-bio/

http://ruthetting.com/alfred-cheney-johnston/


Learn about Mark Seliger’s “Capture”: Episode 1 –

http://youtu.be/zfmifVKpat8

Trailer - www.youtube.com/ReserveChannel


"
Glad Rag Doll"
 is now available for pre-order in the U.S. at Amazon.  

posted 8/2/2012

Diana talks about her first collaboration with T-Bone Burnett and the inspiration behind 'Glad Rag Doll'

Diana talks about her first collaboration with T-Bone Burnett and the inspiration behind 'Glad Rag Doll'

It was just like any other night; pulling 78rpm records from a big stack in the den or playing half-remembered melodies from song folios piled up by the piano.
 
“I thought everybody knew about these things,” said Diana Krall speaking of listening again to the marvelous, mischievous records that her Dad had collected during her childhood.
 
"Now I’m all grown up, I think I just wanted to live out one of the Carole Lombard characters that I saw on late-night pictures but with the music from the “Ziegfeld Follies."" 

"It’s 1920's music for the 21st Century”. 
 
It's precisely those records and visual images that inspired “Glad Rag Doll” - out October 2 on Verve - Krall's first collaboration with producer T-Bone Burnett. 


"She was just possessed" said Burnett. "People might say this is all about old-fashioned music but it's very, very new-fashioned music."

Diana reworks Fred Fisher's "There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears" with Marc Ribot, T-Bone Burnett, Jay Bellerose, Dennis Crouch, Colin Linden, and Keefus Ciancia.

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posted 7/2/2012

Diana Announces New Album 'Glad Rag Doll' available in the U.S. October 2!

Diana Announces New Album 'Glad Rag Doll' available in the U.S. October 2!

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN:  "There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears"


Diana Krall's extraordinary new album, 'Glad Rag Doll' (U.S. 10/2, Verve Records) is an exhilarating and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new instrumentation and new musicians. It stars a singer and piano player, filled with mischief, humour and a renewed sense of tenderness and intimacy.

 

The record reveals itself at that remarkable vanishing point in time where all music; swinging, rocking and taboo, collide with songs of longing, solace and regret. All are made new again in a vaudeville of Krall's own imagining.

 

It is at once a major departure and a natural progression for the gifted musician. Diana simply calls the album, "a song and dance record".

 

"We all just went in there as if the songs were written yesterday. I didn't want to make a period piece or nostalgia record," said Krall.

 

In fact, these are songs that Krall has spent a lifetime contemplating. Both her childhood home and her current address are stacked with 78rpm records and song folios filled with precious and unpolished gems, songs that have not worn out their lustre from repetition.

 

If any of these songs could be identified as "20's or 30's music", then they are 20's or 30's songs as imagined for the 21st Century.

 

The same could be said for a startling rendition of the Pomus classic, "Lonely Avenue", first cut in the 1950s.

 

The contemplative, contemporary reading of the old Gene Austin recording of "Let It Rain" finds a sympathetic echo in Krall's exquisite rendition of Buddy and Julie Miller's more recent ballad of spiritual longing, "Wide River To Cross".

 

Working for the first time with renowned producer T Bone Burnett and engineer Mike Piersante, Krall revels in a fresh sonic playground captured in the vivid grain and deep resonant focus of analog tape. Burnett has assembled a distinguished cast of remarkable men to complement Krall's piano contribution at an 1890s Steinway upright.

 

From the hushed to the howling, Marc Ribot's poised and sympathetic solo guitar accompaniment on the title track contrasts beautifully with a range of surprising sounds and colors.

 

As ever with a Diana Krall record, her distinctive feel and unique sense of time is crucial. She has established a new and exciting rhythmic rapport with drummer Jay Bellerose and bassist Dennis Crouch that has let loose some of her most joyous piano playing heard on record to date.

 

Among the new elements brought into the spontaneous arrangement process are the mysterious, sometimes comedic commentaries coming from the keyboards of Keefus Green.

 

The album will be released worldwide on Verve Records October 2 (U.S.) / October 1 (Rest of World) and is available for U.S. pre-order at AMAZON.
 

Marc Ribot (Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 6 String Bass and Banjo),

T Bone Burnett (Guitars),

Howard Coward (Ukulele, Mandola, Tenor Guitar, Harmony Vocals),

Jay Bellerose (Drums),

Dennis Crouch (Bass),

Bryan Sutton (Guitars),

Colin Linden (Guitars, Dobro)

Keefus Green (Keyboards, Mellotron).

 

Track Listing:

1. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye (Woods)

2. There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears (Fisher)

3. Just Like a Butterfly That's Caught in the Rain (Dixon/Woods)

4. You Know - I Know Ev'rything's Made for Love (Sherman/Tobias/Johnson)

5. Glad Rag Doll (Ager/Dougherty/Yellen)

6. I'm A Little Mixed Up (James/Johnson)

7. Prairie Lullaby (Hill)

8. Here Lies Love (Rainger/Robin)

9. I Used to Love You But It's All Over Now (von Tilzer/Brown)

10. Let it Rain (Kendis/Dyson)

11. Lonely Avenue (Pomus)

12. Wide River to Cross (Miller/Miller)

13. When the Curtain Comes Down (Hoefle/Lewis/Sherman)

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posted 5/4/2012

Diana Krall to Perform at The White House for PBS Special Honoring Gershwin Prize Recipients Burt Bacharach & Hal David

PBS TO HONOR BURT BACHARACH AND HAL DAVID
WITH BROADCAST SPECIAL FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

—   Latest From Emmy Award-Nominated “In Performance at the White House” Series Features Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Mike Myers and More, Airing May 21—

WASHINGTON, D.C.— “Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House” is a PBS music special in the East Room of the White House.  President and Mrs. Obama will host the concert event on May 9 in honor of songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.  The evening will include performances by Sheryl Crow, Michael Feinstein, Diana Krall, Lyle Lovett, Mike Myers, Rumer, Arturo Sandoval, Sheléa and Stevie Wonder.  (Program subject to change.)  President Obama will present the Gershwin Prize for Bacharach and David during the event.  The sixty-minute television special is part of the Emmy Award-nominated PBS “In Performance at the White House” series — made possible by major grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS.  The program will premiere Monday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).  The program will also be broadcast at a later date via the American Forces Network to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.

This event, including the President’s remarks, will be available for press via the White House Press Corps pool feed and streamed on www.whitehouse.gov and www.pbs.org/whitehouse.

“WETA is proud to bring this concert to the American people in collaboration with the White House and the Library of Congress,” noted Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA.  “This event marks the forty-ninth production of the WETA ‘In Performance at the White House’ series and it is our continuing honor to share these special musical events with the wide public television viewing audience.”

“The music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David became part of the soundtrack of our lives and has inspired the work of a new generation of songwriters and musicians,” said Paula A. Kerger, president and CEO of PBS.  “This broadcast reflects PBS’s commitment to bringing the very best of the performing arts to the largest stage, ensuring that every American has access to this great work, while documenting the contributions of extraordinary talent who continue to influence music today.” 

“Since the inception of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, PBS has brought this celebration of creativity directly and more broadly to the American people,” commented Dr. James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress.  “The success of the inspired genius of Burt Bacharach and Hal David has without question produced one of the richest and most recognizable multi-generational playlists known to the world.  We’re pleased that people everywhere will be able to join in the recognition of these great artists.”

“Public media informs, educates, inspires and entertains,” said Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of CPB, a project funder.  “We are proud to support the ‘In Performance at the White House’ series and celebrate the contributions of Burt Bacharach and Hal David to our country’s musical heritage.”  

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song is named in honor of the legendary George and Ira Gershwin.  This award recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world’s culture.  The prize is given annually to a composer or performer whose lifetime contributions exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins.  The first Gershwin Prize was awarded to Paul Simon in May 2007, the second to Stevie Wonder in February 2009, and the third to Sir Paul McCartney in June 2010.

This will be the first time the Gershwin Prize honor has been awarded to a songwriting team.  Like the legendary siblings for whom the Gershwin Prize is named, Bacharach and David are a pianist and lyricist respectively.  The GRAMMY- and Academy Award-winning pair have collaborated for more than a half-century, creating such beloved songs as “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “What the World Needs Now is Love,” “Walk on By” and “Alfie.”  David, 90, and Bacharach, 83, first began collaborating in the 1950s at the Famous Paramount Music Co. inNew York City. Since their first hit together, “The Story of My Life” in 1957, both David and Bacharach have been nominated and honored with every major award bestowed by the music industry. Today, their songs continue to be recorded by such artists as Diana Krall, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, and the cast of the television show “Glee.”

Bacharach, born inMissouriand raised inNew York, has been for six decades one of the most honored and successful composers of our time.  His music continues to set industry records and creative standards. A recipient of three Academy Awards and eight GRAMMY Awards, including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with collaborator Hal David, Bacharach revolutionized the music of the 1950s and ‘60s. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is the recipient of other tributes received from top music industry institutions to governments, universities and charitable and philanthropic groups.  From helping charitable organizations raise funds, to Broadway, movies and scores of new recordings of his songs each year, Bacharach’s music is always nearby.

David, a native New Yorker, elevates the common pop song to fine art, showing sophistication and maturity in his lyrics. As an Academy Award-winning lyricist with 40 Top Ten songs, David has been honored for his way with words with every major award bestowed by the music industry, including numerous GRAMMY Awards, the NARM Presidential Award, and the B’Nai B’rith Creative Achievement Award.  He has been elected to the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, has received its coveted Johnny Mercer Award, and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.  David was awarded the prestigious GRAMMY Trustees Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and was also the first non-British person to receive the esteemed Ivor Novello Award from the British Performing Rights Society.

“Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House” will be the ninth “In Performance at the White House” program during President Barack Obama’s administration.  Spanning from February 2009 to the most recent broadcast in February 2012, these latest “In Performance at the White House” events have honored the musical genius of Stevie Wonder and Sir Paul McCartney; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring the music from the Civil Rights Movement, Motown, and the Blues; explored the rich history of the uniquely American musical form of Country music; and spotlighted Broadway and the exceptional spirit of the American musical.  The star-studded line-ups have included Marc Anthony, Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Jamie Foxx, José Feliciano, Dave Grohl, Herbie Hancock, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Mick Jagger, Alsion Krauss, B.B. King,Nathan Lane, John Legend, Eva Longoria, Lyle Lovett, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Smokey Robinson, Seal, Jerry Seinfeld, Esperanza Spalding, Elaine Stritch, James Taylor, and Jack White.

“In Performance at the White House” has been produced by WETA since 1978 and spans every administration since that of President Carter.  The series began with an East Room recital by the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz.  Since then, “In Performance at the White House” has embraced virtually every genre of American performance: pop, country, gospel, jazz, latin, blues, theatre and dance among them.  The series was created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the setting of the nation’s most famous home.  Past programs have showcased such talent as cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, dancer/choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov, popular music singers Linda Ronstadt and Alison Krauss, jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, the United States Marine Band, soul and jazz singers Natalie Cole and Aretha Franklin, leading Broadway performers, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

“Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House” is a production of WETA Washington, D.C., the Library of Congress, Cappy Productions, Mark Krantz Productions and CoMedia.  The “In Performance at the White House” series was created by WETA Washington, D.C.  The creators of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song are Bob Kaminsky, Peter Kaminsky, Mark Krantz, Cappy McGarr, Dalton Delan, and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.  The executive producers of “Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House” are Bob Kaminsky, Peter Kaminsky, Mark Krantz and Cappy McGarr; WETA executive producers are Dalton Delan and David S. Thompson.  The program producers are Eileen Bernstein and Allen Kelman.  The program director is Linda Mendoza.  The music producer is Phil Ramone.  The music director is Robert Mounsey.  The series producer is Jackson Frost.  Corporate funding for the program is provided by Sprint Nextel Corporation and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).  Foundation support is provided by the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, The Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Philanthropic Fund and The Annenberg Foundation.  Individual support is from Cari and Michael J. Sacks.  Major funding is also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers.  Air travel is generously provided by American Airlines.

For more information about “Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House,” visit www.pbs.org/whitehouse.  An electronic press kit, including downloadable talent photos for promotional use, is available at pressroom.pbs.org.  To follow “In Performance at the White House” on Twitter, use hashtag #PBSipwh.

WETA Washington, D.C., is the third-largest producing station for public television.  WETA’s other productions and co-productions include “PBS NewsHour,” “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal,” “The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize” and documentaries by filmmaker Ken Burns, including the premiere November 18 and 19 of “The Dust Bowl.”  More information on WETA and its programs and services is available at www.weta.org.

The Library of Congress sponsors privately endowed programs that honor achievement in the humanities and creativity.  Through these awards and prizes, the world’s greatest repository of human creativity honors those who have advanced and embodied the ideals of individual creativity, conviction, dedication, scholarship and exuberance.  More information is available at www.loc.gov.

PBS, with its 356 member stations, offers all Americans — from every walk of life — the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.  Each month, PBS reaches more than 123 million people through television and more than 21 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front row seats to world-class drama and performances.  PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions.  Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life.  PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and Web site, pbskids.org, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children.  More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org Web sites on the Internet.

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posted 3/9/2012

Diana Krall Announces "Summer Nights" Tour!

Biggest U.S. Tour Since 2009

Diana Krall, the multi-platinum, GRAMMY®-winning musician with an unprecedented nine #1 Billboard Jazz chart debuts, will begin her biggest year of touring since 2009 on March 22. After multiple appearances during GRAMMY® week in Los Angeles, Krall is announcing nearly 20 additional dates on her 40-city, 2012  “SUMMER NIGHTS” tour, taking place across the U.S. this spring and summer.

Krall will be joined on tour by Anthony Wilson (guitar), Robert Hurst (bass), and Karriem Riggins (drums).

 Since her GRAMMY®--winning tenth studio album Quiet Nights (Verve) was released in 2009, Krall has performed on four different continents, produced Barbra Streisand’s “Love Is the Answer,” contributed “Simple Twist of Fate” to the charity album Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International and performed on Paul McCartney’s new album, Kisses On The Bottom.

For all US dates and to purchase tickets check out the "TOUR" section on the site or www.dianakrall.com/tour.  

          

posted 2/13/2012

Check Out New Photos of Diana Krall in the Photo Gallery section!

posted 2/8/2012

Diana Krall Kicks Off Grammy® Week With A String Of Special Performances

GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz singer/pianist Diana Krall makes a stop in Los Angeles to participate in a number of special events.

First, Diana Krall joins Paul McCartney who will commemorate the release of his new album Kisses On The Bottom with a once in a lifetime streaming performance taking place live at 7:00 p.m. PST Thursday, February 9, from the famed Capitol Studios where much of the new album was created. Diana Krall, Joe Walsh (guitar), John Clayton (bass), Karriem Riggins (drums),  John Pizzarelli (guitar) , Michael Mainieri  (vibraphone), Anthony Wilson (guitar) and Alan Broadbent  (conductor/arranger)  will back Paul McCartney for the Capitol live stream event.  The album was produced by Tommy LiPuma and features Diana Krall and the musicians above, minus Joe Walsh.

On February 10, Diana Krall performs three songs at one of the most prestigious events held during Grammy® week, the MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute which will celebrate Paul McCartney’s artistic achievements and philanthropic work. 

As the finale for Grammy® week, Diana Krall has been invited to perform at the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards which will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The celebrated musician, Krall, has not stopped since the release of her 2009 Grammy-winning, platinum album Quiet Nights.  She has been travelling the globe, touring in Canada, Europe, UK, USA, Russia, Australia, South America and the Middle East, performing on almost every continent. 

In addition to her touring and appearance schedule, the acclaimed musician took a short break to produce her first record for another artist, Barbra Streisand's Love Is The Answer, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release.

Never slowing down, Diana Krall contributed a track “Simple Twist of Fate” for the Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International released last month.

And Diana Krall has much more already planned for 2012, more details to be announced soon. 

posted 2/7/2012

Check out a stream of "My Valentine" featuring Diana Krall from Paul McCartney's brand new album.

posted 1/23/2012

Chimes of Freedom

To celebrate the North American release of Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International, Amnesty is streaming all 76 tracks, including Diana Krall''s version of "Simple Twist Of Fate,. Click the link below to listen to and order this amazing collection http://on.fb.me/uVj6Tb.

posted 9/7/2011

Bridge School Benefit to Feature Diana Krall (and many more!)

This year's Bridge School Benefit will feature performances by Neil Young, Arcade Fire, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, Tony Bennett and Mumford & Sons, Beck, Diana Krall, Jenny Lewis and Los Invisibles, featuring Carlos Santana. As always, every artist will play an acoustic set and the proceeds will benefit the Bridge School, which helps children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. The show will be held on October 22nd and 23rd at the Shoreline Ampitheater in Mountain View, California.

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posted 8/24/2011

Show Cancellation - Thursday, September 15th!

Show Cancellation

Diana Krall at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Chicago, IL (August 23, 2011) – The Horseshoe Casino announced today that due to scheduling conflicts, Diana Krall will not be performing at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino on Thursday, September 15.

Ticket refunds can be obtained at the point of purchase.

ABOUT CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest casino entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

ABOUT HORSESHOE CASINO

The all new $500 million Horseshoe Casino, a Caesars Entertainment Corporation, just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago is the premier entertainment and gambling destination in Chicagoland. Where legendary gaming lives on, Horseshoe boasts more than 350,000 square feet with over 3,000 slot machines, over 100 table games, one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest, and more. The Venue at Horseshoe Casino is proud to offer the ultimate concert and entertainment destination and premier experience in a flexible space that can hold up to 3,300 guests. Dining elegance is not overlooked and guests can choose from a variety of dining options including; Jack Binion's Steak House which overlooks Lake Michigan and recent winner of the 2009 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, around-the-globe variety at the Village Square Buffet, and a taste of Chicago at Benny's Pub and Eatery.

For more information, please visit: www.chicagohorseshoe.com.

Must be 21 years or older to gamble or attend events at The Venue. Know When To Stop Before You Start® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9WITH-IT © 2011 Caesars License Company, LLC.

Horseshoe Media Contact:

Victoria Kent, XA, The Experiential Agency, 312-239-2358, victoria@expagency.com

James Sims III, XA, The Experiential Agency, 312-239-2356, james@expagency.com

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posted 7/19/2011

Presale Starts Today (7/19) for Virginia Beach Show!

Presale Today, 7/19 at 3pm EST.

2.17.12 - Sandler Center for the Performing Arts (Virginia Beach, VA) - 8pm show / 7pm doors

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posted 5/17/2011

Diana Helps Lay Down Some Tracks with Paul McCartney on his Standards Disc!

It's shaping up to be a big year for Paul McCartney. On May 6th, McCartney, 68, announced he had gotten engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Nancy Shevell. And in an L.A. studio a month earlier, he began making another dream come true: He started recording an album devoted to covers of pop standards from the pre-rock years. "It's my dad's style of music," he says. "I've wanted to do that kind of thing forever, since the Beatle days. But then Rod [Stewart] went mad on it. I thought, 'I have to wait so it doesn't look like I'm trying to do a Rod.'"

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posted 5/4/2011

Diana to attend "Dream for Kids: The Grand Opening Gala"!

On Saturday, May 7, nearly 1,500 supporters, including celebrities, prominent philanthropists, business leaders and elected officials will gather at the L.A. Live Events Deck for “Dream for Kids: The Grand Opening Gala,” presented by Starz, LLC and proudly supported by AEG, benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The magical evening will celebrate the hospital’s 110th anniversary and its new hospital building, which will be the nation’s most technologically advanced pediatric hospital when it opens July 10.

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posted 3/28/2011

Diana and Elvis Join the Band Further On Stage at Radio City Music Hall!

After paying tribute to The Clash on Friday night and Owsley “Bear” Stanley on Saturday night, Furthur finished off a three-night stand at Radio City Music Hall by welcoming Elvis Costello, Larry Campbell, Diana Krall and Teresa Williams to sit in with them tonight.

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posted 2/15/2011

Diana on the Red Carpet at the Grammy's

Check out the great photo of Diana at the Grammy's!  Be sure to scroll through the slide show to view it. 

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posted 2/8/2011

Diana Krall Solo in Concert Dates Announced!

Just announced:  Diana Krall Solo in Concert dates:  June 26, 27 and 28 at the Theatre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts in Montreal, Canada.  Ticket pre-sale begins tomorrow Wednesday February 9 at 12:00 PM EST. 

posted 2/4/2011

Big Announcement Coming Next Week!

Stay tuned for a big Diana Krall announcement on Tuesday February 8th!  

posted 12/9/2010

Diana Honors Streisand at MusiCares

Herbie Hancock, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder are among the artists who will pay tribute to 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year Barbra Streisand. The cast of the hit show Glee, including Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Darren Criss, will also take part in the celebration. Streisand will close out the evening with her own performance.

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posted 11/11/2010

More than 1,200 People Come Together to Advance Cancer Research at Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation's (MMRF) Fall Gala Raising Nearly $2 million

Diana Krall and Paul Simon Wow the Crowd with First-Ever Musical Collaboration

Norwalk
, CT — November 2, 2010

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) brought together over 1,200 supporters, including many patients and their loved ones, as well as celebrity guests, at its 14th annual Fall Gala on Saturday Oct. 30, in Greenwich, Connecticut. The premier benefit raised more than $1.9 million to support the MMRF’s efforts to develop next-generation treatments for patients with multiple myeloma, a rare and incurable blood cancer.

Jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall and her sister Michelle Krall Wigmore received the MMRF’s Spirit of Hope Award in honor of their steadfast and impressive support of myeloma patients and their families. The Spirit of Hope Award is awarded annually to individuals who inspire hope with their perseverance in overcoming personal obstacles such as a cancer diagnosis. Diana and Michelle’s mother, Adella Krall, passed away in 2002 following a courageous journey with multiple myeloma. The Krall family has passionately fundraised for myeloma patient care and research both in the U.S. and in their native country of Canada raising a combined total of over $6 million – including over $570,000 for the MMRF. Diana’s performance of her mother’s most beloved songs made the evening especially memorable.

“The MMRF supported the development of treatments that gave our mother an additional six years after her diagnosis. We keep the momentum going by continuing to raise funds so the next generation of treatments reach patients living with multiple myeloma as quickly as possible – giving them more precious time with their families,” said Krall, a member of the MMRF Honorary Board of Directors, who, along with Wigmore, established the MMRF Krall Family Fund to raise awareness and research funds to this end.

Paul Simon, 12-time Grammy Award winner, inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame and music legend, performed as the evening’s very Special Guest. Simon has actively pursued numerous philanthropic endeavors throughout his illustrious career.

“The MMRF is a truly outstanding organization that has shown real results for patients living with multiple myeloma. It is a pleasure to support my good friends, MMRF Founder Kathy Giusti and her husband Paul, and to join them, on this occasion, in moving their mission forward,” said Paul Simon, who performed several classic hits before inviting Krall to join him for a set. It was the first time the artists had performed together.

As a testament to her commitment to patients and families living with cancer, Deborah Norville, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, New York Times best-selling author and a member of the MMRF Honorary Board of Directors, served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the 9th year. Hervé Hoppenot, President of Novartis Oncology, was honored with the MMRF Corporate Leadership Award for Novartis Oncology’s leadership and vision in driving the development of some of today’s most important oncology treatments. Other special guests included CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, Co-Anchor of “Squawk-Box” and a member of the MMRF Honorary Board of Directors, and his wife, Judy Chung.

The MMRF’s Courage and Commitment Award was presented to Michael Reinert, Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for the Universal Motown Republic Group. Reinert recently wrote and starred in his first play, “So Tell Me, What Can I Do?” He developed the acclaimed one-man show while undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma. Reinert generously presented the MMRF with the proceeds from the production.

“We are extremely grateful to all those who made the MMRF Fall Gala such a magnificent evening, especially our inspiring honorees, outstanding performers and incredible speakers,” said Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient and Founder and CEO of the MMRF. “The incredible commitment to patients living with multiple myeloma that we all witnessed at the Gala is nothing short of remarkable and will continue to shine as a beacon of hope on our mission to bring patients better treatments – faster.”

PepsiCo served as the Gala Presenting Sponsor and Celgene Corporation comprised the evening’s Leadership Circle. MMRF Fall Gala Vice Chairs were Lori and Christopher Alf, Angelique and James Bell, Richard Bellas, Paula and Warren Berliner, Elizabeth Donald, Kathy and Paul Giusti, Elizabeth and Traver Hutchins, Dan Kennedy – Keno Graphics, Lori Marcus, Mitchell B. Modell, Ronny Mosston – Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Anne and David Ogilvy, Chuck Ortner, Anne-Marie and Paul Queally, Karen and Michael Reinert, and Marcie and Miles Stuchin.

About the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, soon after Kathy's diagnosis with multiple myeloma. The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. As the world's number-one private funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has raised over $140 million since its inception to fund nearly 120 laboratories worldwide, including 40 new compounds and approaches in clinical trials and pre-clinical studies and has facilitated 26 clinical trials through its affiliate organization, the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC). As exceptional stewards of its donor’s investments, the MMRF consistently surpasses its peers in fiscal responsibility. For more information about the MMRF, please visit www.themmrf.org.

About Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer. The five-year relative survival rate for multiple myeloma is approximately 38 percent, one of the lowest of all cancers. In 2010, more than 20,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma and nearly 11,000 people are predicted to die from the disease.

posted 8/24/2010

Check Out Diana’s Allure Magazine Feature!

Check Out Diana’s Allure Magazine Feature!

posted 8/4/2010

Lima Peru Date Announced! More South American Dates To Come

Diana just announced a date in Lima Peru.  More South American dates to follow.  Stay tuned for details.  

posted 11/9/2012

Diana Krall on the cover of Downbeat Magazine - December Issue!

Diana Krall on the cover of Downbeat Magazine - December Issue!

One of jazz’s biggest contemporary stars has won the Female Vocalist category in the DownBeat Readers Poll for five consecutive years. Supported by a new team of ace collaborators, Krall has hit her mark and then some with Glad Rag Doll (Verve), her 12th album. - Michelle Gallant, DownBeat

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posted 5/4/2011

Diana to attend "Dream for Kids: The Grand Opening Gala"!

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posted 8/4/2010

Diana Krall Returns to South America For More Tour Dates!

Diana Krall Returns to South America For More Tour Dates!

DIANA KRALL RETURNS TO SOUTH AMERICA IN SEPTEMBER!  PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR COMPLETE TOUR SCHEDULE AND VENUE INFORMATION! 

posted 7/21/2010

DIANA HEADLINES MAJOR FESTIVALS IN EUROPE AND AROUND THE GLOBE ON THE CONTINUATION OF HER 2010 “QUIET NIGHTS” WORLD TOUR.

Diana Krall continues her world tour that will take her through Europe, the Middle East and South America through September for 20 dates in 13 countries

The celebrated musician is headlining at numerous European festivals in July: Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival, Rotterdam's North Sea Jazz; France's Jazz a Vienne, Les Nuits de la Guitare, Jazz in Juan, Cascais Cool Jazz Fest and Marciac Jazz Festival; and Spain's Xacobeo Festival. She will also play multiple shows in Italy, Portugal and Spain, and will perform in Athens, Copenhagen and London.

Krall, whose Grammy-winning 2009 'Quiet Nights' album (Verve) — her highest charting album to date, at #3 on the Billboard 200 -- was inspired by Brazilian bossa nova and the country’s enthusiastic audiences, will be back in Brazil in September for four concerts, followed by dates in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Lima, Peru.

Her touring quartet will consist of Diana on piano, guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Karriem Riggins.

posted 7/20/2010

Diana Krall to perform at MMRF fundraiser

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) announced that it will honor famed pianist and vocalist Diana Krall and her sister, Michelle Wigmore, with the Spirit of Hope Award at the 14th annual MMRF Fall Gala, scheduled to be held October 30, 2010, in Greenwich.

Krall, a member of the MMRF’s Honorary Board of Directors, will also provide a performance as the event’s featured artist. Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Simon will also perform as the MMRF’s special guest.

“It is an honor for my sister, Michelle, and I to be recognized by the MMRF – an organization that has helped so many families like ours who have been touched by this terrible disease,” said Krall, whose mother died of multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer, in 2002. “It is our hope that, by continuing to raise awareness and research funds through events like this, we can play a role in helping the MMRF bring patients treatments that will extend their lives and give them more precious times with their families.”

Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and New York Times best-selling author Deborah Norville will join the evening’s celebrity line-up by serving as Mistress of Ceremonies. It is Norville’s ninth year in this special role.

“We are overjoyed that Diana Krall, Paul Simon and Deborah Norville have all come together in honor of the multiple myeloma patients and families courageously fighting this devastating disease and who stand by our side in supporting our urgent work to bring patients the treatments they need,” said Kathy Giusti, Founder and CEO of the MMRF and a myeloma patient.

David Epstein, Head of the Novartis Pharmaceuticals division, will serve as the event’s Corporate Chair and will be honored with the Corporate Leadership Award in recognition of the Novartis’ commitment to developing innovative new treatments for multiple myeloma and other orphan cancers. In addition, Michael Reinert, Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Universal Music Group, will be honored with the Courage and Commitment Award. Reinert, a multiple myeloma patient, recently wrote and starred in his first play “So Tell Me, What Can I Do”.

The MMRF Fall Gala is the largest and most prominent fundraising event in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. All funds raised will support the development of new treatments for multiple myeloma. To purchase tickets to the MMRF Fall Gala, donate an auction item or join a committee, email mmrf@benefitoffice.org or call 888-584-5463.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 as a nonprofit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, soon after Kathy’s diagnosis with multiple myeloma. The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure.

posted 6/28/2010

Diana Getting Set for European Tour!

Be sure to check the tour section to get all the latest info about Diana's European tour and to find out how to get tickets. 

posted 4/9/2010

Diana Receives Rave Reviews in Mexico

Diana Receives Rave Reviews in Mexico

The local media in Mexico are raving about Diana's recent concerts during her second visit to the country.


The Informador in Mexico City detailed a huge response for Diana and recognized her talent and range in covering not only favorite jazz numbers but pop songs as well. The daily newspaper La Jornada reported an hour and a half set list as Diana turned the National Auditorium into a massive jazz club of 10,000 people.

posted 4/6/2010

Catch Diana in Mexico!

Diana is now on tour with a handful of dates in Mexico. Catch Diana live in Mexico City, Zacatecas, Guadalajara, or Monterrey.


posted 3/29/2010

Dazzling Diana Plays Quiet Nights in Australia & New Zealand

Dazzling Diana Plays Quiet Nights in Australia & New Zealand

Madeleine Peyroux and Melody Gardot Join Krall On Tour - Performance with Queensland Symphony Orchestra Filmed For Forthcoming DVD

Diana Krall has just returned to the U.S. from a very successful 12-date tour of New Zealand and Australia that included performances under the stars in the region's largest cities and at some of its most charming vineyards as part of the Day On The Green concert series. Regardless of the venue, Krall was "in dazzling, compelling, vibrant form" (Melbourne Herald Sun), playing selections from her top-selling album 'Quiet Nights' (Verve).

The bill featured an impressive lineup of talented female artists, with Melody Gardot opening the evening, followed by Madeleine Peyroux. Diana and her quartet then closed the show. For many of the larger concerts, the artists were supported by a 42-piece local orchestra, enabling Southern Hemisphere audiences to hear the selections from 'Quiet Nights' as they were recorded, with the arrangements that earned Claus Ogerman a Grammy(r) Award.

'Quiet Nights,' a gold selling album in Australia, re-entered the Australian pop albums charts while Krall was on tour peaking at #14, a new high mark for the album. 'Quiet Nights' also reached #1 on the Jazz Albums chart and maintained a spot in the top 5 for several weeks.

The performances Down Under were so well received that Universal Music and the three artists decided to team up to capture the March 3 concert at Brisbane Entertainment Centre for a forthcoming DVD.

Of the sold-out Brisbane show, The Courier-Mail said: "Her Cool, stylish performance on the keys appears almost effortless. With a seductive and breathy contralto voice, she offers up sublime phrasing of lyrics." Adding that the orchestra offered a "lush element" to the performance.

Watch the video for Diana Krall's song "Quiet Nights": http://www.vevo.com/watch/diana-krall/quiet-nights-video/GBC250900840

Diana Krall's Tour of New Zealand and Australia included stops in:
Christchurch, NZ - Westpac Trust (w/ full orchestra)
Wellington, NZ - TSB Stadium (w/ full orchestra)
Auckland, NZ - A Day On The Green @ Villa Maria
Perth, AUS - A Day On The Green @ Kings Park (w/ full orchestra) (two shows)
Melbourne, AUS - Rod Laver Arena (w/ full orchestra)
Adelaide, AUS - A Day On The Green @ Peter Lehmann Wines
Brisbane, AUS - Entertainment Centre (w/ full orchestra)
Sydney, AUS - Entertainment Centre (w/ full orchestra)
New South Wales, AUS - A Day On The Green @ Bimbadgen Estate
New South Wales, AUS - A Day On The Green @ Centennial Vineyards
Victoria, AUS - A Day On The Green @ Rochford Wines

posted 3/25/2010

Exclusive Pre-Sale Tickets To See Diana in London

Spend a perfect summer's evening at an English Heritage Picnic Concert featuring Diana Krall at Kenwood House in Hampstead, London.

Pre-sale tickets are available today! Click here for tickets and use special offer code PB1.

 

posted 3/3/2010

Diana is Nominated for Three Juno Awards!

Diana is Nominated for Three Juno Awards!

Diana has been recognized in three categories for this year's 2010 Juno Awards. Her nominations were announced today and include: Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.

posted 2/3/2010

CONGRATULATIONS TO CLAUS OGERMAN

Congratulations to Claus for winning the Grammy Award for his work with Diana on her latest CD. Claus won the award for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist” for the track “Quiet Nights” from the CD of the same name. Well done!

posted 1/25/2010

New Dates Added

Diana will be performing a free show in Mexico at the Zacatecas Cultural Festival 2010 on April 8 2010 at the Plaza de Arm.  Start time is 8:30 PM. 

Check back for more tour announcements in your area!

 

posted 1/20/2010

Diana To Tour New Zealand/Australia

If you are in the Australia/New Zealand areas come see Diana on tour! She'll be making stops with supporting acts Madeline Peyroux and Melody Gardot.

For more information on specific events check out the tour page.

posted 11/16/2009

Happy Birthday Diana!

Happy Birthday Diana from all of us at dianakrall.com!

posted 11/14/2009

Order Your Copy of the Deluxe Edition of Quiet Nights Today!

Order Your Copy of the Deluxe Edition of Quiet Nights today featuring special content and a bonus DVD containing exclusive live footage of Diana!

Order from Amazon today.


posted 11/6/2009

Special Holiday Song Offer!

Hi fans,

This holiday season each Glade(R) Limited Edition fragrance purchase will earn you a free download of one of my holiday songs. Purchase Bayberry Spice, Homemade Gingerbread(TM), Hollyberry Wreath*, or Peppermint Crush

(TM)* items for access to a holiday track from my Christmas Songs album including “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Christmas Time Is Here.” Visit glade.com/holiday by 1/10/10 for complete details and for complete offer terms and rules.

* Available only at select retailers. See glade.com/holiday for retailers.

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posted 10/8/2009

Congratulations to Barbra Streisand On The Debut of Love Is The Answer

Congratulations to Barbra Streisand On The Debut of Love Is The Answer

WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXTEND A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO BARBRA STREISAND, AND HER PRODUCER DIANA KRALL ON THE AMAZING DEBUT OF HER NEW ALBUM “LOVE IS THE ANSWER” AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS.
 
This achievement extends her lead as the female artist with the most No. 1s in the history of the Billboard 200.
 
Streisand is also the only artist to collect No. 1 albums in each of the past five decades. Her first came in 1964 with "People," and then she returned to No. 1 three times in the '70s with 1974's "The Way We Were," 1976's soundtrack to "A Star Is Born" and 1978's "Greatest Hits, Volume 2." In the '80s, she notched No. 1s with 1980's "Guilty" and 1985's "The Broadway Album." Finally, in the '90s, she claimed a pair of toppers with 1993's "Back to Broadway" and 1997's aforementioned "Higher Ground."

 "Love is the Answer" was produced by Diana Krall and features Streisand accompanied by Krall's jazz quartet on such classics as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "In the Wee Small Hours."

Buy a copy of Love Is the Answer here.

posted 10/7/2009

Diana Talks About Brazil and The Making of Quiet Nights

Diana Talks About Brazil and The Making of Quiet Nights

Recently the website Aeroplan Arrival sat down with Diana to discuss the beauty of Brazil, the making of Quiet Nights, and bossa nova.

Click here to watch the entire story

posted 8/5/2009

Order Tickets to Diana's Mountain Winery Shows With No Fee

Order Tickets to Diana's Mountain Winery Shows With No Fee

Order tickets to see Diana perform at the Mountain Winery on August 18 or 19 in Saratoga, CA with no service charge on Wednesday August 5 only.

For more information on Diana's performances at The Mountain Winery please visit their website.

To order tickets for August 18 or August 19 please visit the Live Nation website. 

posted 7/30/2009

Pianist, Singer and Barbra Streisand Producer Diana Krall Talks Obama, Tom Waits, And More

Pianist, Singer and Barbra Streisand Producer Diana Krall Talks Obama, Tom Waits, And More

Diana Krall recently sat down with NPR Morning Edition's Steven Inskeep for one of her most candid interviews to date, and shared her unique method for interpreting standards including "The Boy From Ipanema" from her chart-topping album Quiet Nights. Listen to the full segment and web-only extras - including Krall's impromptu performances of songs by Randy Newman, Tom Waits and more here.

In the interview, Krall also discusses her children's love of astronauts and outer space, which was certainly on her mind last week when Krall had the prestigious honor of performing at NASA's gala celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the moonwalk.

You can hear more of Krall as she tours the West Coast throughout August and appears on Willie Nelson's new album American Classic (out Aug 25th on Blue Note Records). Krall, who has co-produced her last three albums, is also the producer and pianist behind the eagerly awaited new studio album from Barbra Streisand called Love Is The Answer (available September 29 on Columbia Records). This marks the first time that Krall has produced a record for other artists.

posted 7/23/2009

Listen to the Diana NPR piece

Listen to the Diana NPR piece

If you missed Diana live on NPR take a listen to the piece on NPR.com

posted 7/22/2009

Diana on NPR's Morning Edition Tomorrow

Diana on NPR's Morning Edition Tomorrow

Tomorrow Thursday, July 23 Diana will appear on NPR's Morning Edition.

Check NPR.org for local listings and times. If you are unable to hear Diana live on air visit NPR's archive to listen to the piece.

posted 7/9/2009

Diana Krall Set To Play For The World's Most Famous Astronauts

Diana Krall Set To Play For The World's Most Famous Astronauts

Diana Krall will be the sole performer at Celebrate Apollo, the official event celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the moonwalk, on July 20th at the National Air And Space Museum in Washington DC. Krall will take the stage alongside the Columbia module to serenade Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong with "Fly Me To The Moon." Members of Congress and almost every living NASA
astronaut will be in attendance.

This prestigious event is only one highlight of an already busy summer including the following:

*Diana Krall performs "Bye Bye Blackbird" in the film and on the soundtrack to the Michael Mann film Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard and Christian Bale out now.

*Willie Nelson's new album "American Classic" (out Aug 25th on Blue Note Records) features a stunning duet of "If I Had You" with Diana Krall.

*In July NPR's Morning Edition will air Krall's recent interview with host Steve Inskeep.

*Diana recently performed two sold out shows at Carnegie Hall of which Variety said "In the spacious concert hall, Krall still manages to summon an intimacy that leaves listeners breathlessly involved in the romantic narrative." She'll continue touring the US throughout the summer.

posted 6/26/2009

Willie Nelson To Release American Classic; His First Album Of Jazz Standards Since Stardust

Willie Nelson To Release American Classic; His First Album Of Jazz Standards Since Stardust

Willie Nelson To Release American Classic; His First Album Of Jazz Standards Since Stardust

Featuring Duets With Norah Jones & Diana Krall Album Is Due Out Aug. 25 On Blue Note Records

On August 25, legendary singer Willie Nelson will be releasing American Classic, his first album of jazz standards since his landmark 1978 masterpiece Stardust, and his solo debut for Blue Note Records. Produced by Tommy LiPuma, American Classic features special guest appearances by Norah Jones and Diana Krall, string arrangements by Johnny Mandel, and a top shelf backing band that includes Nelson’s longtime sidekick Mickey Raphael on harmonica, and such notable jazzmen as pianist Joe Sample, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Lewis Nash.

While it’s common now for mature pop artists to attempt to put their own stamp on the American Songbook, Nelson practically invented the approach. He set the standard for playing the standards with Stardust, perhaps this “outlaw” entertainer’s most daring move. The album went on to become the most successful album of his career thus far. It reached #1 on the Billboard’s Country Albums chart; racked up more than five million in sales; earned Nelson a Country Male Vocal Performance Grammy; and, most significantly, helped to transform a colorful, middle-aged cult figure into a mainstream star.

Encouraging Nelson to record Stardust was Bruce Lundvall, now President of Blue Note Records, who had the prescience to sign Nelson to Columbia in the ‘70s and, thirty years later, offer him a home at Blue Note. Nelson’s first effort for the label was his acclaimed 2008 collaboration with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, Two Men With the Blues, a spirited live set that garnered wide acclaim and debuted at #20 on the Billboard pop chart.

The track listing for American Classic is as follows:

1. The Nearness Of You
2. Fly Me To The Moon
3. Come Rain Or Shine
4. If I Had You featuring Diana Krall
5. Ain’t Misbehavin’
6. I Miss You So
7. Because Of You
8. Baby It’s Cold Outside featuring Norah Jones
9. Angel Eyes
10. On The Street Where You Live
11. Since I Fell For You
12. Always On My Mind


posted 6/23/2009

Diana Produces Barbra Streisand's New Album, "Love Is The Answer"

Diana Produces Barbra Streisand's New Album, "Love Is The Answer"

Barbra Streisand has collaborated with Diana on her first new album in four years. The new album, titled "Love is The Answer" was produced by Diana and marks the first time the two have worked together.

Read on for the entire story at Billboard.com

posted 6/22/2009

Diana Appears in Upcoming Michael Mann/Johnny Depp Picture PUBLIC ENEMIES

Diana Appears in Upcoming Michael Mann/Johnny Depp Picture PUBLIC ENEMIES

Diana Krall Dazzles With Summer Blockbusters: Cameo In Anticipated New Film Public Enemies,Quiet Nights Tour And Fundraiser With The President
 
From the big screen to the White House, Diana Krall is everywhere this summer.
 
*Catch the GRAMMY-winning jazz musician in a cameo in the Michael Mann-directed film 'Public Enemies,' singing "Bye Bye Blackbird", opening nationwide July 1. Krall's rendition of the jazz classic will also appear on the soundtrack for the movie, which stars Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard and Christian Bale in the story of bank robber John Dillinger

*On June 18th, Diana Krall was the sole performer at a fundraising event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC. for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee with President Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top political figures in attendance. The joint committee raised $3 million.

*Diana Krall's 'Quiet Nights' world tour is a not-to-be-missed summer attraction as she "keeps an audience on the edge of their seats" (Buffalo News, 6.11.09). Only two weeks into the 44-date US leg, critics say Krall is "exhibiting an understated emotional depth" (Boston Herald, 6.15.09) adding, "Krall gets a lot of attention for her voice - a sublime instrument that doesn't so much lead songs as it bleeds flawlessly into the arrangements - but her piano playing was as much of an attraction." Her stage banter is another highlight with "stories as entertaining and charming as they were goofy." (Boston Herald, 6.15.09) One critic declared, "Her new album, "Quiet Nights," provided some of the most compelling material for her [live] set." (Boston Herald, 6.15.09)

Pre-Order the soundtrack at Amazon today.

posted 6/8/2009

Live in Rio DVD #1 in Canada!

Diana's Live in Rio DVD is #1 in Canada!  Be sure to get your copy today! 

posted 4/5/2009

Become Friends With Diana on Facebook

Become Friends With Diana on Facebook

Diana is now on Facebook. Become a fan of Diana on Facebook and check out her page.


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posted 4/2/2009

Stay Up To Date With The Latest Diana News/Tour Info

Stay Up To Date With The Latest Diana News/Tour Info

Stay up to date with the latest Diana tour and news updates by subscribing to her RSS feeds. You can subscribe to each feed on the news and tour pages.

posted 4/1/2009

Apple QuickTime Quiet Nights Listening Party Has Launched

Apple QuickTime Quiet Nights Listening Party Has Launched

Apple has chosen Diana's new album for a track by track listening party. Listen to Diana's brand new full album on QuickTime 7.

posted 4/1/2009

Enter To Win A Trip To See Diana Live in Los Angeles

Enter To Win A Trip To See Diana Live in Los Angeles

Woman's Day is now giving away a free trip to see Diana perform live in Los Angeles. Enter to win today at WomansDay.com


posted 3/30/2009

Diana Is Now on Twitter!

Diana Is Now on Twitter!

Follow Diana Krall on Twitter and stay up to date on tour dates and exclusives!

Going to the NYC event?  Share your thoughts on Twitter!

www.twitter.com/dianakrall

posted 3/17/2009

Diana Will be Performing LIVE in NEW YORK CITY on March 31 to Promote the Release of “Quiet Nights!"

Diana Will be Performing LIVE in NEW YORK CITY on March 31 to Promote the Release of “Quiet Nights!"

Diana will be performing LIVE in NEW YORK CITY on March 31 to promote the release of “Quiet Nights!"

The FREE musical performance to celebrate the release of the new album Quiet Nights will take place at the World Financial Center - Winter Garden.

Come see Diana accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra.

Click here for directions

Diana will also be performing in New York on June 23 & 24 at Carnegie Hall. Stayed tuned for more information on these concerts.

posted 3/10/2009

Pre-Order Quiet Nights at iTunes!

Pre-Order Quiet Nights at iTunes!

Pre-order the brand new Diana Krall album Quiet Nights at iTunes. When you order the album today you get one track instantly and the album on 3/31/09.

posted 3/3/2009

New Tour and Ticket Pre-Sale Dates Announced!

New Tour and Ticket Pre-Sale Dates Announced!

Be Sure to Check the Tour Section for all the Latest Info on Upcoming Tour Dates and Ticket Pre-Sale Announcements!

posted 2/26/2009

Diana Included as Special Guest To Stevie Wonder’s White House Event

Diana Included as Special Guest To Stevie Wonder’s White House Event

Diana was recently included in Stevie Wonder’s White House event as a special guest. President Barack Obama was present yesterday at the event to award Stevie Wonder with the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Diana’s participation at the ceremony will be broadcast on the new PBS Live at the White House series.

Read more about the event on the JazzHQ blog (link: http://jazzhq.blogspot.com/2009/02/stevie-wonders-white-house-honor-to.html)

posted 2/25/2009

Star-studded night raises more than $2 million

Star-studded night raises more than $2 million

Stellar performances by Diana Krall, James Taylor, Elton John, and Elvis Costello dazzled and delighted 550 guests at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver as part of last night’s invitation-only, black tie charity benefit, raising more than $2 million in funds to help patients with multiple myeloma, leukemia and other blood-related cancers at VGH. Guests of the evening were spellbound with lush, intimate performances by the legendary artists. Diana Krall treated guests to a world-debut performance of the Burt Bacharach composition, “Walk on By,” from her Brazilian-infused, soon-to-be-released album, “Quiet Nights.” Sarah McLachlan, a guest of the evening and West Vancouver neighbour, added to the evening’s special cachet with a heartfelt impromptu solo performance. The evening culminated in a tour-de-force finale featuring Diana Krall, James Taylor, Sarah McLachlan and Elvis Costello--the first such time the artists have ever performed on stage together. Highlights from the evening’s spectacular live auction included a spontaneous offer by Elton John to have one’s own lyrics set to music penned, performed and recorded by Elton John himself—a once in a lifetime opportunity—which was offered to two individuals for $250,000 each. Another unique offering, which went for $120,000, featured an all-inclusive seven-night stay for 10 people at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, compliments of the Radcliffe Foundation, which included the unique offer of a night of campfire songs performed by Sarah McLachlan. “Our wish has always been to pass along the precious gift of time that we had with our mother and to give other families more time with their own loved ones,” said Diana Krall. “I’m honoured that my husband, Elvis Costello, my dear friends, James Taylor , Elton John and Sarah McLachlan, and so many generous donors and sponsors have joined us in our family’s vision of great care combined with comfort and hope for a cure.” “Proceeds from this event will help fund research for better, less toxic treatments to help people live longer lives, and ultimately help us find ‘made-in B.C.’ cures for blood cancers,” said Dr. Michael Barnett, Head, Divisions of Hematology, VGH & UBC. “These funds will also help us maintain the highest standards of care for patients in the uplifting and supportive surroundings of the Krall Centre here at VGH.” “We are extremely grateful to Diana, her family, the artists, our sponsors, especially our title sponsor, the Radcliffe Foundation, and our many donors for their generous contributions to patient care and research here at VGH,” Ron Dumouchelle, President and CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. The Krall family’s commitment to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is a heartfelt expression of their thanks for the wonderful care Adella Krall received through the Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program at VGH. Adella, wife of Jim Krall and mother of Diana and Michelle, enjoyed six additional precious years of life following her 1996 diagnosis of multiple myeloma - an incurable form of cancer that affects the immune system. Since Adella’s passing in May 2002, the Krall family has continued to demonstrate their commitment to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to help others living with multiple myeloma to have the best care possible, to celebrate Adella’s vision of helping leukemia and bone marrow transplant patients and their families and ultimately, to contribute to finding a cure. In total, these seven charity benefits have raised more than $6 million. VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is a registered charity that raises funds for the latest, most sophisticated medical equipment, world-class research and improvements to patient care for Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. For more than 25 years, the Foundation and its donors have been a bridge between the essential health care governments provide and the most advanced health care possible. For more information please contact: Foundation contact: Entertainment Publicity: Jon Hicke Kim Juneja Director, Marketing & Communications Media Relations VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Indoor Recess Inc. Tel: (604) 875-5196 Tel: (604) 947-9802 jon.hicke@worldclasshealthcare.ca kim@indoorrecess.com

posted 2/4/2009

Pre-Order Your Copy of Quiet Nights Today!

posted 1/23/2009

Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Universal Music Canada / Verve Records is pleased to announce that international jazz superstar, Diana Krall will be touring coast-to-coast this Spring to promote her 12th studio album, Quiet Nights.

This tour marks the first time that Krall will perform tracks from Quiet Nights for her Canadian fans. The 15-city national tour, presented by CBC Radio 2, kicks-off April 15 in Calgary, AB and ends May 13 in her hometown of Vancouver, BC. Select markets also features performances with Orchestra (see below).

Quiet Nights will be available for purchase March 31st. Celebrating this highly anticipated new release, Quiet Nights takes listeners on a romantic and intimate journey through the lush textures of her ballads and bossa novas. Even those already familiar with the breathy vocals and rhythmic lilt in Krall’s music – and there are millions – will be taken aback by just how far the music pushes, unabashedly, into the realm of sweet surrender.

Krall co-produced the album with Tommy LiPuma, and has reunited with the legendary Claus Ogerman for the first time since 2001’s Look of Love. The album was recorded in the famed Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA with Al Schmitt engineering and mixing.

** DENOTES ORCHESTRA SHOWS

April 15, 2009 CALGARY, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium **

April 17, 2009 EDMONTON, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium **

April 18, 2009 REGINA, SK Conexus Arts Centre

April 19, 2009 SASKATOON, SK TCU Place

April 22, 2009 WINNIPEG, MB MTS Centre **

April 25, 2009 LONDON, ON RBC Theatre at the John Labatt Centre **

April 26, 2009 KITCHENER, ON Centre in the Square **

April 28, 2009 HAMILTON, ON Hamilton Place Theatre **

April 30 & May 1, 2009 TORONTO, ON Massey Hall **

May 2 & 3, 2009 OTTAWA, ON National Arts Center - Southam Hall

May 5, 2009 KINGSTON, ON K-Rock Centre **

May 6 & 7, 2009 MONTREAL, QC Place des Arts **

May 9, 2009 MONCTON, NB Moncton Coliseum

May 10, 2009 HALIFAX, NS Halifax Metro Centre **

May 13, 2009 VANCOUVER, BC Orpheum Theatre **

posted 12/19/2008

An Evening with Diana Krall – Elton John, Elvis Costello and James Taylor

An Evening with Diana Krall – Elton John, Elvis Costello and James Taylor

On February 16, 2009, Diana will be joined by Elton John, Diana’s husband Elvis Costello, and James Taylor for a private, invitation-only, black tie charity benefit at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

An Evening with Diana Krall – Elton John, Elvis Costello and James Taylor will raise funds for VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation in support of B.C’s Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant Program, which provides care for patients with multiple myeloma, leukemia and other blood cancers and carries out pioneering research into new treatments. To make a gift or for more information, visit VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation's web site at www.worldclasshealthcare.ca.

posted 12/16/2008

Order your copy of Quiet Nights today on AMAZON!

US fans pre-order your copy of Quiet Nights today at AMAZON! International fans please stay tuned for more information shortly about a pre-order for the new album.

posted 12/8/2008

Diana Weaves Together a Sentuous Blend of Ballads and Bossa Novas

DIANA KRALL WEAVES TOGETHER A SENSUOUS BLEND OF BALLADS AND BOSSA NOVAS FOR HER CD ‘QUIET NIGHTS’
OUT MARCH 31ST, 2009 ON VERVE

Verve Records will release Diana Krall’s new album ‘Quiet Nights,’ on March 31st. The romantic album combines Brazilian and west coast jazz styles and features three recordings of songs by bossa nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim.

‘Quiet Nights’ reunites Krall with arranger Claus Ogerman for the first time since the multi-platinum 2001 album ‘The Look of Love.’ The GRAMMY Award winning pianist and vocalist adds Paulinho Da Costa on percussion to her already outstanding quartet of Anthony Wilson (guitar), John Clayton (bass) and Jeff Hamilton (drums).

Krall co-produced the album with Tommy LiPuma, the tenth time they have worked together, and returned to Capital Studios in Hollywood with Al Schmitt engineering and mixing.

‘QUIET NIGHTS’ TRACK LIST:
1. Where Or When (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)
2. Too Marvelous For Words (Johnny Mercer, Richard Whiting)
3. I’ve Grown Accustomed To Your Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
4. The Boy From Ipanema (Norman Gimbel, Vinicius DeMoraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim)
5. Walk On By (Hal David, Burt Bacharach)
6. Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
7. Este Seu Olhar (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
8. So Nice (Marcos Kostenbader, Valle and Paulo Sergio Valle, Norman Gimbel)
9. Quiet Nights (Gene Lees, Buddy Kay, Antonio Carlos Jobim)
10. You’re My Thrill (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney)

‘Quiet Nights’ is Krall’s 12th album and her first full length studio release since 2006’s ‘From This Moment On.’ That album garnered her a third consecutive Top 10 Billboard 200 chart position as critics deemed “This is Krall at her best.” (Christian Science Monitor, 9.22.06). In 2007 Verve released ‘The Very Best of Diana Krall,’ the first career retrospective of Krall’s music, which featured three previously unreleased songs.

Diana Krall has topped both the pop and jazz charts, played sold-out amphitheatres in multiple countries and sold millions of records worldwide since her debut in 1993. She has proven her genuine talent and credibility as a mold-breaking jazz musician time and time again.

posted 12/8/2008

Diana Readies The Release of Quiet Nights

Diana has been hard at work on her upcoming Verve Records release, Quiet Nights. Her latest album will be mix of ballads and Brazilian bossa nova recordings. Scott Bauer of The Associated Press recently spoke with Diana about her first new release in three years. READ the whole interview and album online.

READ Here for more on Quiet Nights.

posted 11/10/2008

What is Diana up to?

Hello everyone! Diana has temporarily shifted her role from recording artist to producer as she steps into the studio with Barbra Streisand. Diana is home in Vancouver for the holidays with her husband Elvis Costello and her two boys who turned 2 on December 6th. Diana will be back in the recording studio with Ms. Streisand in January. Diana's own CD "Quiet Nights" will be released March 31st. We will be changing the look and feel of Diana's web site, so watch for that soon! New tour dates will also be announced as soon as they are confirmed. Merry Christmas! Happy Chanukah! and all the best to everyone from all of us here at DianaKrall.com!

posted 10/19/2008

Diana Helps Celebrate British Columbia's 150th Birthday

Inspiration Lives Here! Vancouver Biennale's province-wide billboard and transit shelter awareness campaign celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Province of British Columbia and the international cultural icons who reside here. Diana will be one of the faces of the campaign and it will be a major contribution to the cultural arts of the city, province, and nation.

posted 9/12/2008

Diana Krall to Appear on Elvis Costello's "Spectacle"

Toronto — Elvis Costello's new performance and interview program has filled out its first-season guest list with a dozen more acts, including Canadians Diana Krall (Costello's wife) . . .

posted 8/1/2008

Diana Krall Highlights The Jordan Festival

Diana highlighted The Jordan Festival this year in the desert kingdom of Jordan. The month-long summer festival gathered international artists from around the world. Check out France 24's coverage of Diana and the festival.

posted 3/19/2008

Tour Update - New dates added in May

Diana will be performing at various jazz festivals in the US during the month of May, including the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA on May 3rd and in Sonoma, CA at the Field of Dreams Park Tent on May 24th. Details can be found in the Tour Section.

Stay tuned....more dates to come!

posted 3/10/2008

Diana wins Best Female Vocalist

The 4th annual Canadian Jazz awards ceremony was held on Friday, March 7th the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

Diana Krall was named ‘Best Female Vocalist,’ for a second time. This is Diana's fourth overall award since the shows inception in 2005.
Congratulations to you Diana!

posted 3/3/2008

Diana to perform Wroclaw Jazz Festival in Poland

Diana will perform on Sunday, March 9th.

posted 3/3/2008

Diana to headline Viva Health Strlight Gala in Birmingham, Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A limited number of $125 tickets go on sale Feb. 18 for the incomparable Diana Krall, featured artist for the Viva Health Starlight Gala, benefiting the Alys Stephens Center, Saturday, April 5. Call 205-975-2787 now for reservations.

The tickets, which include an elegant pre-show cocktail reception, will be available for purchase online, at the ASC Box Office, 1200 10th Ave. S., or by calling 205-975-2787. Several ticket choices are available.

The Grand Diva Table for eight includes an elegant pre-show cocktail reception, premium seating for the performance, gourmet dinner and dancing to live music in the Gala Garden tent, as well as recognition as a Gala sponsor. The Grand Diva Table package is $10,000 per table.

The Torch Singer Ticket includes an elegant pre-show cocktail reception, premium seating for the performance, gourmet dinner and dancing to live music in the Gala Garden tent for $750 per ticket. The Jazz Singer Ticket includes an elegant pre-show cocktail reception, premium seating for the performance, post-show party in the lobby with live music, champagne and dessert for $500 per ticket.

The Viva Health Starlight Gala is the Alys Stephens Center’s annual fundraiser. It’s an elegant evening of exceptional music, great food, drinks and celebration. Proceeds support future programming and arts education for the center. The cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the performance at 7 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S. For more information call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org.

posted 12/20/2007

Diana To Perform on The Hour's Holiday Music Special

Tune into The Hour's Holiday Music Special featuring a performance by Diana, as well as Elvis Costello, Jully Black, George Canyon, The Mahones & Damhnait Doyle, Paul Potts, and Serena Ryder.

Christmas Eve at 11pm on CBC
Christmas Day at 12am on CBC

More info at www.cbc.ca/thehour/xmas.php

posted 12/3/2007

Diana shares joys of motherhood exclusively with HELLO!Diana shares joys of motherhood exclusively with HELLO!

Canada's queen of jazz Diana Krall has opened her heart about life with husband Elvis Costello and their twin sons Dexter and Frank in an exclusive interview with HELLO! magazine. Since the boys arrived on the couple's third wedding anniversary last December, the multi-talented chanteuse says her outlook on life is better than ever.

Click Here!

posted 11/16/2007

Diana "Brings The Notes" To The First Edition Of Telefônica Open Jazz

Jazz acquires new fans and change environment on Dec 2nd, at 11:00am with the concerts on the first edition of Telefônica Open Jazz. From traditional small clubs to the lawn under Sao Paulo sky at Parque Villa-Lobos, Jazz music will be at the reach of all audiences in this project, which the main goal is to popularize the style born in New Orleans.

The series of concerts were created and are produced by Dançar Marketing & Comunicações, musical direction of Zuza Homem de Melo and it will present a heavy international attraction: the singer and pianist Diana Krall. Diana Krall performance will be open by Brazilian acclaimed Banda Mantiqueira and Traditional Jazz Band, 2 groups that unite the best national Jazz musicians.

Besides visioning bringing Jazz to a large popular Brazilian audience, Telefônica Open Jazz, receives the exclusive sponsorship of Bradesco Prime, and intend to receive the attention of music specialists because of the great names to be presented.

posted 11/16/2007

Happy Birthday Diana!

Diana celebrates her birthday on Friday, November 16th. Diana we wish you all of the very best now and in the coming year!

With love from all of us at The Official Diana Krall Web Site

posted 10/16/2007

New Diana Videos On YouTube!

Click on one the following to watch the videos:

Just The Way You Are

Fly Me To The Moon

Diana On Jay Leno

posted 10/5/2007

Diana on The Late Late Show

Diana will appear on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Friday, October 5th. 12:35 am PT/ET on CBS

posted 10/3/2007

Diana Featured in this week's People Magazine

Diana appears in People Magazine this week~ It's the issue with Faith Hill on the cover! Features photographs with her husband Elvis Costello and her twin baby boys, Frank and Dexter. Available in stores now.

posted 9/29/2007

Diana Krall's interview with George Stroumboulopoulos

Click here to watch Diana Krall's interview with George Stroumboulopoulos on Canada's CTV.

posted 9/19/2007

Diana on Late Late Show September 25

Diana will appear on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 AM) next Tuesday, September 25 in support of The Very Best of Diana Krall.

posted 9/19/2007

Diana to appear on Canada AM September 19th

Diana will appear on Canada's number one morning show, Canada AM on the CTV Television network from 8 to 9 am EST to perform music from her latest album, "The Very Best of Diana Krall"

posted 9/19/2007

Diana to Appear on Tonight Show September 24

Diana Krall will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Monday September 24 on NBC at 11:35 PM to discuss her new greatest hits album, The Very Best of Diana Krall.

posted 9/18/2007

DIANA TO SIGN CDS SEPT 19 INDIGO TORONTO

Date: Wednesday, September 19th
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Indigo Manulife (Bay/Bloor)
55 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Join Canadian singing sensation Diana Krall for an intimate performance
and signing of her new CD, The Very Best of Diana Krall at Indigo's Manulife
location on Wednesday, September 19th at 12:15 p.m.

This FREE event is a rare opportunity to hear Diana Krall live and have
your copy of The Very Best of Diana Krall ($16.99 at chapters.indigo.ca)
autographed.

posted 9/17/2007

Click Here to Watch the Very Best of Diana Krall EPK

Get behind the scenes with Diana as she talks with us about the inspiration for the songs, her musical history, family, and more.

Click here to watch now!

posted 9/17/2007

Diana to appear on CBC Television Sept 18th

Tune into CBC television on Tuesday, September 18th for THE HOUR with host George Stroumboulopoulos who will interview Diana.
11 pm. Check local listings for exact times in your area.

posted 9/13/2007

Diana to appear on Live With Regis And Kelly Sept 17

Diana will appear on the popular morning talk show 'Live With Regis and Kelly’ on

Mon., Sep. 17, 2007 at 9:00AM on the ABC network. Check local listings for exact times in your area.

posted 9/13/2007

Diana to present Clint Eastwood with Honorary Degree

Diana will present legendary actor Clint Eastwood with an honorary degree from Berklee College of Music in Boson at her upcoming concert in Monterey, California on September 22nd. Click to read the full story in the Boston Globe newspaper.

posted 9/10/2007

Pre-Order The Very Best of Diana Krall and Get an Instant Download!

Pre-order your digital copy of The Very Best of Diana Krall now and get an instant video download of "Let's Face the Music and Dance."
When you purchase mp3 files directly from Dianakrall.com you can click, Listen, purchase, and load it on your iPod or compatible mp3 player all in one place.

To Purchase click here to visit the Music Page.

posted 9/4/2007

Diana to sign copies of her latest CD The Very Best Of Diana Krall

Diana Krall will be on hand signing copies of her newest recording, "The Very Best of Diana Krall" on September 29th at 1 pm at the Union Square Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York City.

posted 8/10/2007

Buy Mp3’s Directly from DianaKrall.com

We are pleased to announce that you will now be able to purchase mp3 files directly from Dianakrall.com! Click, Listen, purchase, and load it on your iPod or compatible mp3 player all in one place. NOW AVAILABLE... go to the Music page and click "Buy Download" to purchase.

posted 8/8/2007

New Venue And Date Announced for San Diego Concert 9.26

New Venue And Date Announced for San Diego Concert 9.26

Viejas Entertainment & Production have announced that Diana Krall’s upcoming San Diego performance will now take place at Viejas Concerts in the Park on Wednesday, September 26th.

As previously publicized, this concert was originally scheduled for Viejas Bayside Concerts at Embarcadero Marina Park South. However, due to concerns from area residents over the noise levels that the event would generate, it was determined that moving the performance to a different facility would be the in the best interest of fans, the artist and residents.

Fans holding tickets for the Bayside show that were purchased at Ticketmaster retail outlets, the Viejas Casino gift shop or at the San Diego Sports Arena box office will need to exchange them for comparable tickets to the new venue at the Viejas Concerts in the Park box office on the night of the show (the box office will open at 4pm for exchanges on September 26th). Patrons who purchased tickets via Ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone will automatically receive comparable tickets to the Viejas Concerts in the Park performance by mail. For those unable to attend at the new facility or the new date, refunds are available at point-of-purchase.

September 26, 2007
Viejas Concerts in the Park

Tickets For Bayside Must Be Exchanged For Tickets To Viejas Concerts in the Park

Get tickets at www.viejasentertaiment.com Tickets also available at all Ticketmaster outlets including all Ritmo Latino Wherehouse Music, and Arts Tix locations, via Charge by Phone-- (619) 220-TIXS-- and at www.ticketmaster.com.
All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice.
A service charge is added to each ticket price.

posted 7/15/2007

Diana Interviewed by the Boston Globe

Steve Greenlee sits down for a chat with Diana ~July 12

posted 6/12/2007

Diana kicks off tour at Yoshi's in San Francisco

Click on the headline to read the June 11th review that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.

posted 5/29/2007

WE ALL LOVE ELLA: CELEBRATING THE FIRST LADY OF SONG’

Diana is amongst fellow musicians who come out to honour the late great Jazz performer Ella Fitzgerald - Available June 5th -Verve Records.

posted 5/15/2007

Enter to Win a Trip to Las Vegas to See Diana Live!

Click here to enter to win one of 3 grand prize trips to Las Vegas to see Diana Krall live, or an iPod shuffle.

Click here to enter...

posted 4/28/2007

Diana announces U.S. Tour

Jazz powerhouse Diana Krall, who has been taking some time off recently to be with husband Elvis Costello and her twin boys, who were born last December, has announced that she will tour the U.S. this summer.

The trek will be split between performances by The Diana Krall Quartet and co-headlining shows with trumpet wunderkind Chris Botti and features several multi-night stands.

Krall will kick things off with a pair of shows June 8 and 9 at Yoshi's in Oakland, Calif., and is scheduled to play 38 concerts around the country in a impressive array of venues including the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif. (June 20 and 21), the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Atlantic City (July 7), the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, Mass. (July 13), Wolftrap at Filene Center in Vienna, Va. (July 16), Detroit's Fox Theater (July 21), Red Rocks Amphiteater in Morrison, Colo. (August 27) and the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Ill. (Sept 2).

Joining Krall at both her Las Vegas dates at the Hilton Hotel (June 14 - 17) and her Los Angeles dates at the Hollywood Bowl (August 17 and 18) will be The Clayton / Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, who were featured on her latest album, From This Moment On.

Moment, Krall's first new studio album of standards in five years, debuted at the top of the charts when it was released last fall and has been called some of her finest work yet by critics.

~April 27, 2007 Pollstar.com

posted 4/26/2007

Diana in Hello! Magazine

Click on the title to read about Diana and her husband Elvis attending a recent charity gala in New York to support the food bank.

posted 4/16/2007

Diana Krall at Las Vegas Hilton

Diana set to perform in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Hilton has signed Grammy winner Diana Krall to her first Las Vegas appearance, with the popular entertainer performing four nights, June 14 -17 in the legendary Hilton Theater - featuring The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

"Diana Krall is an incredible talent, and we're delighted that the Las Vegas Hilton will be the site of her Las Vegas debut", said Ken Ciancimino, the resort's executive vice president. "Diana continues the Las Vegas Hilton tradition of bringing great entertainment to the next level." This exclusive engagement also marks the start of her three-month long U.S. tour in support of her latest release, From This Moment On (Verve).

From This Moment On, both in songs, mood and delivery, reflects Krall's personal love for that golden era of song-making, when Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole were in their prime. The Hilton engagement is one of only two exclusive performances featuring Krall with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, which also was featured on the album.

In 1993, Krall released her first album, Stepping Out, which she recorded with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton. Her third, All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio (1996), was nominated for a Grammy and continued for 70 weeks on the Billboard jazz charts. She has won two Grammys, one for "Best Jazz Vocal Performance" (1999) for When I Look In Your Eyes (the first ever Jazz record nominated for "Best Album") and the other for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" (2002) for Live in Paris.

Krall has transcended the barriers of genre to become a popular artist who has carved herself a permanent position at the top of the jazz charts.

posted 4/11/2007

Diana takes home two awards at Canada National Jazz Awards

The Canadian National Jazz Awards were presented in Toronto, Ontario last night. Diana took home two, winning Female Vocalist of the Year and International Musician of the year for her 2006 recording From This Moment On. Congratulations Diana!

posted 4/1/2007

From This Moment On earns Diana a Juno!

From This Moment On wins Best Jazz Vocal Album. Congratulations Diana!!!

posted 3/29/2007

Juno Awards Sunday April 1st!

Be sure to tune in at 7 pm ET to the 2007 Juno Awards on CTV.
Diana has been nominated for Artist of the Year and Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. We're sure she'll be watching from her home in Vancouver with her husband and her two new sons. Congratulations Diana!

posted 3/13/2007

A Note From Diana...

Thank you for all your good wishes and enquires since the 6th of December. Dexter and Frank are grand little boys and full of beans. Sleep often seems like a distant memory but we are all having a wonderful time.

The boys certainly seems to love the music we play for them, whether it is Cat Anderson, Howlin' Wolf or "Nellie the Elephant". I have even been able to play the piano for them on occasion without complaint. I look forward to seeing you sometime this summer.


Be sure to check back soon for upcoming announcements.

posted 3/6/2007

From This Moment On" Nominated for German Echo Award

We are pleased to announce that "From This Moment On" has been nominated for a German Echo Award in the Jazz album of the year category. Other nominees include: Till Brönner, Randy Crawford & Joe Sample, Sergio Mendes, and Madeleine Peyroux. The winners will be announced in May.

posted 12/16/2006

From This Moment On" Earns a Grammy Nomination!

Diana's latest recording "From This Moment On" has caught the attention of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) earning Diana a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Jazz Vocal Album.

The Grammy Awards Show will air February 11th on CBS from 8:00 to 10:30 pm (ET/PT).

Congratulations from all of us at www.dianakrall.com!

posted 12/15/2006

Diana and Elvis Welcome Twin Boys!

Diana Krall and husband Elvis Costello are the proud parents of twin boys. The new arrivals -- named Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James -- were born on Dec. 6th. Elvis and Diana issued a statement recently saying, "We are ecstatic!" "Mother and sons are doing splendidly."

Congratulations!

posted 11/22/2006

Diana Introduces The Complete Peanuts

The definitive collection of Charles M. Schulz's comic strip masterpiece "Peanuts" with a heartfelt introduction by Diana Krall includes the dailes and Sunday strips from 1961 to 1962. Available on Amazon and in retailers across North America. Makes an excellent holiday gift!

To view Click Here

posted 11/15/2006

Diana Joins Tony Bennett for an "American Classic"

This television special in honor of legendary performer Tony Bennett features Diana Krall along with fellow musicians Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, and Barbra Streisand!

Set amongst the backdrop of different eras from Tony's career, this one-of-a-kind special takes viewers on a musical journey through the renowned singer's life. Produced and directed by Rob Marshall, Academy-Award winning director of "Chicago," this is one concert special that is not to be missed.

Tuesday, November 21 8/7c on NBC Check local listings for exact times.

posted 11/1/2006

Diana Featured on MSN Sympatico

Click the title to view video of a recently recorded Diana Krall performance in Montreal.

Video Includes:
I Was Doing Alright
Exactly Like You
Little Girl Blue
Come Dance With Me
Let's Face The Music And Dance
From This Moment On
It Was A Beautiful Day In August / You Can Depend On Me

and a 10 minute interview!

Click Here to Watch

posted 9/27/2006

Thanks to All The Fans!

Thanks to all the fans that went out and bought "From This Moment On". Here's what the first week looks like.

USA:
Diana Krall "From This Moment On"
# 7 Top Albums
# 1 Traditional Jazz
# 1 Current Jazz
# 10 Top Indy/Small Chain
# 9 iTunes

THE TOP 10:
1. Justin Timberlake 217K
2. Clay Aiken 205K
3. Fergie 142K
4. Kenny Chesney 137K
5. John Mayer 133K
6. Beyonce 91K
7. DIANA 85K
8. Chingy 70K
9. Hinder 69K
10. Dylan 68K

Global iTunes Charts:
# 3 France
# 3 Germany
# 1 Canada
# 1 Switzerland
# 1 Italy
# 1 Austria
# 1 Denmark
# 2 Belgium
# 1 Greece
# 6 Finland
# 1 Luxembourg
# 1 Netherlands

We're also pleased to announce that "From This Moment On" debuted in Canada at #1 overall!

posted 9/26/2006

Diana and Elvis Costello inside Elton John's AIDS Party in NYC

Diana joined her husband Elvis Costello along with fellow Canadian musician Neil Young and other celebrities in support of Elton John's AIDS Foundation. Click on the headline for the full story.

To Read the Full Article Click Here

posted 9/20/2006

Diana Krall Ringtones Are Now Available!

Diana Krall's ringtones now available! Search with your cell carrier using your phone to listen and purchase!

Sprint/Cingular subscribers:
Text DIANA to 30303 for ringtones and more!
T-Mobile subscribers:
Text DIANA01 to 30303 to get "From This Moment On"
Text DIANA02 to 30303 to get "Day In Day Out"
Text DIANA03 to 30303 to get "I Was Doing All Right"

Or click here for a full list of ringtones available.

posted 8/22/2006

Rhino / MSG Entertainment Release DVD Of "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: The Concert For New Orleans"

LINEUP FEATURES:
BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO; JIMMY BUFFETT; RY COODER; ELVIS COSTELLO; JOHN FOGERTY; DIANA KRALL; ELTON JOHN; LENNY KRAVITZ; DAVE MATTHEWS; THE ORIGINAL METERS; BETTE MIDLER; THE NEVILLE BROTHERS; THE REBIRTH BRASS BAND AND SIMON & GARFUNKEL 100% OF NET PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS DVD TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA

NEW YORK, NY (July 10, 2006) —On August 22, 2006, Rhino Entertainment, in association with MSG Entertainment (MSGE), to release a double disc DVD of the landmark Katrina benefit concert, FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE BIG EASY: The Concert For New Orleans, which was held on September 20th, 2005 at Madison Square Garden to support the long-term relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina, it was announced today. As the one-year anniversary of the disaster approaches (August 29), Rhino Entertainment and MSGE invite you to bring home the DVD of the live concert performance that has touched so many lives. FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE BIG EASY unites the biggest names in music with New Orleans legends to create a poignant musical journey. The live concert raised approximately nine million dollars to benefit long-term hurricane relief efforts. 100% of net proceeds from the sale of this DVD will continue to raise money and awareness for those victims.

“From the Big Apple to the Big Easy was one of the most unforgettable and important events ever held at Madison Square Garden,” said Jay Marciano, president, MSG Entertainment. “It has always been our belief that music has the power to do more than entertain, but to help and heal those in need. Through the release of this DVD we are proud to continue to help organizations that are committed to providing on-going long-term relief efforts to the Gulf region, which still requires an enormous amount of aid.” Veteran television producer Ken Ehrlich (“The Grammy Awards”) and Quint Davis, president of Festival Productions, Inc. and producer/director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Essence Music Festival, served as executive producers of the live concert, FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE BIG EASY. Through their vision they brought together many unique musical pairings that created a magical night that was captured on DVD. Some of these special performances include a trio of songs from Simon & Garfunkel (“Mrs. Robinson” “Homeward Bound” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”); a Neil Young classic performed by Jimmy Buffett and Dave Matthews (“Heart of Gold”); Elton John’s bittersweet reminiscence (“Levon”); Jimmy Buffet’s hit (“Margaritaville,”) and The Neville Brothers & The Meters searing breakdown hymn (“Amazing Grace.”) FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE BIG EASY will be available August 22 at all retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested retail price of $24.99.

Beneficiaries for both the live concert and the DVD sales include the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund; Habitat for Humanity; MusiCares and the Children’s Health Fund.

• The Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund serves as an umbrella organization for the three special funds established by Governors of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi and has been focused on assisting in the long-term recovery plan for the states

• Habitat for Humanity has embarked on the most ambitious U.S. house building initiative in its history. Proceeds from the Concert for the Gulf Coast are rebuilding houses in these devastated communities.

• The MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund benefits victims in the music industry affected by the crisis. Assistance includes basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, transportation; medical expenses; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; school supplies for students; insurance payments.

• The Children’s Health Fund is continuing to expand its fleet of mobile medical vans, which are providing medical care for affected children

Rhino Entertainment will release FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE BIG EASY DVD on August 22. The two-disc set runs ? 200 minutes and features 5.1 surround sound.

posted 3/6/2006

Diana records with Vince Gill and performs at The Grand Ole Opry

Country music star Vince Gill is expected to release his next album later this year, which will feature a duet with Diana. Vince and Diana recently gave a brilliant performance of this duet, “Faint of Heart” at the Grand Ole Opry.
Stay tuned!

posted 1/2/2006

Krall tops Christmas list

USA today reported that Diana's recording "Christmas Songs" was the best selling Christmas album . The ratings are calculated by Neilsen Soundscan. Congratulations Diana!

posted 12/21/2005

Eminem, Krall top Canadian Charts

Christmas Songs rises to No. 2!

posted 12/15/2005

Krall Celebrates Jazzy Christmas ~ CNN Associated Press

Click on the headline and enjoy an interview with Diana as she talks about her latest recording and what the holidays mean to her.

posted 12/5/2005

Diana Helps to Honour Tony Bennett at the Kennedy Center

Tony Bennett, Robert Redford and others honored at this star studded event.

posted 11/22/2005

Don't Miss Diana's Holiday Television Appearances

The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno - 12.07.2005

CBS Early Show -12.22.2005

A&E's Breakfast with the Arts - 12.18 & 12.25.2005

ABC's 22nd Annual Walt Disney World Xmas Day Parade - 12.25.2005

posted 11/6/2005

Review of "Christmas Songs", Diana's latest release

Canada's Media and Pop Culture magazine gives Diana's newest recording a stellar review. Click on the headline for the full article.

posted 10/19/2005

Diana's"Basin Street Blues" to be released on CD

On November 22, 2005 Blue Note will release "Higher Ground" a collection of performances from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hurricane Katrina benefit concert, featuring Diana singing and playing "Basin Street Blues".
All album sale proceeds will be donated to the Higher Ground Relief Fund.

posted 10/18/2005

Diana nominated by MovieEntertainment Magazine

Diana has been nominated in the category of Best Canadian Recording Artist. Click on the headline for the full story!

posted 8/22/2005

Evening of Jazz with Diana Krall"- An Intimate Performance!

It's the experience of a lifetime: an intimate evening with Diana Krall at a private residence in the hills of the Bay Area on Saturday, September 24th. Diana will share dinner and a very special performance with a small group of only 40 guests in support of the cause to cure multiple myeloma, an incurable bone marrow cancer that took the life of her mother, Adella, in 2002.

Since then, Diana and her sister Michelle have partnered with Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), the world's largest nonprofit foundation dedicated to the single mission of accelerating the search for a cure of multiple myeloma, to create the MMRF Krall Family fund.

This "Evening of Jazz with Diana Krall" will benefit this fund entirely. This incredible opportunity to be a guest is being offered to you as someone who truly appreciates the beauty of Diana's voice; both as a musician and advocate for this incurable disease. An extremely limited number of tickets remain at $5,000 per person (USD), with 100% of the proceeds going to the cause of curing multiple myeloma.

Don't miss out on this chance to be part of Diana's most intimate performance ever. For further event details and ticket information, please contact the MMRF today at 203-972-1250.

posted 7/11/2005

Diana Inducted into Amazon.com Hall of Fame

July 11, 2005--Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN) today announced its all-time bestselling musicians and inducted them into the first-ever Amazon.com Hall of Fame...click headline for full story.

posted 7/5/2005

What is Diana up to now?

Diana has just completed the TD Canada Jazz Festival series, which wrapped up in Ottawa, Ontario at Confederation Park on June 29th. Diana opened the festival at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver where she played at two sold out shows. From there the festival continued in Toronto where Diana gave two performances at the Hummingbird Centre.

After completing her year long world tour, Diana is now working on her next recording, which is a Christmas album! Diana is currently in London, England where she is working on the artwork for this CD and then she will be taking some well deserved time off in August.

Stay tuned! Any upcoming performances will be announced here as soon as we have confirmation of any new dates.

posted 6/28/2005

Diana's ringtones are now available

Search with your cell carrier using your phone to listen and purchase! Or click here.
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posted 6/23/2005

Diana Krall Logo Contest Winner Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated by submitting ideas and voting on your favorite designs! An amazing total of 2,317 votes came in. We enjoyed reading your thoughts and reasons for choosing the design and logo that you thought spoke to Diana's style.

We are pleased to announce that the winner is Roger Kanno with his design of the piano with Diana's signature above. Our congratulations go out to you, Roger! As our winning designer, Roger will receive a poster autographed by Diana, a fleece jacket from the Look of Love tour and 5 CD cases with the winning logo emobssed on them.

Our runners up, Jack Beeckman and Larry Purdy, will each receive a CD case! Congratulations to both of you!

There were so many wonderful and creative entries! We have decided to also reward those of you who made our short list: Ellen Bosco, Anne Sutantyo, Ronald Janquart, Joe Larken and Urban Franko. You will each receive a CD case and our congratulations go out to you as well!

Thank you again to all of you who participated. Watch for the CD case to be in our Store in the coming weeks along with other new exciting items!

Michelle Krall Wigmore and Donna Mykytyshyn

posted 5/6/2005

Diana's Temptation nominated for a Demmy Award

Click on the headline to read about Diana's nomination.This Consumer Electronics Association award will be presented to the winner on May 14th!

posted 2/11/2005

Diana Krall to open 20th annual TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival

June 24-July 3, 2005
For Immediate Release
Tickets on sale February 18, 2005
Homecoming: B.C. Jazz Superstar to open 20th annual TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival
DIANA KRALL
Friday, June 24 at 8 PM Orpheum Theatre

There’s always been something special about Diana Krall. We knew it right from the first time she appeared onstage at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival back in the early ‘90s. Any performer who possesses the prodigious musical skills, generous demeanor, and understated charisma she embodies is rare. But when you hear a young artist of Krall’s calibre you find yourself asking the question that many excited listeners asked when they heard this young talent in her first appearance at the Jazz Festival 14 years ago: “Who is that girl?”

Well, that girl is a native of Nanaimo, British Columbia, who’s enthralled audiences from the very beginning and who has, over time, become one of the biggest jazz superstars in the world. As the Jazz Festival prepares to launch its 20th Anniversary this summer, we are proud to say that we have shared a long, rich, and rewarding relationship with this acclaimed pianist/vocalist. Diana first performed at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 1992 when she opened for the legendary Canadian pianist Oliver Jones. Her impact was immediate and her talent undeniable. For many years the Festival was privileged to work with Diana on an annual basis,
nurturing her musical talent and watching her hone her craft, while presenting her in larger and larger venues to ever-increasing audiences.

In the 1995 Festival, she shared a double bill with American pianist Benny Green in a sold-out performance at the Vogue Theatre. During the 1996 Festival, the Diana Krall Trio performed at the Orpheum on the same bill as the world-renowned pianist George Shearing. In 1997 and 1998 she headlined the Jazz Festival. Without a doubt, the experience and profile Diana Krall gained
through her appearances over the years at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival contributed to her growing worldwide reputation. We’re thrilled to have been there from the beginning and to have made a small contribution to the development of her extraordinary career.

Given Diana’s memorable history with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and her heartfelt connection to our province, we’re delighted to have her share in our 20th Anniversary Jazz Festival celebration. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome home Diana Krall!

The 20th annual TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival, produced by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, runs from June 24th to July 3rd. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster 604-280-4444 or by calling the Jazz Hotline at 604-872-5200. Complete Festival details available on April 27 at www.coastaljazz.ca

posted 2/7/2005

DIANA NOMINATED FOR FOUR JUNO AWARDS!

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced this year's nominees for the 2005 Juno Awards.

Diana has been nominated for:

The Fan Choice Award (category 2)
Album of the Year (category 5)
Artist of the Year (category 6)
Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (category 18)

Congratulations, Diana!!!

The 34th Annual Juno Awards will be broadcast on CTV
Sunday April 3rd LIVE from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (8 PM/9 PM AT).

posted 1/26/2005

Check out Diana Krall's wonderful songs from these various soundtracks

posted 12/6/2004

Diana to perform at 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Concert hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise

Diana will perform at the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Concert honoring this year's recipient, Dr. Wangari Maathai of Kenya. Click on the headline for the full story in Billboard.com!

posted 12/4/2004

Diana Krall iTunes Now Available In Canada!

Click on the headline for more details!

posted 7/19/2004

Diana to perform intimate benefit concert in San Francisco September 11th UPDATED with Photos

Diana Krall is proud to announce her partnership with the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). Diana will perform at an intimate concert benefiting the Foundation on Saturday, September 11th at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. The establishment of the MMRF Krall Family Fund was conceived by Diana Krall and Michelle Krall Wigmore, in honor of their mother, Adella Krall, a myeloma patient and passionate advocate, whose journey with this incurable form of blood cancer ended in 2002. Ticket and sponsorship information can be obtained by visiting www.multiplemyeloma.org, or by contacting Event Director Kim McCall at 203-652-0205.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was founded in 1998 by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti with the mission of accelerating the search for a cure for multiple myeloma. Today, the MMRF is the number-one private funder of myeloma-specific research, raising more than $30 million to fund 49 institutions worldwide. The MMRF is the world’s only non-profit organization to have the earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, approval by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability, and approval by the National Cancer Institute for its grants-making process. To learn more about the MMRF, visit www.multiplemyeloma.org.

posted 7/9/2004

Wall Street Journal

Diana's album to be featured in a story on July 9th on summer pop music in a sidebar on notable albums for the summer!

posted 7/8/2004

Diana goes Double-Platinum in Canada!

Read more on Net Music Countdown.

posted 6/29/2004

Diana Krall goes Gold!

Congratulations go to Diana Krall, whose critically acclaimed album, The Girl In The Other Room, has now gone Gold in the U.S!

She has sold over 500,000 records and counting. People love her new album!

posted 6/29/2004

Diana on CBC Radio Two Tonight for the Montreal Jazz Festival

Diana will be joined by her husband and co-writer Elvis
Costello on June 29th at the 25th Anniversary Gala at the Montreal Jazz Festival. The show will be hosted by Shelagh Rogers and Katie Malloch. Tune in to CBC Radio Two (89.9 FM)at 8 pm to hear the show! Check local listings for exact times.

posted 6/18/2004

Diana appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn

The show begins in most areas just after the date changes to Friday June 18, but some of us will still think of it as "late late" Thursday night. For those of you who are setting your VCRs, remember to set the start time for Friday June 18 and check your local listings for exact show times.

posted 6/16/2004

Diana performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Don't forget to tune into Jay Leno tonight!

posted 6/1/2004

Diana appears "InStyle"

Diana appears in the June issue of InStyle Magazine for her work with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. See "Cause Celeb" in this issue available now!

posted 6/1/2004

Travel and Leisure Magazine

Diana appears in the June issue!

posted 6/1/2004

Canadian Fans watch for Diana on Canada AM on June 1!

Diana will appear on Canada's national morning talk show on June 1st! Click on the headline for details and check your local listings for exact times.

posted 5/18/2004

Canadian Fans Watch for Diana on Bravo Network May 18 10 PM EST

"Diana Krall Live at Union Station" will be broadcast as a television special May 18th on Bravo. Diana performed a free concert on April 28 at Toronto's Union Station. Click on the headline above for the full story. CTV.CA
For the "Live At Union Station" program listing on Bravo Network Canada, please click on the following link: http://www.bravo.ca/programlistings/index.asp?date=5-18-2004

posted 5/14/2004

The Girl In The Other Room is Diana's Most Successful Album Of Career

Diana Krall's brand new album 'The Girl in the Other Room' is fast on its way to becoming the most successful of her career. This week it's #5 on the Billboard 200 in the US (after debuting at #4 last week), # 1 in Canada, top 10 on another ten pop charts worldwide, and, in a first, top 5 on the Pan-European pop chart. In Canada, the album is already double platinum, while in England, France and Portugal it's gold.

posted 5/1/2004

Entertainment on Canada.com

Interview by Angela Pacienza ~Canadian Press

posted 4/28/2004

High Fidelity Diana in SACD Surround Sound/SACD Stereo/CD Stereo

Read about "The Girl In The Other Room" in Super Audio at High Fidelity.com

posted 4/27/2004

Diana News Search At Google

posted 4/26/2004

San Diego Union-Tribune April 26, 2004

An in depth review of The Girl In The Other Room by George Varga.

posted 4/20/2004

Diana on the cover of Maclean's Magazine (April 26, 2004) In Stores Now!

Canada's national news magazine.

posted 3/30/2004

Diana Interview on The World Cafe

Tune in to The World Cafe on Thursday, April 22nd for a great Diana Krall interview.
The World Cafe with David Dye can be heard on more than 160 stations nationwide and you can find your local station by going to their website.
You can also listen online Monday to Friday at 2pm EST or 1am EST right here.

posted 3/29/2004

Diana Interviewed in Australia

Diana sat down with Australian broadcaster Margaret Throsby for a great 55 minute interview on March 17th.

The interview was broadcast live by the Australian public radio network ABC Classic FM and you can hear the interview by visiting their site - click here!

posted 3/8/2004

Diana Krall Helps Raise $810,000 for For VGH’s Leukemia/Bone Marrow Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2004 - Vancouver – The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that An Evening with Diana Krall & Friends – Elton John and Elvis Costello raised an amazing $810,000.
“This event is the result of months of hard work by numerous volunteers and the vision and leadership of the Krall family,” says Ron Dumouchelle, President & CEO of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. “We are grateful for the incredible generosity of our event sponsors, auction donors and guests. Their support made this event outstanding.”
Guests at the gala enjoyed an intimate evening with performances from Diana, Elton John and Elvis Costello including a grand finale that saw the trio performing together on stage. Proceeds from the black-tie benefit and charity auction, held March 5 at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, benefit the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation in support of Vancouver General Hospital’s Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplantation (L/BMT) Program. Specifically, the funds raised through this year’s event will go towards designing and furnishing a new outpatient unit which last night was announced will be named after the Krall family in honour of their support of the L/BMT Program.
“I am thrilled with what we were able to achieve this year and so very thankful for the generosity and support my family and friends have extended to the even,” says Diana. “I am forever grateful to the hospital for the incredible care my mother Adella received through the L/BMT Program. The naming of the outpatient unit is a wonderful tribute to her.” The new 36-bed/chair outpatient unit will be located on the sixth floor of VGH’s Centennial Pavilion, which is currently undergoing seismic upgrading. It will include two lounges – one set up as a library – as well as an expanded kitchen area. Special emphasis will be placed on lighting, colors and cabinetry to mask the fact patients are in a hospital. Volunteering her time and a decorative touch to the space will be none-other than the Home & Garden Network’s Sarah Richardson – interior designer and host of the show Room Service.
In all, Krall’s benefit concerts have collectively raised over $1,310,000 since 1998 - helping purchase critically needed medical equipment, support patient comfort needs and assist out-of-town L/BMT patients from across British Columbia fight leukemia and other blood-related diseases. Over the last ten years, the L/BMT Program has become internationally recognized as a leading centre for treatment and clinical research. Krall and her sister, Michelle Wigmore, began hosting the event six years ago as a way to give thanks to those who cared for their mother Adella Krall, who had multiple myeloma (a form of blood cancer) and passed away in 2002.
The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is a registered charity established to raise funds for equipment, patient care programs, and medical research for Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital. The Foundation seeks to build partnerships with community organizations, corporations and people who share a commitment to quality health care in BC.
For more information on the event, VGH or L/BMT Program, or to make a donation, please contact the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation at 604.875.4676 or visit www.supportvgh.ca

posted 3/3/2004

Look for Diana in People Magazine (March 8th edition)

Check out the March 8th edition of People Magazine on page 25! Diana's interviewed in the "Scoop" section and she talks about her marriage, writing the music for her new CD The Girl In The Other Room and performing at the Diana Krall & Friends Benefit Gala.

And who is she talking about in this quote from the interview?

"I get better service at the shoe department at Barneys when I'm with him..."

Check out People Magazine to find out!

posted 2/24/2004

eBay Auction Results!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2004 - Vancouver – There was only one pair of tickets left for Diana Krall’s upcoming black-tie benefit performance, and Clifford Pollon of West Vancouver, BC paid $5,500 for the opportunity to attend. The gala tickets to An Evening with Diana Krall & Friends – Elton John and Elvis Costello (value $1,100 CND) and an exclusive photo opportunity with Diana Krall weren’t the only items up for auction. Valuable original artwork by artists Papetti and Gnocchi raised an additional $8,850, bringing the eBay proceeds to a grand total of $14,350. Auction proceeds will benefit the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation in support of Vancouver General Hospital’s Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplantation (L/BMT) Program.

“We are thrilled with the awareness the eBay auction has created for VGH’s L/BMT program and Diana’s fundraising efforts,” says VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation President and CEO, Ron Dumouchelle. “We are also extremely grateful for the generous support provided by the winning bidders of these exciting auction items.”

Next week’s benefit concert is a heartfelt expression of Diana’s thanks to the caregivers in the L/BMT Program. Diana’s mother Adella enjoyed six additional precious years of life following her 1996 diagnosis of multiple myeloma - an incurable form of cancer that affects the immune system. Since Adella passed away in May 2002, Diana and the Krall family have reaffirmed their commitment to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, and their desire to help others living with multiple myeloma to have the best care possible and ultimately, hope for a brighter future.

Diana’s previous benefit concerts have collectively raised over $500,000 since 1998 – helping purchase critically needed medical equipment, support patient comfort needs and assist out-of-town L/BMT patients from across British Columbia fight leukemia and other blood-related diseases. Over the last ten years the L/BMT Program has become internationally recognized as a leading centre for treatment and clinical research.

The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is a registered charity established to raise funds for equipment, patient care programs, and medical research for Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital. The Foundation seeks to build partnerships with community organizations, corporations and people who share a commitment to quality health care in BC.

For more information on the event, VGH or L/BMT Program, or to make a donation, please contact the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation at 604.875.4676 or visit www.supportvgh.ca or visit Diana's official fan site - www.dianakrall.com.

posted 2/24/2004

Press Release: Diana's New Album "The Girl In The Other Room"

Below is the official press release currently being serviced by Verve Records:

Acclaimed Artist's First Album to Feature Original Music to be Released April 27, 2004, by Verve Records
'The Girl in the Other Room,' the first album by acclaimed artist Diana Krall to feature her original compositions, will be released April 27, 2004, by Verve Records. The record, Krall's eighth, includes six songs co-written by Krall and Elvis Costello.
In addition, Krall offers her interpretations of Mose Allison's "Stop this World," Tom Waits' "Temptation," Joni Mitchell's "Black Crow," and Costello's "Almost Blue," along with "Love Me Like a Man" (made popular by Bonnie Raitt) and "I'm Pulling Through" (made popular by Billie Holiday). "Temptation" will be released in March as the album's first single.
'The Girl in the Other Room' was co-produced by Krall and three-time Grammy winner Tommy LiPuma. Musicians Anthony Wilson (guitar), Christian McBride (bass), John Clayton (bass), Peter Erskine (drums), Jeff Hamilton (drums), and Terry Lyne Carrington (drums) back Krall's piano and vocals.
Diana Krall - 'The Girl in the Other Room' track listing:
1. "Stop This World" (Mose Allison)
2. "The Girl in the Other Room" (music and lyrics by Diana Krall and Elvis Costello)
3. "Temptation" (Tom Waits)
4. "Almost Blue" (Elvis Costello)
5. "I've Changed My Address" (music by Diana Krall, lyrics by Diana Krall and Elvis Costello)
6. "Love Me Like a Man" (Smither)
7. "I'm Pulling Through" (Herzog)
8. "Black Crow" (Joni Mitchell)
9. "Narrow Daylight" (music by Diana Krall, lyrics by Diana Krall and Elvis Costello)
10. "Abandoned Masquerade" (music by Diana Krall, lyrics by Elvis Costello)
11. "I'm Coming Through" (music by Diana Krall, lyrics by Diana Krall and Elvis Costello)
12. "Departure Bay" (music by Diana Krall, lyrics by Diana Krall and Elvis Costello)

posted 2/5/2004

USA Today: Krall, Costello make beautiful music together

Read what newspaper US Today has to say about DK's new album "The Girl In The Other Room". The album is scheduled to be released late April, 2004.....

posted 12/23/2003

Diana Named Year's Top Jazz Artist By Billboard Magazine

(Excerpted from Billboard Magazine)
"The year's top jazz artist is Diana Krall, who dominated the charts for more than a year with her "Live in Paris" album...

...Krall has become a jazz superstar. She is a hardy vocalist with an alluring delivery that is at turns passionate, wistful, spunky and romantic-with-a-wink. But she's also a superb pianist..."

For full story click here.

posted 12/9/2003

Diana Among Artists to Perform in Tribute to Sting

Tony Bennett, Black Eyed Peas, Elvis Costello, Dido, Elton John, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Rufus Wainwright Among Artists to Perform in Tribute to Sting

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 9, 2003--Prominent recording artists Tony Bennett, Black Eyed Peas, Elvis Costello, Dido, Elton John, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Rufus Wainwright are scheduled to perform in honor of GRAMMY(R)-winning superstar Sting at the 2004 MusiCares(R) Person Of The Year gala, it was announced today. Sting -- chosen for his accomplishments as a musician, humanitarian and environmental activist -- will receive the honor at a special tribute dinner, concert and silent auction held February 6, 2004, in Los Angeles. In addition, a slew of A-list artists and celebrities are scheduled to attend what is widely considered to be the most prestigious event held during GRAMMY Week, a celebration that culminates with the 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8 (broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m.). For information on purchasing tickets, tables or recognition in the souvenir program, please contact Dana Tomarken at the Recording Academy, 310-392-3777. The Person Of The Year event features a star-studded concert of tribute performances by many of today's biggest music stars. Also among the highlights of the MusiCares Person Of The Year gala is its exclusive auction featuring collectibles such as music and sports memorabilia, artwork and luxury items. Proceeds from the annual Person Of The Year tribute provide essential support for MusiCares' Financial Assistance Program, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a foundation of critical assistance for music people in times of need, while treating each case with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.grammy.com.

posted 11/21/2003

Diana's "The Look Of Love" and "When I Look In Your Eyes" released on DVD with some great extras!

Dedicated surround sound, Diana's biography and a photo gallery are some of the highlights! Look for them in stores now!

posted 11/16/2003

Diana celebrates her birthday today in the Big Apple!

Diana celebrated her birthday with fiance Elvis Costello and friends in New York.

posted 11/12/2003

Krall granted honourary PhD from UVic

It's been a good year for Diana Krall. The jazz musician from Nanaimo has received the Order of B.C. and become engaged to music legend Elvis Costello.

Wednesday she got another feather in her cap when she was granted an honourary doctorate in fine arts from the University of Victoria.....

(click here for full story at canada.com)

posted 11/11/2003

Search For Diana News At Google

Did you know you can search for news in Google? Click to do a Diana news search there.

posted 9/1/2003

Diana Wins A Juno!

Congratulations to Diana for winning a Juno Award for best "Vocal Jazz Album Of The Year" - Live In Paris! See the full list of winners.

posted 8/25/2003

Diana's Review at Yoshi's

Read The San Francisco Chronicle Review of Diana’s Performance at Yoshi’s.

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