Diana Krall is the only jazz singer who can boast of having eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. So far, her records have won two Grammy Awards, ten Juno Awards, nine gold albums, three platinum albums, and seven multi-platinum albums.
Numbers aside, the Canadian pianist and singer is probably the only one who can transcend the individual musical genres and be loved by a transversal audience. As The New York Times noted, Krall possesses a voice at once cool and sultry, wielded with a rhythmic sophistication. It is hard to find such a mix of sophisticated vocality and instant popular appeal in other performers.
After good musical studies (Diana Krall also attended the Berklee College of Boston), her debut album in 1993 made her extraordinary career take off and brought her to the most important festivals and concert halls worldwide. “Only Trust Your Heart”, released the following year by GRP Records, represented the beginning of her collaboration with great producer Tommy LiPuma that lasted until the latter died in 2017.
In 1998, the contract with Verve, the renowned record label that is home to many fundamental chapters of jazz history, was a breakthrough.
Diana Krall has grown an interest in composition, production, and arrangement during this brilliant artistic career. She has collaborated with Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, and Tony Bennett (her recent album “Love Is Here To Stay”).
Krall’s return to Umbria is always an event for the festival audience, who fell in love with her elegant piano touch and warm vocalism almost immediately and who bore witness to the first Italian steps of what was destined to become an amazing career. It was 1996 when Krall performed as artist in residence in a small club.
It soon became clear that jazz had finally found the worthy heir, in a modern key, of the singer-pianist’s figure which had had such illustrious precedents as Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, and Shirley Horn.
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