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Diana Krall- KSDS Presents The All-Time Top Listener-Favorite Female Vocalists

Vocalist and pianist Diana Krall is one of the most successful jazz women of her generation.  Born in Canada, her talents earned her a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where she studied until 1983.  After moving west to Los Angeles, she worked locally as a jazz pianist and singer before heading back to Canada to record her first album, "Stepping Out" featuring bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton.  When celebrated music producer Tommy LiPuma heard the record, he signed on to be her producer for Impulse Records.

Her third album, "All For You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio" was released in 1996 and sent her to the top of the list of contemporary jazz singers.The album earned her what would become the first of many Grammy nominations and spent 70 weeks on the Billboard charts.  Over her career she's released 17 albums and has appeared on projects with Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, and Paul McCartney.  Krall has toured the world, produced an album for Barbra Streisand, recorded music for television and film, become a songwriter, and entertained live audiences worldwide throughout her career.  Her body of work as earned her (so far) 10 Grammy nominations and 2 Grammy wins.

Her most recent project is a duet album with the legendary Tony Bennett, "Our Love Is Here To Stay."