Award-winning Jazz performer Diana Krall is known for applying an artistic perspective and modern twist to a classic era of jazz encompassing the talents of artists such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. She brings her unique sound to The Pearl at the Palms on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
A Canadian-born pianist, Krall began playing classical piano at age four. After attending Berklee College of Music, she continued development in Los Angeles in the late eighties with artists such as Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles, and has collaborated with a wide range of contemporary artists such as Vince Gill, Celine Dion, Ray Charles, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Cole and Willie Nelson.
Krall’s debut album was released in 1993 and in 1999 she received a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for When I Look in Your Eyes, which was the first jazz album to be nominated in 25 years. She was nominated again in 2002 for Live in Paris. In 2004, she released The Girl in the Other Room which focused on her own songwriting and featured six tunes co-written with her husband, Elvis Costello. Her tenth album, From This Moment On, was made in 2006 while expecting her first child. The Very Best of Diana Krall in 2007 expressed Krall’s personal and artistic perspective on contemporary and classic tunes like “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” Tom Waits’ “The Heart of Saturday Night” and “Only the Lonely,” and an interpretation of “You Go to My Head.” She begins the world tour for her newest album Quiet Nights in March.
This event is presented by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and show time is 8:00 p.m. The Pearl is home to Miller Lite Live, presented by Cricket Wireless and sponsored by Citi; for more information on upcoming concerts, please call 702-942-6888.