Diana Krall is playing at Red Rocks!
Diana Krall is going to be at red rocks amphitheater! We can’t wait and are staying at the Arrowhead Manor inn in Morrison. She is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide. On December 11, 2009, Billboard magazine named her the second Jazz artist of the 2000–09 decade, establishing her as one of the best-selling artists of her time. Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums. To date, she has won three Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards. She has also earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall was born on November 16, 1964, in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, the daughter of Adella A., an elementary school teacher, and Stephen James “Jim” Krall, an accountant. Her father played piano at home and her mother sang in a community choir. She was playing piano herself at the age of four and playing jazz in a local restaurant at 15. She went to the Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship before going to Los Angeles to play jazz. She returned to Canada to release her first album in 1993. Krall’s mother died of multiple myeloma in 2002, within months of the pianist’s mentors Ray Brown and Rosemary Clooney. Diana’s only sibling, Michelle, is a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Krall and British musician Elvis Costello were married on December 6, 2003, at Elton John‘s estate outside London. Their twin sons, Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, were born December 6, 2006, in New York City. In 2000, she was awarded the Order of British Columbia. In 2003 she was given an honorary Ph.D. (Fine Arts) from the University of Victoria. In 2004, she was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2005, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2008, Nanaimo Harbourfront Plaza was renamed Diana Krall Plaza. She is an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Krall has been selected as a Steinway & Sons Artist and performs exclusively with Steinway pianos in recording sessions, concerts, and public appearances. We absolutely love her work and already bought our tickets and booked a room at a bed and breakfast, in Morrison, nearby the venue, called the Arrowhead Manor.