Krall - at the age of 43 - has experience in her favor. Born in Nanaimo, Canada, to a musical family - her father is a stride-style pianist and serious record collector -- she grew up absorbing music that guided her future growth. She attended Berklee School of Music in the early ‘80s, then moved to Los Angeles where she continued her studies with bassists Ray Brown and John Clayton, drummer Jeff Hamilton and pianist Jimmy Rowles; Rowles convinced the young pianist to focus on her singing as well. By 1990, Krall relocated to New York City and began performing with a trio, and in 1993, she released her debut album on a small Canadian independent label.
Fifteen years later, she can look back over a stellar career path: in '99, signed to Verve, her career exploded when When I Look in Your Eyes won a GRAMMY for best jazz vocal and became the first jazz disc to be nominated for Album of the Year in twenty-five years. In 2002, The Look of Love was a #1 bestseller in the US and a five-time platinum album in Canada. 2004's The Girl in the Other Room, was her first to focus on her own songwriting (with six tunes co-written with husband Elvis Costello); 2005's Christmas Songs proved one of the season's best-sellers; and 2006's From This Moment On was an upbeat, critical success that coincided with the birth of her twin sons - a life-affirming event that producer Tommy LiPuma feels enhanced Krall's continuing growth as a musician. "Motherhood definitely agrees with her - and marriage. I think she's really come into her own."
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