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Birth name: Diana Jean Krall.
Born: November 16, 1964 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.
Diana Krall biography (bio):
Krall was born into a musical family in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. She began learning the piano at age four. In high school, she started playing in a small jazz group. At the age of fifteen, she started playing regularly in several Nanaimo restaurants.
At age seventeen she won a scholarship from the Vancouver International Jazz Festival to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and completed three terms.
In Nanaimo her playing attracted the attention of famed bass player Ray Brown (ex-husband of the late Ella Fitzgerald, long-time member of the Oscar Peterson Trio and Grammy-winning composer) and drummer Jeff Hamilton. After hearing her play, Brown and Hamilton persuaded Krall to move to Los Angeles, and study with pianist Jimmy Rowles, with whom she began to sing. This also brought her into contact with influential teachers and producers. In 1990, Krall relocated to New York.
Diana Krall and British musician Elvis Costello were married on December 6, 2003 at Elton John's estate outside London. Their first children together, twin sons Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, were born December 6, 2006 in New York City.
James Krall is her father. His large record collection helped to expose the young Krall to jazz legends. Her mother, Adella, died from multiple myeloma in 2002, within months of losing mentors Ray Brown and Rosemary Clooney. Krall's only sibling, sister Michelle, actively supports her older sister's career.