At the age of four, singer/pianist Diana Krall began her musical education in Nanaimo, British Columbia, with Classical piano lessons. Her father, an avid record collector, played piano as well, and Krall listened to them-and her father-and learned.
Krall attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music on a music scholarship before moving to Los Angeles where she stayed for three years before relocating to Toronto. By 1990, she was in New York, singing and performing with a trio. She recorded several albums before the sentinel When I Look in Your Eyes in 1999. Any notoriety Krall had garnered through the years exploded with this album, which became an international bestseller and earned her a Grammy® for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. The album was the first from the jazz genre to be nominated for album of the year in 25 years.
On the heels of her newfound success, Krall's joined the successful Lilith Fair tour in 2000. More popular than ever, her songs were featured in episodes of television's Sex and the City and in feature films like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In 2001, she released The Look of Love. The album topped the Billboard charts and achieved multi-platinum sales in Canada. Again, Krall made history as the first Canadian jazz artist to reach that milestone in sales. Krall also won three Juno Awards in 2002-Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year-for The Look of Love. Two years later, Krall issued The Girl in the Other Room on which she covered a few standards but most notably, the first original material of her career. She returned to familiar territory, large ensemble standards, for 2006's From This Moment On. Quiet Nights, derived from Krall's feelings for Brazil and bossa novas-was released in 2009.
Krall married British musician Elvis Costello in 2003. The couple has twin sons.