miércoles, 24 de abril de 2013


GALLERY: Krall comes back
Sunday, April 21, 2013 11:02:08 EDT PM

KINGSTON - Singer Diana Krall was the latest act to visit Kingston in 2013.

The songstress took to the Rogers K-Rock Centre stage on Sunday night in a make-up concert after her earlier visit was cancelled due to illness.


domingo, 21 de abril de 2013

Concert: Diana Krall - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

Diana Krall
12 de abril · · Tomadas en New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

Tonight, Grammy-winning pianist-vocalist Diana Krall brought her sultry, intimate style to Prudential Hall for a sold-out performance. (Photos by Paul Wusow)

Diana Krall Meet & Greet at Arsht

posted on April 6th, 2013

Diana Krall

Miami, FL – April 2, 2013 – Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall delivered an incredible performance on Tuesday as part of her ‘Glad Rag Doll World Tour.’ Krall kicked off the US portion of her world tour at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, which was the perfect setting with its acoustically superb settings. As part of the Live at Knight Series, Krall performed songs from her new album Glad Rag Doll as well as some of her classic favorites. Fans got to have a meet-and-greet with her after the show, making for a most memorable evening.

Trisha Carter, Diana Krall, & Ricky Arriola

John Richard & Diana Krall

Diana Krall adds Norfolk to extended tour dates

The Virginian-Pilot
© April 17, 2013

Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall performs onstage during her Glad Rag Doll World Tour at the Grand Opera on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Wilmington, Del. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)


Diana Krall recently added several stops, including an 8 p.m. Oct. 18 show at Chrysler Hall, to the American leg of her tour in support of her new album "Glad Rag Doll." Tickets range from $57 to $96, plus service fees, and went on sale today. They can be purchased at the Scope Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.Ticketmaster.com, via phone at 800-745-3000 or at www.dianakrall.com.

Sands Bethlehem Event Center adds Diana Krall

By Dustin Schoof | The Express-Times 
on April 16, 2013 at 12:25 PM, updated April 16, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Jazz pianist Diana Krall returns Oct. 10 to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem.
Express-Times Photo | CHRIS POST

Jazz singer-songwriter/pianist Diana Krall is the latest artist to set a return date to the Lehigh Valley.

Krall will perform 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, according to the event center's website.

Tickets, which cost $65 to $89.50 for reserved seating and $109.50 for luxury seating, can be purchased through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

Krall is married to musician Elvis Costello.

For more information, visit sandseventcenter.com or dianakrall.com.

VIDS: Diana Krall - Ain't Misbehavin' - Beacon Theater, NYC April 19, 2013


miércoles, 17 de abril de 2013

Photo: Jazz in Marciac 2013: programmation généreuse avec Diana Krall...

Photos: Diana Krall - The Orpheum Theatre – February 5th 2013

February 7, 2013 by Jamie Taylor

Concert Addicts
Photos © Jamie Taylor

Article: Canadian jazz singer performs selections from new album Glad Rag Doll Monday

Krall space

By Jane Stevenson, QMI Agency 
Friday, March 1, 2013 7:24:21 EST PM

After two decades as a recording artist, Canadian jazz singer-pianist Diana Krall decided to gently shake things up.

So the artist, known for her smoky contralto and jazz standard covers, decided to hook up with producer T Bone Burnett and a new band to record Glad Rag Doll, an album of largely ’20s and ’30s songs culled from her father’s collection of 78 rpms.

Her tour supporting the album reaches the RBC Theatre at Budweiser Gardens on Monday at 8 p.m. Fans shouldn’t be surprised if Krall riffs a bit about London’s jazz connections. After a previous concert at the downtown London arena, she was intrigued to hear about the late Oscar Peterson’s piano flights and nights at Campbells, the legendary club which used to be the Campbells club. Demolished decades ago, the club was across the street from what is now the downtown London arena.

The Glad Rag Doll story goes back more than 40 years, to Krall’s childhood.

“It all started when I was four years old; my dad collected 78s and cylinders so I grew up hearing this music,” says Krall, 48, from New York City where she lives with her six-year-old twin boys and husband and fellow musician Elvis Costello.

“Then, I went to visit my dad for awhile this summer on my breaks and we started listening to 78s again . . . I fell in love with the music when I was very young but it’s inspired by my dad.”

Krall calls it maybe her “most personal album” yet, although the same could be said of 2004’s The Girl in the Other Room whose Krall-Costello-written material was largely inspired by the death of her mother in 2002.

Collaborating with Burnett, who has previously worked with Costello, seemed a good fit for Glad Rag Doll, whose sound Krall says was inspired by such artists as The Band, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis.

Krall recorded about 35 songs off the 78s from her dad’s collection on her iPhone and presented them to the band and Burnett to help her whittle down to the final 13 that made the cut.

“I knew that he wouldn’t try to make a ’20s record,” says Krall of Burnett. “He’d be like, ‘Well, let’s just kind of mess this up a little bit ... Let’s put a little Howlin’ Wolf on here.’ We weren’t trying to do a nostalgia piece.”

In fact, Krall calls it one of the greater recording experiences.

“It was a really great vibe in the studio. I loved it ... you put the right cast of characters together and then you get something that’s unique, hopefully ... It’s not like a traditional jazz-type record. They’re all mischief-makers, these guys, and it was just an open creative place.”

As you might imagine, Krall’s subsequent Glad Rag Doll tour, which began its Canadian run in her hometown of Nanaimo, B.C., also features a new approach in concert with the emphasis on multi-media.

“I’ve got a big movie screen as well that is accompanying the songs we’re doing because a lot of the songs are new to people,” says Krall. “It’s not something they would associate with the great American songbook. I wanted to go into early film, like early Edison films and Georges Melies especially, some other wacky stuff. Some films I found of singalongs at my aunt’s house ... It became a supremely ambitious project.”

A film featuring Boardwalk Empire actor Steve Buscemi as a vaudeville barker and his artist-wife Jo Andres kicks off Krall’s show once the curtain comes down as an overture.

“I’m not plate-spinning but it’s more involved than anything I’ve ever done before,” she says. “It’s different music and a different show for sure. Otherwise, I’d go out with my other touring band and do what you’ve heard before and then play a few things.”

That’s not to say there isn’t a section where she plays older songs from her repertoire and takes requests.

“I have a little request moment so people can throw tomatoes at me at will — (They go) ‘Play something we know!’

‘I’m not going to!’ ” she jokes.

“And it’s a huge risk to do that. You have to be really clear that you’re not abandoning your fan base and you’re not all of a sudden doing ‘this’ instead of ‘that’ ... You have to keep yourself artistically interested, and trust that your audience is going to come with you.”

— with files from James Reaney/The London Free Press

Fuente: www.lfpress.com

Article: Dazzling Diana Krall

The jazz pianist and vocalist wowed the crowd at Borgata with her ‘Glad Rag Doll’ show

By Lori Hoffman - Posted Apr. 14, 2013

Diana Krall is touring with a different style of show from her normal gal at the piano with her hot band. The band is still hot and so is Krall, but the setting has been amplified with a more theatrical setting that included a gramophone and upright piano onstage and a continuous video commentary that featuring Tom and Jerry and Betty Boop cartoons as a pre-show intro followed by movie clips, Krall family videos and more.

It was all part of a scheme to bring the audience into the setting of the music, the Roaring Twenties and 1930s plus the occasional modern touch.

When I noted in my review of her splendid album Glad Rag Doll that the songs would fit perfectly into the next season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire I had no idea Krall agreed. Before she arrived onstage, the visual commentary featured Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire’s Nucky Thompson, starring in a music video of the dramatic Glad Rag tune “When the Curtin Comes Down.” About halfway through the video, Krall and her amazing band arrived to sing and play along with Buscemi.

This was a night when the Boardwalk Empire speakeasy Babette’s came to life as Krall dove into her ‘Glad Rag’ collection: the sweet, perky “We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye”; the defiant lover declaring that “There Ain’t No Sweet Man Worth the Salt of My Tears” and the sad wail of “Just Like A Butterfly Caught in the Rain.”

Between songs Krall talked about the weather (she hates March) as a way of explaining that many of the songs in the set would be March-like, dreary and sad, but she promised the occasional ray of sunshine and she delivered on the promise with “The Sunny Side of the Street,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right” and “I’m A Little Mixed Up.”

And, while her five piece combo was incredible and versatile - Aram Bajakian (guitar), Dennis Crouch (bass), Stuart Duncan (fiddle/guitars), Karriem Riggins (drums) and Patrick Warren (keyboards) – the highlight of the night was when Krall settled down at the upright piano for a solo set that featured “Peel Me A Grape,” Nat King Cole’s “Frim Fram Sauce” and Krall’s tribute to the Ziegfeld Follies girls, “Glad Rag Doll.”

Diana Krall took us along “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams” for a thrilling night of old time music that she imbued with the timeless quality it deserves.

lunes, 1 de abril de 2013

Photography: Diana Krall - by James O' Mara