Published on October 31, 2018
1. DIANA KRALL - TWENTY YEARS AS A JAZZ SINGER AND SONGWRITER Kelly Ruggles
2. INTRODUCTION Dean Zanetos has served in Hollywood for many years as a director and producer, responsible for budgets totaling $120 million. Additionally, Dean Zanetos oversaw the video production of the Sonoma Jazz Festival from 2004 to 2012. One of the festival headliners was Canadian-born jazz singer Diana Krall. Having released 13 studio albums, the Grammy- winning artist is famed for her sultry voice and pianistic flair. Krall was a prodigy, taking lessons in classical piano at age four. Growing up listening to her father’s 78 RPM records, she began performing at 15. After graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she made her first album, Stepping Out, in 1993.
3. DIANA KRALL The traditional style of her second release, All For You (a homage to Nat King Cole) propelled her to stardom. The follow-up, When I Look in Your Eyes, went platinum and became an international hit. Not confined to one genre, Krall has collaborated with several artists, such as Paul McCartney, Barbra Steisand, and her husband, Elvis Costello. Her later CD’s include Quiet Nights (Brazilian music) and Glad Rag Doll (songs from the prohibition-era). Her most recent work is Love Is Here to Stay, a collection of American standards, sung with the legendary Tony Bennett.