Diana Krall , born November 16, , Nanaimo , British Columbia , Canada , Canadian jazz musician who achieved crossover success with her sultry, unforced contralto voice and her elegant piano playing. She began playing piano professionally at age 15 and later studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and privately with jazz pianist Jimmy Rowles. Performing in the United States and Canada , she developed a repertoire that included subtle, sophisticated songs and spare accompaniment—a cool jazz rhythm section featuring her own piano, occasionally augmented by discreet string-orchestra backgrounds. The latter won a Grammy for best jazz vocal album. On The Girl in the Other Room , Krall for the first time included some of her own compositions as well as songs written or cowritten by British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello , whom she had married in
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On December 11, , Billboard magazine named her the second Jazz Artist of the Decade —09 , establishing her as one of the best-selling artists of her time. Krall is the only jazz singer to have had eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums. She has also earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums.