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Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos


Piano Grand!
A Smithsonian Celebration

Photo of Krall by Robert Smith

Diana Krall

Inspired by her parents' love of the piano, Diana Krall's genesis in music began at an early age. She has said she cannot remember the first piece of music she played because she cannot remember "not" playing. Her earliest influences in jazz were Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong. Nominated for a Grammy Award in 1997 for Love Secrets, this vocalist/pianist has embraced each new project as a chance to express herself in a deeper, more personal way. A break-away from the standard piano-trio, her latest release, When I Look In Your Eyes, was not only nominated for a Grammy as Best Album of the Year, but also won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album of the Year. If artistry is about growth, then count Diana Krall as one of jazz's consummate artists.

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Piano 300
American History
National Museum of American History