Diana Krall has been my favorite singer since she released her The Look of Love album in 2001 just one week after the 9/11 attacks. It was a soothing album at a time when Americans needed soothing music and not the usual rock and roll music of the time.
Krall sings So Nice at her Live in Rio concert in Rio de Janeiro in 2008. She is backed by some great musicians with Anthony Wilson on guitar, Jeff Hamilton on drums and John Clayton on bass. The orchestration is superb which has become a staple in her albums. In addition to her singing Diana Krall is also an excellent pianist.
She studied with pianist Jimmy Rowles who advised her to become a vocalist to enhance her piano artistry and now she has been recording since 1993 and won a Grammy for Best Female Vocalist for her album When I Look in Your Eyes in 2000.
Diana Krall singing Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas from her appearance on the Tonight Show on December 9, 2005. Her rendition of this song is by far the best I have heard.
She married singer Elvis Costello on December 6, 2003 and three years to the day she gave birth to twin sons on December 6, 2006.
If you listen to the following short clips of the songs from her The Look of Love album you will hear some of the most soothing music ever recorded from both the vocals and the orchestration.