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Diana Krall returns to Beaver Creek

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Special to the DailyIn 1999, Diana Krall signed to Verve, her career exploded when "When I Look in Your Eyes" won a Grammy for best jazz vocal and became the first jazz disc to be nominated for "Album of the Year" in 25 years.
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BEAVER CREEK – The eagerly awaited return of Diana Krall has finally arrived. Krall will make her encore appearance on the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) stage Sunday at 8 p.m.

Nearing the end of an action-packed and diverse Vilar Center summer concert season with artists such as Ringo Starr, Michael McDonald and k.d. lang, Grammy Award winning Krall will make her mark on this series by delivering her renowned smooth, smoky voice and incredible piano and improvisational skills. Krall’s appeal also comes in her ability to transcend musical genres, establishing her as one of the best-selling artists of her time.

After more than 15 years in the business, Krall’s performance on Sunday will take the audience on a journey through her stellar career path. In 1999, signed to Verve, her career exploded when “When I Look in Your Eyes” won a Grammy for best jazz vocal and became the first jazz disc to be nominated for “Album of the Year” in 25 years. In 2002, “The Look of Love” was a No. 1 bestseller in the U.S. and a five-time platinum album in Canada. 2004’s “The Girl in the Other Room” was her first album focused on her own songwriting (with six tunes co-written with husband Elvis Costello); 2005’s “Christmas Songs” proved one of the season’s best-sellers; and 2006’s “From This Moment On” was an upbeat, critical success that coincided with the birth of her twin sons.



Krall has sold more than 6 million albums in the U.S and more than 15 million throughout the world. The Vilar Center audience can expect those classic, jazzy favorites like “Let’s Fall in Love,” and “Fly Me to the Moon” along with a few newer tracks from her 2009-released “Quiet Nights,” which is musically inspired by Brazil. As moving as “Quiet Nights” is, Krall is not shy in admitting that its sensuality is as much about her home life.

“It’s my love letter to my husband – just an intimate, romantic album,” she said.



Krall’s sensitive singing and piano playing awes, moves and inspires. The opportunity to see her perform in the intimate Vilar Center theater has not gone overlooked by the Valley’s residents and visitors; Krall’s Sunday evening performance is sold out, but the VPAC box office has a waiting list and hopes to accommodate as many additional ticket requests as possible. Contact the box office by phone at 888-920-ARTS(2787) or in person at the VPAC Box Office in Beaver Creek.


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