In the great tradition of interpreters, the Canadian jazz vocalist and pianist Diana Krall did not even venture into original composition until 2004’s The Girl in the Other Room, nine releases, several Grammys and a large storage unit full of Canadian Juno Awards into her career. And that was about it for originals. Since then, the distinctive and ambitious interpreter has looked everywhere for material except in her own head: bossa nova, ‘60s swank/pop, ragtime and early jazz, musical theater (always a great feeder stream of the jazz repertoire) and what-have-you.
Krall has attained commercial peaks upon which jazz artists are seldom allowed to tread. She has done it with great personality, great skill and intelligent repertoire. While modern jazz spins further and further away from the tune, Krall consolidates its great tradition of jazz songcraft and song setting.
This eminence of popular jazz makes her Bardavon debut on Sunday, June 11 at 7 p.m. She is on tour in support of her new album Turn up the Quiet, which celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and reunites Krall with Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma.
Tickets for Diana Krall cost $108 to $133 and may be purchased at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072, or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.