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April 11, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Jazz singer, pianist Diana Krall fulfills decades-old prophecy | Concert preview

(Photo by Mark Seliger)

(Photo by Mark Seliger)

When Diana Krall was 24 years old, the Canadian pianist /chanteuse was introduced to the great jazz keyboardist Cedar Walton one night at the old Manhattan jazz club Fat Tuesday’s.

“Cedar said, ‘I can see that name up in lights,’ ” recalled Krall, who performs Wednesday at the Paramount Theatre. “Just before he died (last year), we were all sitting around the table, and I said, ‘Cedar, do you remember 20 years ago, I met you in a bar you told me that?’

Walton answered, “Yeah, well, I say that to a lot of women. But you’re the only one it’s come true for.”

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November 4, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Diana Krall to play Paramount

Sultry singer Diana Krall, who recently has added an Americana element to her jazz set with the superb, T-Bone Burnett-produced “Glad Rag Doll,” will appear in Seattle next year. Krall was in fine form at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September, though she had not by then integrated the two sides of her set very…

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September 19, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Do you know the way to Monterey?

The Monterey Jazz Festival starts Friday and I’ll be there, posting at least once before filing a full-weekend review Monday for SoundPosts. As always, there’s a great lineup, including the fabulous new vocalist Gregory Porter (see album review here), the Buena Vista Social Club, Joe Lovano with Dave Douglas, George Benson, Dave Holland, Bobby…

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