Diana Krall has been one of the absolute stars on the jazz scene for the past twenty years. The Canadian pianist and vocalist is a woman who has completely followed her own path since her debut in 1993. She was discovered by arranger John Clayton and taken under the wing of legendary bassist Ray Brown. In subsequent years Krall recorded a number of impressive albums and performed some remarkable concerts at North Sea Jazz. Her albums are pure jazz, but she also regularly stretches the boundaries of the genre. She is beyond compare as an improvising artist. Krall, whose spouse is the equally well-known Elvis Costello, released her latest album, Love Is Here To Stay, in 2018. It was a collaborative effort with crooner Tony Bennett. At this year’s festival she will bring along tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, drummer Karriem Higgins, and bassist Robert Hurst.