Diana Krall was introduced to music by her father from a very young age. Born in 1964, she joined a jazz troupe as a teenager and played with them in a local restaurant, as well as attending her first auditions. Spotted by Ray Brown, who introduced her to Jimmy Rowles (Ella Fitzgerald’s pianist), she released her first album in 1993, Stepping Out, which featured guest performances by some of the big names of jazz such as Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton. Just a few months later came the release of Only Trust Your Heart. Ray Brown, Christian McBride, Lewis Nash and Stanley Turrentine played on the record. Love Scenes confirmed her popularity, selling 5,000 copies and earning her a Grammy Award nomination for best jazz singer. With When I Look In your Eyes (1999) and the series ‘Sex in the City’, which featured many of her tracks, her career took off internationally and this time she won the Grammy Award. In 2001, she recorded The Look Of Love, which won her three Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Mercury Prize). The same year, she was one of the guest artists at the exceptional concert given by Henri Salvador, immortalised on the album Performances. Her seventh album, The girl in the other room, released in 2004, was recorded with her husband Elvis Costello. The singer also displayed her talents as a pianist at the 25th Montreal Jazz Festival, where she received an Oscar Peterson Award. After releasing a greatest hits record in album 2007, Diana Krall recorded her 12th album, Quiet Nights, in 2009. For this new project, the Canadian singer drew inspiration from Brazil and recorded covers of bossa nova classics, some of which were written back at the start of the 1960s.