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Diana Krall returns to Strathmore

Krall has made her mark as one of the most successful jazz artists ever

Diana Krall hasn’t pursued the kind of high-profile mainstream projects some of her fellow jazz contemporaries have, so she doesn’t have the level of celebrity or name recognition as does, say, Harry Connick, Jr. Yet, in just over two decades of working mostly within her genre, Krall has made her mark as one of the most successful jazz artists ever. Certainly she’s no slouch, having produced 12 studio albums and three live sets in only 21 years, and constantly performing at leading concert venues around the world. Among these is Strathmore, where Krall returns for a concert presented by the Birchmere as part of a fall world tour.

Diana Krall

Diana Krall

The show, featuring a rock band supporting Krall, is to promote the forthcoming Verve Records release Wallflower, a set guided by celebrated pop producerDavid Foster and featuring Krall’s interpretations of pop hits from the past half-century. The set is due Oct. 21 via legendary jazz label Verve Records. Tickets on sale this Friday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m., for a concert Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or click here.

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Randy Shulman is Metro Weekly's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He can be reached at