No one does jazz like Diana Krall. Diana was born November 16, 1964 in Nanaimo, British Columbia and is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer. She started playing piano at the age of 4 as well as performing by ear to melodies on the radio. Diana began studying classical piano with an instructor at 8 years old but didn’t really enjoy it. Diana was a poor student in her classes and the only time she ever got good grades were when she played the piano. Diana enjoyed playing by ear instead of reading notes on sheet music or following along with a classically trained instructor, even though Diana couldn’t read music at the time. Diana Krall learned to sing in a choir but she couldn’t read any of the sheet music and had to learn everything by ear. Diana Krall also took lessons in Jazz and Pop during her high school years but really didn’t enjoy reading from sheet music (it was a requirement for all musicians at Diana Krall’s school). Diana Krall was accepted into McGill University School of Music in Montreal, Quebec and Diana Krall was determined to learn how to read sheet music. Diana’s first year at McGill was a shock for Diana as all the students must pass an exam that required them to be able to read and write in musical notation and sight-reading which is playing or singing a piece of music or a polyphonic texture that the performer has never seen or heard before. Diana Krall had to take private lessons at Diana Krall’s professor’s home every Monday night in order to learn Diana Krall’s sight-reading skills. Diana also took private lessons on how to play the jazz piano so Diana could play with Diana Krall’a jazz band, but Diana wasn’t allowed to read sheet music until Diana Krall got Diana Krall’s sight-reading skills down. Diana Krall wasn’t allowed to play with the band until Diana learned how to read sheet music.
“I Just Called to Say I Love You” is a ballad written, produced, and performed by American R&B singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder. It was a major international hit, and remains Wonder’s best-selling single to date, having topped a record 19 charts. The song was the lead single from the 1984 soundtrack album The Woman