Lauded as much for her smouldering good looks as for her piano and vocal virtuosity, Diana Krall continues to cut a wide swath in the world of jazz. Comparisons have been made to some of jazz’s best singers and players. Critics, in publications from DownBeat magazine to the New York Times, have heralded Krall as the best of the new. She’s a sassy, bluesy vocalist with a sense of humour and a heavy-weight talent at the keyboard. Her music has an intellectual edge that keeps jazzbos nodding, and enough pop sensibility to hold the interest of the casual listener.