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The most high-profile female jazz artist of her generation - Diana Krall set for the Beacon Theater / New York Times

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The Diana Krall of today isn't hiding in any corners. Now 52, she is easily the most high-profile female jazz artist of her generation, with a string of gold and platinum albums as well as film and TV projects, including an upcoming Amazon series adapting the children's book series "Pete the Cat." (Ms. Krall and her husband, Elvis Costello, voice Pete's parents.) Ms. Krall is now eager to engage that veteran stature by mentoring younger musicians the way Rosemary Clooney, Marian McPartland and others encouraged her. And on Wednesday June 21 she will perform at the Beacon Theater, supporting her latest album, "Turn Up the Quiet," a collection of standards released in May that was firmly guided by her artistic authority. "If she had an idea for something, and it felt definite, she would let us know," said the drummer Jeff Hamilton, a frequent collaborator who played on the record, "whereas in the past she might have said, ‘Is this O.K. with you guys?'"

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