Diana Krall: working mom

 

Diana Krall isn't like most working moms. She's one half of a celebrity couple -- hubby is British superstar Elvis Costello -- and a lot (lot) of touring goes with the territory.

Diana Krall isn't like most working moms. She's one half of a celebrity couple -- hubby is British superstar Elvis Costello -- and a lot (lot) of touring goes with the territory.

Krall -- who splits time among Vancouver, London and New York -- is just back from Russia and will play the Broward Center Saturday night.

``The jet lag has been pretty full on with two 4-year-old boys,'' admits the jazz singer/pianist of the couple's twins, Dexter and Frank. ``They're really experienced travelers so it's probably worse for the adults.''

The warmth will be welcome.

``I take Vitamin D because I'm always in the dark,'' says the Canadian musician, 46. ``It's like a little shot of sunshine, so it will be nice to get the real thing.''

Though the tots are more into superheroes, the musician gene is starting to rub off.

``They don't like to listen to us so much,'' the three-time Grammy winner says, laughing. ``But they're singing. It's like watching a movie all day long.''

Krall and Costello came to parenthood a tad late (the Alison singer is 56) but are enjoying every minute: ``They're our heroes, just the lights of our lives,'' Krall says. ``I'm so happy.''

As for this weekend's show, fans can expect freestyle.

``Where I am as an artist is a really good place,'' she says. ``I can pick and choose sort of whatever I like.'' Think songs from the last record, Quiet Nights, and her favorite, Nat King Cole.

``I've gotten to a place where I'm not trying to sell anything,'' Krall says. ``I'm starting to feel like I just want to play.''

-- MADELEINE MARR

Krall performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Broward Center Au-Rene Theater, Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222, Ticketmaster.com.

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