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.

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.”


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


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