Stepping Out

Diana Krall turns it on

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On Stage

Diana Krall

There’s nothing quiet about the jazz pianist-vocalist when she stops on Long Island during the current leg of her “Turn Up the Quiet” world tour. Krall is a true musical force who will showcase her considerable gifts as a vocalist — with a voice that has been described as a mix of wild honey with a spoonful of scotch — in a bold and beautiful way. She’ll perform material from her critically-praised new album “Turn Up the Quiet,” a celebration of jazz and the Great American Songbook, along with a mix of fan favorites. With her sultry, expressive vocals and evocative piano playing, Krall mesmerizes audiences with her take on the American Songbook. She is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. Her singular contralto vocals and unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

Friday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m., $200, $135, $90, $60. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

In Concert

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot

Mike DelGuidice and his band are back for yet another lively celebration of the music of Billy Joel. DelGuidice leads his band, Big Shot, in a rousing concert that highlights the Piano Man’s decades of hits. Like his idol, DelGuidice has become one of the area’s most celebrated performers, balancing his schedule between performing with Big Shot and touring with Billy Joel. DelGuidice, as with Joel, grew up mastering several instruments including bass guitar, guitar, piano, and drums. He has worked with several members of the original Billy Joel Band over the years and his encyclopedic knowledge of the Joel catalog made him a perfect fit as Joel’s background vocalist and guitarist. DelGuidice packs hit after chart-topping hit in a high energy show that’s always a crowd pleaser.

Friday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. $20, $25, $40, $50.The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.pararmountny.com.