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Laila Biali

“ It is the ultimate task given to the musician, whether as singer or instrumentalist, to create a unique signature or fingerprint that is instantly recognisable as their own. What is surprising and delightful in Laila Biali is that both as vocalist and pianist she accomplishes this with equal aplomb. She is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly.”
- Sting


Chiara IzziAward-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, and recorded with and supported Sting. Her accolades include “SOCAN Composer of the Year” and “Keyboardist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards. She takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs. Laila has presented her music at prestigious venues spanning five continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Peru’s El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.


Her studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for “Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”, and her follow-up album, Live in Concert, was given an enthusiastic four-star review and named one of the “Best Albums of 2013” by DownBeat Magazine. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms– an indie-pop project featuring Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet From Stardom), Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel), Alan Hampton (Robert Glasper, Andrew Bird), and the Toronto Mass Choir.


Expanding on her unique, “ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record” (Spinner Magazine), Laila is currently set to release a new album of original songs alongside covers of David Bowie, Coldplay and more.



Quotes

“ Biali’s piano playing and ability to conceptualize puts her in the category of Patricia Barber and Dena DeRose. The piano on her own “Human Condition” is a tour de force that either of those two would envy. Her dynamic charts and the way she integrates her voice and piano are her most impressive achievement.”
- Downbeat Magazine



“ Her ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop allows Biali to easily move between both worlds – so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record.”
- Spinner Magazine



“ Of the many 20- and 30-something Canadian vocalists bridging jazz and pop, there’s one that’s absolutely top of the heap, and that’s Vancouver-raised, Brooklyn-based Laila Biali.”
- JazzBlog.ca



“ Full of bold musical ventures, youthful funkiness, ingenuity, verve and depth”
- Ottawa Citizen


" Biali has a voice that makes the listener shudder, it is so rounded and pure.”
- Montreal Gazette

 

Laila BialiSignificant Past Performances

National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing

Global TED Summit

Koerner Hall

Tokyo’s Cotton Club

Joe’s Pub

Carnegie Hall

Birdland Jazz Club

Peru’s El Festival

Internacional de Lima

North Sea Jazz Festival

Melbourne Women’s

International Jazz Festival

Montreal Jazz Festival

Penang Island Jazz Festival




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Photos

>Laila Biali Hi Res Photo #1Laila 2
>Laila Biali Hi Res Photo #2

>Laila Biali Hi Res Photo #3
 

 

Current Biography, Quotes, Reviews, and Awards

Downbeat Album Review Live in Concert 2013
House of Many Rooms Album Review 2015
Spenceley (UK) Album Review 2015
CBC Music First Play 2015
Maclean's Magazine Feature 2015
Magazine Family Feature 2015
China Daily Interview 2015
Laila Biali PDF Halifax Jazzfest Concert Review 2016



Clinics/Workshops


Clinic Workshop on Arranging

One Hour Workshop Template for Beginners
A Life In Music Talk




YouTube Videos

Laila Biali- Let's Dance (David Bowie), live at Jazz Bistro

Laila Biali - One Note Samba (live) featuring Phil Dwyer & Larnell Lewis

Laila Biali - Let Go (Imogen Heap, Frou Frou) featuring Phil Dwyer


Artist Web Page and Social Media

http://lailabiali.com/
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Apple itunes
Spotify


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