KJazz 88.1

Community Events Calendar

Laila Biali

DESCRIPTION
Laila Biali would like to reintroduce herself. The raven-haired musician has won awards (SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards) and played the world’s most prestigious venues (North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Carnegie Hall). She’s toured with GRAMMY award winners (Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega) and recorded with an international icon (Sting). In short: She’s established herself as one of Canadian jazz’s brightest young stars. And now, almost two decades into a successful career, she’s ready for a change.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Laila says of her upcoming self-titled album. “I’ve been playing music professionally for years but this album feels, in a way, like a new beginning.”

Led by the funky single, “Got to Love,” LAILA BIALI is the culmination of everything the acclaimed singer-songwriter has achieved thus far. “Writing this album, I felt like a kid in a candy store, wanting to try everything,” Laila explains. “It took some time for me to find my voice as a songwriter, and I didn’t want to pigeonhole myself into any one particular genre.”

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://vitellosrestaurant.ticketfly.com/event/1619669

DATE
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
9:30pm

LOCATION
Upstairs at Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA 91604
directions