TD Victoria International JazzFest Presents: Laila Biali
Fri. June 24th 9:30 doors at 8:00 (No Minors)
Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, and pianist Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents from New York City's Carnegie Hall to Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts, and supported international icon Sting. In 2019, Biali’s eponymous release won her a Juno for "Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.” She received her first Juno nomination for Tracing Light (2011), and a spot on DownBeat Magazine's "Best Albums of the Year" for Live in Concert (2013) and Out of Dust (2020). In September of 2017, Biali was brought on as the host for CBC Music's national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz, a weekly show broadcast to listeners across Canada. Biali’s latest album, Out of Dust, which features multiple Grammy nominees and winners including Lisa Fischer, Alan Ferber, John Ellis, and Larnell Lewis, released March 27, 2020 and was also nominated for a 2021 Juno award. She now tours with her band, drummer Ben Wittman and bassist Ken Lister.
"There's no boxing Laila Biali in ... Capable of making you laugh and cry all at once, her delivery Out of Dust is divine." – All About Jazz