“It is the ultimate task given to the musician, whether as a singer or instrumentalist, to create a unique signature or fingerprint that is instantly recognizable as their own. What is surprising and delightful in Laila Biali is that, both as a vocalist and pianist, she accomplishes this with equal aplomb. She is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly.” - Sting
Award winning Canadian Jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali will bring her unique talent to the intimate Blue Whale jazz club in downtown Los Angeles on March 2nd 2014.
A unique multi-instrumentalist, Biali has a penchant for unconventional instruments like the glockenspiel, ukulele and even sitar, morphing the traditional jazz piano trio into something fresh. With a reputation for challenging the boundaries of music she takes the best of pop, rock, sour, classical and world, informs it with her knowledge of Jazz and weaves it all into her musical arrangements seamlessly.
Fast becoming the new face of contemporary jazz in Canada, Biali has showcased her music at world-class venues spanning the four continents including New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the acclaimed North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival in Lima, Peru, and the Cotton Club in Tokyo Japan.
Praised for her “daring arrangements and passionate vocals” Downbeat magazine which named her Live in Concert release one of the “Best Albums of 2013”, calls this multi-talented musician a pianistic “tour de force” as she reconstructs songs from the Great American and Canadian songbooks with creativity and conviction.
Known for her signature genre-bending, crowd-sourced sets, which she playfully dubs “requestomatic”, Laila invites fans to submit their song requests without restrictions on style or category, then selects several to debut at upcoming shows. This fan-driven initiative has expanded Biali’s concert repertoire to include songs by Adele, David Bowie, Prince, Randy Newman along with classic jazz standards.
123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012