Captured live in the Jack Singer Concert Hall in August, 2021, Laila Biali's lively performance proves why she's a legendary name in Canadian jazz.
Liala Biali has charmed audiences coast to coast with her clever songwriting and light jazz vocals – not to mention her spot as the CBC Radio host of Saturday Night Jazz – energizing the genre with pop sensibilities and infectious melodies.
A classically trained pianist, Laila has toured with the likes of Paula Cole, Chris Botti and Sting, who said "She is an exciting and unique talent." Her undeniable energy has not gone unrecognized, with numerous award wins including the 2019 JUNO award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, a SOCAN award for Composer of the Year, and DownBeat Magazine’s "Best Albums of the Year" for Live in Concert (2013). Her latest album Out of Dust (2020) earned another JUNO nomination and shines a surprisingly intimate light on her experience with loss and illness, viewed through a lens that is both revelatory and cathartic.