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Laila Biali with the Lake Wales Jazz Connection

Jan 20, 2024

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Lake Wales Jazz Connection is thrilled to welcome the internationally acclaimed and genre-blending artist Laila Biali, a multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and CBC Music national radio host known for her virtuosic jazz and pop fusion.

Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBC Music national radio host 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. Her 2020 album release, Out of Dust, received rave reviews and was nominated for a 2021 JUNO Award. While Laila continues to earn high honours in the jazz world, her signature sound transcends genre as she “masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy” (Washington Post).

Her latest release – Your Requests – showcases personal arrangements of jazz classics requested by her social media community and features guest vocalists Kurt Elling, Emilie-Claire Barlow, and Caity Gyorgy as well as instrumentalists Anat Cohen, Grégoire Maret, Kelly Jefferson, Michael Davidson, George Koller, Larnell Lewis, Ben Wittman and Maninho Costa.

  • $18 Non Members, $14 Members, $5 Students 13-22, Free Children Under 13
  • Doors open at 5:30pm with complimentary beverages and snacks available.
  • Music starts at 6pm with an intermission

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