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Following her graduation from Humber College in 2002, Vancouverite Laila Biali moved to New York City to perform in the the Big Apple’s music scene. She was about to return home when Sting hired her as a backup singer for a DVD and tour. Sting said of Baili: “She is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly.”
Baili’s studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for “Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms where she revealed lyrics that reflect love, loss and hopefulness. She has been described as breathtaking in her vocal range with sweet clear vocals, confident at the piano.
Expanding on her unique “ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record” (Spinner Magazine), Laila is currently set to release a new album of original songs alongside covers of David Bowie, Coldplay and more. Her sixth album we believe. She is also the host of Saturday Night Jazz a national radio show launched by the CBC in September 2017. Laila will be playing hooky from that show to bring her energetically entertaining live performance to Bragg Creek.