Stratford Summer Music


Laila Biali

Laila Biali would like to reintroduce herself.

Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including Carnegie Hall. Her accolades include a 2019 JUNO Award for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”, “SOCAN Composer of the Year” and “Keyboardist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, a JUNO nomination for her studio recording Tracing Light, and a spot on DownBeat Magazine’s “Best Albums of the Year” list for her follow-up Live in Concert. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring a star-studded lineup including the vocalist Lisa Fischer, who is featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. In September of 2017, Laila was brought on as the host for CBC
Music’s national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz. Her latest project, a selftitled album released in January of 2018, debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and won Laila the top prize for Jazz in the Canadian Songwriting Competition as well as a JUNO Award (Canadian GRAMMY). And while Laila continues to earn high honours in the Jazz world, her unique genrebending sound is what sets her apart as she "masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and
catchy.” (Washington Post)

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Juno award-winning jazz

Wednesday July 31 | 7 pm

The Avondale

$75 VIP Orchestra (Rows A - F) |$50 Orchestra (Rows G - T) |$30 (Balcony and Stageside)+ HST (+ $5 at the door)



LAILA BIALI - Woodstock (trio cover) - Joni75 :: Live at The Jazz Room

LAILA BIALI - Heart of Gold (trio cover) :: Live at The Jazz Room

Laila Biali - Let Go (Imogen Heap, Frou Frou) featuring Phil Dwyer