LAILA BIALI will release her self-titled ACT Records debut on January 28th 2018.
Continuing in the great music tradition of contemporary Canadian artists like Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Diana Krall, and Michael Bublé, Biali creates genuine & sincere jazz, pop, blues, soul.
Already highly acclaimed in North America, she has toured with Grammy-award winning artists such as Chris Botti, Paula Cole, and Suzanne Vega, and recorded with and supported Sting whilst playing renowned venues such as the New York Carnegie Hall, and at the North Sea Jazz Festival.
Laila unifies the pithiness and convenience of pop music with the zip and spatial arrangement of jazz in her fresh compositions as well as in her interpretations of music by artists like Coldplay or David Bowie.
For her new album, Biali has collected some of the greatest jazz players in North America including Snarky Puppy members Larnell Lewis (drums) and Mike Maher (trumpet), organist Sam Yahel (Joshua Redman Elastic Band), trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and bassist George Koller…
As well as A-class session players from the pop rock world. These include drummer & co-producer Ben Wittman (Sting, Paul Simon), vocalists Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, Sting, Luther Vandross), Jo Lawry (Sting, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel), Carlos Ricketts (John Mayer, Adele, U2) and organist Glenn Patscha (Sheryl Crow, Marc Cohn).
“She is an exciting and unique talent and I admire her greatly,” says Sting.
The Canadian singer, songwriter & pianist Laila Biali joins the ‘ACT Family of Artists’ and releases her self-titled debut on January 28th 2018.