The Studio Club (Esplanade Studio Theatre)

$25 plus Esplanade S/C

Tickets available at the Esplanade and Tixx Central


A true rising star, pianist/vocalist/composer Laila Biali is working her way into the who's-who of Canadian jazz and beyond. Sting says of Laila, “She is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly.”


She has toured with the likes of Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega. She has recorded with and supported Sting in performance. Her accolades include SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada's National Jazz Awards. She takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs. Laila has presented her music at prestigious venues spanning five continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo's Cotton Club, Peru's El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her 2011 studio recording, Tracing Light received a JUNO nomination for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, and Live in Concert was named one of the Best Albums of 2013 by DownBeat Magazine. Laila currently divides her time between Toronto and New York.


We have been trying to book Laila for some time. This is the year!