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      Laila Biali with NiteCap

      Cap Jazz

      The BlueShore at Cap

      Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 8pm


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      Music Direction: Réjean Marois (NiteCap)

      “It is the ultimate task given to the musician, whether as singer or instrumentalist, to create a unique signature or fingerprint that is instantly recognizable as their own. What is surprising and delightful in Laila Biali is that both as vocalist and pianist she accomplishes this with equal aplomb. She is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly.” – Sting

      Originally from North Vancouver, this local JUNO-nominated vocalist, pianist and songwriting wonder is making musical waves in the international jazz scene with her singular voice and cross-genre style. She’s toured with Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole and recorded with Sting and has performed at prestigious venues spanning four continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo's Cotton Club, and Carnegie Hall. She’s currently working on her second studio album of original music, 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). She’s also a member of the all-female New York based neo-Classical crossover quartet Rose & the Nightingale whose members tour with Grammy award-winner Esperanza Spalding. But what stands out the most, in addition to her powerful and soulful voice, is the way she so gracefully weaves the best of pop, indie, rock and soul into jazz, creating a fresh take on the genre that is mesmerizing.