Friday July 15th, 7:00pm
St. Matthew's Church
Combining pop, rock, world, classical, and soul music on top of a bedrock of jazz, the pianist and vocalist Laila Biali has been steadily wowing crowds worldwide, on her own and with the likes of Sting, Suzanne Vega, and Paula Cole. “Biali’s piano-playing and ability to conceptualize puts her in the category of Patricia Barber and Dena DeRose,” wrote Downbeat magazine. “The piano on her own ‘Human Condition’ is a tour de force that either of those two would envy. Her dynamic charts and the way she integrates her voice and piano are her most impressive achievements.” Now splitting her time between Canada and the US, Biali is working on a second album of originals, performs as a member of New York’s neo-classical quartet Rose & The Nightingale, and tours regularly.