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Event Archive - Laila Biali, Jodi Proznick, VSO School of Music

Sat. May 2nd 2020 VSO School of Music (Pyatt Hall) (All Ages)
7:30pm - 10:30pm

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Music: Jazz / Blues
Canadian jazz icon, multi-award-winning singer-songwriter, and host of CBC’s Saturday Night Jazz, Laila Biali announces the launch of her hotly anticipated new album Out of Dust, on March 27, 2020, and album release concert on May 2, 2020 at 7:30pm at Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music (843 Seymour Street) — part of a national tour. Be among the first to hear Biali’s deeply intimate album live, the first since her 2019 JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, alongside special guest artist and three-time JUNO nominee Jodi Proznick on bass, and students from the VSO School of Music. Rooted in Biali’s own personal struggle through doubt, heartache, and loss, Out of Dust is an uplifting tribute to the hope and resilience found within life’s journey. A genre-bending chanteuse who “masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs” (Washington Post), the soulful new album, co-produced with her husband Ben Wittman, features multiple collaborators including Grammy Award winners Lisa Fischer and Larnell Lewis.

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Laila Biali

Singer, pianist, arranger Laila Biali is truly a triple threat. She has generated a huge buzz on the Canadian music scene since her 2007 CD from sea to sky, which garnered four and five star reviews. From her artfully penned original compositions to her inventive arrangements of standards, the music she creates reveals a brilliant musical mind and ... more info