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Laila Biali Kicks Off Fan-Driven Tour Supporting ‘Your Requests’

Award-winning vocalist/pianist, Laila Biali is excited to be hitting the road to share the songs with audiences across Canada.



Laila Biali

Following the release of her new album and first return to the Great American Songbook in more than 10 years, Your Requests, award-winning vocalist/pianist Laila Biali is excited to be hitting the road to share the songs with audiences across Canada. Kicking off this week, she will take the stage with acclaimed collective, The Ostara Project, performing at jazz festivals throughout the summer, followed by dates that will run into the fall. See below for a full list of details.

For a taste of Biali’s stunning re-interpretations found on Your Requests, have a look at the performance video of album highlight, “All The Things You Are,” featuring GRAMMY Award-winning drummer Larnell Lewis (Snarky Puppy).

Widely recognized for her original material, Biali’s return to classic jazz standards for Your Requests (released on May 26th) was prompted by her delight in fulfilling the song requests of her fans. It marked her first album release that exclusively features covers. When she called on social media asking her followers what tunes they’d like to hear her perform and record, more than 150 songs were submitted. The result is what Biali calls a love letter to her listeners.

Upcoming Performances:

June 22 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Jazz Festival *
June 23 – Medicine Hat, AB – Medicine Hat Jazz Festival *
June 24 – Victoria, BC – Victoria Jazz Festival *
June 25 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Jazz Festival *
June 27 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Jazz Festival *
June 28 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Jazz Festival *
June 30 – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Jazz Festival *
July 1 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Jazz Festival *
July 7 – Montreal, QC – Montreal Jazz Festival *
July 15 – Niagara, ON – Niagara Jazz Festival *
July 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Crooners Supper Club
August 6 – Campbellford, ON – Westben w/Brian Barlow’s Big Band
August 11 – Stratford, ON – Revival House – SOLD OUT
August 13 – West Vancouver, BC – Harmony Arts Festival
August 18 – London, ON – Aeolian Jazz & Music Festival
August 19 – Markham, ON – Markham Jazz Festival w/Brian Barlow’s Big Band
September 2 – Toronto, ON – T.U. Jazz Fest
September 16 – Fredericton, NB – The Playhouse, Harvest Music Festival
October 13 – Banff, AB – Maclab, The Banff Centre
October 20 – Quebec City, QC – Palais Montcalm
November 1 – Dresden, DE – Jazztage Dresden
November 4 – Bærum, Norway – Bærum Jazz Festival

*with The Ostara Project

Laila Biali 2023 tour poster

Laila Biali 2023 tour poster

Lover of all things music, Vanessa De La Rosa has been involved in the music scene most of her life in different capacities. All genres welcome, she is a past master in the art of "nerding-out" with music, and is excited to explore that passion by sharing the stories of artists everywhere. Fan of: Festivals, gear, music production, all genres, supporting artists, concerts, and merch!