Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali will be Swift Current Feb. 15.
has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including Carnegie Hall. Her accolades include a 2019 JUNO Award for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”, “SOCAN Composer of the Year” and “Keyboardist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, a JUNO nomination for her studio recording Tracing Light, and a spot on DownBeat Magazine’s “Best Albums of the Year” list for her follow-up Live in Concert. In 2015, she released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring a star-studded lineup including the vocalist Lisa Fischer, who is featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. In September of 2017, Laila was brought on as the host for CBC Music’s national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz. Her latest project, a self- titled album released in January of 2018, debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and won Laila the top prize for Jazz in the Canadian Songwriting Competition as well as a JUNO Award (Canadian GRAMMY).
Tickets for the Saturday February 15th show are $30 and are available at Pharmasave or eventbrite.com. Doors at the Art Gallery of Swift Current will open at 7:30 p.m. and the music begins at 8:30 p.m.
Prior to the Feb. 15, The Original Wailers will have a concert January 25 with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. The Special Concert Music starts 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $45 at Pharmasave or online at eventbrite.com.