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Laila Biali

Jul 22, 2023 | 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 1 hour before showtimes.

Jazz Classics and Pop Hits Reimagined

Multi award winning Canadian vocalist and pianist Laila Biali returns to Crooners with her critically acclaimed new album, Your Requests – a project that features Kurt Elling and other Grammy-winning guest artists. Laila’s unique take on the classic standards brings freshness to the familiar.

Laila Biali vocals

Ashley Summers bass

Chris Baker drums

Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBC Music national radio host Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, and supported international icon Sting. Her 2020 album release, Out of Dust, received rave reviews and was nominated for a 2021 Juno Award. Laila was also honoured by SOCAN Music with the Hagood Hardy Award for Excellence in Songwriting. In 2019, Laila’s eponymous release won her a Juno Award (Canada’s Grammy) for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. The year prior, she was awarded top prize at the Canadian Songwriting Competition in the Jazz category. Laila was also the youngest-ever double winner at Canada’s National Jazz Awards when she was named SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year. She received her first Juno nomination for Tracing Light (2011), and a spot on DownBeat Magazine’s “Best Albums of the Year” for both Live in Concert (2013) and Out of Dust (2020). In September of 2017, Laila was brought on as the host for CBC Music’s national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz, a weekly show broadcast to millions of listeners across Canada.

“Biali’s voice – spanning registers – is pure and warm. She’s also fearless on piano and, above else, in her imagination.” –- DownBeat Magazine


Jul 22, 2023
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tickets Here:


Crooners Main Stage
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States

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