Laila Biali: Wintersongs & Holiday Classics at Koerner Hall
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Laila Biali debuts her Wintersongs project accompanied by an all-star ensemble including special guests Jane Bunnett, Emilie-Claire Barlow, The Venuti String Quartet, George Koller, Larnell Lewis, and Ben Wittman. The evening features original material alongside arrangements of beloved secular and sacred classics, inviting you into the magic of winter and the holiday season. Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and CBC Music national radio host Biali has been honoured by SOCAN Music with the 2020 Hagood Hardy Award for Excellence in Songwriting, won the 2019 Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, and was the youngest ever double winner at Canada’s National Jazz Awards. Her signature sound “masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy” (Washington Post).