Laila Biali: Wintersongs & Holiday Classics
Supported by Jeff Godspeed & members of Atlantic String Machine
Date: Friday, December 1, 7:30pm
Adults: $40; under 19s: $25
Following a triumphant global premiere at Toronto’s Koerner Hall multi-award winning vocalist, pianist and songwriter Laila Biali makes a welcome return to Harbourfront Theatre’s stage with her new show Wintersongs & Holiday Classics, as part of a national tour.
Experience winter-inspired original music alongside thrilling arrangements of beloved secular and sacred classics featuring multi-instrumentalist Jeff Goodspeed and members of Atlantic String Machine – an enchanted world of snow-swept landscapes, twinkling lights, and the magic of the holiday season.
Laila Biali is a Juno award-winning, celebrated jazz artist who has worked with the likes of STING and Paula Cole. She currently presents the weekly national jazz program on CBC National Canada.
“Biali’s voice – spanning registers – is pure and warm. She’s also fearless on piano and, above else, in her imagination.” – DownBeat Magazine
“There’s no boxing Laila Biali in … Capable of making you laugh and cry all at once.” – All About Jazz
Atlantic String Machine is a dynamic ensemble of string players who perform as many styles of music as they can fit into their portfolios. Based on Prince Edward Island, they have established themselves at the forefront of new and exciting arts groups throughout the region. Their unique approach comes from a desire to keep live music relevant, transformative, and above all entertaining. In their efforts to keep themselves and their audiences engaged, they seek out interesting collaborations with other artists, unexpected venues for concerts, and write their own arrangements and compositions, keeping their repertoire fresh and alive.
This event is supported by Canada Council for the Arts.