Laila Biali Announces SubCulture Residency
Award-winning Canadian jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali, who has toured with Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole, recorded with and supported Sting, and played all over the world at Tokyo's Cotton Club, Peru's El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City, will be taking over SubCulture for a residency in May!
Each performance features leading musicians from the New York scene including saxophonist John Ellis, vocalist Jo Lawry and violinist Zach Brock. Laila Biali's arrangements of jazz standards, contemporary pop songs, and original pieces will be given unique, contrasting treatments within the context of each hand-picked ensemble. These shows will be the NYC debut of REQUESTOMATIC, which means that anyone planning to attend one of these shows can request any song - old or new - for her to arrange just for them. Email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Up to 2 brand new selections will be arranged per show.)www.lailabiali.com Tix: $15/advance and $18/at the door.
Check out the other great jazz shows coming to SubCulture:
Monday, May 06: Sean Jones Quartet
Saturday, May 11: Bernie Worrell Orchestra
Friday May 24: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Wednesday, June 19: David Murray Infinity Quartet featuring Macy Gray
Thursday, June 20: David Murray Infinity Quartet featuring Macy Gray
Photo Credit: Edith Maybin