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Summer Cocktail Concerts: Laila Biali

Summer Cocktail Concerts: Laila Biali

July 27, 2024 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM) (PDT)


Summer Cocktail Concerts: Laila Biali
Cocktail Hour 6:30PM | Concert 7:30PM


We are delighted to announce our Summer Cocktail Concert series! After 15 years, we have decided to update our Music on the Grill concerts to an elevated cocktail-hour format. Join us in our lake-side lobby before the show to enjoy music from our fabulous pre-show musicians, and enjoy a complimentary signature cocktail or mocktail before heading into the theatre for the main event. Don’t forget– you can now bring your drinks into the theatre with you!


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. While Laila continues to earn high honours in the jazz world, her signature sound transcends genre as she “masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy” (Washington Post). Her latest release – Your Requests – showcases personal arrangements of jazz classics requested by her social media community and features guest vocalists Kurt Elling, Emilie-Claire Barlow, and Caity Gyorgy as well as instrumentalists Anat Cohen, Grégoire Maret, Kelly Jefferson, Michael Davidson, George Koller, Larnell Lewis, Ben Wittman and Maninho Costa.



Purchase tickets to 
all 3 Cocktail Concert events and get 10% off!
Celebrate our full weekend of Jazz Music at Evergreen: Purchase tickets to this event and our Summer Cocktail Concert with Jazz musician Laila Biali and get 15% off!

July 27, 2024 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM) (PDT)

July 27, 2024

Cocktail Hour 6:30PM | Concert 7:30PM
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