2021 VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Laila Biali | | The JUNO Awards

Multi-award winning singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has performed on prestigious stages from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. Known for her signature sound that “masterfully mixes jazz and pop” (Washington Post), Biali has received top honors including a 2020 SOCAN Award plus the 2019 JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album. She has also toured with pop icon, Sting, and hosts a national radio show on CBC Music. She has recently been featured on q, and in Parade Magazine, Downbeat and Jazziz.

The last few years have been a roller-coaster for Laila Biali. For nearly every major triumph the singer-songwriter has faced private debilitating crises. It was a period of change and heartache – but it was also a season of great inspiration and hope. The result is Biali’s deeply personal new album, Out of Dust, which finds her luxuriating in the light she found at the end of the tunnel. The album is a celebration of life; warm and uplifting, even as it confronts her recent challenges head-on. Out of Dust features collaborations with multiple GRAMMY nominees and winners including Lisa Fisher, Alan Ferber, John Ellis, and Larnell Lewis.