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Friday September 24, 2021
8:00 pm   |  Doors Open @ 7:00 pm
$28 Advanced    $33 Doors    ONLINE TICKET SALES ONLY AT THIS TIME   

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**This show was rescheduled from Friday, April 3rd, 2020. All tickets purchased for the previously scheduled performance will be valid for this performance and have been reissued**

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.

In 2019, Laila’s eponymous release won her a JUNO for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.” The year before that, 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 her Live in Concert (2013) album was recognized by DownBeat Magazine as one of the “Best Albums of the Year.”

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 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). Laila’s highly anticipated album, Out of Dust, which features multiple GRAMMY nominees and winners including Lisa Fisher, Alan Ferber, John Ellis, and Larnell Lewis, will be released on March 27, 2020, and her concert at The Aeolian under the TD Sunfest banner will celebrate the new album’s release.



Safety Measures

Welcome back Aeolian Hall patrons! It has been tough, but we are so thrilled to be able to present live music to a live audience once again!

To keep everyone safe when attending our concerts, we are doing the following:

  • We are complying the requirements and recommendations from federal, provincial, and local health authorities to enhance the safety of our facility
  • In addition, we are requiring that all patrons be double vaccinated before attending a concert, except for patrons who, for medical reasons, are not vaccinated and children 12 years old or younger
  • We are requiring that clean well-fitted masks (such as a single use surgical mask) be worn indoors and that the current guidelines of 2 metre (6 feet) safe-distancing be followed
  • We have placed hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the building. Please sanitize your hands upon entering the building, and wash your hands after using the restrooms
  • Our upgraded HVAC system ensures the air you breath is fresh and filtered
  • We thoroughly clean the Hall before concerts and sanitize before, during and after the concerts.