JUNO & SOCAN Award winning artist Laila Biali offers a stirring gospel-infused arrangement of Silent Night, featuring John Ellis on tenor sax. Biali grew up singing the classic carol in harmony with her sisters at candlelit Christmas Eve services year after year, and you can feel the emotion and nostalgia in her powerful delivery that brings both freshness and nostalgia to this classic holiday offering.
Laila Biali – vocals, piano, arrangement
John Ellis – tenor saxophone
Glenn Patscha – B3 organ
George Koller – bass
Ben Wittman – drums
Mixed and mastered by Ben Wittman
Artwork by Halla Creative
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 Music Songwriting Award plus the 2019 JUNO (Canada's GRAMMY) for Vocal Jazz Album. She has also toured with pop icon, Sting, and hosts a national radio show on CBC Music.
Due to the pandemic, most of Laila Biali's performances have shifted to online spaces. Her livestream concerts over the past few months have amassed tens of thousands of viewers, enabling her to expand her fanbase significantly. Biali will be a featured artist at the upcoming virtual concert "Christmas in the Chapel", happening Dec 6 with an anticipated audience in the thousands. An acoustic video performance of Silent Night will be featured, and the new single highlighted to all viewers.