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Our December debut at Penang Island Jazz Festival!
November 27, 2014


Four words: Jazz By The Beach. That is the name of the stage we'll be playing at our Penang Island Jazz Festival debut. (I can already feel the warm sand under my toes...) What's even more exciting, is that we get to share the evening with a host of fabulous jazz musicians, including the great Richard Bona. Saturday, December 6.

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Returning to Tokyo's Cotton Club December 2 – 4!
November 27, 2014


Japan is one of my favorite places on earth, and we are returning to Tokyo's gorgeous Cotton Club for the release of Live in Concert on the boutique label, Core Port. Joining me will be Ross MacIntyre on bass and Jim Doxas on drums. December 2, 3 & 4 – 2 shows nightly at 6:30 & 9 p.m.

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REQUESTOMATIC Summer Jazzfest Tour!
June 05, 2014


Our first-ever REQUESTOMATIC Jazzfest tour kicks off in just two weeks! We're inviting YOU to place your song requests – any song you'd like to hear, old or new – on our REQUESTOMATIC Summer Jazzfest Tour Facebook page.

June 19: Oakville, ON – Oakville Centre for the Arts
June 20: Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
June 21: Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
June 22: Vancouver, BC – TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
June 24: Rochester, NY – XEROX Rochester International Jazz Festival
June 25: Toronto, ON – TD Toronto Jazz Festival
June 26: Victoria, BC – TD Victoria International JazzFest
June 27: Edmonton, AB – Edmonton International Jazz Festival
June 28: Waterloo, ON – The Jazz Room
June 29: St. John's, NFL – Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival
July 1 (Canada Day!): Ottawa, ON – TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
July 2: Montreal, QC – TD Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L'an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l'art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
St. Catharines (Brock University) debut concert Saturday, March 22!
March 14, 2014


Next Saturday, March 22, we are coming to Brock University's Sean O'Sullivan Theatre with REQUESTOMATIC in full swing. You can join our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE and write your song requests on the wall, or you can email them to requestomatic@lailabiali.com. We look forward to seeing you! (I'm going to try and get down to see the fabled frozen falls - as in Niagara Falls - since they're just a hop, skip and a jump away...)

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Announcing March U.S. Tour!
February 14, 2014


We are coming to six of our favorite U.S. cities this March, covering various corners (and some middle areas) of America the Beautiful. Vancouver treasure, Adam Thomas, will be joining me on bass and vocals, and fellow Canuck and Brooklynite, Fred Kennedy, will be on drums. We've lined up some very special local guests in each city, and here they are – along with venues and dates:

Saturday, March 1 I Kansas City, MO I The Blue Room
featuring Greg Carroll (vibes)

Sunday, March 2 I Los Angeles, CA I The Blue Whale
featuring Bob Reynolds (sax)

Tuesday, March 4 I Oakland, CA I Piedmont Piano Company
featuring Joe Cohen (sax)

Wednesday, March 5 I Denver, CO I Dazzle Jazz
special double bill with Peter John Stoltzman's Trio

Thursday, March 6 I Denver, CO I UC Denver
featuring John Gunther (sax)

Friday, March 7 (2 nights) I Washington, D.C. I Twins Jazz
featuring Tim Green (sax)

Saturday, March 8 (2 nights) I Washington, D.C. I Twins Jazz
featuring Tim Green (sax)

Sunday, March 9 (matinée) I New York City I SubCulture
featuring Zach Brock (violin)

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