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All That Canadian Jazz Comes To Kansas City


Not that long ago, Laila Biali was struggling to make a name for herself in the world of American jazz. She was on the verge of giving up when she got an invitation to audition for Sting. She made the cut, and wound up at Sting’s estate in Tuscany for rehearsal.

On Friday's Up to Date, we talk with Biali about her music as she prepares to open the American Jazz Museum’s Women in Jazz Month. 


  • Laila Biali, Juno-nominated jazz musician

HEAR MORE: The Laila Biali Trio performs with Greg Carroll at 8:30 p.m., March 1 at The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum, 1600 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, Mo.  Tickets are $15; click here or call (816) 474-6262 for more information. 


Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.