Laila Biali Trio, The Humber 50th Anniversary Band, and the Carandang Pincente Jazz Orchestra
Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter/pianist, CBC National Radio Host, and Humber Music alumna, Laila Biali will be returning to Humber for a star-studded evening of some of Canada’s top jazz musicians.
The celebrated Biali plays the world’s top concert halls, from New York City's Carnegie Hall to Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts and has performed with such international icons as Sting. For this performance, Laila’s trio of Larnell Lewis on drums and George Koller on bass, will be joined by some special guests that include Pat LaBarbera, saxophone, Kevin Turcotte, trumpet, Kelsley Grant, trombone, and Andrew Scott, guitar.
The Humber 50th Anniversary Band takes the second half. This stellar ensemble is comprised of Humber Alumni, now some of Canada’s hottest players: Pat LaBarbera, Colleen Allen & Jesse Ryan (saxophone), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), William Carn (trombone), Thomas Francis (piano), Trevor Giancola (guitar), and Lauren Falls (bass) joined by current student Jackson Haynes (drums). The program takes the listener on a journey through each decade of Humber Music, culminating in a large ensemble for a newly commissioned arrangement for the occasion, bringing back to the stage Laila Biali, Kelsley Grant and Andy Scott.
The Carandang Pincente Jazz Orchestra will kick off the evening. Formed by current Humber students, Dain Carandang and Angela Pincente, in alliance with music colleagues from other schools in Toronto, this electrifying big band is an inspiring demonstration of the spirit of inclusion and collaboration that are core values of Humber.
This exciting event will be hosted by the Bachelor of Music program coordinator, Dr. Andrew Scott, as he weaves the history of the Humber Music through a sensational concert program.