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Award-winning Piano/Vocal Performances at SubCulture – starting TOMORROW

From: David
Sent on: Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:02 PM
Gregg Kallor, an award-winning classical composer and pianist. Kallor will showcase a tableau of music from his new album of original works, A Single Noon (co-produced by five-time Grammy nominated pianist Fred Hersch). Kallor is the recipient of the esteemed Aaron Copland Award for composition (check out “Espresso Nirvana” here: and originally debuted A Single Noon at Carnegie Hall in 2011. We’d love for you to join us for the premiere of these songs since the release of the album. 

Laila Biali is an award-winning Canadian jazz pianist, who has toured with Suzanne Vega and Paula Cole, as well as recorded with Sting. A student of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Laila writes original compositions as well arrangements of popular music. She will be performing two upcoming shows at SubCulture as a continuation of her May residency. Each show will feature leading musicians from the New York scene including vocalist Jo Lawry and violinist Zach Brock. 

Friday, May 24, 31: Laila Biali 
Doors at 6:30pm / Shows at 7:30pm 
Award-winning Canadian jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali, who has toured with Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole, recorded with and supported Sting, and played all over the world at Tokyo's Cotton Club, Peru's El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City, will be taking over SubCulture for a residency in May! Each performance features leading musicians from the New York scene including saxophonist John Ellis, vocalist Jo Lawry and violinist Zach Brock. Laila Biali's arrangements of jazz standards, contemporary pop songs, and original pieces will be given unique, contrasting treatments within the context of each hand-picked ensemble. These shows will be the NYC debut of REQUESTOMATIC, which means that anyone planning to attend one of these shows can request any song - old or new - for her to arrange just for them. Email requests to [address removed]. (Up to 2 brand new selections will be arranged per show.) Tix: $15/advance and $18/at the door 

Thursday, May 30: Gregg Kallor 
Doors at 6:30pm / Show at 7:30pm 
Award-winning classical and jazz improv pianist and composer Gregg Kallor will be gracing SubCulture with a CD release show. Kallor made his New York concert debut at the historical Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. The recipient of the coveted Aaron Copland Award for composition in 2012, he was one of the ten composers nationwide selected for this prestigious residency. He will be celebrating the release of his highly-anticipated album A Single Noon which is co-produced by two-time Grammy award-winning pianist Fred Hersch. Hersch calls A Single Noon “the work of an extraordinary pianist, a composer of great distinction and a true conceptualist.” Tix: $15/advance and $18/at the door 
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