Saturday Jul 15 2023


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm





JAZZ under the STARS

📅 DATE: Saturday, July 15, 2023
🕑 TIME: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
(Doors open 1 hour before showtime)
🏟️ VENUE: Jackson-Triggs Winery Amphitheatre
🗺️ ADDRESS: 2145 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
💵 PRICE: $69 + HST + Fees
💵 PRICE: $39 + HST + Fees 
(MAWS Discount: Musician/ArtsWorker/Student - must show proof)
💵 PRICE: Summer Festival Full Pass: $269 + HST + Fees 
💵 PRICE: Weekend Pass (July 15 + 16): $139 + HST + Fees 
💵 PRICE: 2-Day Pass (July 20 + 21): $89 + HST + Fees
🥗 FOOD: Dining options available PRIOR to the event at Jackson-Triggs Winery, or at one of our restaurant partners found HERE.


This will be a night to remember!

Laila’s live show is eclectic and energetic, a true representation of her on and off stage. Melodies take thrilling left turns and pre-choruses give way to instrumental interludes. One minute Biali is soaring over a bluesy storm of handclaps and hard-charging keyboard riffs, the next she is pouring out her soul on an impassioned ballad. It’s jazz, it’s pop, it can’t be put into a box but it’s beautiful.

The evening’s performance will feature:


  • 7:00 pm: Opening remarks on Stage
  • 7:10 pm – 7:30 pm: JAZZ 4 the AGES Youth Opener – Nicholas Mustapha Trio
  • 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm: Break
  • 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm: John Sherwood Trio
  • 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm: Break
  • 8:45 pm – 10 pm: Laila Biali and band


Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including Carnegie Hall. Her accolades include a 2019 JUNO Award for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”, “SOCAN Composer of the Year” and “Keyboardist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, a JUNO nomination for her studio recording Tracing Light, and a spot on DownBeat Magazine’s “Best Albums of the Year” list for her follow-up Live in Concert. In 2015, Laila released her first album of entirely original music, House of Many Rooms – an indie-pop project featuring a star-studded lineup including the vocalist Lisa Fischer, who is featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. In September of 2017, Laila was brought on as the host for CBC Music’s national radio show, Saturday Night Jazz. Her latest project, a self- titled album released in January of 2018, debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and won Laila the top prize for Jazz in the Canadian Songwriting Competition as well as a JUNO Award (Canadian GRAMMY). And while Laila continues to earn high honours in the Jazz world, her unique genre- bending sound is what sets her apart as she “masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy.” (Washington Post)

Laila will be joined by:

Born in Oakville Ontario in 1961, raised in St. Catharines, John Sherwood is easily among the top jazz pianists in Canada today. His strong foundation in classical music is apparent, but does not overshadow his ability to swing. John appears regularly with Peter Appleyard, and has also performed or recorded with Moe Koffman, Guido Basso, Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Jake Hanna, Kenny Wheeler and Butch Miles to name but a few.

“In the town in southern Ontario where I grew up, there is an outstanding young pianist named John Sherwood.” -Gene Lees, The Jazz Letter.

“Sherwood is firmly of the Oscar Peterson school. His feature, I’m Falling in Love With Love was music that was beautifully constructed, brilliantly executed and of deeply lyrical quality and he swung mightily all evening long.” -Hugh Fraser, The Spectator.

John will be joined by:


The Nicholas Mustapha Trio will be opening for this event.  Nicholas Mustapha was the winner in the Ages 18-23 (Band) category in our 2023 JAZZ 4 the AGES Youth Competition. CLICK HERE to see their full bio.


  • Physical/digital tickets are not issued for this show. Admission is tracked through the order placed and will be added to the event’s guest list. Please retain your Order Confirmation email in case proof of purchase is require.
  • Tickets are non-refundable. Artists and venues are subject to change. Please visit our Health and Safety page for updates on our current guidelines.
  • Artists and venues subject to change.
  • This event will take place rain or shine.
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