Layla Angulo

Layla Angulo

 New York City, New York, USA
BandLatinJazz

"Sizzling Hot Latin Jazz" By Descarga.com

Biography


Layla Angulo is a NYC based Latin Jazz/Salsa artist. Most recently, she has toured much of the world with Reggaeton Superstar, Don Omar, and Tito Puente Jr. She has worked with many popular artists around NYC including the Sugarhons (Beyonce's horn section), Danny Rojo, Jill Sobule and many others. Layla recorded on Elvis Crespo's latest CD, 'Indestructible', as well as had a private performance with the Ladies Latin band, '809' for Marc Anthony.

After more than a year of touring with other people's groups, she is now back at her own music.

Layla toured Sicily where she performed sold-out concerts with some of Italy’s finest jazz musicians. The song La Rumbera, written by Layla Angulo and Walter Torres, was Semi-Finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition (ICS) and in 2006 it received an Honorable Mention. Layla not only composes for herself and her group, but has also written numerous songs and albums for other artists and for a short films including Cinder starring Julia Ling (Jackie Chan Disciples), which is due out later this year.

With the release of two Latin Jazz CDs, and an intensely loyal and growing fan base, Layla and her band create a thrilling musical experience wherever they perform whether it is a quintet or her large 13 piece orchestra, as can be heard on Live at the Triple Door. Live at the Triple Door has received high praise from not only the Seattle Times and the Stranger, but is being played on a regular basis in Radio Stations across the world.

The fierce enthusiasm and encouragement of her fans keep pushing Layla to reach for even higher musical planes. She released her latest CD, 'MIENTRAS…' with some of the most well-known and highly respected musicians in the business, including Oscar Stagnaro, Roberto Quintero, Dario Eskanazi, (all tour with Paquito D’Rivera and Diane Schuur) Arturo O’Farrill, Orlando 'Maraca' Valle (Irakere), and Tony Escapa (Ricky Martin). In this upcoming release, this is the first cd with Layla singing her own vocal tracks on her own compositions. Not only does she sing, compose, arrange and play alto and soprano saxophones in MIENTRAS…, but she also wears the hat of producer.

Lyrics

Que Te Valla Bien

Written By: Layla Angulo


Que te valla bien sin mi corazon.
En mi vida tu siempre estaras en el ayer
Con esas lagrimas que cargan
las espinas de tu nombre
Y que ahogan el dolor de estar sin ti,
Se acabo el amor que solo era para ti.
Te entrege mis suenos mis deseos,
Te di el calor y mi dulce beso,
Pero todo para ti fue un juego y mas.

Ya! Que te valla bien sin mi!
Todo quedo en el ayer,
Tu carisia ironica, palabras de que,
Tu plastico amor!
Hoy, ya no vuelvas mas a mi!
Solo te pido que
Ya no me llores,
Ya no me emplores,
Por todo este tiempo que
Solo jugabas con mi amor.

Ubieron noches que tus miradas desnudaban hacia mi
Y dejaban en mi,
Una ilusion que me hizo a darte
Entre las llamas de este amor.

Ya! Que te valla bien sin mi!
Todo quedo en el ayer,
Tu carisia ironica, palabras de que,
Tu plastico amor!
Hoy, ya no vuelvas mas a mi!
Solo te pido que
Ya no me llores,
Ya no me emplores,
Por todo este tiempo que
Solo jugabas con mi amor.

Coro

Tu me enganaste, tu te alejaste,
Ahora vienes a pedirme el corazon.

If He Came Back

Written By: Layla Angulo

If he came back to you,
Girl, what'd you think he'd do for you?
You gave it your all,
But he takes you for granted.
So this one should be simple
Cause I see it so clear
All your tears are blinding
You don't think,
You only feel.

There you are on the floor and in the dark
And all alone and miserable and wanting
What you don't have.

You found the pictures
And all the love letters
You heard the sweet talk on the phone.
Why d' you even want a little piece of man like that?
Cause you are the strong one,
You need to go and get your life back.

But, here you are in the mirror
Thinkin' bout him
With all your life in a bottle of Gin.
But would he....

Give you all there is in life?
You don't need any man to do what's right!
What you can do for yourself,
He won't do better.
You can make it right.
Does he always have to be there for you?
Cause he would just try to change you.
Would he tell you the truth?

Mientras... (Meanwhile...)

Written By: Layla Angulo

Mientras, haciendo el amor,
Con una voz susurrante,
Me dijiste los poemas tan hermosos que
Compusiste pensando en mi.
Y ahora que,
Y Ahora que
Ahora que?

Mientras, quisas y una vez,
Fuimos mas que dos amantes
Y en el silencio del amor
Eramos un tierno beso.
Hoy, en el pasado guardare
Tus palabras en mis suenos.
Quiero y te pido otra vez,
Que te entregues como antes.
Que te entregues como amantes.

Tu piel es el mar y mi cuerpo el viento que duerme an tu tormenta,
Y en tus labios, el dulce amanecer, la tibia noche hacer
Dime una vez mas, lo que me dijiste.

Mientras, quisas y una vez,
Fuimos mas que dos amantes
Y en el silencio del amor
Eramos un tierno beso.
Hoy, en el pasado guardare
Tus palabras en mis suenos.
Quiero y te pido otra vez,
Que te entregues como antes.
Que te entregues como amantes.

Mientras... Mientras....
Yo te confie mi corazon
Y tu me hiciste brujeria,
Con las palabras tan hermosas,
No sabia que eran plasticas.
Me usaste, me enganaste,
Me enamore de ti.
Solo te pido, solo te pido,
Que no me mientes mas,
Mientras haciendo el amor.

Discography

Layla Angulo Sextet
Layla Angulo - Live at the Triple Door
MIENTRAS...

Set List

Songs are all original compositions by Layla Angulo with the exception of a few classics in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Sample set would be:

Eros
Que Te Valla Bien
Luna rosa
Sola
Mientras...
If He Comes Back
A Golpe De Cajon
My One and Only Love
Strange Weather
Sonho Meu
Obsession
Guajira
Conga Nightmare