Leilani

Leilani

 Montclair, California, USA
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Biography

Jazz Artist – Leilani
With a voice reminiscent of Sarah Vaughn and Cassandra Wilson, Leilani’s style is simply
unique. While her vocal abilities range from soprano to tenor, she adds jazzy flair to her
inspirational repertoire, giving her a sound of her own. Leilani
has shared the stage with the renowned Eric Marienthal, as the
opening artist at the March Field Jazz Festival. Leilani has
provided vocals in several recording sessions, singing tenor and
Lead vocalist on two selections with Nightfire, a gospel jazz
ensemble, and later recording “You’ve Been There” on the
group’s debut CD, “Pillar of Fire”. Leilani’s class act has also
been experienced by theater audiences as the opening vocalist
for the play, ”No More Drama”, “Momma, There’s An African in
the Attic”, and she has paid tribute to the late Billie Holiday,
performing one of her classic songs, ”You Don’t Know What
Love Is” in the civil rights historical stage play, “The Meeting”. Leilani’s endurance through
challenges and musical expression as a solo artist for weddings, community events,
banquets and charitable affairs has finally paid off. The door has now been opened for
Leilani’s debut as a solo jazz recording artist, with her new CD, "Desires
Accomplished….Sweet to the Soul". Leilani exercised her gift as a songwriter on her debut
CD by penning several songs on the project. Her stage presence is that of a sassy veteran,
while her sound is as strong and smooth as a horn section. Leilani, the premiere jazz
artist, is here!