Leyla McCalla



Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
07/16/16 Nice, France Nice Jazz Festival France
07/19/16 Bordeaux, France Relache Festival France
07/23/16 Le Havre, France Festival Mozaique France
Admission: €5 Daily.
07/24/16 Chalons, France Festival Des Musiques D’ici Et D’Ailleurs France
07/25/16 Luzern, Switzerland Blue Balls Festival Switzerland
07/26/16 - 07/27/16 Paris, France Duc Des Lombards France
07/28/16 Moureze, France Festival De Moureze France
07/30/16 Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge Folk Festival United Kingdom
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08/26/16 Baltimore, MD Creative Alliance @ The Patterson United States
Admission: $15 ADV $12 Members. Address: 3134 Eastern Ave.
08/27/16 Black Mountain, NC Jam In The Trees at Pigsah Brewing United States
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10/01/16 Columbia, TN Muletown Music Festival United States
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10/04/16 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12 ADV $15 DOS. Address: 56 South 12th Street. Buy Tickets
10/05/16 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12 ADV $15 DOS. Address: 240 State Street. Buy Tickets
10/06/16 Concord, NH The Capitol Center For The Arts Spotlight Cafe United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $20 General $15 Student. Address: 44 South Main St.
10/07/16 Somerville, MA Davis Square Theatre United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $20 General. Address: 255 Elm St. Buy Tickets
10/08/16 Hunter, NY Catskill Mountain Foundation Doctorow Center For The Arts United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $25 General $30 DOS. Address: 7971 NY-23A.
10/14/16 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s Guitar shop United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $20 General. Address: 3101 Pico Blvd. Buy Tickets
10/15/16 San Diego, CA AMSD Concerts United States
Admission: $20 General. Address: 4650 Mansfield Street.
10/18/16 Felton, CA Don Quixote’s United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15 ADV $18 DOS. Address: 6275 Highway 9. Buy Tickets
10/19/16 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $25 ADV $28 DOS. Address: 2020 Addison Street. Buy Tickets
10/21/16 Eugene, OR Sam Bond’s Garage United States
Admission: $12 General. Address: 407 Blair Blvd. Buy Tickets
10/22/16 Seattle, WA Fremont Abbey Arts Center United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $15 ADV $13 Student $20 DOS. Address: 4272 Fremont Ave N. Buy Tickets
10/23/16 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15 ADV $17 DOS. Address: 830 E Burnside.
11/03/16 Little Rock, AK South on Main United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $27 Premium ADV $25 ADV $17 GA. Address: 1304 Main Street. Buy Tickets
11/11/16 Fribourg, Switzerland La Spirale Switzerland
11/12/16 Paris, France Bouffes Du Nord France
11/14/16 Mantes La Jolie, France Private Concert-Blues Sur Seine France
11/15/16 Escautpont, France Salle Jean Ferrat France
11/16/16 L’Aigle, France Jazz En Ouche France
11/17/16 Lognes, France Eglise France
11/18/16 LLE DE RE, France La Maline France
11/19/16 Canteleu, France Espace Culturel Francois France
11/20/16 Rochefort Sur Loire, France Villages En Scene- Salle De La Pree France
11/22/16 Nantes, France La Bouche D’Air France
11/24/16 Rennes, France La Peniche Spectacle France

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Leyla McCalla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary.

Leyla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, was named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, and received additional raves from a number of other publications, including the New York Times, Boston Globe and Offbeat, for its haunting mixture of music and message.

Now, having toured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Israel in support of Vari-Colored Songs, Leyla is focusing on her next album. Titled A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey, the album will be released in the spring of 2016 by Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi. A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey will continue to explore the themes of social justice and pan-African consciousness that marked Vari-Colored Songs, and will once again feature songs sung in English, French and Haitian Creole. The album will also include guest appearances by legendary guitarist Marc Ribot, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers, and New Orleans singer-songwriter/guitarist Sarah Quintana.


Aaron Johnson at Knitting Factory Management
(510) 610-6997

Chris Colbourn at Concerted Efforts

(617) 969-0810