Leyla McCalla



Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
06/08/17 Houston, TX Discovery Green Thursday Concert Series- Discovery Green Park United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1500 McKinney Street. Venue phone: 713-523-7004.
07/14/17 Grass Valley, CA California World Fest Nevada County Fairgrounds United States
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11410 McCourtney Road. Venue phone: 530-891-4098. 2 Sets: 12:00PM Sierra Stage | 6:30PM Spotlite Stage
07/15/17 - 07/16/17 San Francisco, CA SF Jazz Summer Sessions- SFJAZZ Center United States
Time: 7:00am. Admission: $20.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 201 Franklin St. Venue phone: 415-398-5655.
07/21/17 Sines World Music Festival Portugal
07/22/17 Cartagena Festival Mar de Musica Spain
07/28/17 Würzburg Hafensommer Germany
07/29/17 Jena Kulturaren Germany
08/10/17 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest- Volksplatz Stage United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Old York Road & W Union Blvd. Venue phone: 610-332-1300.
08/11/17 Alexandria, VA Mount Vernon Nights- Grist Mill Park United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4710 Mt Vernon Memorial Hwy. Venue phone: 703-324-8566.
09/16/17 Mountain View, AR Ozark Folk Center United States
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: $12.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1032 Park Ave. Venue phone: (870) 269-3851.
09/17/17 Tulsa, OK Guthrie Green United States
Time: 2:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 111 East Brady St. Tulsa Roots Rocks The Green
09/21/17 Phoenix, AZ Musical Instrument Museum United States
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $20.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4725 E Mayo Blvd. Venue phone: 480-478-6000.
09/23/17 LOS ANGELES, CA The Echo United States
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $10 ADV | $12 DOS. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1822 W. Sunset Blvd.. Venue phone: 213-413-8200.
09/30/17 Portland, OR The Old Church Minor Key Concert Series United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $12 ADV | $15 DOS. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1422 SW 11th Ave. Venue phone: 503-222-2031.
10/07/17 Denver, CO Globe Hall United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15 ADV | $17 DOS. Address: 4483 Logan Street. Venue phone: 720-931-8708.
11/02/17 Fish Creek, WI Door Community Auditorium United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $39 | $29 | $22. Address: 39247 Hwy 42. Venue phone: 920-868-2728.
11/04/17 Stoughton, WI Stoughton Opera House United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $25.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 381 East Main Street. Venue phone: 608-347-8441.
11/18/17 Boston, MA Villa Victoria Cultural Center United States
Time: 7:15pm. Admission: $25.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 85 W Newton St. Venue phone: 617-876-4275.

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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

Pat May – Crossover Touring

Booking (Canada):
Julien Maheu – Dare to Care 

Booking (Europe):
Jean-Herve Michel at Nueva Onda