A young, new, captivating voice has made a sensational entrance into the world of jazz “divas”. After her remarkable participation to Saalfelden Jazz in August 2018, LEÏLA MARTIAL gets a broader recognition in Europe. Her trio BAA BOX will release a new album in early 2019..
Following in the footsteps of her friend Emile Parisien, she trained at the celebrated Collège jazz de Marciac, and hesitated between a career as an actress or a musician, before finally taking France by surprise with the release of her “Dance Floor” album (2012).
Her new jazz/pop/rock band BAA BOX trio with PIERRE TEREEYGEOL (guitar, voice) and ERIC PEREZ (drums, voice, sampler) was selected in France by the AJC network for the JazzMigration tour and released a first album in 2016 and a new one is planned for 2019.
Leila is also at ease improvising in a duet with cello player Valentin Ceccaldi in FIL.
Inspired by musicians as diverse as Eric Dolfy and Médéric Colignon, and just as moving as Jeanne Lee, Leila Martial is the equal of her Swiss counterpart Andreas Schaerer and a collaborator of Anne Paceo.