Leila is a multi talented, multilingual artist/songwriter that bridges many different cultures. A truly international artist, she was born in Argentina to Spanish parents, grew up in Barcelona and Valencia Spain. She later moved to Canada and now resides in the United States.
Embracing Soul, Smooth Jazz, R&B and Latin "World" rhythms, Leila's sound is a soulful combination of passion, percolating grooves, warm, sensual vocals and romantic flamenco guitar.
Her debut “Of Life” resulted in a huge internet fan base topping several music charts with songs crossing many genres and charting simultaeneously. These included several top 10 songs in Soul, R&B, Latin, and Adult Genres, and reaching the #16 spot on MP3.Com’s Top 40, well above 400,000 songs and artists.
MEDIABASE AMERICAN MUSIC CHARTS - LATEST RELEASE "SOUL ASCENSION"
* Her song "Listen Don't Listen" made the top 50, Mediabase American Music Charts, alongside ADELE, BRUNO MARS and SADE
Her latest release “Soul Ascension" blends lyrical depth, introspection and vulnerability with smooth sultry vocals and an emphasis on humanitarianism, unity and positive uplifting messages. Guest appearances include:
* Grammy award winning producer, K.C. PORTER (Santana, Ricky Martin, Janet Jackson) - featured on vocals on the song “Change” with Leila
* Saxophone/Smooth Jazz recording Star ERIC DARIUS
* World renowned flamenco guitarist ROMERO
* Hit songwriter/producer and smooth jazz artist Funkee Boy.
With her culturally diverse, colorful and exciting live show in celebration of the different rhythms of the world, Leila's concert highlights include:
* Invitation to perform at the legendary, late MICHAEL JACKSON'S NEVERLAND RANCH
* In concert with LATIN GRAMMY WINNERS - Gilberto Santa Rosa - Charlie Zaa - and legendary Tony Vega at Connecticut's largest venue, MOHEGAN SUN ARENA.
* The Globe Theatre (Univeral Studios) Hollywood, honoring Jim Henson
* BB King Blues Club - Foxwoods Resort and Casino
* Summerfest Outdoor World Festival
* and several radio station live appearances
SPECIAL RECORDING PROJECTS:
Leila appeared on the CD “Songs of Hope and Unity” as one of only 40 songwriters invited to write and record for this project with such industry greats as:
* BRIAN CULBERTSON
* MOTOWN LEGEND LAMONT DOZIER
* R&B singer Carl Thomas
* Grammy Winning Producer KC PORTER
Oneness, whose board members include Santana, among other iconic musicians, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of racial equality and tolerance and aims to spread unity consciousness through music and the arts..
FILM AND TELEVISION MUSIC PLACEMENTS:
Leila's music has been featured on every major network including
* CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, VH1, HBO, and SHOWTIME. Popular shows Include...
* "The Young And The Restless”
* “Days Of Our Lives”
* “All My Children”
* HBO's “Soulfood” series
* “They Call Me Sir” starring Michael Clark Duncan of “The Green Mile”
and several made for TV movies and specials.
Lives in: New Haven, Connecticut
Company: www.leilasworld.com - Leilasworld Music Publishing (Sesac), Power Of One Music (Ascap)
Occupation: Music Composer, Singer, Musician and Voice Artist
Unique traits: Fluent In Spanish, Belly Dancer, Brazilian Samba Dancer
"Avenida Brasil" - Brazilian Sitcom
Television by Telemundo/NBC Universal Music Featured
"Days Of Our Lives"
Television by NBC Music Featured
"They Call Me Sirr" - feat Michael Clark Duncan - Showtime
Television by Showtime End Title Music Credit
Television by HBO Music Featured
"The Pentagon Papers" - feat James Spader
Television by FX Music Featured
The Globe Theatre - Honoring Jim Henson - Tribute Concert
Music by Hollywood, CA Live Concert Performance
Mohegan Sun Arena - Concierto De Amor - Gilberto Santa Rosa
Music by Uncasville, CT Live Concert Performance
Songs Of Hope And Unity - "Change" - co written with Grammy award winning producer K.C. Porter
Music Recording Project
Michael Jackson - Neverland Ranch - Live Performance - Honoring Romero Britto and Make A Wish Foundation
Music Live Concert Performance
Mediabase American Music Charts Top 30
Music "Listen Don't Listen"
"Young And The Restless"
Television by CBS Music Featured
"Aliens In America"
Television by CW Music Featured