Celebrating Gayle Leali—Women’s History Month
Denver native, pianist/vocalist Gayle Denise Leali has performed throughout Europe and Asia. Her musical background includes years of classical piano studies before earning her B.S. in music business with an emphasis in music management from the University of Colorado (Denver Campus).
Gayle enjoys performing all styles of music, including jazz, blues, R&B, Latin, and pop ballads. Her vocal style has been compared to that of Nina Simone.
She has been performing professionally for many years and got her start as a featured performer at many of the most prestigious hotels in Denver, including the Brown Palace, the Fairmont Hotel, and the Giorgio Hotel.
Prior to beginning her travels as an International Entertainer, Gayle also performed with her own jazz band that was the house band at several jazz and blues clubs in the Denver area. Her interest in performing internationally was piqued during a 1993 USA Department of Defense tour with a five-piece R&B dance band that toured southeast Asia.
Gayle’s talent has given her the opportunity to perform in 5-star hotels abroad in many countries. Japan, Korea, Germany, Russia, Italy, Holland, Austria, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Norway, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Gayle has also performed on several cruise lines: Holland America, Princess, Norwegian, Renaissance, and American Hawaii Cruises.
Gayle is currently a long-term substitute teacher with Aurora Public Schools, teaching music classes.
When it is safe to travel again, Gayle will return to performing on cruise ships during the summer months.
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