Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Leala Cyr has proven herself to be a true diamond in the rough. This small-town girl began her concentration on the trumpet at an early age, and soon discovered her gift for music. Already excelling in classical trumpet, Cyr then tried her hand in the jazz band. A newfound love, Leala realized her true passion for jazz singing. Soon after, Cyr became the band's vocalist and eventually was featured as a trumpet and vocal soloist at the prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition at the Lincoln Center in New York. Deciding then to study music, Cyr entered the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where she was later voted “Best Jazz Vocalist” in the college division of Downbeat magazine’s Student Music Awards (2005). It wasn't long before Leala received the World Tour Scholarship from the Berklee College of Music and finished her studies there. Since then, Leala has shared the stage with greats such as Esperanza Spalding, Milton Nascimento, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ivan Lins, Jamey Haddad, Jeff "Tain" Watts, James Genus, Paul Winter, Guinga, Darmon Meader, Greg Hopkins, John Lockwood, Mark Walker, Chuck Loeb, Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams, John Secada, Nando Michelin and Byron Stripling.