Professional, fun & captivating . . . Linda Solotaire, Chanteuse & friends have performed nationally & internationally for Festivals, Weddings, Corporate Events, Universities, & Night Clubs.
Linda is a vocalist, band leader, curator, and teacher. Her current projects: "Dreams of You: the Sun, the Moon, and Johnny Mercer", embracing the dreamy world of one of America's finest lyricists; "Ange Blu", reimagining the songs of Jacques Brel & Marlene Deitrich; her "Speakeasy Show"; as well as her classic jazz ensemble *The Linda Solotaire Quintet*. Linda also performs a Holiday Jazz Duets show with notable Chicago vocalist Saalik Ziyad accompanied by piano virtuoso Leandro Lopez Varady - they are currently working on a Broadway duets show.
5 Stars * Lively and Vibrant * Ms. Solotaire delivers a song with feeling and nuance... a polished professional who's coolly competent and utterly delightful. ~Chuck K., Chuck Kramer Photography, 2/11/2015
5 Stars * Book Her! * I love Linda and more importantly, so do my customers! My business has increased steadily on Linda's night, she is dynamic, versatile, entertaining, and genuine. So happy we found her! ~ Amanda P., Marion Street Market, 6/25,2015
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A trained actress, Ms. Solotaire engages large or small crowds, and emcees with ease. She studied dance, voice, music and acting with notable teachers in NYC, and Chicago, and received her BA from Columbia College Chicago. With a background in theory, classical, and 20th-century music, she has enjoyed roles in musical theater, film, studio session work, as well as collaborations on original works. She has performed as a vocalist in a variety of performance situations and venues around the world including the Lake Placid Olympic Arena, ancient Turkish ruins, and the deck of a battleship in the Mediterranean Sea.