Born: January 10, 1963 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Linda Solotaire is a jazz vocalist and leader with The Linda Solotaire Quartet, Linda & the Boyz from the Back Room (her speakeasy show) and she performs an eclectic repertoire as half of a duet with guitarist / bassist Stu Greenspan.
Ms. Solotaire studied music, voice, dance and acting with notable teachers including, for acting, William Hickey at HB Studio in NYC, and voice, Elaine Dame, Typhanie Monique & Carol Loverde in Chicago. She received her BA from Columbia College Chicago. With a background in theory, classical, and 20th-century music, Ms. Solotaire has enjoyed roles in musical theater, studio session work, as well as collaborations on original works with artists including, new music composer Christopher Preissing, playwright / composer Tom Weber, jazz funk band Original Balance, composer-poet Everette Howe, and others.
Ms. Solotaire was invited to join Actors Equity Association in 1984, and since has had principal roles in scores of theatrical and on-camera projects ranging from Catherine in O’Neill’s 'Mourning Becomes Electra' to Annie in 'Annie Get Your Gun,' to commercial industrial videos and multimedia, to surreal collaborative films. She frequently works as a voice over talent as well, and has performed 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.
Ms. Solotaire works with private students, specializing in interpretation for singers, and acting for movers and dancers. She is President of the Board of Directors for the contemporary dance company The Moving Architects, and a collaborator with NON Opera company.
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
VOICE COACHING Ms. Solotaire accepts private voice students interested in focusing on interpretation. $60 per hour. PR & MARKETING WORKSHOPS for Jazz Musicians: Getting the Word Out: PR & Marketing Workshop for Jazz Musicians (Vocalists, Instrumentalists & Leaders) Typical workshop is 3-3 hour sessions for $180