THE CONSUMATE PERFORMER, SWINGS AND SINGS WITH VOCALS THAT ARE STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
Toronto born Lorraine Foster’s first love has always been Jazz and her first influence, Ella Fitzgerald. In her late teens, Lorraine succumbed to her passion and became a vocalist with the Art Hallman Orchestra, which allowed her the freedom to craft her own style of vocal purity and armed with a formidable repertoire, Lorraine started touring nationally as a soloist.
For several years, her home base was Montreal where Lorraine took time to have a family. She continued to headline at all the top venues and was a staple at the legendary Biddles, as well as a favorite for frequent radio and television appearances. Moving to Toronto, Lorraine, heralded as one of Toronto’s finest jazz vocalists, continued performing in major hotels and Jazz clubs. Top of the list, the DuMaurier Jazz Festival, Top of the Senator, Royal York Hotel, King Edward Hotel, Delta Chelsea Inn and Hy’s Steak house.
Lorraine has been singing for many years and her voice has not lost a beat. She can be seen playing the smaller clubs and bistros in Vancouver and other major cities. I watched her recently singing songs from her CD, 'We'll Meet Again', and the grace and tenderness with which she handles songs like 'Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square' melt the ice cubes in your drink. --Vancouver Lifestyles
It could be a nice old ballad or a swinging standard, Lorraine's renditions are always a pleasure to hear. --Toronto Jazz