Linda Solotaire is a jazz vocalist and leader with The Linda Solotaire Quartet She also performs an eclectic repertoire as half of a duet with guitarist / bassist Stu Greenspan.
Linda studied voice, music, 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.
Linda 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 Christine 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.