Linda Solotaire is an actress and vocalist. She performs with and leads jazz cabaret ensembles The Linda Solotaire Trio and Linda & the COSMOPOLITANS. She also performs an eclectic repertoire as half of a duet with guitarist/ bassist Stu Greenspan, Strings & Pearls.
Linda studied dance, voice, music and acting with notable teachers including, for acting, William Hickey at HB Studio in NYC, and voice, 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 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 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. Her Website.
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