Linda Solotaire

Why book Linda Solotaire?

Linda Solotaire is a song stylist, performing original and vintage tunes with stellar, seasoned musicians. She leads jazz cabaret bands 'The Linda Solotaire Trio' and 'Linda & the COSMOPOLITANS.' She also performs an eclectic repertoire as half of the duet 'Strings & Pearls' with guitarist/bassist Stu Greenspan. With a background in theory, classical, and 20th-century music, theatre & dance, Ms. Solotaire has enjoyed roles in musical theater, film, studio session work, as well as collaborations on original works in all music genres-in venues around the world including the Lake Placid Olympic Arena, ancient Turkish ruins, and the deck of a battleship in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Reviews

Very engaging and lively with listeners!!!

Great performance and personable..

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Zung D.
Organization: Edgewater Beach Cafe'
Event: Restaurant in Chicago, IL
Event Date: Apr 8, 2012
Hired As: Jazz Band

Response from Linda Solotaire:

We always LOVE playing at the Edgewater Beach Cafe! Thank you!

Absolutely without question we were blown away!

We were totally entranced with Linda's performance the entire evening. The voice of an angel! True showmanship and professional. Not to mention beautiful both inside and out. We can't wait to host another party and have Linda perform again for us our family and friends. Thank you again Linda!

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Reviewer: Cindy B.
Event: Birthday Party in Chicago, IL
Event Date: Mar 17, 2012

Great show!

I saw Linda and the Cosmopolitans recently at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago and loved it! I am no jazz expert, but I knew most of their repertoire. The lovely Linda has a great voice and good rapport with her band. Its a great way to spend an evening whether you are having dinner or an after-dinner drink.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Joel S.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Chicago, IL
Event Date: Nov 3, 2011
Hired As: Jazz Singer, Jazz Band

Linda sings from the heart.

"She's a cool, sophisticated, and a gifted performer. Linda sings like an exotic bird and presents her material in the grand tradition of a sultry night club cabaret. Support Linda by enjoying an evening of song and romance. You won't leave before the encore!"

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Reviewer: jack d.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Evanston, IL
Event Date: Jan 19, 2012

Standards offered with pathos, sexuality, and grace

Ms. Solotaire serves songs--mostly standards, with some contemporary and new work thrown in (the last which we hope to hear more of)--as if she were serving you a beautiful meal she had made, in which the complements are as luscious as the main dish--while remaining complements. I am writing of the underlying interplay of feeling in the songs, which Ms. Solotaire brings out with her voice, her phrasing, her expressions, her grace at the microphone. When there is happiness in a song, there is also a beautiful sort of loss. When there is loss, the person is still there, somewhere. If you are a child, she is a good fairy; if a man, she is a lover whose longing and desire you could cure if everything were different; if you are a woman, she is offering you the deepest feelings and ironies you could experience. Come just to listen to her over-the-top vulnerable performance of "Come Rain or Come Shine."

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Reviewer: Anthony N.
Event: Restaurant in Chicago, IL
Event Date: Jan 19, 2012

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 120 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: $300 - $3,200
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: AEA

Overview

Whether you book Linda Solotaire as a soloist, duo or ensemble of any size, you can be sure of warm, friendly, experienced professionals showing up on time, prepared, dressed appropriately and ready to charm your guests.

A typical performance may start with an instrumental. Linda would follow that with a fun light opening song, introduce the band and acknowledge the hosts. The band's set can be crafted to engage the audience, or to fall back - creating an upbeat sonic backdrop for your event. For longer events the ensemble would break every 45 minute to an hour - for 10-15 minutes.

Linda is a trained actress and experienced Emcee - experienced in intimate cabaret performance - and just as comfortable in a huge stadium. Her performances have been critically acclaimed, and the musicians she chooses to work with are of the highest caliber. She is adaptable and a quick study, and will do what it takes to make your event a seamless success.

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Linda Solotaire

Linda Solotaire is a song stylist, performing original and vintage tunes with stellar, seasoned musicians. She leads jazz cabaret bands 'The Linda Solotaire Trio' and 'Linda & the COSMOPOLITANS.' She also performs an eclectic repertoire as half of the duet 'Strings & Pearls' with guitarist/bassist Stu Greenspan. With a background in theory, classical, and 20th-century music, theatre & dance, Ms. Solotaire has enjoyed roles in musical theater, film, studio session work, as well as collaborations on original works in all music genres-in venues around the world including the Lake Placid Olympic Arena, ancient Turkish ruins, and the deck of a battleship in the Mediterranean Sea.

The team providing the talent:

Linda Solotaire

Vocalist, Leader

Stu Greenspan

Guitar, Bass, Arranger, Composer

Paul Cotton

Percussion

John W. Lauler

Bass

Set List

Jazz Standards, Vintage Blues, Original Sings, Broadway & Pop with jazz arrangements including;
A Little Tear
Ain’t Misbehaving
Alright Okay
All the Things You Are
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Beauty Everywhere*
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered
Bird Alone
Black Coffee
Blue Moon
The (Boy) from Ipanema
But Not for Me
Come Rain or Come Shine
Costello*
Don’t Get Around Much
East of the Sun
Easy Street
Everytime We Say Goodbye
Fill it with Love*
Fly Me to the Moon
God Bless the Child
Guilty
How Do You Keep the Music Playing
How High the Moon
I Get A Kick
I’ve Got the World On A String
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face
If I Were a Bell
Like A Lover
Love for Sale
Lover Man
Lush Life
Misty
My Attorney Bernie
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
Night & Day
Peel Me a Grape
Pennies from Heaven
River
Seguire*
September Song
Send in the Clowns
Since I Fell for You
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
Someone to Watch Over Me
Sophisticated Lady
Speak Low
Sway
Sweetheart*
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Trouble in Mind
Unexpected Beauty*
What’s New
When Sunny Get’s Blue
When the Stars Go Blue
Willow Weep for Me

*Indicates original tunes.

Influences & Inspiration

Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Harry Connick, Jr., Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Annie Ross, Judy Garland, Aretha Franklin, Abbey Lincoln, Al Green

Setup Requirements

Please contact for details.

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