Honoured as a “world class jazz singer” for her “spellbinding voice” and “boldly unique style” (−Everett. R. Davis, All About Jazz), Canadian jazz vocalist, poet and composer Lara Solnicki is one of Jazz icon Greg Osby’s Inner Circle Music label artists, performing and recording with many of Canada’s finest musicians, with #1 songs on Canadian jazz radio and web charts (Radio Canada, CBC), garnering rave reviews from 4 continents. A classically trained singer with a four octave range, Lara originally intended a career in opera, receiving a BA from The Glenn Gould School/ Royal Conservatory of Music where she studied voice and piano in the Performance Diploma and Artist Diploma programs. She has studied with dozens of top international artists and educators in the fields of classical music, jazz and creative music, which includes spending summer 2017 in New York, thanks to a Chalmers Foundation Professional Development Grant. Praised for “her outstanding musicianship” and “superb vocal technique” (−Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online), for “the purity of her voice, her understanding of the most subtle nuances in lyrics and melody, and the freshness, intelligence and wit she invests in every interpretation”
(−Stanley Péan, Host, Quand le jazz est là– Espace Musique), she was a finalist in the Révélations Radio-Canada 2014 competition, jazz artist category. She has released two CDs; “A Meadow in December” (2010, Independent), and “Whose Shadow?” (2014 Inner Circle Music) listed in January 2016 as one of the Best Vocal Jazz releases of 2015 (Jazz History Online, USA). Lara has been featured in CD compilations produced by JAZZIZ magazine (USA), and “For Jazz Vocal Fans Only vol. 1” (Japan). She is the recipient of numerous professional development, composition and CD recording grants from The Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council and FACTOR.