|Barbra Lica – CD Launch @ Hugh’s Room • Toronto - Tuesday, October 2, 2012 |
Barbra Lica was born and raised in Toronto.
She grew up surrounded by musicians and was constantly encouraged to broaden her musical horizons (and when your mother is a professional singer from Romania, "encouraged" means trained like a singing monkey).
She discovered Jazz for the first time at the age of six while shuffling through her dad’s CD collection, and immediately began to sing along to the music of Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. Now 24, Barbra has already amassed an impressive list of performing credits including collaborations with Dave Young, Peter Appleyard and The Brian Barlow Big Band as well as having a featured track on Paul Novotny and Joe Sealy’s latest album, Songs.
On May 30 2012, Barbra's debut album entitled, That's What I Do, was released with a live-to-air concert celebration on Jazz.FM91 hosted by Ross Porter, CEO of Jazz FM. She continues to perform regularly in the Greater Toronto Area, presenting a wide repertoire of both jazz standards and original music. Barbra is very excited to bring her ‘dream band’ to Hugh’s Room for this celebration of That’s What I Do.
Paul Novotny - Bass
Steve Heathcote - Drums
Brian Dickinson - Piano
Reg Schwager - Guitar
John Johnson - Woodwinds
Barbra’s thoughts on pursuing a career as a jazz musician: “Nice work if you can get it. And you can get it – if you try.”
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 • 8:30PM • $20 advance / $22.50 door
Students ˝ price w/valid Student ID
Barbra Lica CD launch @ Hugh’s Room •2261 Dundas Street West
For reservations call 416.531.6604 http://hughsroom.com
Jane Harvury 9/8/2012