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Barbra Lica


BARBRA LICA (vocalist) was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She grew up surrounded by musicians and she was constantly encouraged to broaden her musical horizons. She discovered jazz at the age of six and immediately began to sing along to the music of Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. 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 album, Songs.

In May 2012 her debut album entitled, That's What I Do, was released with a live-to-air concert celebration on JAZZ.FM91 hosted by Ross Porter, President and CEO of JAZZ.FM91. She continues to perform regularly in the Greater Toronto Area, presenting a wide repertoire of both jazz standards and original music. Her thoughts on pursuing a career as a jazz musician: “Nice work if you can get it. And you can get it – if you try.”

In November 2013, Barbra was named first runner-up at the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.