Barbra Lica

Biography


With a buzz still emanating from her 2017 Juno nomination for I’m Still Learning, Barbra Lica continues her remarkable journey with You’re Fine, her fifth and most ambitious release to date, and one which validates the title of her previous album. Set for release on November 9, 2018, You’re Fine is a living, breathing representation of Lica’s journey, with heartfelt compositions combining her passionate jazz foundations with a contemporary ‘Music City’ sound.
You’re Fine is a poignant and introspective release from one of the most accomplished singer-songwriters and arrangers on the Canadian jazz scene. Recorded in Toronto and Nashville with renowned producer/bassist Marc Rogers and Barbra’s full band of rising stars from Toronto alongside a host of accomplished guest musicians, You’re Fine shines radiant light on Barbra Lica’s acclaimed vocal abilities, while delivering a seamless blend of jazz and country stylings. This genre-bending project breaks every rule while searching for commonalities between musical palettes, human experience and two sides of one border.
A graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music specializing in Jazz Voice Performance. Barbra has headlined major festivals across Canada and the U.S. as well as iconic spaces like Birdland in NYC, Koerner Hall in Toronto and the Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill in Montreal. She has opened for such prolific artists as Christian McBride, Pat Metheny, Terence Blanchard and Bob Dorough. In 2015 Barbra debuted at the Tokyo International Jazz Festival in front of a massive audience at the Tokyo International Forum. She has been recognized by the CBC as one of the 35 under 35 new Canadian Jazz Artists and was first runner-up selection at the prestigious Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in New York City, and recently made her European debut at the 2017 Focsani Blues Festival in Romania.

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