Barbra Lica Live at The Rex Hotel - City Hall Live Spotlight
By City Hall Live Spotlight
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Tune into Happin on July 29, 8:30PM pm to see Barbra Lica perform live at The Rex Hotel as part of City Hall Live Spotlight.
Juno-nominated Barbra Lica is a Toronto-based jazz and folk vocalist and songwriter of exceptional talent, and has been receiving accolades for her unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety, grace, and expression. Barbra’s performances have captivated audiences all over North America with her genuine warmth and engaging stage presence.
A seasoned act on the Canadian and American club and festival circuits, Barbra has performed everywhere from New York City’s legendary Birdland to Toronto’s prestigious Koerner Hall. She has also headlined at festivals across the continent including Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.
Barbra has been ranked one of Canada’s Top 5 Jazz singers (CBC), and her 2017 album, “I’m Still Learning” received a JUNO Award nomination for “Best Vocal Jazz Album”. Barbra’s most recent project, “You’re Fine”, established a new sound for Barbra, seamlessly blending jazz, country and folk influences. Recorded in Nashville with award-winning Canadian engineer David Kalmusky (Journey) and Canadian producer/bassist Marc Rogers (The Philosopher Kings), the album features Barbra’s Canadian touring band playing alongside country music legends. Barbra continues to develop her genre-bending style, writing and producing from quarantine, including “Hello From My Basement.”
City Hall Live Spotlight
In partnership with Unison Benevolent Fund, City Hall Live Spotlight is a weekly livestreamed concert series featuring professionally produced livestreamed videos of Toronto musicians performing at shuttered music venues around the city, along with a handful of other music-related businesses (recording studios, rehearsal spaces, etc,). The goal is to help "spotlight" not just local artists but venues and other parts of the live music ecosystem that have been catastrophically affected by the pandemic while raising much-needed money for the Unison Benevolent Fund. The series will run from January-May 2021.
Spotlight builds on this spring's City Hall Live Online series, which provided paid performance opportunities for 120 local artists via online streaming (mostly from the artists' own homes) between April – July.
City Hall Live Spotlight is a part of the City's ShowLoveTO initiative, launched in association with Founding Sponsor American Express and in partnership with Destination Toronto, to help Toronto businesses, neighbourhoods and residents safely recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic.
All donations and proceeds raised from sales of the Spotlight merchandise will be donated to
City Hall Live Spotlight