New to the New York Jazz scene, Lara has made Grasso's one of her first stops, she's someone you don't wan to miss!! 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 was the recipient of numerous scholarships, studying in the Performance Diploma and Artist Diploma programs. Honoured as a "world class jazz singer" for her "spellbinding voice", "boldly unique style" and "mastery of inflection" (−Everett. R. Davis, All About Jazz), Toronto-born vocalist, poet and composer Lara Solnicki enjoys a busy schedule, with #1 songs on Canadian jazz radio and web charts (Radio Canada, CBC), garnering rave reviews from four continents. She has released two CDs; "A Meadow in December" (2010, Independent), and “Whose Shadow?” (2014/2015), on jazz icon Greg Osby’s label, Inner Circle Music, listed in January 2016 as one of the Best Vocal Jazz releases of 2015 (Jazz History Online). Lara will be joined by Marta Sanchez on Piano and Peter Brendler on Bass, both New York based musicians.