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BIOGRAPHY

LORRAINE IS THE CONSUMATE PERFORMER; SHE SWINGS AND SINGS WITH VOCALS STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Toronto born Lorraine Foster’s first love has always been jazz, and her earliest influence was Ella Fitzgerald. In her late teens, Lorraine succumbed to her passion and became a vocalist with the Art Hallman Orchestra, which gave her the freedom to craft her own style of vocal purity. Shortly after, Lorraine started touring nationally as a soloist.

For several years, Lorraine lived in Montreal with her family. She continued to headline at all the top venues, and was a staple at the legendary Biddles, as well as a favorite for frequent radio and television appearances. Moving to Toronto, Lorraine was heralded as one of Toronto’s finest jazz vocalists, and she performed often at major hotels, jazz clubs, and jazz festivals: the DuMaurier Jazz Festival, Top of the Senator, the Royal York Hotel, the King Edward Hotel, the Delta Chelsea Inn, and Hy’s Steakhouse, to name a few.

In 1991, Lorraine moved to Vancouver and joined legendary Dal Richards and his orchestra. She worked for Dal for eleven years, all the while headlining Vancouver’s hottest venues: the Alma Street Café, Rossini’s, O’Doul’s, and the Cotton Club, as well as appearances at the Du Maurier Jazz Festival. Lorraine continues to perform at festivals, private functions, and Jazz clubs to this day.

Lorraine has recorded with legendary Linton Garner and the internationally acclaimed Oliver Jones. Her latest recording, featuring Miles Black, Oliver Gannon and Rene Worst, is titled “Compositions by Musicians.”

Lorraine’s live performances are filled with depth, passion and versatility. Her strength as a vocalist has garnered her a solid reputation as the consummate performer. A staple of the Canadian jazz scene, Lorraine Foster has come to be recognized and loved as one of Canada's foremost ladies of jazz.

 
Contact Lorraine: jazsinger@telus.net