Barbra Lica

  • July 1
  • 6:45 pm
  • TD Main Stage - OLG Grove
  • Free

July 1st programming in the OLG Grove is presented by Long & McQuade

Barbra Lica’s performance made possible in part by a grant from the Toronto Arts Council



  • Barbra Lica
  • lead vocals/arranger
  • Ander Azzopardi
  • trombone/arranger
  • Joel Visentin
  • piano/keyboard/support vocals/accordion/conductor
  • Sammy Jackson
  • support vocals
  • Dan Fortin
  • bass
  • Tom Fleming
  • guitar
  • Will Fisher
  • drums
  • Aline Homzy
  • 1st violin
  • Meghan Cheng
  • 2nd violin
  • Jessica Deutsch
  • viola
  • Beth Silver
  • cello
  • Olivia Esther
  • French horn
  • Kevin Turcotte
  • trumpet/flugel horn
  • Tara Davidson
  • soprano saxophone/clarinet
  • Colleen Allen
  • tenor saxophone/clarinet/flute
  • Sheba Thibideau
  • bassoon

Barbra Lica has headlined at festivals across the continent including Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and opened for the likes of Christian McBride, Pat Metheny, Bob Dorough, and Terence Blanchard.

Barbra’s debut album That’s What I Do (Triplet / Universal Jazz Japan) was released to widespread acclaim in 2012, ranking her in Canada’s Top 5 Jazz singers on the CBC, as well Top 5 up-and-coming Toronto jazz artists on blogTO. Shortly after, her band made their Japanese
debut live at the Tokyo International Jazz Festival in 2015 for over a thousand Japanese fans. Her first album with Justin Time Records, I'm Still Learning, was released September 2016 and subsequently nominated for a 2017 JUNO Award in the category of “Best Vocal Jazz Album”. Her subsequent project, You're Fine (Justin Time Records), marked the introduction of Folk and Americana elements to her repertoire and has amassed over 4.4 million streams to date on
Spotify. In addition to writing for herself, Barbra has written cuts for such artists as jazz crooner Matt Dusk (Entertainment One/Universal), rising J-Pop singer Harumi (Sony Music Japan), and
Taiwanese pop recording artist, Morrison Ma (Universal Music Group/X Entertainment). She is currently working on her first self-produced project, a series of monthly singles, with support from FACTOR.