Linda Calise grew up listening to the wonderful sounds of the American Songbook and pop music. There was always music playing on the stereo growing up in her familiies home. Songs performed by Tony Bennett, Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, The Carpentars, The Beatles and many, many more! Linda enjoyed just sitting in her room listening to the music for hours at a time and learning each line and nuance of each song she loved to sing.
As a vocalist, Linda’s style crosses the genre from Classic to R&B to Pop to Soft Rock…but her passion for singing lies in the roots of the Classic American Songbook and Hollywood Musicals. Her performance of a song comes from the bottom of her soul and exudes her passion for the great melodies and lyrics, putting her own spin on the songs that she chooses to sing.
Linda began her career performing in the Northeast and Canada with various R&B show bands. Opening up for Chaka Kahn’s North American “Feel For You” Tour with the Springfield-based band
New Star was an early career highlight.