As an artist, Trina has the ability to communicate with her audience through a song and a smile. "the little lady with the big voice - she relates, she entertains - and does it all so well" - Alan Smith Brisbane Jazz Club
Edinburgh born Trina Lincoln developed a love of jazz at an early age that was reinforced by her grandfather, a jazz violinist who encouraged her to listen to artists like Stephane Grappelli and Joe Venuti. Later, vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee and Blossom Dearie influenced her singing style. Mentored by Brisbane jazz vocal icon, Ingrid James and Sydney based Jacki Cooper, Trina has developed her own particular sound.
Trina is the lead vocalist Brisbane based big band, New Groove Jazz Ensemble and the founding member of jazz quintet, Held to Ransom. Along with her husband Ken Lincoln (piano/reeds) and her musician friends, Held to Ransom bring to life lesser known tunes from the American Songbook while maintaining a core of popular standards interpreted in their own way and recently were one of the representatives of the Brisbane Jazz Club for the UNESCO International Jazz Day, which was broadcast live on digital radio.
Trina has performed at numerous festivals including Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival, BJC's Brisbane Big Band Festival and Big Band Blast in Port Macquarie and charity events such as Farmer's Drought Relief and M.S. Fundraisers. Trina has been guest vocalist with many big bands and regularly performs in jazz clubs in and around Brisbane. She performs in various size ensembles for corporate gigs and private functions.
Trina is the lead vocalist with Brisbane based Big Band, New Groove Jazz Ensemble and is the founding member of jazz quintet, Held to Ransom.