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Lola Batiste

Vocals Elite - Lola Batiste -Recording and Performing Artist.

Lola has been blessed with a very unique vocal style and a voice that has the tonal quality of a brass instrument, sometimes giving the vibes of a muted trumpet and other times the vibes of the trombone.

In collaboration with songwriter Nico Rizzuto of Cologne, Germany she provided the vocals for the creation of “Because You Know Me” a pop tune that had some airplay in Germany.

Lola has also had the honor of being a member of the prestigious Women's Chorus of Dallas where she sang first soprano under the artistic direction of Melinda Imthurn.​

Along with two other actresses she portrayed lead singer of the Supremes in the Marsha Moses production of “From Dixie to Broadway” a musical documenting the history of African American music. “I have always admired Diana Ross and when I was cast to perform her songs I was so thrilled!”

Lola portrayed one of three dolls that came to life in "Reveal (a dream tale with music)” a play directed by the accomplished actor, director, and writer Akin Babatunde that had its debut at the Kalita Humphrey Theater in Dallas.

“When performing a song I try to interpret the song in the way that I'm feeling it. I never try to be the image of the artist I adore, I extract from their performances things that enhance my own performance.”

“Sometimes when performing I can feel my aunt's gospel singing style and I can feel the music from the hymns I used to sing in the Catholic church and I really don't try to separate those vibes in my head, I just go with the flow, merge them together, and start to feel my own unique approach to a melody, that's the beauty of singing jazz."

DISCOGRAPHY Body and Soul Single Release: 2014 Available on iTunes


On May 16th, 2017 Lola won 2nd place in the Denise Lee Onstage presents "So You Think You Can Cabaret' competition performing her rendition of "Fine and Mellow".


"Smooth as silky chocolate, cool as a cat in the snow. Lola, you are just wonderful, my new jazz favorite. Thank you"

- Solfate

"Lola Batiste is more than a sultry diva she's got the spirit of Billie, the edge of Nina, & the class of Vaughan. Thanks for God Bless The Child. added to station 1/21/2010 1:32:27 AM Sultry Jazz Vocals" KIAC Internet Radio- The JazzXpress Caravan

"But on all the songs that I have listened of this one mysterious and splendid artist, one rises above all others, arriving almost to the altar on which are the masterpieces, the wonderful and exciting interpretation of the classic “Summertime”." - Nacho Valencia - My Favorite Mistakes

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