♥♥ Vocals Elite - Lola Batiste ♥♥
Known for her beautiful lyric soprano singing voice, Lola delivers a song with more than usual emotion.
Born in Paris,Texas to a musical family, Lola Batiste had several aunts who where gospel church pianist, but Lola, who attended catholic school, began singing hymns in her school's church where she fused her aunts gospel influences with choir hymns creating a vocal style all her own. After discovering Billie Holiday for the first time , she fell in love with Jazz.
In 2012 in a musical collaboration with songwriter Nico Rizzuto of Cologne, Germany, Lola provided the vocals for the creation of “Because You Know Me” a jazzy pop tune.
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.
Cast in the Marsha Moses musical production of “From Dixie to Broadway” to portray Diana Ross was one of the highlights of Lola's career. “I have always admired Diana Ross and when I was cast to perform her songs I was thrilled!”.
Lola Batiste is also an actress who has worked with the distinguished actor and playwright Akin Babatunde in one of his stage productions titled " Reveal (a dream tale with music)" that had it's debut at the Kalita Humphrey Theater in Dallas .