Whatever the venue or occasion you can always count on us as being the cream of the crop as your chosen choice of entertainment.
Have a specific genre of music or song that you would like
to hear at your event? Lola is able to accommodate most request given enough time to prepare for any special request you may have for songs that are not in her repertoire.
The most popular choice to sing a favorite song at a wedding:
(1) During the signing of the register.
(2 ) At the start of the wedding to set the scene
(3) For the arrival of the bride
(4) In place of a hymn
(5) During a candle lighting ceremony
(6) During communion
(7) While the bride and groom exit
Lola was the vocalist at my 50th wedding anniversary and wow she breathed new life into some great old songs with vocals that were reminiscent of lots of influences. She created a vision of an old black and white movie with her beautiful relaxing jazz vocals. My wife and I enjoyed it very much.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Lola Batiste - Vocal Stylist Elite - Jazz - Pop - Blues - R&B - Motown Classics
"Listening to Lola Batiste sing is like hearing the private reflections of a melancholy angel. Her sweet sultry voice is comforting and unsettling -- taking you on a journey through passion and love."
As a jazz vocalist Lola performs songs from the Great American Songbook with a group of top- notch musicians.
Lola has a very emotional tone that is perfect for the romantic occasion of a wedding.
Most of the time people with nice tones don't have a lot of power and people with power don't have a nice tone, but Lola has a beautiful tone and power!
Some of Lola Batiste's wedding clients book her services as much as a year in advance so book early to insure that she will be available for your special day. Be assured that Lola will deliver your wedding song with style and sophistication.
Vocals Elite - Lola Batiste -Recording Artist
Born in Paris, Texas to a musical family, Lola Batiste whose aunt was a Baptist church pianist/singer that sang with a fervent vocal style had an early influence on Lola's interpretation of a lyric.
Lola attended the Catholic church whose choir pianist had a more repressed style, began singing hymns in the church where she fused her aunt's fervent gospel singing influence with the subdued style of the Catholic church creating a unique mix of vocal style that leaned more toward a melancholy vibe.
She has worked with some of DFW's finest such as jazz vocalist Victor Cager and pianist/vocalist James Belk while honing her craft.
In 2017 Lola competed in the "Denise Lee Onstage So You Think You Can Cabaret" competition where she won 3rd place with her rendition of Billie Holiday's "Fine and Mellow".
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 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 Diana Ross with the Supremes in the Marsha Moses musical 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!”
In the stage play production of “ Reveal (a dream tale with music)” a stage play directed by the accomplished actor-director and writer Akin Babatunde a play that had its debut at the Kalita Humphrey Theater in Dallas, she portrayed one of three singing dolls that came to life.
“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 still feel my aunt's 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."
Body and Soul - Samba Version
Single Release: 2014
Available on iTunes
Additional Booking Notes
When performing with the jazz quartet we require electrical 3 prong outlets.
When performing her tribute to (Diana Ross Set) or (Billie Holiday Set) Lola is self contained and performs with professional tracks and her own personal PA system and needs access to 3 prong outlets.
Past Booked Events
|October 21, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Fundraiser|
|January 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Thia Tina's inside the Embassy Suites Fort, Worth Texas|
Influences & Inspiration
Patti Austin "Sophistication" ~~~ Nancy Wilson "Fancy Miss Nancy!" ~~~~ Billie Holiday "Lady Day" ~~~~ Diana Ross "The Boss" ~~~~ Esther Phillips "Little Esther" ~~~~ Dinah Washington ~~~~ Stevie Nicks ~~~~Carly Simon
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