"Seldom do you come across a young woman with a voice mature enough to sing jazz and blues like the greats. Lola Toben is a rare gem."
-Erica Mueller (Wildflower Music Festival)
Lola Toben is a singer, pianist and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Known as “the little girl with the big voice,” Lola has been staggering audiences her whole life with the depth of soul she possesses in both her timeless songwriting and penetrating singing. Hearing her sing feeds your soul and reconnects you with what is right in the world.
From humble beginnings in St. Louis, Missouri, Lola has taken her original music across the country, touring with noted musicians such as Premik Russell Tubbs (Santana, Sting, James Taylor), Jeff Haynes (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock) and bass virtuoso Michael Manring. She was a Top Ten Finalist in the 2015 Wildflower! Songwriting Competition in Richardson, Texas. She was chosen as “Artist of the Week” in Coming Up Magazine in May 2017. Lola has also been a soloist and pianist for several nationwide Christian conferences and retreats.
When off the stage, Lola works as a studio musician: session singing, arranging, coaching and playing keyboard. She has worked with notable producers Will Ackerman (Michael Hedges, George Winston), Jez Colin (Barry Manilow, *NSync, Stevie Wonder) and Grammy-nominated producers, Alex Elena and Topher Mohr.
Her debut EP, released in summer 2017, has received recognition from Los Angeles music blogs, local radio play, and placement on prominent Spotify playlists. Her song "Bring My Baby Back to Me" was a selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.
Lola is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Webster University with a degree in Jazz Performance and Composition. When she is not performing, Lola teaches private lessons and masterclasses for high schools and colleges.