Exquisite, Unique, Extraordinary, Honest and Passionate are the ways to describe Lola Danza as a vocalist and composer. Ms. Danza’s music is innovative and the result is the creation of a new idiom in music. She infuses beautiful flowing melodies and creative improvised lines with effortless mastery. With her four-octave range and vast array of vocal technique, Ms. Danza’s voice is rich, full and resonate. Lola’s music reveals a special connection to her soul that cultivates mutual inspiration between the musicians and enchants the audience.
Lola’s music and compositions encompass myriad musical styles that span the world: from Asia to Latin America and including the influences of classical, jazz, contemporary American, gypsy, folk, and Flamenco music. Written with intensity and honesty, the songs are spiritual, her lyrics sheer poetry filled with insight that everyone can relate to and understand. The music evokes images of impressionistic and abstract paintings rich in texture and colour.
In 1997 Lola came to Berklee College of Music on scholarship, graduating with a bachelors degree in Vocal Jazz Performance in 2001. Lola has opened her own music school where she teaches and has been known to “Work Miracles”, said one student.
Ms. Danza has performed with world renown jazz artists such as Steve Kuhn,Mat Maneri, Ben Monder, Bob Moses, John Lockwood, Sheila Jordan, Kevin Mahogany, and Leni Stern.