Dolores Carmen Reyes Aquino is a native Detroiter, and has been singing and performing since childhood, being raised in a very musical family. Dolores' first exposure to music was in her mother's arms while her mother sang in the church choir, only one week after Dolores was born. Dolores began soloing at a young age in front of many church congregations, and continued to learn from her mother and father (a former opera singer with the Michigan Opera Theater), as well as from her nine older siblings. Dolores' formal music training includes studies in Jazz and Classical music for both voice and piano at Wayne State University, Macomb County Community College, and the Detroit Institute of Music and Dance at the Center for Creative Studies, in addition to receiving training from prominent Detroit vocal instructors, Patricia Willington (classical) and April Arabian-Tini (jazz). Her experience in musical styles ranges from Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, Classical, Latin, Madrigal, and Gospel. She performs throughout the metro Detroit area singing for weddings, performing jazz with various local artists, and singing, playing piano, and writing music with her original group, Lolita's Way.

Dolores' influences include many of the great jazz artists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan, as well as today's artists such as Rachelle Ferrell, Holly Cole, and Lisa Ekdahl.  Sweet, sultry vocal stylings is Dolores' forte, yet when swinging a tune, she has a talent for scatting which showcases her wide vocal range.

She has performed with many prominent Detroit jazz artists such as Bob Mervak, Mike Jellick, Takashi Iio, Adam James, Nate Winn, Damon Warmack, Scott Gwinnell, Sean Harris, Anthony Lanni, Stuart Tucker, Toty Viola, Joe Recchia, Brandon Williams, Jeff Pedraz,  Tracy Kash, and Sean Blackman.

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