Margarita "BabiDoll" El : Small Body, BIG Voice!
Now Accepting New Students
Revered for her five-octave voice and ability to sing in 7 languages, 'The Doll' pumps new life into jazz, classical and Latin music. If you like Minnie Riperton, Celia Cruz and Sarah Vaughan, You'll LOVE BabiDoll!
BabiDoll has had the privilege of collaborating with Grammy-Award winning musicians & other major award nominees including The Chicago Sinfonietta, Howard Levy, No I.D., Percy Bady, Stanley Stubbs, Tom Browne, Tom Tom Washington, Howard Hewett, Preston Glass and Larry Sturm. She is also a member of the popular cover bands Chicago Catz & Eddie Butts Band and regularly performs at events hosted by the Hyde Park Jazz Society. Her performance education includes classical piano and voice at Chicago’s prestigious Sherwood Conservatory of Music and Vandercook College of Music; drama and musical improvisation at the famous Second City and ETA Theatres; tap, ballet, liturgical, modern, African and hip-hop dance methods at various artistic institutions and has won national awards for flag and sabre twirling with the South Shore Drill Team.
In her own right, BabiDoll was the first winner of the Bombay Sapphire/ Soul 106.3 Soul Searching competition in 2007. She was also commissioned to sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" at three major And1 Mixtape Tour basketball games. In addition to singing and songwriting, BabiDoll has been the private vocal coach for multiple contestants on American Idol, America's Got Talent, The Voice and several other vocal competitions spanning over 10 countries.
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In a nutshell: BabiDoll is the complete package!