Toni Aubin

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For Tony Aubin (1907–1981), the French composer, see Tony Aubin.
Toni Aubin
Birth name Maria Antoinette Rubio
Born (1927-09-22)September 22, 1927
Antioch, California
Died February 10, 1990(1990-02-10) (aged 62)
San Joaquin, California)
Genres Vocal jazz, swing
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1947–1950
Labels Black & White Records
Associated acts Earle Spencer

Toni Aubin (née Maria Antoinette Rubio; 22 September 1927 Antioch, California – 10 February 1990 San Joaquin) was an American female jazz vocalist. She is most known as a featured singer with Earle Spencer and His Orchestra.[1] Aubin recorded with Spencer, the Louis Ohls Orchestra[2] out of Arkadelphia, and the Phil Carreon Big Band out of Los Angeles.


Her stage name is that of the French composer Tony Aubin.

Selected discography[edit]

Earle Spencer and His Orchestra, Black & White Records
Recorded February 7, 1949, Hollywood, California
  • BW732-1: Sunday afternoon, Toni Aubin (vocalist), Paul Nelson (arranger)


Both of Rubio's parents were U.S. Citizens born in Spain. She was married for a short time to Howard Ansley Phillips (1929–2010) who, from 1947 to 1949, played baritone saxophone with the Spencer Orchestra. She gave birth to a girl in 1951, but gave her up for adoption (identity and whereabouts unknown). She also had a son, Ian Charles Phillips (born 30 Sep 1949 Pasadena, California), whom she raised.

In 1954, she married Jack Stanley Lanning (1923–2000) with whom she remained married until her death.


  1. ^ William Franklin Lee III, PhD (1929 – 2011), American Big Bands, pg. 307, Hal Leonard Corporation (2005) ISBN 0634080547; ISBN 9780634080548
  2. ^ Louis Moritz Ohls, Jr. (1923–2004)