Toni Aubin

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Toni Aubin
Birth name Maria Antoinette Rubio
Born (1927-09-22)September 22, 1927
Antioch, California, U.S.
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
Associated acts Earle Spencer

Toni Aubin (née Maria Antoinette Rubio; 22 September 1927 Antioch, California – 10 February 1990 San Joaquin, California) 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.


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.

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)


  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)