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SF Filipino American Jazz Festival presents Lady Bianca
January 30, 2012
Yoshi's Oakland, in collaboration with the San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival presents Blue Monday & CD Release Party featuring Lady Bianca
Mon, Jan 30
8:00pm $15 advance / $18 day-of-show
Lady Bianca is one of the most creative and talented women in the Blues field today. Her charismatic style and humor place her among the top female Blues performers of her generation--her musical style is best described as a mixture of Blues, Boogie, Soul, Latin, and Gospel.
While her talent is magnified as a soul singer and pianist, Lady Bianca's skills as songwriter and arranger are also superb. Her style makes her one of the rare handful of original female Blues artists of the day.
Lady Bianca has studied the vocal masters of Blues, Jazz, and Soul, and counts as influences artists such as Bobby Blue Bland, Etta James, KoKo Taylor, Little Willie John, Dinah Washington, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, and Bessie Smith.
She has listened to and studied the piano styles of Ray Charles, Meade Lux Lewis, Charles Brown, Mabel Scott, and Amos Milburn.
Lady Bianca started her career as a background singer in the Rock field with Frank Zappa, Sly Stone, and Van Morrison. She appeared with Van Morrison at the Prince Albert Hall in London in 2009.
She has recorded numerous albums with Taj Mahal, Lee Oskar, James Ingram, and Lamont Dozier to name a few. Midway into her career Lady Bianca left the Rock world to pursue her love of Blues, Soul, and Gospel and stepped out as a solo artist. She formed Magic-O Records, her own label, production and music publishing company with her partner, Stanley Lippit.
Lady Bianca has released six CD's. Three of them have been nominated for Grammies in the contemporary Blues Field. In 2009 Lady Bianca was crowned the "New Queen of the Blues" by the Bay Area Blues Society and San Francisco radio station KPOO 89.5FM at the renowned Biscuits and Blues Nightclub in San Francisco.
Lady Bianca's latest CD release on Magic-O-Records titled "A Woman Never Forgets" was Grammy nominated. She is featured on Frank Zappa's 2009 re-release entitled "Frank Zappa Philly 76."
Lovers of Blues and Soul are among her most loyal fans. They regard Lady Bianca as a national treasure. She currently tours throughout the U.S. with her four-piece band. Her seventh CD,"Servin' Notice" is slated for release on January 23, 2012.