Testimonial : "Quite frankly , Lady Bianca is the artist most suited to carry on the vocal and piano legacy of Ms. Aretha Franklin!"
Warner Bros Recording Artist & Producer
Lady Bianca, is a gospel and R&B vocalist/pianist, artist, and producer with roots in Kansas City, MO and Macon, GA. Raised by a father who taught her Texas Blues piano as a child, Lady Bianca has evolved into an icon in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is widely known as the “Queen of the Blues and Gospel.” With her partner Stanley Lippitt, she has amassed a catalog of over 300 songs, and has produced, arranged and recorded 9 albums, including her recent release, “Lady Bianca Sings, ‘Hold on a Little While longer’, ‘Gonna have a Mighty Good Time” (2020)’, via her own Magic-O Records (“Home of the Mighty Oakland Sound”) label. Lady Bianca has toured the country with her trio and was a featured solo vocalist and pianist in the International Boogie-Woogie Festival in Lugano, Switzerland. In 2015, Lady Bianca represented the Golden Gate Blues Society in Memphis as a contestant in the International Blues Challenge, in the solo/duo category. In 2017, Lady Bianca sang “Oh, Freedom” in the Roots Award-winning film documentary Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes, and was the featured narrative voice in the Oakland-based film documentary Evolution of the Blues. In 2017-2019, Lady Bianca sailed the Caribbean seas on the legendary Blues Cruise #30, #33, and was a featured performer in the Mitch Woods Billboard Lounge aboard ship. She has performed, recorded and toured the world with Frank Zappa, Sly Stone, Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker as a featured vocalist and background vocal arranger. Lady Bianca continues to record and release amazing music. Her ‘records can be heard on Spotify, Pandora and Heart Radio, as well as on local radio stations such as KPFA, KPOO and KCSM. On August 8th 2020, Lady Bianca will appear in a virtual concert, “Can’t Stop the Blues.” August 22, 2021 The Lady will be performing the very first Black Women Blues Festival at the Freight and
Salvage in Berkeley California.
Lady Bianca was born in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to San Francisco at four years of age. She won a scholarship to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music while still in high school.
She was given the stage name Lady Bianca by bandleader Quinn Harris, with whom she first recorded the album entitled All in the Soul.
Acclaimed Jazz lyricist and singer Jon Hendricks hired Lady Bianca for the role of Billie Holiday in the hugely successful stage production of Evolution of the Blues which had an unprecedented five -year run in San Francisco. She also had the privilege to record with him on his album Tell Me the Truth.
Lady Bianca has recorded and worked with Sly & The Family Stone Heard ya Missed Me Well I am back, Van Morrison Beautiful Vision, Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart, Frank Zappa You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore and Philly 76) , and Taj Mahal Taj Mahal and The International Rhythm Band, Live & Direct. Additionally, she has worked with Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, and Merle Haggard. Lady Bianca has been nominated for a Grammy three times.
Magic-O Records and StayFree Productions are the companies she formed with her husband and prolific songwriter, Stanley Lippitt.
To date, they have recorded eight albums and co-written over three hundred songs.
Broadcast Music Journalist