Piano, Guitar, Voice
Bianca Love is an international vocalist, trumpeter, guitarist and bandleader with Indian-American Roots. She was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Bianca is influenced by the music of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis – along with blues, soul, and New Orleans contemporary/traditional music – other artistic influences include Ellis Marsalis, Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Clifford Brown, Etta Jones, Dinah Washington, Miles Davis, Nicholas Payton, Jimmy Heath, Mahalia Jackson, and many more.
Deeply inspired and shaped by the music tradition rooted in the African-American experience, Bianca grew up in New Orleans – the unique and distinctive cultural gem of America which nurtured her musical journey from birth.After studying voice at Eleanor Mcmain Secondary School in New Orleans (as a part of the Grammy winning gospel choir) she revisited her familial roots as she moved to India in 2011 to study at Calcutta School of Music (Calcutta, India) and Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (Chennai, India). A professional musician from age 16, Bianca eventually began singing the blues across three major metropolitan cities in India – Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune.
She returned to her birthplace of New Orleans in 2017 to continue her music education under the mentorship of pianist Jesse Mcbride (Tulane University Professor of Practice and leader of Jesse Mcbride and the Next Generation) and trumpeter Ashlin Parker (Ellis Marsalis, Trumpet Mafia).
She debuted at Jazzfest New Orleans with Jesse Mcbride and the Next Generation in 2018.
Bianca has had the opportunity to share the stage and record with numerous revered artists in New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, such as Jesse Mcbride (as a part of the Next Generation Band), Maurice Brown, Marcus Gilmore, Ben Williams, Takahiro Izumikawa, Joe Blaxx, Kermit Ruffins, Benzel “Baltimore” Cowan, Sharik Hasan, T.Nava, Blaque Dynamite, Stacey Dillard, Mononeon, Max Gerl, Marilyn Barbarin, Roderick Paulin, Paul Cornish, Lawrence Fields, John Davis, Robert Rodriguez, Parker McCalister, Tony Austin, Gene Coye, Reggie Quinerly, Charles “Rick” Heath, Maison Guidry, Andrew Latona, Josh Nelson, Marcos Varela, Anthony Coleman III, Shea Pierre, Willie Green III, Khris Royal, Marc Stone, Nicholas Payton, and plenty more.