Some people stumble onto their future careers by accident while others are lead to what they love. Bianca Jade shared with us that she was lead to a music career through listening to great female vocalists Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Sade, and Amy Winehouse as a young girl. These strong artists, who sing gospel, soul, and pop bring emotion and depth to their sound that Bianca now brings to her own vocal performances.
Bianca is a Cuban American who lives in Miami, Florida. Her mother’s love and support helped her to gain a love for music. When she was young, her mother gave her an Aretha Franklin CD as a gift. Bianca shares “I would listen to “Respect” and “Chain of Fools over and over again singing along to it.”
Aretha Franklin, in fact, is one of the best known soul singers of the 1960s along with Ella Fitzgerald. Aretha started her career traveling the gospel circuit with her preacher father, then made her way through the ups and downs of the music business. She recorded 20 #1 R&B hits during her career and was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Having musical talent and singing well are often two different things. Bianca learned to sing through singing along to her favorite artists and practicing their vocal runs. She learned to play the keyboard as well to expand her music ability. She also attended a performing arts high school in Miami where she studied jazz and classical music.
If you want to hear some solid soul music, Bianca’s favorites are Leon Bridges and Eryn Allen Kane. Kane sings blues and jazz with an emotional depth and gospel music sound that hearkens back to an early Aretha Franklin.
You can catch Bianca’s new album B-Light which debuted April 2 on all music platforms. She has a double video out on YouTube that features her songs Sleeping Naked and Blight Ballad. Her message to listeners is to love yourself and be comfortable with who you are. Bianca points out that the video was created by a mostly female cast and crew.
When looking her up on social media, you can find Bianca by searching @BiancaJadeMusic. Bianca is also excited about being part of the HearMeOut community. Give her a listen on the app which has music in a range of genres from artists around the world.