Bianca Love is a Los Angeles based professional musician and actress with Indian-American Roots, She was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, and tours worldwide. Apart from her own band, she is formerly a part of the Next Generation jazz band led by Tulane University music professor and notable jazz pianist Jesse McBride, and the JoJo and Mo Blues band led by veteran bassist for Irma Thomas, Bob Harvey. She is signed with BMI. After studying at Calcutta School of Music and Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, Bianca lived and toured in India from 2011-2017 with her band and also solo set, performing in every major city in the country including Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Trivandrum, Shillong, Chandigarh, Goa, and many more. She entered the music/film industry at a young age and has been blessed with the opportunity to perform with and learn from a range of jazz/blues icons in New Orleans. Currently, she is working with “Bassy” Bob Brockmann for her upcoming album (multiple Grammy Award winning and Oscar nominated producer for Christina Aguilera, Kirk Franklin, Notorious B.I.G among others.) Also featured on the album, an all star lineup from NYC - Maurice Brown (Anderson Paak, Tedeschi Trucks), Ben Williams, Marcus Gilmore, Joe Blaxx, Takahiro Izumikawa.
Please share a story that includes a happy memory as an artist and has made a huge impact on your artistry.
When I was in middle school, our choir's Christmas concert included a trip to sing for a local nursing home. When I went and sang for the lovely residents of the home, some of them had tears of joy in their eyes. It was a defining moment that exemplified that this was my calling, and that I would keep persevering to bring happiness to others and inspire through my voice and my music.
How do you choose to lead a Happy Healthy life as an artist?
I always try to drink plenty of water and keep my mind active to ensure that I am a productive, healthy artist. I also practice MMA and strength training as well as meditation and pilates to energize and rejuvenate my body.
Who did you learn from to instill those values?
I learned these good habits from my family, my mentors and friends of mine who are successful artists.
Was it hard work to make sure that you focused on your well-being and not only your art?
It was definitely hard work, especially when I was younger and carried a lot of stress. Therapy and creating a routine helps to center yourself and make sure that you're following the right path.
Was there a turning point of how you decided to put yourself first?
Around my late teens and early twenties, I used to drink to a point where it was affecting my career and friendships as well as professional relations. My mentors helped me focus on longevity as well as the bigger picture - the music - and helped me develop better defense mechanisms to help me cope in healthier ways.
How do you like to promote a healthy lifestyle?
I like to teach my students about taking the time to breathe, and hydrate before sitting down to practice and play music.
In what ways are you connecting with fans to check in on each other?
I always try to inspire fans through success stories while I tell the brutal, honest truth about the hardships about being an artist through my social media and interviews - and I always encourage fans to love one another instead of treating music like a competition.
Who checks in on YOU when you need it most?
My family, friends and my puppy, Clifford Brown :)
Changing habits can be hard. Which was the habit that you had to change and how it's changed your life now?
My drinking is definitely something that HAD to change to ensure my career did not go awry. Now that I enjoy a drink here and there (after gigs) instead of using alcohol to only get drunk, my music and professional life has improved immensely.
Is there a song, book, movie, show, or anything that always gives you the motivation you need?
Song: Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land
Show: Russian Doll (dark but oddly inspiring)
What is the mantra of 2022?!
Be focused, and be the best version of yourself.
Give all the inside scoop on your latest project!
My upcoming record, “Seamless,” mixed/mastered by “Bassy” Bob Brockmann (D’angelo, Notorious BIG, Babyface, Tank and the Bangas, The Fugees, Christina Aguilera) is set to release by the end of the year or early 2022.
The single from the record, “TIME,” is produced by Maurice Brown (Anderson Paak, Tedeschi Trucks) and features Ben Williams on bass, Joe Blaxx (and Marcus Gilmore on the reprise) on drums, Takahiro Izumikawa on piano, and Maurice on trumpet.
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