Sunday Blues Brunch with Lady Bianca
4401 Slusser Road, Windsor
11 am-1 pm | $30
NOTE: Some materials have listed this performance on the wrong day. The correct date for this event is Sunday, June 5.
Brunch not included in ticket price; items will be available for purchase (see Menu below). Healdsburg Jazz & Wine Club members can redeem their ‘June Party’ ticket for admission to this event.
Aretha Franklin has the “Queen of Soul” thing trademarked, but Lady Bianca is the “Queen of the Blues and Gospel.”
Like Aretha, Lady Bianca is all soul. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1953 and spent much of her childhood in San Francisco; after singing gospel music and playing piano in churches, Lady Bianca began to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at the age of 17.
In 1972 she played Billie Holiday in a stage production of Jon Hendricks’ Evolution of the Blues, putting her formidable pipes on notice. She toured with Sly and the Family Stone and Frank Zappa, and recorded with Van Morrison background vocalist. She also worked with John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon, among many others.
Finally going solo in 1995, she released a slew of albums, three of which – Best Kept Secret, Rollin’, and Through a Woman’s Eyes – were nominated for Grammy awards. Lady Bianca possesses three major musical weapons – a voice that can swoop from slow blues to barrelhouse rock ‘n’ roll, a crystalline keyboard style, and a sense of the theatrical that make audiences fall in love with her.
At the Blues Brunch she’ll be getting rip-roaring support from bassist Oshman Oden, guitarist Charles Spikes and drummer Joey Truso.
Brunch was never like this before.
About the Brunch: Epicurean Escape Catering provides the brunch, available for separate purchase. Preview the menu (PDF).