Bianca Morales performs jazz standards and original compositions, written in the spirit of great jazz vocalists and composers and casting nostalgic look on the music of the 1950's and 1960's.
Bianca Morales – half Afro-Cuban, half Finnish – is a renowned recording and
performing jazz vocalist and composer. At the age of 14, she had already started her
jazz career, both singing and recording with Grani Big Band. Bianca was well established by the age of 18 after winning MTV 3's (one of Finland's main national TV channels) Spring Tune Contest in 1984 with an original composition that she co-wrote, a reggae tune titled "Our Party."
Bianca is a full-time recording and performing jazz artist, composer and producer, continuing a busy performance schedule, both in Finland and other countries around the world. In 1989 Bianca started to launch her international jazz vocalist career, when she teamed up with the Bulgarian jazz musicians at the famous Rousse Jazz Festival in Rousse. Ever since that time Bianca has performed internationally at Jazz Festivals and Jazz Clubs in England, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, U.S.A. and Russia (latest tour in Siberia in Octber 2009). Bianca has been fronting almost every Big Band in Finland, including the famous UMO Jazz Orchestra and Espoo Big Band.
Children play an important role in Bianca?s career. She has recorded original children music and YLE TV1 has produced 24 Music Videos for Kids with Bianca and singing and dancing children. Bianca is also the producer of the very successful 5-day-long Pori Jazz Kids Festival, which is an essential part of the International Pori Jazz Festival in Pori, Finland.
Bianca is very excited, after two decades to travel back to Bulgaria. She is honoured to play the opening concert at the International Bansko Jazz Festival in Bansko, teaming up for the first time with conductor Mr. Yanko Miladinov and the big band of Bulgarian National Radio. The concert program will be an Audience-Pleasing and Electrifying Experience with Original Compositions from Bianca?s When in Rome-CD and Swinging Hits from the Great American Songbook.