Bianca Morales

Bianca Morales

 Helsinki
SoloJazzLatin

Jazz Vocalist Bianca Morales - half Finnish, half Afro-Cuban - is a renowned recording, performing artist and composer. Her personal style is an audience-pleasing, electrifying combination of innovative scatting and old school traditions a la Ella, Sarah, Billie & Betty.

Biography

Bianca Morales is a renown recording and performing jazz vocalist and composer. In recent years her international career has been in full swing. Audiences in concerts, festivals and clubs all over the world has welcomed her warm hearted. After releasing the English version of the Unelmaloma Roomassa-album called When in Rome, she has been invited to perform this original nostalgic jazz music in Italy: Rome, Pescara, Sicily and Sardinia, Russia: Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Barnaul, Ufa and Perm, Turkey: Istanbul, Bulgaria: Bansko, Belarus: Minsk and Volkovysk, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and jazz clubs in Los Angeles. Most talented local Big Bands and Jazz Combos has been a great way to get to know fellow musicians in different cultures. Some videos from the trips to Siberia and Italy are posted in Youtube. Links to the videos on Biancas website http://www.biancamorales.com.

Bianca celebrated her 30 years in the music business 2014. Her professional career as a singer started in 1984 after winning the first Spring Tune Competition arranged by the Finnish nationwide MTV3 Channel. Bianca co-wrote the winning funky reggae tune Our Party as well as all songs on the album Our Party with Bianca Morales & FF (Fast Forward). The vinyl LP was released internationally and Bianca and the band toured successfully around Finland in two years. Beside the touring in the 1980s Bianca was a DJ, radio host and founded her own company Bianca Morales Productions Oy in 1989. In the 1990s started her career in the theatre. First plays were Laivalastillinen jazzia 70 years of Finnish jazz, Godspell and Kuvan laulu (songs inspired of paintings) following 20th Century Blues in honour of the Millenium at the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki. Biancas latest musical role was in Hairspray at Helsinki City Theatre in 2005-2006. Marc Shaiman with some key persons from New York attended the opening night in Helsinki.

Bianca has collaborated with American songwriters, lyricists and arrangers over 20 years. Singer, lyricist, screenwriter Judy Lamppu from Los Angeles, has written lyrics to two critically acclaimed albums, Ive Been Dreaminand When in Rome. Composer and musician Larry Price, USA/Finland, wrote five beautiful songs on the album When in Rome. To the same album Bianca co-wrote seven of the songs together with lyricist and composer Maria Parr. Jonathan David Neal, also from Los Angeles, wrote fantastic string arrangements for the albums nostalgic original jazz tunes. Four demos were recorded in Los Angeles with American string players and a harpist. All arrangements are available, for philharmonic orchestras and big bands who are interested in new fresh easy listening jazz concert repertoire. You can listen to Dream of Rome string demo right here on this site. The other songs here are from the original album. General Strike (Yleislakko in Finnish) reached the top ten and got a honourable mention in the International Songwriting Competitions Jazz category. Via Veneto reached the top ten in the American Songwriting Competition in Latin category.

Bianca has a big heart for childrens music. Collaboration with Lois Skiera-Zucek started in Los Angeles in 1993 and has been a great success. In the late 1990s YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Company) produced two series, altogether 24, music videos for kids titled Save The Animals, Save The Earth and Swinging Chef. Most of the songs are by Lois, but Bianca and Maria Parr (aka Merja Partanen) also wrote some of the songs. Each song features a different music style such as rap, cha-cha, salsa, samba, swing, reggae and bossanova. Bianca performs these popular songs in live concerts with children choirs, junior bands, Youth Orchestras with horns and strings and big bands both in Finland and abroad.

The International Pori Jazz Festival, est. 1966, has hosted an impressive list of greatest jazz and rhythm musicians during the past 51 years. In 2005 it started a groundbreaking project. In addition to the main festival, the Pori Jazz ry arranges a special music festival experience to kids and families. Bianca Morales was invited to create the concept of the Pori Jazz Kids Festival and also to produce the festival. She produced a total of 11 festivals during 2005-2015.

Visit the Pori Jazz website at http://www.porijazz.fi


Lyrics

General Strike (Yleislakko)

Written By: Music and orig. Finnish lyric by Bianca Morales & Maria Parr,English lyric by Judy Lamppu, English lyric by Judy Lamppu

THIS IS HOW I PLAN TO SPEND MY DAY
WAKING UP AND GOING ON MY WAY
HEADING FOR THE CITY CENTER
I CAN’T FIND A WAY TO ENTER
THEY WOULD PICK TODAY TO HAVE A STRIKE

I DON’T WANT MY DAY TO BE A FLOP
I HAD PLANS TO SHOP UNTIL I DROP
MORNINGS I LOVE MY ESPRESSO
GO WITHOUT IT, WELL, I GUESS SO
MAYBE I CAN BORROW SOMEONE’S BIKE

ALL MY FAV’RITE SHOPS AND CAFES IN TOWN
I CAN’T TAKE THE METRO IT’S SHUT DOWN
ART EXHIBITS AND MUSEUMS THERE
HOW CAN THIS BE HAPP’NING, IT’S NOT FAIR

-Solos & scat-

I DON’T WANT MY DAY TO BE A FLOP
I HAD PLANS TO SHOP UNTIL I DROP
MORNINGS I LOVE MY ESPRESSO
GO WITHOUT IT, WELL, I GUESS SO
MAYBE I CAN BORROW SOMEONE’S BIKE

THIS IS HOW I PLAN TO SAVE MY DAY
GONNA HAVE A NICE TIME ANYWAY
IF I HAVE TO MISS MY SHOPPING
MAYBE I’LL JUST GO OUT WALKING
EVEN IF TODAY THEY HAVE A STRIKE

ALL MY FAV’RITE SHOPS AND CAFES IN TOWN
I CAN’T TAKE THE METRO IT’S SHUT DOWN
I’LL SEE THE MUSEUMS SOME OTHER TIME
WHEN IN ROME, YOU CAN’T HELP FEELING FINE

This song (orig. Finnish lyric) was recorded in May 2003 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland.

The English lyric was recorded in November 2004 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland

Performed by

Bianca Morales (Voc)
Tero Saarti (Trumpet)
Larry Price (Alto sax)
Lasse Hirvi (Grand Piano)
Timo Tuppurainen (Upright bass)
Jari "Kepa" Kettunen (Drums)

Arranged by Sven Nygård
© Beem Publishing 2003

You can now buy the European edition of the CD from CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/biancamorales

YLEISLAKKO

Säv. & san. Bianca Morales - Maria Parr, sov. Sven Nygård
© 2003 Beem Publishing

Mitäs täällä oikein tapahtuu?
Missä kaikki ovat, missä syy?
Mitä - nyt on yleislakko!
Kaupunkiin ois´ päästä pakko
shoppaamaan ja taidenäyttelyyn.

Metron portit ovat lukossa.
Aamuespressot jäi juomatta.
Kartta esiin, muu ei auta,
kaupunkiin on mulla matka.
Turvaan vaikka kuntokävelyyn.

Mä kaupungille meen,
periks´ anna en!
Kevät aurinkokin hymyilee.
Ostoksille jos nyt pääse en,
nautin lomastani kävellen.

SOOLOT

Mitäs täällä oikein tapahtuu?
Missä kaikki ovat, missä syy?
Mitä - nyt on yleislakko!
Kaupunkiin ois päästä pakko
shoppaamaan ja taidenäyttelyyn.

Metron portit ovat lukossa.
Aamuespressot jäi juomatta.
Kartta esiin muu ei auta,
kaupunkiin on mulla matka.
Turvaan vaikka kuntokävelyyn.

Mä kaupungille meen,
periks´ anna en!
Kevät aurinkokin hymyilee.
Ostoksille jos nyt pääse en,
nautin lomastani kävellen.

Kertomuksen taustaa:
Lomaillessani huhtikuussa 2002 Roomassa asuin EURin kaupunginosassa. Nautin aamuisin espressoa ja tramezzini-leipää metroaseman kahvilassa. Eräänä päivänä se ei onnistunut, koska käynnissä oli yhden päivän yleislakko.

Hot Air Balloon Ride (Ilmalaiva)

Written By: Music by Larry Price,orig. Finnish lyric by Maria Parr,English lyric by Judy Lamppu, English lyric by Judy Lamppu

Overhead, how I fly
See the city going by
Wonderland, calling me
From my flying fantasy

I feel so peaceful
In this special place
Look down below, where busy people race
Running ‘round, how they scurry
Everyone in a hurry
Here I float with no worry

What a rare, mystic ride
Clouds of amber by my side
See the sun, going down
As I glide above the town

Hot air balloon ride
Magic carpet flight
Amazing view, where ocean meets the sky

Sky above, sea below me
Life has so, much to show me
Take the time, just to know me

-Instrumental break -

What a rare, thrilling ride
Clouds of amber by my side
See the sun, going down
As I glide over the town

Hot air balloon ride
What a lovely flight
Amazing view, where ocean meets the sky

Take the time, just to know me
Life has so, much to show me
Sky above, sea below me

Journey’s over
I’m back on the ground
This song (orig. Finnish lyric) was recorded in May 2003 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland.

The English lyric was recorded in November 2004 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland

Performed by

Bianca Morales (Voc)
UMO Jazz Orchestra
Tenor sax solo by Olli Ojajärvi

Arranged by Sven Nygård
© Beem Publishing 2003

You can now buy the European edition of the CD from CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/biancamorales

ILMALAIVA

Säv. Larry Price, san. Maria Parr, sov. Sven Nygård
© 2003 Beem Publishing

Ylöspäin, eteenpäin, ilmalaiva lennättää.
Kaupungin kattojen ylle kohta ennättää.
Vie tuuli meitä kohti etelää.
Jo meren nään turkoosinsinisen.
Verkalleen pallo lentää,
kiireet jää, meri siintää,
verkalleen pallo lentää.

Ylöspäin, eteenpäin, ilmalaiva lennättää.
Vapauteen lintujen kanssa täällä lennetään.
Vie tuuli meitä kohti etelää,
näy taivaalla ei pilven häivääkään.
Verkalleen pallo lentää,
kiireet jää, meri siintää,
verkalleen pallo lentää.

Soolo

Takaisin, alaspäin, ilmalaiva lennättää.
Kaupungin kujien valonauhat kimmeltää.
Viel’ hetki kunnes näkyy määränpää.
Taivas on jo tummansininen.
Verkalleen pallo lentää,
kiireet jää, valot siintää,
verkalleen pallo lentää.

Kunnes hiljaa maahan laskeutuu.

Kertomuksen taustaa:
Kuumailmapallolla voi lentää Italiassa ihailemassa vuoria ja merta. Vehreät maisemat ja Välimeren upea väri jäävät mieleen ikuisesti - kunhan uskaltautuu huimaan seikkailuun.

Via Veneto

Written By: Music and orig. Finnish lyric by Bianca Morales & Maria Parr,English lyric by Judy Lamppu, English lyric by Judy Lamppu

THERE IS A SWEETNESS, I CAN TASTE
UNDER THE MOONLIGHT, HANDSOME FACE
MAKING ME FEEL
THAT HIS TOUCH IS REAL
IS THIS A TRUE LOVE, OR MAKE BELIEVE?

UNDER THE STARLIGHT, HOW WE DANCE
IS THIS ILLUSION, OR ROMANCE?
HOW CAN I KNOW?
SHOULD I STAY OR GO?
SHOULD I REMAIN HERE, SHOULD I LEAVE?

VIA VENETO IN ROME
FANCY PEOPLE FEEL AT HOME
HOW CAN IT BE
IS THIS REALLY ME?
CHAMPAGNE AND ROMANCE SET ME FREE

SOLOS

VIA VENETO IN ROME
FANCY PEOPLE FEEL AT HOME
HOW CAN IT BE
IS THIS REALLY ME?
CHAMPAGNE AND ROMANCE SET ME FREE

VIA VENETO IN ROME
FANCY PEOPLE FEEL AT HOME
CAN I REVEAL
HOW I REALLY FEEL?
IS THIS A TRUE LOVE, IS IT REAL?
IS THIS A TRUE LOVE, OR MAKE BELIEVE
IS THIS A TRUE LOVE HOLDING ME?

This song (orig. Finnish lyric) was recorded in May 2003 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland.

The English lyric was recorded in November 2004 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland

Performed by

Bianca Morales (Voc)
Sven Nygård (Tenor Sax)
Lasse Hirvi (Grand Piano)
Timo Tuppurainen (Upright Bass)
Jari "Kepa" Kettunen (Drums)

Arranged by Sven Nygård
© Beem Publishing 2003

You can now buy the European edition of the CD from CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/biancamorales

VIA VENETO

Säv. & san. Bianca Morales - Maria Parr, sov. Sven Nygård
© 2003 Beem Publishing

Kauneimmat hetket viettää saan
Roomassa kanssas´ kahdestaan.
Hopeinen kuu veteen kuvastuu.
Huhtikuun hupsut hullaantuu.

Tenorisaksofoni 6 tahtia

Kuutamoiltaan tanssimaan
Roomassa kanssas´ kahdestaan.
Hopeinen kuu katuun heijastuu.
Huhtikuun hupsut riehaantuu.

Via Venetolle jään
kanssas´ hauskaa pitämään.
Niin ihanaa!
Rakastumaan yöllinen hetki meidät saa.

Soolot

Via Venetolle jään
kanssas´ hauskaa pitämään.
Niin ihanaa!
Rakastumaan yöllinen hetki meidät saa.

Ad. lib.

Kertomuksen taustaa:
Via Veneto on yksi Rooman huvielämän pääkeskuksista. Sen varrella on ravintoloita, joiden terassit ja lasiset rakennelmat elävöittävät katukuvaa. Sivukaduilla on yökerhoja ja klubeja aikuiseen makuun. Maailmankuuluksi Via Veneto tuli Fellinin elokuvasta La Dolce Vita, joka kuvattiin osittain tällä kadulla.

Heart of Rome (Trastevere)

Written By: Music and orig. Finnish lyric by Bianca Morales & Maria Parr,English lyric by Judy Lamppu, English lyric by Judy Lamppu

HERE IN THE HEART OF ROME
WHERE THE RIVER FLOWS
SEE THE BOATS FLOAT BY
AS THEY DID LONG AGO

I CAN SEE WHERE CLEOPATRA
LOVED TO PLAY HERE WITH HER CAESAR MAN
IT ALL BEGAN

HERE IN THE HEART OF ROME
SO MUCH HISTORY
STATUES WATCHING US
WITH THEIR FACES OF STONE

I STROLL THROUGH TOWN

LAUNDRY, BILLOWING IN THE SUNSHINE
LIKE A BUNCH OF FLAGS
NEIGHBORS, CHATTING
FROM WINDOW TO WINDOW OVERHEAD

THIS IS TRASTEVERE
VILLAGE COMES TO LIFE
PEOPLE FILL THE STREETS
THERE’S A PARTY TONIGHT

I MAY NOT BE LIKE CLEOPATRA
LOST MY HEART TO CASANOVA
IN THE, HEART OF
ROMA

ONE MORE NIGHT WITH YOU I’M AFTER
ONE MORE NIGHT OF FUN AND LAUGHTER
IT’S MY GOOD-BYE
TO ROME

This song (orig. Finnish lyric) was recorded in May 2003 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland.

The English lyric was recorded in November 2004 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland

Performed by

Bianca Morales (Voc)
UMO Jazz Orchestra
Trumpet solos by
Mikko Pettinen and Timo Paasonen
Bass Trombone solo by Mikael Långbacka

Arranged by Sven Nygård
© Beem Publishing 2003

You can now buy the European edition of the CD from CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/biancamorales

TRASTEVERE

Säv & san. Bianca Morales - Maria Parr , sov. Sven Nygård
© 2003 Beem Publishing

Vanhaan Trastevereen silta johdattaa
joen mutkaisen ylitse kaartuen. (ad lib 3 tahtia)
Januksen mystisen patsaan
neljät kasvot muinaistarinaa kertoa saa.

Saavun Trastevereen, aikaan menneeseen,
Rooman sydämeen maalaukselliseen. (..3 tahtia)
Hiljaa yksin lepäilen lounaan jälkeen nauttien,
kunnes päivän rauhaisa hetki ohi on.

Luukut ikkunoiden jälleen aukaistaan.
Tutut toisilleen terveiset huutelee. (ork. soolo 3 tahtia)
Odotan innolla iltaa.
Piazza Santa Mariaa kohden kuljen, sua kaipaan.

Soolot:

Odottaa ei tarvitse turhaan;
illan viimeisen saan kanssas viettää,
se riittää.

Kertomuksen taustaa:
Trastevere on osa vanhaa Roomaa. Se oli aikoinaan keisareiden asuinalue, mutta on monien vaiheiden jälkeen muuttunut taiteilijoiden suosimaksi asuinalueeksi. Kaupunginosaa kutsutaan myös Rooman sydämeksi ja sen sykkeen voi tuntea itsekin kujilla ja aukioilla kulkiessaan. Piazza Santa Maria on iltaelämän keskus ja kujilla on runsaasti suositeltavia ruokaravintoloita puu-uuneineen, klubeja ja musiikkibaareja.

Where the Jazz is Hot (Jazzklubilla)

Written By: Music and orig. Finnish lyric by Bianca Morales & Maria Parr,English lyric by Judy Lamppu, English lyric by Judy Lamppu

HEY NOW, ASK ME
WHERE HAS THE MUSIC GONE?
ALL THE HIPPEST CATS WILL GO OUT TONIGHT AND PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG

SWINGIN, SINGIN’
I KNOW I CAN’T GO WRONG
WHERE THE JAZZ IS HOT AND EVERYONE’S DANCING, THAT’S WHERE I BELONG

ASTI SPUMANTE
RAISE UP YOUR GLASS AND TOAST
CHEERS FOR THE MUSIC AND THE CLUB WE LOVE THE MOST

SWINGIN, SINGIN’
I KNOW I CAN’T GO WRONG
WHERE THE JAZZ IS HOT AND EVERYONE’S SMILING, THAT’S WHERE I BELONG

-SCAT- + instrumental solos, then repeat from the beginning

This song (orig. Finnish lyric) was recorded in May 2003 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland.

The English lyric was recorded in November 2004 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland

Performed by

Bianca Morales (Voc)
Tero Saarti (Trumpet)
Larry Price (Alto sax)
Lasse Hirvi (Grand Piano)
Jari “Heinä” Nieminen (Guitar)
Timo Tuppurainen (Upright bass)
Jari "Kepa" Kettunen (Drums)

Arranged by Sven Nygård
Copyright: Beem Publishing 2003

You can now buy the European edition of the CD from CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/biancamorales
All songs on the cd performed in English

JAZZKLUBILLA

Säv & san. Bianca Morales - Maria Parr , sov. Sven Nygård
©2003 Beem Publishing

Aamun koittoon klubilla juhlitaan.
Alexanderplatzin
svengaavan jazzin tahdissa jammaillaan.

Aamun koittoon klubilla soitetaan.
Alexanderplatzin
muusikkokaarti panee parastaan.

Asti Spumantet ja scampit nautitaan.
Ei villiin soitantaan kyllästy milloinkaan!

Aamun koittoon klubilla juhlitaan.
Alexanderplatzin
svengaavan jazzin tahdissa juhlitaan.

Soolot

Aamun koittoon klubilla juhlitaan.
Alexanderplatzin
svengaavan jazzin tahdissa jammaillaan.

Aamun koittoon klubilla soitetaan.
Alexanderplatzin
muusikkokaarti panee parastaan.

Asti Spumantet ja scampit nautitaan.
Ei villiin soitantaan kyllästy milloinkaan!

Aamun koittoon klubilla juhlitaan.
Alexanderplatzin
svengaavan jazzin tahdissa juhlitaan.

Kertomuksen taustaa:
Alexanderplatz on kenties Rooman paras jazzklubi. Levyni takakannessa on kuva sen kiiltävän mustasta ulko-ovesta, jonka ikkunassa ihanan italialaisesti roikkuvat pitsiverhot! Kansikuvassa olen klubin portailla menossa kuuntelemaan
jazzkonserttia, jossa muusikot, äänimiehet, ruoka ja yleisö olivat huippuluokkaa.

Vespa-ajelu (Riding in My Vespa)

Written By: Music and orig. Finnish lyric by Bianca Morales & Maria Parr,English lyric by Judy Lamppu, English lyric by Judy Lamppu

Kirkkaankeltainen vespa
ja ihana Rooman huhtikuu,
kevään aurinko paistaa
ja kyytimme vie meidät seikkailuun.

Oi vapauden hurmaa ja hurjastelumme vaaraa.
Liikenteen kaaokseen, kun kaasutamme
takinhelmat hulmuten.

Vilkas Via del Corso
johtaa meidät Borghesen puistoon päin.
Mukaan pane e vino,
Vespa parkkiin ja lounaalle vierekkäin

me puiston rauhaan jäämme
ja huviretkestä saamme taas paljon muistoja.
Koskaan häivy ei ne mielestäin.

Soolot

Vilkas Via del Corso
johtaa meidät Borghesen puistoon päin.
Mukaan pane e vino,
Vespa parkkiin ja lounaalle vierekkäin

me puiston rauhaan jäämme
ja huviretkestä saamme taas paljon muistoja.
Koskaan häivy ei ne mielestäin.

Kertomuksen taustaa:
Rooman liikenne tuntuu kaaosmaiselta, mutta siellä on selkeä järjestys - siis roomalaisten mielestä. Vespoilla ja moottoripyörillä työ- ja huvimatkat sujuvat joustavasti niin naisilta kuin miehiltäkin. Borghesen puisto on suosittu piknikpaikka ja siellä on myös nähtävyyksiä, mm. taidemuseo. Via del Corso on yksi Rooman keskustan pääkaduista. Sen ympäristössä on runsaasti ostos- ja ruokailumahdollisuuksia.

Riding on My Vespa
- Vespa-ajelu -

Track #6 from the When in Rome CD

Music & original Finnish lyric by Bianca Morales and Maria Parr,
English lyric by Judy Lamppu

WHEN I’M RIDING ON MY VESPA
THE SUN IS SHINING AND I’M FEELING LIKE A STAR
ON MY LITTLE YELLOW VESPA
I CAN BUZZ AROUND AND PASS EACH FANCY CAR

BUSY VIA DEL CORSO LEADS ME
TO THE FAMOUS VILLA BORGHESE
THE PARK IS PAINTED GREEN
WHERE I’LL STOP AND PUT MYSELF INTO THE HAPPY SCENE

ON THE WINDING LITTLE ROADWAYS
I CAN ZIP THROUGH ALL THE TRAFFIC GOING SLOW
NEVER SAW A PLACE SO LOVELY
SPRING IS HERE AND, LOVE IS EVERYWHERE I GO

VIA DEL CORSO LEADS ME
TO THE FAMOUS VILLA BORGHESE
THE PARK IS PAINTED GREEN
GONNA PUT MYSELF RIGHT IN THE SCENE

- BREAK -

Solos: Violin, guitar, scat A + B

JACKET BILLOWING AROUND ME
AND THE WIND UPON MY FACE JUST MAKES ME SMILE
UP AHEAD THERE IS A CAFE
I’LL BE WINING, I’LL BE DINING IN AWHILE

VIA DEL CORSO LEADS ME
TO THE FAMOUS VILLA BORGHESE
THE PARK IS PAINTED GREEN
GONNA PUT MYSELF RIGHT IN THE SCENE

This song (orig. Finnish lyric) was recorded in May 2003 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland.

The English lyric was recorded in November 2004 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland

Performed by

Bianca Morales (Voc)
Mikko-Ville Luolajan-MIkkola (Violin)
Lasse Hirvi (Grand Piano)
Jari “Heinä” Nieminen (Guitar)
Timo Tuppurainen (Upright bass)
Jari "Kepa" Kettunen (Drums)

Arranged by Sven Nygård
Copyright: Beem Publishing 2003

You can now buy the European edition of the CD from CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/biancamorales
All songs on the CD performed in English

Suihkulähteellä (The Fountain, Fontana di Trevi)

Written By: Music and orig. Finnish lyric by Bianca Morales & Maria Parr,English lyric by Judy Lamppu, English lyric by Judy Lamppu

Kuin muuttuisin - joku toinen oon,
kun viettää näin saan La Dolce Vitaa.
Tahdo mä en lomaa vielä lopettaa.

Kuin Fellinin filmin tähti oon,
kun viettää näin saan La Dolce Vitaa.
Haaveilemaan Fontana di Trevi saa!

Videolle ikuistat,
kun kolikkoni heitän suihkulähteeseen.
Toivon niinkuin kaikki muutkin,
että saapua saan Roomaan uudelleen.

SOOLO

Kuin muuttuisin - joku toinen oon,
kun viettää näin saan La Dolce Vitaa.
Tahdo mä en lomaa vielä lopettaa.

Kuin Fellinin filmin tähti oon,
kun viettää näin saan La Dolce Vitaa.
Haaveilemaan Fontana di Trevi saa!

Videolle ikuistat,
kun kolikkoni heitän suihkulähteeseen.
Toivon niinkuin kaikki muutkin,
että saapua saan Roomaan uudelleen.

Kertomuksen taustaa:
Fontana di Trevi kuuluu tietysti jokaisen Rooman kävijän ohjelmaan. Lähteen äärellä käy kova kuhina, kun kolikkoja heitetään olan yli altaaseen. Levyni kannessa on kuva, jossa näkyy osa suihkulähteen taideteoksista. Fellinin elokuvassa La Dolce Vita Anita Ekberg ui Fontana di Trevin aalloissa.

The Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
-Suihkulähteellä-

Track #11 from the When in Rome CD

Music & original Finnish lyric by Bianca Morales and Maria Parr, arranged by Sven Nygård
English lyric by Judy Lamppu

THEY SAY ‘WHEN IN ROME’
LEAVE YOUR CARES BEHIND YOU FAR AWAY
LIKE LA DOLCE VITA
MORE LIKE A DREAM
LIFE IS SWEETER THAN BEFORE

DOWN THESE COBBLED STREETS
FEELS LIKE LOVE WILL FIND ME ANY DAY
A FELLINI MOVIE
HIS GREATEST SCENE
COULDN’T MAKE ME FEEL IT MORE

TOUCH THE WATERS IN THE FOUNTAIN, LIKE A MAGNET EVERYONE MUST TAKE THEIR TURN
FEEL THE MAGIC OF THE FOUNTAIN WHEN YOU THROW A COIN AND DREAM OF YOUR RETURN

Solo: Trumpet

WISH I COULD STAY
WHY DOES MY ADVENTURE HAVE TO END?
SEEMS I JUST ARRIVED HERE
CAN’T BEAR TO LEAVE
I KNOW I COME BACK AGAIN

I’M SWEPT AWAY
THIS IS MORE ROMANTIC THAN A SONG
I FEEL SO ALIVE HERE
OUR TIME SO BRIEF
HOPE THIS FEELING NEVER ENDS

TAKE YOUR PICTURE BY THE FOUNTAIN, TO REMEMBER ALL THE JOY YOU HAVE TO SHARE
KNOWING YOU’LL BE BACK HERE ONE DAY, SHINING LIKE THE TREASURE IN THE WATERS THERE

TOUCH THE WATERS IN THE FOUNTAIN, LIKE A MAGNET EVERYONE MUST TAKE THEIR TURN
FEEL THE MAGIC OF THE FOUNTAIN WHEN YOU THROW A COIN AND DREAM OF YOUR RETURN

This song (orig. Finnish lyric) was recorded in May 2003 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland.

The English lyric was recorded in November 2004 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland

Performed by

Bianca Morales (Voc)
Tero Saarti (Flugelhorn)
Lasse Hirvi (Grand Piano)
Jari “Heinä” Nieminen (Guitar)
Timo Tuppurainen (Upright bass)
Jari "Kepa" Kettunen (Drums)

Arranged by Sven Nygård
Copyright: Beem Publishing 2003

You can now buy the European edition of the CD from CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/biancamorales
All songs on the cd performed in English

Parhaan saan (Higher Love)

Written By: Music by Esko M. Toivonen,Finnish lyric by Merja Partanen,English lyric by Judy Lamppu, English lyric by Judy Lamppu

Uskoa saat,
et pysty mua hurmaamaan.
Baby, baby kuulehan,
ois´ aika vaihtaa maisemaa.

Ihastut kaikkiin naisiin,
liity en mä siihen kaartiin.
Tahdon muuttaa kaiken,
etsin uuden ihmisen.

Tiedän, että parhaan saan,
en tyydy mä sekundaan.
Parhaan saan!
Ken malttaa, se palkitaan.

Luuletko siis,
ett´ luokses´ kaipaisin?
Niin varma oon,
en kuulu sun kainaloon.

Uskot pintaliitoon, mä taas rakkauden liittoon.
Sen Oikean kun kohtaan,
onnellinen jälleen oon.

Tiedän, että parhaan saan,..

Parhaan saan!
En tyydy enää sekundaan.
Parhaan saan!
Ken malttaa, se palkitaan.

Parhaan saan!

© 1994 Bianca Morales Productions Oy

- Higher Love -

Track #11 on the I"'ve been dreamin'..."-CD

Music by Esko M. Toivonen, Lyric by Judy Lamppu

Pa-da paya-da...

Look in my eyes, I’m not some kind of prize.
Please, please, please try to see,
there’s so much more to me.

If I’m someone to sleep with
not somebody you’ll get deep with,
I have dreams of much more
you’re not what I’m looking for.

There’s a higher love. I’d rather be by myself.
Higher love! I’ll settle for no one else.

Look in your eyes, can’t say that I’m surprised.
This feels so wrong it’s not where I belong.

You may look so fine boy,
but I don’t want to waste my time boy.
When my soul mate finds me
leave my sadness far behind.

There’s a higher love, my heart is an empty place.
Higher love! I’ll know when I see that face.

Pa-da paya-da...

Higher love, that aims for the heart of me.
Higher love, the one missing part of me.
Higher love, that aims for the heart of me.
Higher love, the one missing part of me.

Pa-da paya-da... Higher love!

© 1994 Bianca Morales Productions Oy

Set List

Bianca is mostly performing theme concerts fronting different jazz bands and choirs. Her repertoire varies from original pop-jazz-latin and children music to jazz standards, gospel, blues, x-mas songs and children music edutainment projects. In 2014 Bianca reunited with her -80's Funk, Pop and Jazz Band: Bianca Morales & The New F.F. Band, so we have great original 80's Funk & Jazz Party-shows for people who love original quality dance music with a Jazzy twist :-)

A concert is usually 1 x 60-75 minutes

A typical jazz club gigs are 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 45 minutes.

The New F.F. Band show/concert is 2 x 45 minutes or 1 x 75-90 minutes

I love to produce and perform special theme concerts, so I choose my repertoire on the basies of my audience, the request by the promoter and the arena I'm performing on.