Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne Ciani

 Mill Valley, California, USA
BandPopNew Age

“Ciani is simply the most powerful solo pianist in the new adult contemporary genre," Brian Soergel, LA Jazz Scene, Cash Box. “A female Chopin," Chopin Society, Warsaw, Poland. “She is one of the world’s leading new age composers and performers,” Jim Brenholts, Allmusic.com.

Biography

Suzanne Ciani

5-time Grammy nominee Suzanne Ciani is an award-winning pianist, composer, recording artist, and pioneer in the field of electronic music.

As a piano soloist, pianist with orchestra, and pianist with her jazz group, The Wave (including Paul McCandless, Matt Eakle and Teja Bell), Ciani has performed her original compositions in the United States, Asia, Europe and South America. Her live performance with The Wave at Herbst Theater in San Francisco was widely broadcast on Public Television and is available on DVD.

She is best loved for her fifteen albums of original music that feature her performances in a broad array of expressions: pure electronic, solo piano, piano with orchestra, and piano with jazz ensemble. No matter the medium, Ciani’s music communicates the special intimacy, passion, and sensitivity that have become her trademark and prompted fans to buy over a million of her albums.

Her music, renowned for its romantic, healing, and aesthetic qualities, has found a worldwide audience, and her performances include numerous benefits for humanitarian causes. She has toured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Her many recognitions include an Indie Award for best New Age Album, five Grammy nominations for Best New Age Album, two Indie nominations for Best New Age Album, numerous Clios, a Golden Globe, and Keyboard Magazine’s “New Age Keyboardist of the Year.”

In the eighties and early nineties, Ciani’s New York-based commercial production company, Ciani-Musica, Inc., was the leader in the field of sound design and TV spot scoring, creating award-winning music for a host of high profile Fortune 500 clients, including Coca-Cola, Merrill Lynch, AT&T, and General Electric. Additionally, Ciani has scored the Lily Tomlin feature The Incredible Shrinking Woman; the award-winning feature documentary, Mother Teresa; the feature documentary, Mother Teresa: The Legacy; as well as scoring for the TV daytime serial One Life to Live.

In the early nineties Ciani relocated to northern California to concentrate on her artistic career. In 1995, she established her own record label, Seventh Wave. After many years as an artist on major labels (Atlantic Finnadar, RCA RedSeal, Private Music/Windham Hill/BMG), Ciani felt the need to own and control her own creative work. Seventh Wave has remained an exemplar of the artist-friendly independent record label since then.

In addition to her fifteen albums, Ciani has published four books of original piano music through the Hal Leonard Corporation: Suzanne Ciani: New Age Piano, Suzanne Ciani: Dream Songs, Suzanne Ciani: Turning, and Best of Suzanne Ciani. Her signature composition, “The Velocity of Love,” appears in numerous anthologies of romantic music.

Ciani is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Masters Degree in Music Composition from U.C. Berkeley.

Lyrics

One More Chance

Written By: Suzanne Ciani

One More Chance

by Suzanne Ciani
Intro
You say you want to leave me
I can’t keep you if you want to go
But there are some things I need to ask you
And some things you need to know

Verse
Do you know I love you
I’m part of you
If you tear apart our hearts like this
They may not heal again

So you’ve found a new place
Love a new face
Everyday you’re gone I’m holdin’ on
It’s life I’m fightin’ for

Chorus
Cause I can’t live without you after all the years we’ve been together
There’s no love without you anymore
If you leave me darlin’ now we’ll never ever know forever
One more chance
Is all I’m askin’ for

Verse
One more chance to show you
I really know you
There’s nobody else who understands you just the way I do

There’s so much I see now
No mystery how
We can finally reach that perfect star
That is our destiny
If you stay with me (modulation and go to instrumental verse)

Chorus
Cause I can’t live without you after all the years we’ve been together
There’s no love without you anymore
If you leave me darlin’ now we’ll never ever know forever
One more chance
Is all I’m askin’ for
©Ciani-Musica, Inc.

Turning

Written By: Suzanne Ciani

Tell me you love me
Tell me that you’re mine again
Tell me you won’t turn away
Turn like the seasons
Turn back to me once again
Circling all the way

Once you were my blue-eyed prince
Waking love from an endless sleep
You made all of my wishes come true
Turning all of my dreams into you

Turning and swirling and whirling ‘round you again
Twirling and curling ‘round you
Turning and burning and yearning for you again
All my life with you

But lately I’m losing sleep
Someone else is in your eyes
Won’t you turn back to me my love?
Won’t you stop telling me lies?

Turning and swirling and whirling ‘round me again
Twirling and curling ‘round me
Turning and burning and yearning for me again
All your life with me

It is a chance, a romance
It’s a dance we do
Turning in circles we go
Turn like the seasons
Turn back to me once again
Never let me go

Music and lyrics by Suzanne Ciani
© Ciani-Musica Inc. 1999

Discography

Discography:
Silver Ship -- 2005 Seventh Wave. Indie Award Winner.
Pure Romance -- 2003 Seventh Wave (collection)
Meditations -- 2002 Seventh Wave. (collection)
Pianissimo III -- 2001 Seventh Wave
Turning -- 1999 Seventh Wave. Grammy Award nominee. Indie Award nominee.
Suzanne Ciani and The Wave: LIVE! -- 1997 Seventh Wave. Indie Award nominee.
Pianissimo II -- 1996 Seventh Wave. Grammy Award nominee.
Dream Suite -- 1994 Seventh Wave. Grammy Award nominee.
The Private Music of Suzanne Ciani -- 1992 Private Music/BMG
Hotel Luna -- 1991 Private Music/BMG. Grammy Award nominee.
Pianissimo -- 1990 Private Music/BMG.
History of My Heart -- 1989 Private Music/BMG.
Neverland -- 1988 Private Music/BMG. Grammy Award nominee.
The Velocity of Love -- 1986 RCA Records; 1991 Private Music/BMG; 1995 Seventh Wave.
Seven Waves -- 1982 JVC/Victor; 1984 Atlantic/Finnadar; 1988 Private Music/BMG; 1994 Seventh Wave.

Set List

2 45 minute sets
11 to 12 songs per set
original compositions