Basia Lyrics

Genre: Jazz

Basia Bio

Barbara Trzetrzelewska, known professionally as Basia (born September 30, 1954) is a Polish singer-songwriter and record producer. She established a successful international recording career featuring characteristically Latin-flavoured jazz-pop crossover songs during the late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Japan. She is noted for possessing a wide vocal range, approximately three octaves that span from contralto to soprano tessituras, as well as her singular jazz-influenced stylings and multi-layered harmonies.

Basia was born in Jaworzno, Poland. In 1969, she debuted with her local amateur rock band Astry and performed with them on Polish Festival of Beat Avangarde in Kalisz. From 1972 to 1974, she was a member of the popular Polish female vocal group Alibabki. From 1977, she sang with the rock band Perfect. Have a son named Miko?aj, born 1977. Settling temporarily in Chicago in 1979, she later relocated to London in 1981. It was there she met Mark Reilly and longtime collaborator Danny White, brother of jazz guitarist Peter White. In 1983, the trio performed as the jazz-pop group Bronze, but later changed their name to Matt Bianco and recorded their debut album Whose Side Are You On?, released in 1984. That album was a hit across the Europe, selling more than 1.5 million copies and bringing two top thirty hits on the UK Singles Chart: "Get Out of Your Lazy Bed" and "Half a Minute."

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