When Polish-born vocalist Basia broke away from the 1980s jazz-pop band Matt Bianco (joined in the departure by her musical partner, Danny White), she entered the U.S. music scene and made a smashing first impression. Her 1987 debut album, Time and Tide, sold over a million copies. A big fan of Brazilian music, Basia incorporates lots of bossa, samba and swing into her own projects. While she’s been out of the spotlight in recent years, she’s back with a new album, Butterflies. Here, Basia tells her story.

Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber



Michael Fagien
Michael Fagien

Michael Fagien is the Editor and Publisher of JAZZIZ Magazine.

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1 Comment
  1. Great interview, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing Basia on tour this fall! I’m gonna try and see ALL of her shows if possible. Keep up the good work JAZZIZ!
    Love your show
    Eric @ Smooth Jazz Family

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