|Genres:||Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals|
|Tags:||jazz female vocalists smooth jazz polish pop basia|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Basha Trzetrzelewska, 30 September 1959, Jaworzno, Galica, Poland. At the age of 15 Trzetrzelewska won a talent contest, but was guided by her family into a medical career. Three years later she joined an all-girl group, Alibabki, and toured Russia. After two years she quit and broke through the Iron Curtain to spend time in America in a rock-orientated outfit, Perfect, performing cover versions in a Chicago club. After relocating to London in 1981 and scanning the music press, Trzetrzelewska replied to an advertisement and subsequently joined Daniel White in Bronze. That band evolved into Matt Bianco, a British breakaway outfit from Blue Rondo A La Turk.
After two years of success with Matt Bianco, Trzetrzelewska broke away in 1987 to launch a solo career as Basia. With help from her long-time musical partner, White, she released her debut album to much acclaim. Sales were particularly good in Europe and the USA, where Time And...