Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Multi-Platinum Global Jazz, Pop Chanteuse Basia Returns After Nine Year Hiatus with Extensive U.S. Tour In Support of Recent Release Butterflies 

Multi-platinum world jazz pop vocalist Basia has reappeared on the scene with her first studio record Butterflies (May 18 via Shanachie Entertainment) after a nine-year hiatus. The vocalist is set to embark on an extensive U.S. tour, returning to the states for the first time since 2010. Having much experience touring the world, the singer shares positive memories of her time in the states reflecting, “Touring the U.S. is very special to me. I’m always touched by the fans’ loyalty, especially after such long breaks. I love the emotional side to our American fans, very different to other places.”

Being compared to the unique genre-blending artists such as Sade and Michael Franks, Basia has cultivated a devoted following over the years due to her inviting persona and distinctive style. The singer often lets several years go by between each album release, explaining “everything I do has to be honest, true to life and has to come from real feelings, which I cannot fake when writing a song. Creating each song takes time – lyrically and musically; getting the right emotion across is very important to me.” Now, nine years in the making, Butterflies is only the fifth solo album released in Basia’s 34-year solo career and truly marks a major event for her passionate and dedicated fan base.

Butterflies spans the spectrum of breezy Brazilian excursions to passionate pop balladry to up-tempo jazz and in some ways, is Basia’s most jazz-oriented record to date. The album was co-produced and co-written by the singer and her long-time musical partner Danny White (brother of jazz guitarist Peter White). The duo first met back in 1981, eventually joining together to form jazz-pop group Matt Bianco with White’s then collaborator Mark Reilly. White is showcased on piano throughout the album, while Reilly makes an appearance reuniting with his fellow Matt Bianco members providing vocals on a single track. Butterflies also includes a seasoned ensemble featuring guitarist Peter White and Giorgio Serci, drummer Marc Parnell, bassist Andres Lafone, saxophonist Paul Booth and trumpeter Kevin Robinson.

“Butterflies is about love – for life, for music and for people. This album is full of passion and courage but also pure fun; purists will struggle to categorize it because we happily mix jazz, Latin, soul and pop,” shares Basia. “Our songs were created with a lot of freedom and for the simple pleasure of writing and recording them; Danny and I finally grew up and our experiences in music and in life make this album hopefully richer and more honest.”

Basia's North American Tour Dates:

September 27 | Capitol Theatre | Clearwater, FL
September 28 | King Center | Melbourne, FL
September 30 | The Birchmere | Alexandria, VA
October 2 | Rams Head | Annapolis, MD
October 4 | The Sellersville Theater | Sellersville, PA
October 6 & 7 | Highline Ballroom | New York, NY
October 9 | Midland Theatre | Newark, OH
October 10 | City Winery | Chicago, IL
October 12 | Rio Theatre | Santa Cruz, CA
October 15 | Crest Theater | Sacramento, CA
October 16 | Tower Theatre | Fresno, CA
October 18 | Yoshi's | Oakland, CA
October 19 | Coach House | San Juan Capistrano, CA
October 20 | Avalon Ballroom | Avalon, CA
October 23 | Humphrey's | San Diego, CA
October 24 | The Rose | Pasadena, CA
October 25 | Sit Rocke | Hermosa Beach, CA
October 28 | The Rouge Theater | Grants Pass, OR
October 29 | Jazz Alley | Seattle, WA
November 1 & 2 | Blue Note | Honolulu, HI

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