Los Angeles' Club Nokia Presents: Basia on Friday, June 11
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 9
Los Angeles' CLUB NOKIA has announced a Friday, June 11 show by multi-platinum Polish global pop/jazz singer BASIA. Her timeless influences include the rhythms and styles of Latin music, the sound of classic American soul and R&B, and the polish of '50s and '60s jazz. Tickets, ranging in price from $19.50 to $49.50, go on sale this Friday, April 9 at 10:00 AM Pacific.
Poland-native Basia Trzetrzelewska was introduced as a vocalist with the group Matt Bianco and hits Get Out of Your Lazy Bed," More Than I Can Bear" and Half A Minute." She and the group's main composer, keyboardist Danny White, departed to begin work on their debut, Time and Tide. The album was successful throughout Europe and Japan, but it took some adventurous DJ's to import the album to a new radio audience stateside. The buzz led to Time and Tide's official U.S. release and three Adult Contemporary hits there ("Promises," New Day For You," Time and Tide"). Basia proved unique, defying categories and appealing to a wide audience. This versatility earned her two consecutive number one Billboard Contemporary Jazz albums upon the release of the follow-up, London Warsaw New York, which topped that chart for most of 1990. A second tour full of sold-out marquees followed, pushed by the breakout success of the single Cruising For Bruising," and resulting in a second platinum record.
A more vivid portrait of the artist emerged with 1994's The Sweetest Illusion as a more organic sound was developed, with a full band and a deeper variety of musical texture. Once again, their appeal continued across genre lines as Drunk On Love" became a #1 Billboard Club Play hit, while The Sweetest Illusion rode the pop album chart. The resulting world tour culminated in a two-week run on Broadway, recorded for the live album Basia on Broadway. She released her latest album, It's That Girl Again, in 2009.
About Club Nokia
Club Nokia, a multi-use music, entertainment and concert venue--located in the heart of the acclaimed L.A. LIVE sports, residential and entertainment district--accommodates over 2,300 guests. Featuring state-of-the-art acoustics designed for live entertainment, Club Nokia is the perfect venue for emerging music acts and cultural shows while also providing excellent space for corporate events and private parties. The theatre brings the latest technology to music enthusiasts including an innovative interactive experience embedded in foot-controlled floor interfaces, touchscreens, and a large LED installation within the lobby of the Club Nokia space. This interactive experience allows users to scroll through the history and the future of Club Nokia events and interact with pictures, video and text messages submitted by fellow concert fans. Club Nokia was awarded Best New Major Concert Venue" in 2009 at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards and won Nightclub of the Year" at the 2010 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards.