Becky Bass as Sissieretta Jones
“The Sun is Shining: Sissieretta Jones” A One-Woman Play by Rhode Island playwright Tom Maguire, explores the life and music of this gifted Black opera diva from Providence. During a 28 year international career, Jones broke racial barriers, sang for four US presidents, starred in a touring show, and was the highest paid African American performer. Local actress Becky Bass stars in this one-woman show directed by Robb Dimmick.
BECKY BASS performs with Natural Element to open the Waterfront Reggae Festival
Natural Element opens the Waterfront Reggae Festival with a bang, performing some of their original music as well as their own versions of popular songs. They were followed by Taj Weekes & Adowa, Kabaka Pyramid, Junior Kelly, Anthony B and Freddie McGregor. Check out more photos HERE.
Becky Bass plays at The National Gallery of Art for their "Jazz in the Garden" Concert series
Becky Bass joins Kera Washington & Zili Musik as lead vocalist/steel pannist at the National Gallery of Art. They were invited to perform for the museum's infamous "Jazz in the Garden" Concert Series set in their beautiful Sculpture Garden.
BECKY BASS and her band play at PVDFEST 2017 with Daniel Bernard Roumain
Becky Bass and her band were invited to perform at the special request of Daniel Bernard Roumain for his En Masse presentation at the Armory. They were one of the featured performers at PVDFest this year with DBR. For more info, please click HERE.
Becky Bass performs at Rennaisance's 6th Annual Global Day of Discovery in Providence, RI
"Renaissance Hotels are known around the world for encouraging travelers to “Live Life to Discover," by inspiring business travelers to make time to discover while on the road. On May 17, 160 Renaissance Hotels in 35 destinations joined together for 24 hours and encouraged thousands of hotel guests to leave their rooms and discover unforgettable moments and flavors in their city." Becky Bass was invited to perform her Caribbean Soul music for this International event.
BECKY BASS performs as Ella Fitzgerald in Christmas with Ella
Becky Bass was invited to perform as Ella Fitzgerald at the RISD Museum Saturday, December 3, 2016. She performed some of her greatest holiday classics, such as “Winter Wonderland,” “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells” and “Frosty the Snowman.”For more details, click HERE!
Becky Bass at WATERFIRE
with her Caribbean Jazz Quartet
Becky Bass and her Caribbean Jazz Quartet performed at Waterfire on August 6th on the Steeple Street Jazz Stage. She sang some of her favorite R&B, Reggae & Jazz standards, adding her steel pan to bring a Caribbean feel to her music. Catch her upcoming performance at Waterfire's Annual Fireball in November 2016.
Becky Bass on the PVDFest MainStage with Sidy Maiga & Afrimanding feat. Oumou Sangare
Becky Bass had the wonderful opportunity to perform with Sidy Maiga and Grammy Award winner, Oumou Sangare, at the 2016 PVD Fest. She also got the the chance to open up the festival with her Caribbean Soul Trio at the PVDFest Opening Party at the Ballroom in Providence G on June 2, 2016. She was joined that evening by a special guest who was also performing at PVDFest that weekend, Daniel Bernard Roumain, a fabulous violinist from New York. For a video of our performance, click HERE.
Becky Bass in "31 Seasons of Love" at St. Croix's CCT
Becky Bass has been invited to headline one of St. Croix's distinguished events at the Caribbean Community Theatre. It is CCT's 31st Annual FUNdraiser, titled "31 Seasons of Love", an after-dinner dessert cabaret. She will be performing songs from various musicals, such as AIDA, The Color Purple and Chicago. She also will do a few tunes from her one woman show as Billie Holiday. Check out the article written in St. Croix's local paper, The St. Croix Avis:
Youngest Panelist to speak about Working in the Performing Arts as an African American in RI
Becky Bass joined 5 other Performers of Color living in the Rhode-Island area to discuss her experiences in the Performing Arts as an Afro-Caribbean vocalist, musician and actor. The event was held at Rites & Reason Theatre, where she got her college theatre career started.
Becky Bass as Billie Holiday in "The Divas" at The Norwich Arts Center
Becky Bass as Billie Holiday and Nichelle Rollins as Ella Fitzgerald performed side by side in Norwich, CT. They performed to a sold out audience both evenings and hope to return to the Norwich Arts Center in the near future!
Becky Bass Wins Two Awards at the New England Urban Music Awards
On April 27, 2014, "St. Croix Country Day graduate Janett "Becky" Bass goes home a two-time winner after snagging the New England Urban Music Awards for Best Caribbean CD/Single and Best Caribbean Female..." - Wyndi Ambrose, St. Croix Avis
Becky Bass stars in Aida as Nehebka with Fiddlehead Theatre Company
"There are a few bright spots in the supporting cast, though, including Janett “Becky’’ Bass as a Nubian slave named Nehebka... Bass and Gibson lead the ensemble in “The Gods Love Nubia,’’ which delivers a much-needed jolt of electricity to the production and brings Act One to a rousing close.”
-- Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe
"The best supporting performances are... Janet “Becky” Bass as Nehebka, another Nubian slave...Not all of the production numbers fire off the launching pad, but “The Gods Love Nubia” is a gospel-flavored delight as the first-act closer.”
-- Rich Fahey, On Boston Stages
"Janett “Becky” Bass...displays her powerhouse voice in "The Dance of the Robe" which is reminiscent of a "Joseph" number while they are chanting Aida."
-- Tony Annicone, The Theatre Mirror
"Janett Bass as Nehebka has a strong voice..."
-- Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce's Choices