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Stella Bass

Jazz // Dublin, Dublin

Stella studied music from a young age, starting piano accordion lessons at five, followed by singing and piano, both through the Royal Irish Academy of Music. After school, she received a degree in Computer Science from UCD, and in 2017 completed a Master’s Degree in Music in Dublin’s Conservatory of Music. With music performances halted during the pandemic, Stella used this unexpected downtime to further her education, studying Music Production with Logic Pro in Berklee College Boston, and Music Composition & Arranging with Studio Orchestrations in Belfast. From all of this - and indeed separate to her work as an artist - she has written & produced orchestral music for the TV/Film world, landing placements in 2024 for Warner-Chappell Nashville, on TV/radio in the USA, Japan and Spain

As an artist, Stella has just released her second studio album (Feb 2024), 2 originals she co-wrote and 8 jazz standards. She sold out the launch gig in the Sugar Club as well as Belfast's top new jazz club, Scott's. Her festival diary is filing up this spring, with dates at Bray Jazz Festival, Birr Festival of Music, and Jazz at Johnstown Castle. She has also retained an 11-year weekly residency in Searsons of Baggot Street, as the venue's beloved Sunday jazz band.

Already the album has garnered reviews and airplay from all over the world:

“…it would be hard to pick out Bass' originals from those by Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin et al. She should not wait for the next pandemic before reaching for pen and blank paper.”
All About Jazz (UK), Feb 2024

“Every now and again an album appears as if from nowhere that immediately you get, and more importantly gets you.”
Jazz Views (UK), Feb 2024

“A great sense of clarity in her enunciation and a relaxed sense of timing.”
Jazz Weekly (USA), Jan 2024

“Look for the Silver Lining shows a relatively newer jazz artist playing with classic repertoire, keeping some of that old magic while mixing in some new.”
Spectrum Culture (USA), Feb 2024

“Well worth a listen – jazz is alive and well in Ireland”
Bebop Spoken Here (UK), Feb 2024

“Oh, so very impressive classic mainstream-jazz vocals here from Dublin jazz singer Stella Bass.”
Marlbank Jazz (Irl), Jan 2024

“Along with eight American Songbook classics from the realm of Musical Theater, there are two delicious originals from Bass. whose emotive vocals lead the ensemble through fresh, confident, effortless sounds.”
Stage and Cinema (Los Angeles, USA), Jan 2024

Radio Airplay Includes:

CBC Radio, “Saturday Night Jazz” with Laila Biali (Canada)
WICN Radio, “Sunday Jazz Brunch” (Boston, USA)
WHRO Radio, “Vocal Sound of Jazz”(Virginia, USA)
Aeropuerto Jazz Café Radio (Canary Islands, Spain)
WDNA Radio (Miami, USA)
Smooth FM Radio – Album of the Week & Airplay (Portugal)
RTE – Movies & Musicals / Rising Time / Sunday Afternoons with Simon Delaney

Upcoming Gigs

19th April 2024 19:00 Jazz at Johnstown Castle, Wexford More details
4th May 2024 12:00 Birr Festival of Music More details
5th May 2024 20:00 Bray Jazz Festival More details

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