Bernadette Bascom’s singing career has taken her around the world sharing venues with the likes of Stevie Wonder; Ashford & Simpson; Elton John; Lenny Williams; and the role of featured singer in her first group, The People’s Choice. In her adopted hometown of Seattle, Washington, Bernadette is embraced as a musical icon and is highly respected in the community. She is being recognized during Black History Month with other influential African American artists like Ray Charles and Quincy Jones.
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Named a “BADASS WOMXN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST “by Press Books.pub, the first artist to sign with Stevie Wonder’s fledgling music label, Black Bull Music in 1971, then 18-year- old Bernadette Bascom launched her professional music career, a journey that would eventually earn her a coveted Emmy Award in 2004 for a documentary, “Bernadette’s Touch,” chronicling her groundbreaking achievement using voice-training methods— and TLC— to help non- speaking kids learn to talk.