Naturally Bernita has been influenced by soul music.
The stars from her youth in the 60's and 70's are The Temptations, Supremes, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Roberta Flack. Roberta's hit "Killing Me Softly" was the kick that Bernita needed to make the decision to train her voice. She took private classical and jazz voice lessons over a 10-year period.
"You're Not Alone In The Dark" was Bernita's very first CD. It is mixture of soft pop and gospel.
With this start, Bernita could unfold her vocal wings! "Bernita Bush is a jewel amidst the Ambassador Big Band." She masters jazz standards and pop music of the Big Band repertoire.