Bianca Rossini’s Bossa Nova Debut Album Kiss of Brasil Top Album for 8 Consecutive Weeks on CD Baby

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Memphis Jazz Station WUMR Names “Kiss of Brasil" Album of the Week

"I was enchanted by Bianca the first time I heard her sing, and now after listening to her album Kiss of Brasil, I'm as impressed with her songwriting as I am with her singing." - Flora Purim

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Kiss of Brasil, singer songwriter Bianca Rossini’s Bossa Nova love letter to her homeland, has received airplay nationally and internationally on 30 stations and was named “Album of the Week” by Memphis, TN Jazz station WUMR (U 92 FM), Kiss of Brasil has been number one in the Brazilian Jazz category on CDBaby.com for more than 4 weeks and has been on CDBaby.com’s Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Latin, Editors and Staff’s Pick ‘s Top List for more than 8 consecutive weeks. GrooveJazzMusic.com identified Kiss of Brasil alongside Sade as gaining “Most Increased Play” last week with 17 new requests.

“I am excited to hear that the music lovers in Memphis and around the world are enjoying my album Kiss of Brasil,” Bianca said. “I’ve been getting wonderful feedback from Bossa Nova fans internationally and I feel honored and thrilled to be featured in the same lineup with music greats like João Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Diana Krall, Pat Metheny, Sade and many others,” she added. Said Bossa Nova great Flora Purim, "I was enchanted by Bianca the first time I heard her sing, and now after listening to her album Kiss of Brasil, I'm as impressed with her songwriting as I am with her singing."

For Bianca’s debut album Kiss of Brasil, she partnered with BDM Records producer Peter Roberts (LaToya Jackson, Stan Bush, Vann Johnson) and co-wrote her songs with music industry luminaries including Marilyn Berglas, Harvey Mason, Peter Roberts, Ken Hirsch, Steve Rawlins and Patrick Lockwood. Kiss of Brasil also includes performances by Grant Geissman, Jimmy Roberts, Grecco Buratto, Roberto Montero, Marco Tulio and Sandro Feliciano.
Kiss of Brasil is receiving steady airplay on the following stations:

Billboard Kiss of Brasil airplay:

  •     WEIB/Springfield, MA (“Ipanema Paraiso”)
  •     KUAP/Little Rock, AR (“Circular”)
  •     WVSU/Birmingham, AL (“Ipanema Paraiso”)

Smooth Jazz Kiss of Brasil airplay:

  •     RTVE. ES Radio 3 SPAIN
  •     KBCS 91.3FM, Bellvue, WA
  •     KPFK-LA 90.7 FM, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, CA
  •     KTSU/Houston, TX
  •     WRTC/Hartford, CT
  •     WFSS/Fayetteville, NC
  •     Smooth Jazz Australia/Sydney, AUS
  •     KUNV/Las Vegas, NV
  •     WTCC/Springfield, MA
  •     WCHG/Hot Springs, VA
  •     KUR/Reading, PA
  •     WBZC/Burlington, NJ (Philadelphia)
  •     WUMR/Memphis, TN
  •     KQXT/San Antonio, TX (Jazz show on A/C station)
  •     WJAB/Huntsville, AL
  •     KIHT/St. Louis, MO (HD-3 channel)
  •     KCOZ/Springfield, MO
  •     WMWM/Salem, MA

Internet Stations Playing Kiss of Brasil:

  •     KHIHonline/Internet
  •     GrooveSuite.com/Internet
  •     WITD/Live365.com/Internet
  •     RadioIO.com/Internet
  •     JazzBayRadio.com/Internet
  •     StrawberryJazz.com/Internet
  •     JazzNet247.com/Internet
  •     Newporter Jazz/Internet
  •     Smooth Jazz Radio Channel/Internet

Kiss of Brasil is now available on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon. For more information, please visit Bianca Rossini’s official website biancarossini.com; for media interviews, please contact Bianca's publicist Denise Dorman of WriteBrain Media at 630.845.4694.

Media Contact:
Denise Dorman, Publicist | P: 630.845.4694 | E: contactbiancarossini(at)gmail(dot)com

ABOUT BIANCA ROSSINI
At the forefront of Los Angeles’ current wave of Brazilian music and becoming a significant voice in Brazilian music is Rio de Janeiro-born, Los Angeles-based Bianca Rossini, renowned for her sensuous performances of Bossa Nova, Samba and Bolero. Kiss of Brasil is Bianca’s latest achievement in a multi-faceted career including feature film and television acting roles opposite stars including James Spader, Hector Elizondo, Richard Dreyfuss, Christian Slater, Dick Van Dyke and Dom DeLuise. Bianca also appeared in movies Moon Over Parador, The Fast One, Brainiacs, Mobsters, and Bad Influence. She has composed music for TV series The Sentinel and Chicago Hope. She produced and hosted more than 100 episodes for weekly Los Angeles TV talk show, "The Bianca Rossini Show," and has authored three books:Love in Black and White with photographs by Michael Kenna, Bilingual Edition (English/Portuguese) A Brazilian Heart - Rubies, Murder, Love and Other Poems, and Julia - Confessions of a Brazilian Super Model. Kiss of Brasil is Bianca's debut all-original bossa nova album.

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