ROSITA KèSS

 

From bossa nova to a taste of French chansons to old Cuban and Argentinian flavors, Rosita Kèss finds the thread, weaving her honeyed alto through four languages in eleven original songs on this tuneful international album recorded in New Orleans. Originally from Venice, Italy, Rosita Kèss’ gypsy aura led her to Berlin, Paris, Barçelona and London before finding a groove in New York and spending two years writing songs and making a new record in New Orleans. Rosita moved from Europe to NYC in 2007 to study jazz. She soon she put together a band with some of the most well respected musicians in NYC and started performing in clubs in Manhattan. A few years later she met the singer-songwriter Richard Julian. They soon started to collaborate and together they moved to New Orleans for two years. In New Orleans, 4 months pregnant Rosita has made her third record, produced by Brad Jones. It features Jon Cleary, Andrew Borger and some other New Orleans luminaires. The record is called F.L.O.Y.D (acronym of For Love Of Your Desire). Rosita has already released two records - Almost...me recorded in Berlin and Hannover and released in 2007, and Northern Sky, recorded in NY, produced by Richard Julian (Norah Jones, The Little Willies) and Jesse Murphy (Brazilian Girls, John Scofield) released in 2011. Northern Sky features Beth Hirsch (of the band AIR) and Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco (Thom Yorke, David Byrne).