Krisanthi Pappas Song Makes Primetime Debut

“One Slow Dance A Day” featured on NBC’s Parenthood

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One of Boston-area jazz singer Krisanthi Pappas’s songs made its primetime television debut April 27. “One Slow Dance A Day” was featured on last Tuesday’s episode of the NBC television show Parenthood. The song is off Pappas’s 2000 album, My Back Yard (Music Box).

“When I hear my songs on TV, I don’t get nervous, I get excited and hope that they will be featured as long as possible in the scene,” Pappas said. “Sometimes you can hear just me singing as the actors in the scene are slow dancing or embracing, and the focus is on the song – that’s the best.”

The music and lyrics for “One Slow Dance A Day” were written by Pappas, and she is the vocalist on the track as well. Joining her are Bill Duffy on piano, Steve Skop on bass, John DiSanto on drums and John Payne on tenor sax.

The slow, engaging piece has also been featured on the NBC daytime drama Passions and ABC’s One Life to Live, but the Parenthood segment was the song’s debut in primetime.

Pappas said she wrote the song just as she was going into the studio to record My Back Yard, hence the reference in the lyrics. She said her inspiration was “knowing the need for always making time for romance and connection in a relationship, even when every day life tries to get in the way.”

Parenthood premiered in March and is based on the 1989 Steve Martin film of the same name. The hour-long comedy-drama series stars Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia as the heads of a multi-generational family that is growing and experiencing life lessons along the way. Parenthood is on every Tuesday at 10 p.m. EST. Visit her site for more information about Krisanthi Pappas, and click here to listen to “One Slow Dance A Day”.