Vanessa Racci

Saturday, May 13th, 6:30 PM

Light Refreshments Will Be Served

Ring in Spring with a fresh serving of Italian American Classics from Museum member and vocalist, Vanessa Racci.

Joining last August, Vanessa Racci is bringing her swinging, 5 piece band to the Italian American Museum to sneak preview her show before the official album release performance at Birdland Jazz Club NYC. It will be a fun evening celebrating Italian American music, culture and personal stories that everyone will relate to. It's a perfect way to celebrate Mother's day!

About the album:

Vanessa Racci’s 2017 debut album, Italiana Fresca, heralds the breakthrough of a fresh sound in jazz: a sweet-and-sour, wide-ranging contralto with a passion born of her Italian-American heritage. On this recording, Vanessa puts a jazzy spin on the Italian songs she sang with her grandfather as a child; “Al Di La”, “Buona Sera”, “C’e La Luna”, “Return to Me” and the lot. The songs are re-invented with modern jazz arrangements ranging from jump swing to lush string ballads to Louisiana Street. Several songs are updated with Vanessa’s own English lyrics. Her producer, the renowned bassist David Finck, has raved about her “natural sense of rhythm and flow, and her wonderful ability to communicate both musical and poetic language.” The songs were arranged by Yaron Gershovsky, long time Musical Director for The Manhattan Transfer and NYC pianist, Glafkos Kontemeniotis.

Saturday, May 13th, 6:30 PM

RSVP Code: VR0513

Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street
(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets)
New York, NY 10013
Suggested donation of $10 per person
For reservations, please call the
Italian American Museum at 212.965.9000,
or Fax: 347.810.1028

The Italian American Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of NY.
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