Showing posts with label New York. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York. Show all posts

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Italian Singer, Pianist and Songwriter CHIARA CIVELLO Announces October Album Release & Performance Dates

Italian singer, pianist and songwriter CHIARA CIVELLO Announces October Album Release and
Tour Dates in New York, Boston, Miami and Washington DC

New York — September 2015 — Italian singer, pianist and songwriter Chiara Civello announces her return to the US this October with an East Coast tour in support of the album release of "Canzoni" (Songs).  Availableon Quarter Moon via SonyMusic Independent Network (SIN), "Canzoni" is the contemporary Italian songbook as never heard before.  Drawing on repertoire from Paolo Conte to Vinicio CaposselaEnnio Morriconeto Rita Pavone and Subsonica to Negramaro, Chiara creates a celebration of love songs which looks out from Italy to the entire world.  On Canzoni, her fifth studio album, Chiara has gathered an extraordinary array of collaborators:  the monumental Gilberto Gil, the poetic Chico Buarque, the pop diva Ana Carolina and the jazz star Esperanza Spalding all lend their artistry to the project.  The lush, almost hypnotic orchestral arrangements were conceived by the legendary Eumir Deodato.  DJ/Producer Nicola Conte provided an alluring blend of contemporary sensibility and old school analog sound.

Chiara kicks-off her tour on at New York City's famed Joe's Pub, offering Italian music fans a fitting "festa" for Columbus Day eve.  On Chiara marks her return to Boston, the site where she marked a musical milestone becoming the first Italian artist signed to the iconic Verve Records label upon graduating the city’s renowned Berklee College of Music.  Chiara visits her alma mater hosting a master class for Berklee students on October before taking the stage at Scullers Jazz Club on the 14th.  This Scullers set is part of the second edition of Boston’s Sounds of Italy Festival.  Another festival appearance follows for Chiara in Miami as part of the annual Italian Hit Week on at the North Beach Bandshell.  Washington DC and nation’s capital’s newest hotspot The Hamilton will host closing concert of the run on.

Sunday, October 11, 2015                New York, NY
Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
Doors: 6:00pm / Show: 7:30pm
Tickets: $15.00 in Advance / $20.00 the Door
(212) 967-7555
Wednesday, October 14, 2015             Boston, MA
Scullers Jazz Clubpart of Sounds of Italy Festival
400 Soldiers Field Rd
Boston, MA 02134
(Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston – Cambridge)
Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: $25.00 ($15.00 for Berklee Students)
(617) 562-4111

Sunday, October 18, 2015                Miami Beach, FL
North Beach Bandshellpart of Hit Week
7275 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Show: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Admission: Free/Gratis
(305) 672-5202
Monday, October 19, 2015                Washington, DC
The Hamilton
600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:30pm
Tickets: $16.00
(202) 787-1000

Chiara Civello  - Io che non vivo senza te ft.  Gilberto Gil
Chiara Civello - Io che amo solo te ft.  Chico Buarque

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

GIGI D'ALESSIO Announces February North American Album Release and Tour

New York, NY — 2014 kicks off on a North American note for Gigi D'Alessio.  The Italian superstar will release his 18th studio set Ora via Sony Music on February 4th, followed by the kick off of his world tour.

One of Italy's most popular recording artists, the Naples-born D'Alessio has sold 12 million copies and achieved 100 platinum awards during a 20 year career.  Ora features D'Alessio in collaboration with Neopolitan musician Enzo Avitabile on the track Notte di lune storte.  Avitabile recently came to the attention of American audiences through a documentary by Jonathan Demme; D’Alessio and Avitalile were childhood conservatory classmates.   Serpente e sonagli features words penned by the legendary Italian lyricist Mogoland includes the voice of Anna Tatangelo, D'Alessio's life partner who will be joining him on stage in the US and Canada.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Popular Italian Rock Star - Zucchero Set To Debut North American Tour

(New York, NY) -- Zucchero ("Sugar") is Italy's most beloved rock star and one of the top Italian artists worldwide, having sold 40 million records over three decades. As a singer-songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist, Zucchero has collaborated with the royalty of international rock, blues, R&B, jazz and classical music – from Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton to Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker and Solomon Burke to Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. On October 4, 2011, Decca Records releases the North American edition of Zucchero's Chocabeck, a recording that is simultaneously a concept album about his roots in traditional village life and a milestone in his exceptional international career. Chocabeck – co-produced with Don Was (the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan) and Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen) – includes English lyrics by Bono, Iggy Pop and Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears. Chocabeck will also be released as an all-Italian, stand-alone album on October 4th.

Zucchero's autumn/winter tour on behalf of Chocabeck includes a handful of dates in select cities across North America including Toronto, Montreal, Detroit, Chicago, New York and Boston to name a few (for a complete list see below). Asked to describe Zucchero, his longstanding collaborator Bono said: "My friend Zucchero has had Italy singing and dancing for years. . . His boyish smile makes him the most charming man in Italy, that smile that just runs all over his face. But the voice is the sound of aged oak, like an old, oak-aged whisky. . ."

I think it's pretty exciting to have one of Italy's famous Italian popular rock artists here in the states.. I say rock, but what makes Zucchero so unique is the way he can rock out and infuse a blues vibe. One of the greats.

Catch one of Zucchero's concert here in the USA and Canada:

Friday, 10/14 St. Catherines, ON Brock Center For The Arts
Saturday, 10/15 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
Sunday, 10/16 Montreal, PQ St. Denis Theatre
Tuesday, 10/18 Ottawa, ON Centre Point Theatre
Thursday, 10/20 Edwardsville, IL Southern Illinois University
Saturday, 10/22 Chicago, IL Park West
Sunday, 10/23 Cleveland, OH Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Tuesday, 10/24 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Thursday, 10/27 Cranston, RI RI PAC
Friday, 10/28 Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite
Saturday, 10/29 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center

For more information and tickets:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Columbus Day Parade - New York City October 11, 2010

Columbus Day Parade in New York City is set to occur on October 11, 2010. The parade is sure to be packed again this year with folk dancers, singers, colorful floats and visitors from Italy who will be in the parade and on the side lines cheering on.

The parade signifies an important day for our family. It will be 54 years on Columbus Day that my father first came to America. I always tell him he's walking history. He's now 80 years old and still talks about coming to America like it was yesterday. Truly amazing. On that note, Happy Columbus Day everyone, enjoy!

Here are details:

66th Annual Columbus Day Parade
October 11, 2010
11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Parade route:
From 47th St. to 72nd St. on Fifth Ave.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009


(New York / Milan December 3, 2009) Italy's number one recording artist Jovanotti announces Oyeah, the debut US album release by the chart topping Tuscan singer, songwriter and rapper for the legendary Verve Forecast label.

Oyeah was recorded in New York City during the Summer of 2009 during Jovanotti's series of residencies at leading Manhattan and Brooklyn clubs with the Soleluna NY LAB, a New York-based collective of musicians from Italy, the United States and Brazil.

A double album collection, Oyeah's 20 tracks feature all new live versions of original repertoire drawn from Jovanotti's generation-long career plus 3 unreleased studio takes on classic Italian songs re-interpreted for today's international music market.

The national media attention generated by Jovanotti's string of 16 sell out concerts in New York City during 2009 spurred the demand for a wider North American tour, the first leg of which is announced for April and May 2010. An adept stadium and arena headliner in Europe, Jovanotti's trans-Atlantic fans will get to experience a string of debut club dates in some of the most credible venues for rock and world music on the North American continent. Kicking off at Washington DC's storied 9:30 Club on April 22, Jovanotti and the Soleluna NY LAB band wind their way up the East Coast to Philadelphia, New York and Boston before heading into Montreal and Toronto where Jovanotti will make his Canadian debuts. The tour wraps in the Mid West at Chicago's hottest new locale, Lincoln Hall on May 6. Summer 2010 festival dates on the West Coast will be announced shortly.

Jovanotti & Soleluna NY LAB North American Tour 2010 (East Coast/Mid West leg):

Thursday, April 22, 2010 Washington DC 9:30 Club
Saturday, April 24, 2010 New York, NY Webster Hall
Sunday April 25, 2010 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Wednesday April 28, 2010 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Saturday May 1, 2010 Montreal, QC L'Astral
Tuesday May 4, 2010 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Italian Singer, Carmen Consoli Performing Live At City Winery in New York City.

Italian singer, Carmen Consoli is set to perform at City Winery in New York City this January 8, 2010 at 9 pm.

"The Sicilian-born Carmen Consoli is the most successful female singer-songwriter Italy has ever produced. The 35 year-old musician is known for her unflinching emotional live performances of songs that examine broad themes of love, illness, solitude and friendship from a feminine -- and feminist -- perspective. Her innovative mixture of Italian song with indie-rock influences, bossa nova rhythms and jazz and blues-inspired riffs have engendered a sound unique on the Italian music scene. Consoli has six studio albums and two live albums to her credit, all platinum albums in Italy that have sold cumulatively over 1 million copies."

For more information on the event and the performance:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Notte Italiana Celebrates Italian Heritage Month in New York.

Join New York Italian Americans as they celebrate a night of food, art, culture and great company. The great thing about living on the East coast there is no shortage of Italian Americans or great events to share & network.

Enjoy complimentary exquisite Italian food and wine on a terrace in the heart of Manhattan. The art will be by Padovano Fine Art.

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Time: 6:15pm - 11:55pm
Location: Lattanzi
Street: 361 W- 46th street
City/Town: New York, NY

**RSVP Required

Visit Here For Event Details:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Commissione Giovani NY to Host First-Ever: “Young Italian Music Festival” on October 28th.

CGNY, a group of young Italians and Italian Americans in New York, is presenting the first-ever Young Italian Music Festival on October 28th at the hip Manhattan venue, Hudson Terrace. From Daniele Stefani of Milan, a classically trained guitarist turned singer-songwriter and pop star in Italy (Festival di Sanremo 2003 – “Chiaraluna”), to the celebrated artists Max De Angelis of Rome (Sanremo 2005 – “Sono qui per questo”) and Daniele Battaglia of Bologna (Sanremo 2008 – “Voce nel Vento”), to local Italian American artists such as Gaetano Fava infusing Italian pop classics with their own unique voices, the line-up is sure to wow – and to change your notions about the genre of Italian music for good.

Young Italian Music Festival
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Doors open at 7pm, Concert starts at 8pm
Hudson Terrace
621 W. 46th St (between 11th and 12th Avenues)

Visit CGNY For Event Details & Tickets:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering 9/11

Remembering and honoring those who perished on 9/11. Our thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Breaking News......Five Italian Tourists in Helicopter Crash After Colliding With Plane on Hudson River In New York.

A helicopter carrying five Italian tourists collided with an airplane over the Hudson River and crashed. There were conflicting reports earlier, please see link below for more details on this tragic crash.

Our thoughts to the families and victims.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Italian Super Star, Jovanotti Took Manhattan By Storm.

Super star, singer/songwriter Jovanotti came, saw and definitely conquered New York City. He spent his summer playing at some of the most intimate clubs in New York City, where he experimented with new sounds and worked with native New Yorker musicians to create an innovative experience and concert. Jovanotti is known as one of the biggest celebs in Italy as a singer/songwriter and now his crossover into the USA has proven to be a success. He's scheduled for his last show at Santo's Party House in New York City on August 5th at 7 pm..

Jovanotti In An Interview on 8/2/09 With NPR’s "All Things Considered"

August 2, 2009
In Italy, the music of Jovanotti is on radios and TVs everywhere. He's the most influential pop star the country has produced in years. Last month, he left the stadiums of Europe behind for a few tiny clubs in New York City, where he served as an artist-in-residence. Jovanotti talks to Guy Raz about finally introducing himself to U.S. audiences.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Giada Valenti Set To Perform A 2nd Abruzzo Quake Relief Concert in New York.

Italian Singer, songwriter Giada Valenti is set to perform a second Abruzzo quake relief performance in New York on May 31st. Due to the success of her previous benefit concert, she and the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens, Inc., have come together to organize another great night of Giada's singing. Proceeds will be donated directly to the Abruzzo, Italy quake relief fund.

Giada will perform songs from her new show “Tribute To Love.” The ticket price is for this Benefit Concert is relatively low to give the opportunity to many people to come and show their solidarity, but attendees are invited to do extra donations at the event.

The Abuzzo Earthquake Benefit Concert is by the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens, Inc. For tickets call (718) 204-2444.



28-46 44th Street, Astoria, NY


TICKET: $20 (regular seating)
$35 (premium seating)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Le Cirque- "A Table In Heaven" Premieres Tonight On HBO.

Tune in tonight on HBO, when the new series "A Table In Heaven," premieres, which features the Maccioni family, who currently own and run the ever so famous "LE CIRQUE" restaurants. The show features their Italian American family which also includes the owner, Sirio Maccioni and his wife and three children running the exclusive restaurant. The idea of this posh restaurant and the upper crust of its clients will prove to be an interesting part of the ingredient due to the real Italian American upringing of this family. I think this show sounds like its going to be great. Tune In tonight on HBO.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting--New York City 2008.

The 76th Annual Christmas Tree lighting is scheduled for tonight at 7:00 pm at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The telecast is full of celebrity appearances and performances. Our very own Tony Bennett will be there and hopefully singing one of his wonderful songs. The telecast airs on NBC.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Columbus Day Parade in New York City 2008.

Its that time of year again when October rolls around and the smell of Fall is in the air, this can only mean one thing for the Italian Americans, ok maybe more than one thing...(like making sauce and wine) but its time for the annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. By far one of the best parades in New York, (sorry I'm partial..) with participants from all over the country and even from Italy.

This year the 64th Annual Columbus Day Parade – will take place on Monday, October 13th on Fifth Avenue from 47th to 79th St. The live Broadcast will start at 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. The hosts this year are Maria Bartiromo and Joe Piscopoce.

Visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation site for more information on Grand Marshalls, sweepstakes, participants and much more.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dedication and Memorial For Victims and Families of 9/11

In remembrance....I would like to extend my heartfelt prayers to the families and victims of 9/11.