08/09 • Vanessa Racci, The Jazzy Italian


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Join us for Casa Belvedere’s Musica Sotte Le Stelle – an evening of fine outdoor dining and a live performance:

Vanessa Racci, The Jazzy Italian Tuesday, Aug 9 • 6:30 to 9:30 pm; doors open at 6 pm 

Come and savor fine dining ‘al fresco’ style while Vanessa Racci serenades you with her unique brand of Italian Jazz. She will perform music from her first album Italiana Fresca, which reinvents Italian classics with modern jazz arrangements.

Vanessa will also give a sneak peek into songs from her soon-to-be-released album Jazzy Italian (on Zoho Records), which celebrates Italian American composers in jazzand will perform a few other jazzified tunes from Italian American singers and composers.  

Added bonus: mesmerizing views of New York City’s Harbor and the Verrazzano Bridge as a backdrop. Reserve now, because this event will sell out quickly! If it rains, the dinner and show will be presented indoors.

$125 members, $135 non-members (tax and gratuities included)

Four-course dinner includes wine and soft drinks.

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Vanessa Racci is a jazz and cabaret singer of Italian American descent with a passion for retro jazz and music made famous by italian Americans. She has produced an album and currently performs several shows that celebrate American jazz composers, Italian American music and their contributions to jazz and pop in the US.

Growing up with her Southern Italian grandfather in New York, Vanessa learned Italian American classics and jazz at an early age, hearing Dean Martin, Connie Francis, Frank Sinatra and the like played throughout the house. She developed as a singer in musical theater (starring in professional theater at age 12), discovered her love for jazz in her 20’s and started touring with a trio.

After her grandfather passed away, Vanessa was inspired to reinvent the Italian classics that he taught her with modern jazz arrangements to keep the music alive for future generations. She teamed up with Gianni Valenti of Birdland Jazz Club, producer, David Finck, and Manhattan Transfer arranger, Yaron Gershovsky, to realize her vision. The result was a sold-out album release show at Birdland in June, 2017 and a unique album entitled, Italiana Fresca, that reached #65 on the jazz charts. Since then, she has performed at over 70 festivals, events and jazz clubs across the country and has been played on over 20 Italian radio stations across the US and Italy.

She is currently recording her second album devoted to Italian American influence on jazz and launched several shows with tributes to Connie Francis, Bobby Darin and George Gershwin. Notable appearances include ABC7NY, Birdland, Jazz Forum, Metropolitan Room, The Feast of San Gennaro NYC, Don’t Tell Mama, the NIAF Gala in Washington D.C., The DiMenna Center, The Columbus Citizens Townhouse, Mohonk Mountain House, The Museum of Natural History, The Italian American Museums of NY and LA and a residency at Swing 46 NYC.

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Members $125, Non-Member $135


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