Jenna Esposito Comes To Feinstein's With ITALIAN UNDERCOVER 8/30
FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post will continue its Summer 2011 season with the return of three-time MAC Award nominee Jenna Esposito in her new show "Italian Undercover!" For her show at Feinstein's, Jenna revisits the music of some of the most popular and influential Italian-American pop singers of the 20th century who changed their names and performed undercover.
Does the name Francesco Paulo LoVecchio mean anything to you?...Or how about Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco?? No?! Okay, one more try - surely you have heard of Concetta Franconero??! Need some help? Perhaps you would recognize them by their "undercover aliases" - Frankie Laine, Lou christie and Connie Francis?! Here's the scoop: Sure, most people are aware that Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and yes, Connie Francis are Italian. And most people are also aware that their given names have been changed considerably. But not everyone knows that the same can be said for countless others including Frankie Laine, Lou christie, Bobby Rydell, and more...until now!! In this show, Jenna revisits the music of some of the most popular and influential pop singers of the 20th century...who all happened to be Italians, Undercover!
This program is inspired by Mark Rotella's book Amore - The Story of Italian American Song; Rotella himself will be on hand to introduce the show. The performance features Jenna's five-piece band: musical director Fortune Esposito on guitar, David Crone on piano, Rob Broelmann on bass, Bobby Sher on drums, Brian Broelmann on tenor sax, and Kelly Esposito-Broelmann and Rob Langeder on backup vocals.
Jenna Esposito made her New York nightclub debut in August 2004, and has since performed solo shows at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, The Metropolitan Room, Backstage dopo teatro, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, and Danny's Skylight Room, and has also performed many shows in Manhattan's historic Little Italy, including a solo show at the famed San Gennaro Festival. A three-time MAC Award nominee for Outstanding Female Vocalist, Jenna recently made her debut at Manhattan's historic Town Hall, where she shared the stage with Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Lucie Arnaz, Larry Gatlin and Marilyn Maye. Jenna writes a regular column for the theater and arts website www.BroadwayWorld.com and is the host of MetroJam, the Metropolitan Room's popular open mic night.
In 2009 Jenna celebrated the release of her second CD To Connie... Love, Jenna, a live recording of her Connie Francis tribute show. 13 Men... and Me!, Jenna's debut album, showcases her silky, wide-ranging voice and stylistic versatility with well-loved standards such as "Just In Time" and "Down With Love" and pop hits including "One Less Bell To Answer" and "Since I Fell For You. Both recordings are available at iTunes and CDBaby.com
FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will present Jenna Esposito in "Italian Undercover!" on Tuesday, August 30 at 8:30 PM. The performance has a $25.00 cover with $40.00 premium seats available, in addition to a $25.00 food and beverage minimum. Jackets are suggested but not required. The club is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. For ticket reservations and club information, please call (212) 339-4095 or visit us online at Feinsteinsatloewsregency.com and TicketWeb.com.