The power of melody is the musical bonding element of pianist Rita Marcotulli and accordion player Luciano Biondini. La Strada Invisibile (The Invisible Road), the title of this concert, is the imperceptible thread seamlessly bringing together the jazz, classical music and Italian song pieces chosen by the virtuoso performers. The remarkable simila...

Leave it to one of the world’s greatest entertainers, Tony Bennett, to recognize the power of a kitchen sing-along. With clubs, theatres and bars closed for large gatherings, the pleasure of a spontaneous dance party in the kitchen can brighten any meal. On Friday, the singer shared a Spotify playlist and an inspirational video called “Italian Cook...

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 6:30pm. ONline event host by Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò. General RSVP here. Participation is free. What Makes it Italian? Discovering Regional Characteristics in Music Bologna’s central geographic position and flourishing academic life give its music a distinctly cosmopolitan flair. Music includes Respighi’s “Ancient airs and da...

It is no secret I am an Italian American, and a proud one at that. I was born on Taylor Street in Chicago's "Little Italy" neighborhood. Being a child of the early '60s, I was fortunate enough to have experienced much of the music from the Sixties and Seventies now referred to as "heritage rock" and "classic rock." How I was really lucky was the fa...

Growing up with her Barese (Southern Italian) grandfather in New York, Vanessa learned Italian American classics at an early age. After her grandfather passed, Vanessa was inspired to reinvent the Italian American classics that he taught her with modern jazz arrangements. So, she teamed up with Gianni Valenti of Birdland Jazz Club, NYC, producer, D...

Lena Prima’s last studio album, Prima La Famiglia, was the one she was born to make. It wasn’t the first time she’d done her father Louis Prima’s music, but this time she went into the wider repertoire of classic Italian American pop. Instead of just saluting her dad, she was doing the music that shaped her—a tradition of songs that may be slightly...

Stemming from a collaboration with Italian drummer, composer and bandleader, Luca Santaniello the Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to present: With Jazz We Insist: An Italian Matinee in New York, a series of Jazz concerts streamed live from the Institute hall. The series wishes to support the many Italian musicians living and working in New Yo...

“The audience will surely understand that in this exceptional time we have to bring exceptional solutions in order to offer live music without jeopardizing the health of our musicians and of the audience members,” says the conductor and Grammy Award winner. “This said, we have put a tremendous effort to make those alternative programs exciting and...

The Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco has engaged the talents of Melissa Cannavo-Marino to host WVLT 92.1 FM’s “Viaggio Musicale,” a bi-lingual program at 6 p.m. Sunday evenings. The program is produced by ARA Delco’s Italian-American Media Productions and will appeal to Italians, Italian-Americans and “Lovers of all things Italian”. The forma...

If you think of “Made in Italy,” two words spring to mind: quality and tradition. No business seems to embody them better than  violin-making these days. A quintessentially Italian craft, the making of stringed instruments is associated with the  Lombardy town of Cremona since the 16th century.  Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù and Amati produced in t...