The hum of an accordion might transport you to the streets of Paris or a drafty Italian restaurant with red and white checkered tablecloths and candles stuck in Chianti bottles. Maybe polka comes to mind; senior citizens with their socks pulled up to their knees squeezing the bellows in the corner of a Polish community center. But accordions have r...

Tony Bennett has been one of the most recognizable names (and voices) in American music for nearly seven legendary decades crooning beloved jazz favorites like “I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” “I Wanna Be Around” and “The Good Life.” With numerous awards to his credit celebrating his impressive music career (including 19 Grammys, a Grammy Lifeti...

There are many episodes in the history of the United States that have seen Italians as protagonists. Some are very well known; others deserve to be known better. The subject of this interview is of the second type: not many people know about this, but it is really very interesting and tells how much since their birth the United States - and its lea...

When most people think about Hoboken they think of Ol’ Blue Eyes — Frank Sinatra; the “kid from Hoboken who got the breaks,” as writer Bruce Bliven coined him. All over the Mile Square, tributes pay homage to this musical and historical legend, as Hoboken was his birthplace and where he found his fame. The city is decorated with all things Sinatra...

Part of the magic of attending World of Bluegrass is meeting new people and often quite randomly. I was meeting some friends in the very noisy Marriott hotel lobby and happened to meet Martino Coppo, mandolinist and vocalist with the Italian bluegrass band, Red Wine. I talked with Martino about having seen Red Wine at the Strawberry Music Festival...

What a marvelous evening at the Cathedral Basilica of St Louis with the four Italian Tenors. Very special thanks to Scott Kennebeck and the St Louis Cathedral concerts for their tremendous work in putting this concert together. The Italian Community of St Louis thanks the St Louis Cathedral Concerts for their discount of 20% off all tickets for mem...

When: Saturday, November 16th at 8pm - Where: PianoForte Studios - 1335 S Michigan Ave As part of the ITALIAN SOUNDS project of New Age Productions, pianist composer Remo Anzovino, considered one of the most influential, innovative and eclectic exponents of Italian contemporary music scene, "Nastro d'Argento 2019" (special category "Musica nell'Art...

Napa composer Louise Canepa absorbed her love of music by listening to family and friends sing along with her father, a gifted singer and guitar player. Growing up in a large, loving Italian family in Monterey, her childhood home was always filled with friendly people coming and going. Healthy Italian food, music after dinner, exposure to opera and...

When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York An extraordinary musical encounter between the vocalist Maria Pia De Vito and the English/Italian pianist and composer Julian Oliver Mazzariello. Two artists with a strong bond and joyously spontaneous interaction, with a drive to walk new musi...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. This presentation by Davide Ceriani (Rowan University) focuses on the role Italian opera had in forming an Italian American cultural and ethnic identity during the mass migration period (1880-1924). Italians who immi...