Friday, November 10, 2017 – 8pm
In her show “Italian Undercover!” JENNA ESPOSITO, 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!!
This show is inspired by Mark Rotella’s book Amore – The Story of Italian American Song. Led by her Musical Director, Fortune Esposito on guitar, the performance also features Jenna’s five-piece band and her fabulous back-up vocalists from NYC, Kelly Esposito-Broelmann and Rob Langeder