Vanessa Racci grew up in an Italian American household with her grandfather living in the basement apartment and they were inseparable! While she has been performing American jazz standards for years, it was this relationship that led her to launch her album, Italiana Fresca. Her music reinvents the Italian American classics Grandpa Hank taught her with modern jazz arrangements to keep the music alive for future generations. You'll hear songs like Ce La Luna Mezzo Mare, Al Di La, Guaglione and O Sole Mio refreshed in a totally new way with rhythms ranging from up tempo swing to rhumba to bolero. She has been dubbed the "Mob hits compilation for hipsters." :)
If you're not into Italian music, that's okay! Since her band originally formed to perform American jazz Standards, they also have a vast repertoire of standards and can perform shows either exclusively American jazz or a combination of American and Italian. Whatever suits your event!