Vanessa Racci is a versatile Italian American Jazz singer with three show options to choose from:
1. Italian Jazz: reviving the classics of the Italian American songbook with jazz arrangements. Appropriate for Italian Festivals and Events and can be done with tracks, trio or quintet.
2. American Jazz Standards: Vanessa revives 1940s supper club charm with her vintage style and vocals. She sings classics from a repertoire of over 100 songs n the American songbook. Can be performed with trio, quintet or big band.
3. The Magic of Louis and Keely. Vanessa Racci and Danny Bacher revive the Magic of Louis Prima and Keely Smith from the golden age of show biz in Las Vegas.
Price Range: $1,000 and up
Languages: English, Italian
Phone Number: Call
Vanessa has (3) Types of Shows to Suit Your Performer Desires: An Italian Jazz Show, American Jazz Show and Louie Prima and Keely Smith Revival. See descriptions of each below:
1. ITALIANA FRESCA: Vanessa Racci puts a jazz spin on Italian American Classics.
Growing up with her Barese (Southern Italian) grandfather in New York, Vanessa learned Italian American classics at an early age.
After discovering jazz, Vanessa was inspired to reinvent these classics with modern jazz arrangements with the mission of keeping them alive for future generations. So, she teamed up with Gianni Valenti of Birdland Jazz Club, NYC, producer David Finck, and Manhattan Transfer Arranger, Yaron Gershovsky, to bring her vision to life.
The result is a unique show full of swing, Latin and even reggae- inspired jazz arrangements of popular Italian classics such as Ce La Luna, Al Di La, Non Dimenticar, Forget Domani and the lot with nostalgic anecdotes about her grandfather sprinkled in. Songs are sung in both Italian and English for all to enjoy.
Vanessa debuted her show and album, Italiana Fresca, at Birdland Jazz Club in 2017 and has since performed at over 50 Italian Festivals across the country. Her music reached #65 on the jazz charts and has been played on over 20 Italian Radio stations.
2. AMERICAN JAZZ STANDARD SHOW:
Experience the allure of 1940s supper club elegance with the seductive vocals of Vanessa Racci and her world class Jazz Ensemble. Vanessa captivates audiences with her 1940s inspired style, sensual contralto and considered phrasing. Her core trio are impressive NYC jazz cats that excite audiences with their seasoned musicianship.
While Vanessa has a repertoire of over 100 songs, her core set list consists of swing, latin and ballad jazz standards from the 1930s through 50s.
Available with vocals + trio, vocals + quintet or a 20 piece big band. Contact booking agent for pricing.
3. THE MAGIC OF LOUIS AND KEELY
A 60-90 Minute Show reviving the Magic of Louis Prima and Keely Smith from their Vegas Strip Revue in the 50’s with duets, sax solos and spirited banter.
Vanessa Racci (Keely Smith) and Danny Bacher (Louis Prima) revive the hilarity and vintage charm of the dynamic couple. Vanessa interprets Keely with her smooth jazz vocals, short dark bob, vintage outfits and dead pan expressions and Danny pays homage to Louis Prima with his smoky jazz vocals, impeccable swing timing and comedic flair.
They revive duets and solos such as: Buona Sera, Old Black Magic, Angelina / Ce La Luna, Sunday Kind of Love, Jump Jive ‘N Wail, Just a Gigolo and more!
It's for Jazz Lovers, Italian Americans or anyone who loves quality, classic entertainment.
Available with Vanessa on vocals, Danny on vocals and Sax + trio Also available with above + two horns
Additional Booking Notes
Vanessa has a state of the art sound system with (2) 12 inch speakers and a 16 channel sound board that is powerful enough for large indoor or outdoor venues. She will bring her sound tech to all shows that require her sound equipment.
Past Booked Events
|July 08, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Festival|