Singer Giada Valenti returns to Dix Hills Performing Arts Centre by popular demand!!
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After a sold out show in August 2011, internationally renowned singer Giada Valenti will return by popular demand to the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, Dix Hills, NY for a concert Saturday, February 4, 2012. The Venice Italy born singer, who has been featured in the last years on ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS television, will perform a largely renewed show, with songs her audience has never heard from her before.
New in the repertoire of Giada’s show are some songs that were made famous by the legendary Italian-American singer Tony Bennett, like; “How Do You Keep The Music Playing“ and “ For One In My Life“. Giada will also do a tribute to the Italian composers Ennio Morricone, Nino Rotta and Riz Ortolani, who wrote each a beautiful love song for movies like “Cinema Paradiso”, “The Godfather” and “Mondo Cane”. Their famous songs are of course “Se”, “Parla Piu Piano” and “More”.
Ofcourse her audience can expect also several Italian favorites, like “Caruso”, “Marinariello” and “Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te”. But she will sing also a medley of Perry Como hits and Giada’s interpretation of “La Vie En Rose”. In the last year Giada worked on a new sound for her songs, which could be decribed as Adult Contemporary Pop with Rock and Jazz influences. The songs are more guitar driven which gives them a more contemporary sound.
Giada will be accompanied at this show by her own “Alll Men Band”, with as award winning musical director Mr. Etienne Stadwijk.
Tickets $45 - $35 - $30 - $25. For ticket information call [masked].
Born and raised in Venice, Italy, Giada Valenti started to sing and play piano at the age of seven. She began touring professionally with a band by age twelve. She studied piano and music theory at the Santa Cecilia music school in Venice and got her music degree at the G. Tartini in Trieste. She also studied jazz with American singer Dawn Mitchell.
Since her music got serious interest from a major record label, in 2004, she spends most of her time in the United States. In December 2005, Giada’s self-released CD Italian Signorina was launched in the USA to great reviews. Italian Signorina featured the song “Caruso” that Giada performed on the red carpet at the Columbus Day Parade in 2005, 2006, and 2007 in New York City. Giada has performed a selection of songs of her new CD “And I Love You So” at the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 edition of this parade, and was featured on WNBC Television.
In 2008 Giada was named Woman of the Year by the Organization of Italian Charities In America. In February 2010 she was honored by the Commision for Social Justice of the Order Sons of Italy in America for being a good Italian role model. In October 2011 Giada was awarded the Citation of Honor by the Queensborough President for the Cultural Contribution to the Italian comminity and the world at large.
Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi used Giada’s music in an ice show performance broadcast on NBC. Producer Sonny Grosso and musical director Phil Ramone selected Giada for a role in the Broadway musical Be My Love, based on the life story of tenor Mario Lanza. In 2008 iTunes has named Giada’s version of the song Caruso as one of the 50 best songs in the Italian language.
Over the past years, Giada also performed her own original shows La Dolce Vita Swings and Moonlight & Romance, in sold out-theatres in New York. During these shows, she takes her audience on a journey across the Atlantic, singing the most beautiful Italian and American love songs. She has brought these concerts to Europe and to other cities in the United States.
In June 2007 Giada made her the debut at one of the most exclusive places to perform in the U.S.: Feinstein’s at the Regency in New York City, where she has become a regular performer.
Currently Giada tours around the US and Europe performing her new show “Tribute To Love” in Theaters