Entertainers & Keynote Speakers
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The Peoples’ Tenor
Michael Amante is a celebrated singer and stage actor whose voice and presence has captivated audiences and critics around the world. Singing legend Tony Bennett referred to Michael as “The Next Mario Lanza”. In 2002, Michael was Billboard Magazine’s number one artist in the area of “classical” and his self-titled PBS Television Special was nominated for a regional Emmy Award.
Michael has performed for Presidents and at sold out venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and many night clubs and casinos throughout the country. He has also appeared on many TV shows including The View and Live with Regis Philbin.
Michael Amante is truly a musical treasure.
Aaron Caruso studied opera in both Rome and in New York. His shows mesmerize audiences everywhere with the beauty and power of an operatic voice singing beautiful Italian songs in a fun and entertaining way. He has recently performed to sell out audiences at Carnegie Hall in a tribute to Mario Lanza and was chosen to play Lanza in an upcoming play. Aaron has performed at casinos and hotels all over the country, Italian festivals in Boston, Cleveland, Chicago and New York, and at various concert halls. Aaron Caruso has the total package, and has been praised by the likes of Tony Bennett and the late Al Martino as being a truly magnificent singer.
Michéal Castaldo is the living embodiment of authentic Italian culture for modern North Americans. As a graduate of the famed Berklee School of Music in Boston, Micheal moved to New York City where he developed his talent as both a singer and songwriter. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Rainbow Room, Citifield and Shea Stadium. His passionate singing consistently transports audiences to his native Italian world of beauty and sweeping romanticism. Micheal Castaldo has become one of the most sought after Italian vocalists in the country. He is truly a singing jewel. Absolutely breathtaking.
Gian Faraone is quickly creating a rare musical art form. Incorporating the signature sounds of the greatest voices of the 20th century, from Pavarotti to Sinatra, Faraone has never had a problem with collaboration. A multi-cultural background and fluency in Italian, Spanish and English allows Faraone’s powerful music to be both accessible and authentic in any musical setting.
Raised in an Italian household in Venezuela, Gian began performing at the age of ten, after his father bought him his first piano. Gian quickly became a household name in world-renowned Margarita Island and Caracas, regularly performing in casinos, hotels, and jazz clubs, as well as consistently performing at weddings and various corporate events. Gian then continued his success at the famous Berklee College of Music, where he quickly grew in popularity to become known as “The Crooner Of Little Italy” in Boston.
Aside from being the showcased headliner for countless Italian feasts, Gian has performed for numerous well-respected audiences, including performances for the mayor of Boston at the “We Are Boston Gala”, and the “Boston City Hall Concert Series” where he had the honor of performing alongside the great Ann Hampton Callaway and Jane Monheit. Gian’s most memorable performance was when he had the opportunity to sing at the massive “Boston Lighting Of the Tree” ceremony for a crowd of 27,000 people on two consecutive years. For this performance, he shared the stage with R&B star Brian McKnight, Katharine McPhee, Patti Austin, Melinda Doolittle, Boston POPS conductor Keith Lockhart, The Radio City Rockettes, among others.
Gian’s magnificent voice, charm and classic good looks all contribute to his unique persona, and the magic of his artistry and entertainment.
“The Elegant Voice of Naples”
Anna Calemme performs songs from Naples, like no other singer in the world. Her silky and romantic voice captivates audiences everywhere. Whether it is a small intimate setting or a large concert environment, Anna prides herself in perpetuating the wonderful music of the great Neapolitan masters. Her stage presence is a mix of beauty, amazing talent and wit. She connects with her audience and always ends to a standing ovation. Anna Calemme is certainly the Jewel of Napoli!
Graziana Maria Lazzaro
Graziana Maria Lazzaro, born in Massafra, provincia di Taranto in the Puglia region of Italy. She began singing at eight years old in school activities, Italian-American events and participated as a Cantor in Our Lady of Pity Church in Staten Island, NY. She graduated from Wagner College in Voice Performance. She is known for bringing the Italian, Neapolitan and American classics to her audiences filled with passion. She has performed as the opening act for the Shirelles, the Duprees, the Drifters, the Platters, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Aaron Caruso, The Sicilian Tenors, Moreno Fruzzetti, Gene Ferrari, Nino Rossano, Mauro Caputo, Carmello Zapulla, Maria Nazionale, Ciro Giorgio, Uncle Floyd Vivino, Marcantonio Pezzano and Pat Cooper. The highlight of her career is having the honor of singing the National Anthem at Shea Stadium twice. She currently has 3 albums entitled, Destino, Dedicato a Voi and Arcobaleno. Graziana currently resides in New Jersey.
Steve Savio has been captivating audiences throughout New England for years. From classic ballads from The American Songbook to romantic Italian songs, Steve has become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Of course he also will throw in some good old fashioned Rock N’ Roll!
Steve will perform as a solo act or with his band Seabreeze, and is available for private parties, weddings, banquets or Italian festivals.
Steve has been showcased in North shore Music Theatre’s “Show of Shows” for two consecutive years.
Red Sox All Star and Hall of Famer Rico Petrocelli is available to speak to your organization. Listen to Rico’s story about playing on that magical 1967 Red Sox “Impossible Dream” team that captured the hearts of America, and what it was like to compete against the likes of the great Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Roger Maris, as well as the American league 1975 Red Sox who faced the Big red Machine with Rose, Bench, Morgan and the rest, in the greatest World series of all time.
Rico will not only speak, but answer questions and sign autographs.
Rico Petrocelli Highlights:
- Two Time American League All star
- Member of the Red Sox Hall of Fame
- Held the single season home run record by a shortstop (40) for over 25 years
- At or near the top of the A.L. defensive leader board for most of his career
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