Performers & Special Guests
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Check back soon for the full entertainment schedule. In the meantime, learn more about the performers for Ferragosto 2015 below.
• Ferragosto 2015 Performances By
• Commedia dell’Arte
Commedia dell’Arte means “the art of comedy” and refers to a classic style of comedic entertainment that originated in Italy back in the 14th century. The style of Commedia is extremely physical in nature, embodying slapstick, theatrical clowning and direct communication to the audience. La Commedia theatre group was founded by Jacqueline Testa-Jerndal in 1997, and has been entertaining in the streets for Ferragosto for over 10 years.
• Nick Vero
Nick Vero was born and raised in the Bronx. He worked for the Department of Sanitation for thirty years, where he achieved the rank of Deputy Chief. Nick has sung and performed the duties of master of ceremonies at many of the Department’s ceremonies. Sergeant Vero also served six years in the United States Marine Corps, and later entered the United States Air Force and was commissioned as an officer. He proudly served after 9-11 for three years active duty and retired as a Lt. Colonel with over thirty-eight years of service.
• Uncle Floyd
Get ready to warm up to a spectacular afternoon of fun, love, nostalgia and romance, beginning with the hysterically funny “Uncle Floyd” Vivino who promises to have you in stitches.
• Sal Valentinetti
Get ready to listen to the nostalgic voice of Young Blue Eyes Sal Valentinetti, our neighborhood singer, entrepreneur, college student, cigar aficionado, radio host, and American Idol contestant.
• The 70′s Project
The 70’s Project is made up of Joseph Tribuzio, vocals and percussion, Karmina Dai, vocals and percussion, Mark Veralli, drums and vocals, Mike DePalma, keyboards and vocals, Eric Mauriello, bass guitar and vocals, and Chris Remy, guitar and vocals. The 70’s Band performs dance, disco, and funk to packed dance floors all over the country. While best known for re-creating the sounds of the cultural movement in the ‘70’s known as Disco; The 70’s Project, roots go far deeper. Most of the band’s families came from Italy through Ellis Island and settled in the Bronx.
Teo Ricciardella well known as the “Romantic Tenor”, is an Italian-born tenor who always had a passion for all genres of music, but a special passion for classical pieces. Teo started his own live band in 2000 – Le Grand Entertainment, of which he was and still is the lead male vocal. Eight years later, Teo discovered, by accident, an amazing tenoric voice. Since then, he has further perfected and developed his natural tenor voice to a mesmerizing tune. He has performed in numerous concerts and was musically trained both nationally and internationally including studying under the esteemed Maestro Angelo Anselmi. Teo’s big tenor voice is highlighted with beautiful undertones making him a truly romantic tenor.
• Elio Scaccio
Elio Scaccio has been singing virtually his entire life. With his captivating, silky-smooth voice, ringing high notes, warm inviting tone, and unmistakable stage presence, Elio is a performer of the highest caliber. By the age of eight, he was already widely recognized as a gifted vocalist, appearing locally and regionally as part of an A cappella troupe that included his brothers. Despite a love for the classics, Elio also developed an interest in pop, jazz, and rock music. Performing in concert halls, clubs, festivals, TV and radio, his fan base grew across the country and beyond. One of the truly distinguishing qualities of this artist is his ability to “crossover” between classical, pop standards, Italian ethnic, and occasionally, even vintage rock.
• Jessica Carvo
Jessica Carvo is a vocalist and songwriter born and raised in Farmingdale, Long Island. Naturally animated and theatrical as a young student, she fell in love with music and performed in all aspects of musical productions. With an interest and background in a large range of genres, she has performance experience in musical theater, a-Capella, cabaret, rock bands award-winning choirs and everything music. One of many notable career moments include being the lead vocalist for the a-Capella group the Deltones, and appearing on NBC’s “The Sing Off”. Jessica’s sweet loveliness totally captivates and charms audiences with her amazingly beautiful voice.
• FAN Van
The team from Sports Radio WFAN will be doing some FAN promotional giveaways including, but not limited to, t-shirts, iPhone cases, and sunglasses by the FAN Van. A game of corn hole will also be set up near the WFAN tent.
Schedule subject to change.
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