New York Italian Band 1
Love of Sicilian and Southern Italian Roots Music is what drives this New York Italian Band to passionately interpret the traditions and melodies of their ancestors. Just as their name comes from Tennessee Williams’ beloved play about the happy, raucous collision of immigrant and American cultures; likewise their performance relates that incredible commingling to their beloved audience through song!
New York Italian Band tradition
Fueled by their research into traditional instruments like the tamburo ( Sicilian frame drum), organetto, marranzano ( jaw’s harp) and zampogna ( Southern -Italian bagpipes), this New York Italian Band introduces traditional songs into different musical contexts that rhythmically mirror the commingling of Old and New World. With an enchanting mix of ballads and dance tunes, they will take your imagination to sunbathed Southern Italy and the clear, crystal-blue waters surrounding Sicily.
This New York Italian Band's instrumentation: vocals; guitar; organetto; accordion; saz; mandolin; ciaramedda; zampogna; frischialettu; flute; clarinet; marranzano; tamburello; tamburo; &lira calabrese. "
New York Italian Band performances
Giulietta’s Cantina Club, NYC
Sudler Recital Hall, Yale School of Music, New Haven , CT
The Luna Theatre , Philadelphia , PA
Eris Temple Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The Bernie Wohl Center, NYC
DLV Lounge, Montclair, NJ
Hoboken Italian Festival, Hoboken ,NJ
Italian Cultural Center, Wilmington DE