After attending the National Italian American Foundation gala in NYC at Cipriani. We had the distinct pleasure of meeting Jenna Esposito an up and coming Italian American Singer. After hearing her sing the Italian National Anthem in front of almost a 1,000 people we wanted to find out more.
Who Is Jenna Esposito?
According to her website bio:
Singer Jenna Esposito made her New York nightclub debut in 2004, and has been delighting audiences across the country ever since. She is best known for her tribute to Connie Francis, which has been a smash hit among critics and audiences, alike. Connie herself has praised Jenna’s work, raving, “I’ve known and loved Jenna for years and love the way she sings. I’m ever so grateful for the love and respect she shows to the catalog of songs that has been so good to me through the years.”
In New York City, Jenna has headlined at Birdland, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, The Metropolitan Room, BACKSTAGE dope teatro, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, Danny’s Skylight Room, and NYC’s historic Friars Club. In 2013, Jenna performed at the Highline Ballroom, in Manhattan, where she was the opening act and duet partner for multi-platinum recording artist, Patrizio Buanne, and in 2011, she made her debut at Manhattan’s historic Town Hall, sharing the stage with Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Lucie Arnaz, Larry Gatlin and Marilyn Maye. Jenna has also performed shows at the James Armstrong Theatre and the Nakano Theatre in Torrance, CA, The M Bar in Hollywood, Lorenzo’s at the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, NY, the Hoboken Italian Festival in Hoboken, NJ, the St. Nicholas Italian Festival in Philaelphia, PA, the John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, Empire City Casino in Yonkers, NY, Villa Roma in Callicoon, NY, and Monticello Raceway & Casino in Monticello, NY. Dubbed “the voice of Little Italy,” Jenna has performed many shows in Manhattan’s historic Little Italy, including solo shows at the famed San Gennaro Festival, and she has also made several appearances in Manhattan’s Columbus Day Parade. Her shows Italian Undercover, That’s Amore: Jenna Sings Love, Italian Style, Takin’ A Chance On Love, A Hint of Rosemary: The Songs of Rosemary Clooney, SMOOCH!, and I Hate Men: Songs for the Scorned have all received critical acclaim, and her annual “All-Star Birthday Bash” is a fun-filled evening during which she has shared the stage with a number of New York’s finest performers.
She also sings at one of New Theory’s favorite Italian Restaurants La Rivista in NYC every Wednesday night. With her talent, their charming and unique atmosphere not to mention killer homemade pecorino cheese it’s definitely worth a trip.
Watch Jenna sing one of our favorite Italian Songs:
Keep an eye on Jenna as she is definitely a rising Millennial star singing old school classics.
Check out her website: https://www.jennaesposito.com