|Thur, June 25||9:30pm||Doors 8:45pm||Buy Tickets|
“Giada Valenti has a voice that transcends time with her soulful interpretations. She sings in numerous languages always inviting the audience to feel welcomed and embraced. She is beautiful to watch and takes the audience on a fabulous journey each time she performs. An international entertainer who is poised for superstardom.” -Valerie Smaldone – WOR 710AM
“Giada Valenti is truly one of today’s greatest voices, with style of the old world charm. From the moment she begins you are blown away by a voice and style that is so rare with artists of today.” -Joe Causi – WCBS 101.1FM
The Venice, Italy-born singer Giada Valenti returns to 54 Below after her triumph on PBS, taking her audience on a romantic journey. Valenti will perform her own interpretations of songs made famous by Etta James, Shirley Bassey, The Beatles, Edith Piaf, The Doors, Jerry Vale, and also Christina Perri and Bruno Mars. The evening has one binding factor: love.
Giada moved to the United States eight years ago when a major record label showed serious interest in her mesmerizing voice and special music. Since 2006 she has performed at venues including The Dicapo Theatre, The Lighthouse Theatre, Feinstein’s at the Regency and The Metropolitan Room. Her first solo CD, Italian Signorina, debuted to great acclaim in 2005, and her second CD And I Love You So was released in 2008.
In the USA Giada’s talent and contributions to culture have been recognized by several organizations. In October 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 of 2011 Giada was awarded the Merit of Honor by the Borough President of Queens, NY for her outstanding cultural contribution to the Italian community in the USA. Giada is also a seven times recipient of a Grant of the NIAF Sergio Franchi Music Foundation.
In Italy, Valenti has won several important music awards like the prestigious La Grande Occasione and Festival di Castrocaro. In addition, she has performed eight years in a row on the Red Carpet at the Columbus Day Parade, broadcast live by NBC4, ABC7 and PBS. Valenti is very well known in the Italian American community, and in the last few years has also has attracted all kinds of fans who have fallen in love with her great personality and special voice.