Jenna Esposito

Jenna Esposito

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopCabaret

A “singer’s singer,” this young artist can do it all. She weaves her way through standards, pop and Latins with equal amounts of power, beauty and sincerity in her voice.

Biography

Jenna Esposito most recently performed at the Highline Ballroom, in Manhattan, where she was the opening act and duet partner for multi-platinum recording artist, Patrizio Buanne. Jenna first appeared on the New York nightclub scene in August, 2004, and has since performed solo shows at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, The Metropolitan Room, BACKSTAGE dopo teatro, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, and Danny’s Skylight Room. Jenna has also performed many shows in Manhattan’s historic Little Italy, including solo shows at the famed San Gennaro Festival, and she provided the entertainment for the New York Daily News float in the 2012 Columbus Day Parade. Her shows Italian Undercover, That’s Amore: Jenna Sings Love, Italian Style, Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis, 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. Jenna has performed shows at the James Armstrong Theatre and the Nakano Theatre in Torrance, CA, The M Bar in Hollywood, CA, Lorenzo’s at the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, NY, the John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, Empire City Casino in Yonkers, NY, and Monticello Raceway & Casino in Monticello, NY. A 3-time MAC Award nominee for Outstanding Female Vocalist, Jenna made her debut at Manhattan’s historic Town Hall in February, 2011, sharing the stage with Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Lucie Arnaz, Larry Gatlin and Marilyn Maye.

In November, 2009, Jenna celebrated the release of her second CD, To Connie…Love, Jenna. The CD is a live recording of Jenna’s Connie Francis tribute show, which was recorded during her June-July, 2009 run of the show at The Metropolitan Room in New York City. 13 Men…and Me!, Jenna’s debut CD, showcases her silky, wide-ranging voice and stylistic versatility with well loved standards such as “Just In Time” and “Down With Love,” pop hits including “One Less Bell To Answer,” and “Since I Fell For You,” as well as contemporary jazz/pop songs. Both discs are available at iTunes and CDBaby.com.

Jenna’s New York theater credits include Little Mary Sunshine, Godspell (Wings Theatre), How I Learned To Draw A Sheep (Cornelia St. Café), and Bad Girls by Joyce Carol Oates (Ensemble Studio Theatre) as well as Twelfth Night in London. Her regional credits include Anything Goes, West Side Story, Sleeping Beauty, and Guys and Dolls. Jenna is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. For more information, please visit www.jennaesposito.com.

Discography

13 Men...and Me!, Jenna's debut CD, showcases her silky, wide-ranging voice and stylistic versatility with well-loved standards such as "Just In Time" and "Down With Love," pop hits including "One Less Bell To Answer" and "Since I Fell For You," as well as contemporary jazz/pop songs. The album also features the debut of a brand new jazz/swing number, "Remembering September In July."

Her second CD "To Connie, Love Jenna - Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis," is the world's first-ever tribute CD to one of the most beloved and best-selling female vocalists of the 20th Century. Recorded live in concert in New York City at the Metropolitan Room, this personal homage features exciting new versions of Connie's legendary hits like "Stupid Cupid," "Lipstick On Your Collar" and "Where The Boys Are," but also lesser-known songs like "My First Real Love" - inspired by her hidden romance with fellow teen idol Bobby Darin - the rousing rockers "Are You Satisfied?" and "Send For My Baby"; and the beautiful ballad "Roundabout." Jenna's versions of these rarely heard numbers are the only ones available in digital format or domestically on CD. She also included several selections ("Mama," "Tango Della Gelosia") from Connie's landmark Italian albums.

Both albums are available for purchase through CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JennaEsposito) and iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/artist/jenna-esposito/id269093237&forceArtistPage=1)

Set List

Jenna Esposito is equally at home on a cabaret stage, in a restaurant, or in a large theatre, and every performance can be catered to the specific needs of the venue.

Jenna's shows can be structured in a variety of ways:
1) Standard 60-80 minute cabaret (no intermission)
2) Two-hour stage production (with intermission)
3) 3 hour engagement consisting of 3 different set lists and two brief intermissions.

Sample Set Lists:

Rosemary Clooney Tribute - "Come On-A My Housnt Your Blessings," "I Cried For You"/"Who's Sorry Now"/"Goody Goody" Medley, "Come Rain Or Come Shine," "Love Is Here To Stay," "The Coffee Song," "Black Coffee," "When October Goes," "As Time Goes By," "Bye Bye BlackBird"

Connie Francis Tribute: "V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N," "Stupid Cupid," "Mama," "Fallin'," "Roundabout," "My Happiness," "Many Tears Ago," "Among My Souvenirs," "Ev'rybody's Somebody's Fool," "Where The Boys Are," "Send For My Baby"

Typical Nightclub Act - "Beyond The Sea," "That Old Black Magic," "T