Patrizio Buanne: The Special Valentine’s Show
Get romantic with international acclaimed, best-selling crooner Patrizio Buanne, the world’s leading ambassador of Neapolitan, Sicilian and other Italian song, when he makes this welcome return to NJPAC with The Special Valentine’s Show.
On PBS stations around the country and on concert stages around the world, Patrizio Buanne has seduced audiences with his smooth, romantic vocals, a style that has been described as “Julio Iglesias meets Tom Jones.” On best-selling albums like The Italian and Viva la Dolce Vita, Buanne has created a disarming repertoire that incorporates original songs (“Forever Begins Tonight, “Un Angelo”) and American pop with traditional Italian tunes and Neapolitan favorites like “Il Mondo,” “Mambo Italiano,” “Oh Marie,” and “That’s Amore.”
Experiencing a live Buanne performance “will make you feel like you’re in a Scorsese movie,” says Time Out NY. “Think of him as the Italian Michael Bublé, blended with a healthy dose of Plácido Domingo,” says JazzTimes.
Buanne’s most recent release, 2018’s Italianissimo, confirms his status as contemporary music’s reigning "ambassador of La Dolce Vita," thanks to a variety of sublimely emotional original songs as well as his distinctly European interpretations of classics like “Ti Amo,” “Bella Notte/Non Dimenticar,” “Volare,” and many more.