Here is the Current Line up of Artists that will be attending the 2023 Maryland Italian Festival!
Entertainer, Italian Pianobar style performer. Specializing in various genre’s of Italian & American hits of all times. Featured for years in resorts Venues along the Coast of Italy, & presently performing in the Tri-state, in various festivals Clubs & private events. His wide repertoire contains songs from artists such as Andrea Bocelli and Toto Cotugno, just to name a few.
The Monaldi Brothers Music. a family band that has been playing classic Italian songs mixing it for 60 years. The band is three generations strong traveling to Italian festivals, dances, weddings, Bull Roasts and more in York, PA, Ocean City, MD, the Eastern Shore and all around the Baltimore Metropolitan area. The family brings a love of music, harmony and an exuberance to every performance
Julie Anna Gulenko is praised for her graceful soprano voice and sensitive musical interpretations. The young artist embraces the worlds of opera, musical theater, and Golden-era pop in her singing, and has shared the music she loves with Italian festival stages from Ohio and Virginia to Delaware and New York. She has collaborated on performance projects with Cleveland's string ensemble Opus 216, the Cleveland Ballet, and the Tuesday Musical Association Members Program in recent seasons. The northeast Ohio native is the host performer of frequent opera pop-up events in wineries and restaurants all over the region and beyond, bringing together top local talent to tell riveting stories through the music of composers ranging from Mozart to Lin Manuel Miranda. Julie is an alumna of Oberlin Conservatory, where she performed in several Oberlin Opera Theater productions. She has sung in master classes with Serbian mezzo-soprano Milena Citic and Venezuelan soprano Ines Salazar. Julie was an artist fellow with the Ukrainian Art Song Project Summer Institute in Toronto, Canada, in 2018 and 2019 and an OC Ars Vocalis Academy young artist in 2017. She is a former grand prize-winner of New York City's Festival of Song USA, which awarded her the opportunity to perform in Palermo, Sicily.
Larry Noto & The Little Big Band plays the songs of Frank Sinatra and the great American songbook. Noto has performed in Las Vegas and NYC and opened for comedians such as John Lovitz, Brad Garrett and Lewis Black
The Atlantic City Boys are four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audiences at Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, Atlantic City, as well as cruise ships around the world.Their show is an exciting mix of world class vocals and interactive comedy -featuring the rock-n-roll harmonies of the Beach Boys, Drifters, the BeeGees, and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The boys have performed with many greats, from Jay Leno to Huey Lewis, Pattie Labelle and the Temptations! Learn more at https://www.acboys.com/
Ray Massa's EuroRhythms, are an Italian-American band from Columbus, Ohio, that performs all across the US. Vegas is a popular spot for the Eurorhythems. Performing everything from traditional Italian music and Italian swing to Italian American pop, rock and American pop as well. Their audience tends to consist of both youth looking for new Italian culture, and older Italians who appreciate the older tunes. Their high energy show has been a crowd favorite for many years around the country! Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Massas-EuroRhythms/100063696005289/
The Sicilian Tenors take their audiences on a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy with beautiful tenor voices singing a wide variety of marvelous songs that America loves. Combined with light-hearted fun, they always provide a great show for everyone. They have an award winning program airing on PBS / Public Television Stations around the country. The Sicilian Tenors perform across the United States, and their music is available on all major outlets worldwide. They have performed at Carnegie Hall, NBC’s Saturday Night Live studio for a worldwide Comcast Special, multiple venues in Las Vegas, and have sung patriotic songs at major sporting events for MLB, NFL, and NHL games, as well as headlining at the country’s largest Italian Festivals to include those in Milwaukee, Detroit, Kansas City, San Diego, Miami, Boston, New York City, and many more. More at https://www.thesiciliantenors.com/
Louis Vanaria and JoAnn Robertozzi have been performing the past few years together in various NYC night clubs and music festivals around the country! The couple sing everything from standards to contemporary pop songs in addition to Italian and Italian American popular music. Their band, The Uptown Band, consists of the best and most talented NYC musicians. They can offer 5 pieces or 7 pieces for exciting and upbeat performances that will keep their audiences wanting more!
You will recognize Louis from his debut role in A “Bronx Tale” as "Crazy Mario". More recently, Vanaria played "David Ferrie" in Martin Scorsese's film "The Irishmen” and also appeared with Melissa McCarthy in the feature film, “The Kitchen”. Recently, he is appearing in MGM’s television series “Godfather Of Harlem” as Lombardi opposite Vincent D’Onofrio and Forest Whitaker. You have also seen him on "Law & Order", "Persons of Interest", "Blue Bloods", "NYPD Blue" and HBO’s “The Duece” opposite James Franco as well as the new tv episodic, “Raisin Kanan” as “Dominic.” Both JoAnn and Louis will be featured in the new television series, “Gravesend.”
JoAnn has appeared on Holland America's cruise ships and in music festivals all over the world. She has also been in many television commercials such as Purina Cat Chow, L'Oreal, De Beers Diamonds just to name a few. JoAnn received an Emmy Nomination in 2010 and received a Bronze Telly Award for her work on the film, "5,000 Miles from Home". She is the architect of the girl group Tre Bella. (www.trebella.us) (www.joannrobertozzi.com)
Victor Tosti (DJ Victor T.) is a 1st generation Sicilian Italian and has been turning heads in the region and on the East Coast for 40 plus years. A long time DJ (and musician), most notably as a Dj for 15 years in Ocean City, Maryland, spending 8 of those years at The Paddock Night Club in the 1990's which was part of the Party Block (The Paddock, The Big Kahuna, and Dueling Piano Bar). Victor became the Entertainment Director for the Big Kahuna Clubs that opened in Sarasota Florida, Dover Delaware, Wilmington Delaware, as well as various locations in Pennsylvania.
Victor has performed with many local musicians and national acts; (Victor opened for Shaggy, Warren Zevon, Poison, Firehouse, Sweet Sensation, The Cover Girls, Noel, KC & The Sunshine Band, Cheryl Lynn, G. Love, Mr. Greengenes, Sybil, Miche'le, and Styx), most of which he showcased on the Block Party TV show he hosted in Ocean City. Recognized as one of the premiere dj's by many local and regional magazines and newspapers during his career, Victor was also recognized by Billboard Magazine as , one of the best dj's to watch back in the early 90's.
Victor is known for his old school dance parties, which include the Disco era, the 80's club freestyle music, old school hip hop, as well as the 90's dance music craze of Techno and High Energy Dance music. Back in the day when using Vinyl (records), Victor T. on any given night would be seen mixing with 3 turntables, keeping the beats going and the dance floor pumping with the crowd dancing non-stop! Over the past 15 years, Victor has taken his old school dance parties to local establishments, such as; Liberatore's in Whitemarsh, Johnny Dee's Lounge, The Barn, GunPowder Lodge, amongst others.