I hesitate to give my honest opinion out of fear that once the rest of the world discovers Emiliano Loconsolo, I will never be able to hire him again. Emiliano and his accompanying musicians were outstanding. The mix of Italian classics with jazz was perfect for our event. Emiliano's style and originality breathed new life into Neapolitan folk classics. I strongly recommend Emiliano to anyone who is planning an Italian event or simply if you want to hear a young singer before he becomes a STAR. I'm not kidding...watch out Andrea Bocelli! I would be happy to provide additional information regarding this reference and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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"I hesitate to give my honest opinion out of fear that once the rest of the world discovers Emiliano Loconsolo, I will never be able to hire him again. I strongly recommend Emiliano to anyone who is planning an Italian event or simply if you want to hear a young singer before he becomes a STAR."
"He was everything that I read about and expected- a sophisticated, professional vocalist who was a great choice for an elegant dinner affair."
"At the actual party, his performance lent a certain ambience fitting to the special occasion we were celebrating. He is extremely talented & has a wonderful stage presence."
"Emiliano was absolutely amazing! He was even better live than on his samples! He has a wonderful personality, is extremely professional, and went above and beyond to accomodate our special song requests."
"Make sure you get Emiliano if you need an event with jazz or Italian music."
"He has an understanding and passion for his music, that clearly came across in his performance. The performance dazzled my guests and impressed me."
"His voice was amazing. His grasp of the music he was singing was right on. I really can't say enough about his performance the night of the party."
"Emiliano was amazing! So friendly and accommodating! Everyone loved him, the guitarist and the accordionist! He helped make our event a success."
An accomplished folk, jazz and classical performer, Emiliano is being considered as one of the finest interpreters of the Italian canzone popolare today. He is particularly devoted to revealing the wide scope of Italian musical heritage and is currently performing a song cycle called "Italian Songbook: 1,000 Years of Italian Life and Legends." The cycle celebrates timeless human themes of loves, laughter, and loss though a chronological anthology of popular songs written in Italy over the past millennium, and includes madrigals, tarantellas, and canzone popolare – all sung in their original dialects – as well as ballads, swing tunes, and film music by Ennio Moricone.
The 37 year old vocalist is one of the very few performers in the world interpreting the poignant work of legendary folk singer Roberto Murolo, the undisputed master of the canzone popolare napoletana, and son of the great 19th century poet Ernesto Murolo. He is currently at work on "Songs for Ernesto", an album dedicated to songs in Italian written to poetry of Ernesto Murolo, which has been featured in recent performances for the City University of New York, Providence WaterFire Festival, and the Bank of America Pavilion.
Last season he collaborated with Allesandra Belloni, the world renowned percussionist and expert in Southern Italian music, in "Spider Dance," a theatrical vocal and dance exploration of the Taranatella. In Italy, Mr. Loconsolo was the founder of Cantinajazz, a very popular program for years in Tuscany which explored the artistic relationship between jazz and wine through narration and performance.
In 2005 he was the subject of two radio specials broadcast on Radio Palermo in Buenos Aires and on Punto Radio Cascina from Pisa. His performances have also been heard on public radio in United States, Australia, and Russia.
Emiliano emigrated to the United States in 2002 upon receiving Berklee College of Music's international best talent scholarship and subsequently received a degree in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.