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Vanessa Racci is a recording artist, producer and voice teacher of Italian descent with a passion for retro jazz and music made famous by Italian Americans.

She has recorded two albums (Italiana Fresca and Jazzy Italian) and produces and stars in several shows celebrating Italian contributions to music in the US where she educates through song. Her second album, Jazzy Italian, (released on Zoho jazz label) made the top 10 traditional jazz albums of 2022 and has been programmed on Siriusly Sinatra in addition to 150+ radio stations globally. Vanessa performs 50+ engagements around the country annually and her music recently got picked up by major television networks.

On the production end, she recently launched two shows celebrating Italian American heritage such as “Forbidden Love: The Love Story of Bobby Darin and Connie Francis” (which she aims to take to Off-Broadway) and a tribute to Harry Warren.

Some notable appearances include the NIAF Gala in NYC and D.C., San Gennaro NYC, Birdland Jazz Club NYC, The Columbus Day Parade on ABC7, Opener for Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti at the Paramount and invited to sing for Connie Francis’ 86th birthday at the Wick Theater in Boca Raton.

Proud accolades include winner of ISDA’s Donna Distinta Award and the NOIAW “Three Wise Women” Award.

She is honored to add the OSDIA NELA Gala to her list of notable performances. To learn more or subscribe to her mailing list, go to or follow @VanessaRacci on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok or Spotify.


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