Singer Jenna Esposito made her New York nightclub debut in 2004, and has been delighting audiences across the country ever since. She is, perhaps, best known for her tribute to Connie Francis, which has been a smash hit among critics and audiences, alike. Connie herself has praised Jenna's work, raving, "I've known and loved Jenna for years and love the way she sings. I'm ever so grateful for the love and respect she shows to the catalog of songs that has been so good to me through the years." Jenna is also renowned for her tributes to "The Great Italian-American Songbook," which celebrate songs that had their origins in Italy, as well as songs made famous by fellow Italian-Americans.
In New York City, Jenna has headlined at Birdland, Feinstein's/54 Below, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, The Metropolitan Room, BACKSTAGE dope teatro, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, Danny's Skylight Room, and NYC's historic Friars Club. In 2013, Jenna performed at the Highline Ballroom, in Manhattan, where she was the opening act and duet partner for multi-platinum recording artist, Patrizio Buanne, and in 2011, she made her debut at Manhattan's historic Town Hall, sharing the stage with Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Lucie Arnaz, Larry Gatlin and Marilyn Maye. Jenna has also performed shows at the James Armstrong Theatre and the Nakano Theatre in Torrance, CA, The M Bar in Hollywood, Lorenzo's at the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, NY, the Hoboken Italian Festival in Hoboken, NJ, the St. Nicholas Italian Festival in Philadelphia, PA, Milwaukee's Festa Italiana, Empire City Casino in Yonkers, NY, Villa Roma in Callicoon, NY, and Monticello Raceway & Casino in Monticello, NY. Dubbed "the voice of Little Italy," Jenna has performed many shows in Manhattan's historic Little Italy, including solo shows at the famed San Gennaro Festival, and she has also made several appearances in Manhattan's Columbus Day Parade. She has also had the honor of singing at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Gala in New York City. Her shows Italian Undercover, That's Amore: Jenna Sings Love, Italian Style, 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 recently released her third CD, That's Amore: Songs From The Great Italian-American Songbook. Featuring songs that have their origins in Italy, as well as songs made famous by Italian-Americans, this recording celebrates music that is near and dear to Jenna's heart, and includes two songs written for her Little Italy shop owner, Ernie Rossi. In November, 2009, Jenna released 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. All three CDS 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). She was also seen in London as Feste in Twelfth Night. Her regional credits include Anything Goes, West Side Story, Sleeping Beauty, and Guys and Dolls. Jenna is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and a proud member of the Friars Club. For more information, contact Jenna here!