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Italian American Issues, Music, Theater & Dance

James Bassi: The Village to the Vatican

Live conversation / performance

October 7, 2020
5:00 pm

Music for Interesting Times
James Bassi
The Village to the Vatican

James Bassi, composer/arranger/music director/pianist/singer
in conversation with
Gina Crusco, Underworld Productions

with special guest Dennis Keene, Director, Voices of Ascension

With a live performance by the composer accompanying himself at the piano

The event will take place live on the Zoom platform
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What happens when an Italian-American writes a Broadway musical? Find out for yourself, as we hear James Bassi sing through some of his brand new score for “The Red Carpet.”

James Bassi is a composer/arranger/music director/pianist/singer who works with the grassroots and the greats. Rehearsal pianist for the New York Philharmonic, arranger/pianist for Deborah Voigt and Tovah Feldshuh, and composer whose work was featured at the Vatican during Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, Maestro Bassi has also taught high school-age novice composers and created music for the LaGuardia High School chorus. 

You will experience a selection of Maestro Bassi’s classical works and his magical arrangements of songs by Jerome Kern recorded by Casa Italiana’s neighbor, Voices of Ascension.