Sat, November 3rd

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Daniela Nardi's -Espresso Manifesto- Live


Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:15pm
Advance Price $12 (Add $20 for Full Dinner & SAVE 30% - details below)
Door Price $17
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door



"Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto turns out to be a brilliant homage to legendary singer/songwriter Paolo Conte. With beautiful arrangements very respectful of the original songs, Nardi majestically takes on this brilliant, jazz-inflected repertoire.”  ~ Stanley Péan of “Quand le jazz est là,” CBC/Radio-Canada's Espace Musique.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniela Nardi shares her signature interpretations of the songs by legendary Italian artist Paolo Conte, whose stature in Italy is comparable to that of Jacques Brel in France or Tom Waits in America. Under the project title Espresso Manifesto, the Toronto-born daughter of Italian immigrants explores some adventurous and new creative territory on this album that has required her to step out of her musical comfort zone and into the wondrous exploration of the Italian Songbook.

Because Conte's work has such a strong male character, the project was extremely challenging from a female's perspective. Nardi has, however, managed to record a full album of his sometimes dark but ironic work, and draws on Conte's more vulnerable, emotional material. Her passionate re-workings of such stirring vintage numbers as the plaintive, haunting, tango-inspired "Gioco D'Azzardo," the beautifully bittersweet "Nina," the punchy, playful "Via Con Me" and the breezy, swinging "Gelato al Limon," offer powerful testimony to both Conte's enduring genius and Nardi's singular interpretive skills. The result is a transcendent cultural experience.

Nardi and her husband, renowned jazz pianist/composer Ron Davis, travelled to Italy to record the album at Elettra Studios in Italy's Umbria region. Produced by Nardi, with co-production from Davis and legendary producer/engineer Pasquale Minieri (Elisa, Vinicio Capossela, Gianmaria Testa, Francesco DeGregori), they utilized the talents of a prestigious group of top-flight players drawn from Italy's most vibrant jazz community. Already in high rotation on CBC (Canada’s national radio), as well as Espace Musique, the players on the 12-track album include Dario Rosciglione (bass – Danilo Rea, Mario Biondi, Norah Jones) Fausto Mesolella (guitars – Avion Travel, Paolo Conte, Gianmaria Testa), Michele Rabbia (percussion – Stefano Battaglia), Luciano Biondini (accordion – Rita Marcotulli, Enrico Rava, Ivano Fossati) Fabrizio Bosso (trumpet), Gabriele Mirabassi (clarinet – Gianmaria Testa, Holly Cole) and Marcello DiLeonardo (drums – Stefania Rava, Battista Lean, Rosario Giuliani).

“Espresso. The ultimate symbol of all things Italian. Dark. Rich. Earthy. Complex yet effortless. Elegant yet primal. Hot. When made in the right way, the only way, it is like nothing you have ever known. This is Italy to me. If one person embodies all these elements, it’s Paolo Conte. His music, his lyrics, the experience; as Italian as Espresso. This is my manifesto, my Espresso Manifesto: to create works that proudly display the wonders of those earthy, complex, elegant, primal people, my people - the Italian people.” ~ Daniela Nardi

Daniela Nardi Awards:

Honorable Mention – Billboard Magazine World Song Contest

Reader’s Pick Best Female Vocalist – 2009 “Best of Toronto” Now Magazine

Female Vocalist of the Year – 2009 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards

Best Group Nominee – 2006 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards




**Dinner Special Details**
Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 

Dinner options include:
  OPTION 1: Mediterranean Plate with Green Salad and a Soda
  OPTION 2: Cheeseburger with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda
  OPTION 3: Fish & chips with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda