PERFORMING AT THE 2014 CAF
Due Zighi Baci
One Tenor, One Accordionist, Hours of Memorable Music!
Specializing in French chanson, Italian and Neapolitan canzone, Two Gypsy Kisses works its charm and whisks you away to magical, faraway places. This dynamic duo promises to transport you with their authentic, enchanting renditions of popular European salon and café music dating back to the 1850s. Whether it's Verdi, de Curtis, Bixio, Mudogno, Carosone, Piaf, Aznavour, or Trénet, you will fall in love with these timeless, sentimental, and artful arrangements. Two Gypsy Kisses adds its unique style and panache to every song. More information at www.EuroCafeMusic.com
Sheri Mignano Crawford learned to play accordion in "Goosetown" the Italian ghetto in San Jose and earned various college degrees, teaching humanities at the college level. Upon retirement, she published Mandolins, Like Salami and Mandolin Melodies, and recently published French Soireé, a social history of bal musette music; it also includes biographical sketches of San Francisco Bay Area accordionists. She researches and transcribes old French and Italian music, and is a music arranger. You can find Zighi Baci Publishing on Facebook or http://www.ZighiBaci.com
Tenor Michael Van Why holds a B.A. in music from SSU where he studied Vocal Performance. Michael is a bay area, professional entertainer specializing in twentieth century popular French, Italian and Neapolitan Cabaret/Café music. He has also been featured in principal theatrical roles that include Albin/Zaza in La Cage aux Folles, Seymour Krelborn in Little Shop of Horrors, and Padre Perez in Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. While Michael does continue to enjoy theater work his true love is the nostalgic music of Paris, Naples, Rome and old New York. www.EuroCafeMusic.com