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Ferrari performs in Rochester

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Vocal sensation Gene Ferrari will return to Rochester for a one night only performance at the Italian American Sports Club this Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Ferrari discussed the special concert Friday during News 8 at Noon.  He began by explaining how his love of Rochester came to be. “In 1971 two businessmen from Rochester happened to be in Rome,” Ferrari explained. “I was playing in some club.  I didn’t speak English.  They spoke broken Italian, and they came to me and said would you like to come to America?  I thought they were drunk! But then, they kept up their word and they sent me a round trip ticket in 1972.  I came to Rochester and I lived here up to the 80’s and this was my first city in America, and to be honest with you, when I started working here I really didn’t know what I was doing.  I kept mimicking other singers, taking their patterns and put a show together, and it worked, and to this day this remains one of my favorite cities.”

Ferrari gained fame in Las Vegas and has performed all over.  Saturday’s show will be tailored for the audience at the Italian American Sports Club. “You have to understand my show goes from Nat King Cole to Bon Jovi! I just don’t know to do Bon Jovi at the Italian American Club would be highly appreciated,” Ferrari said with a laugh. “I cover quite a few artists that I know the people in town will appreciate – Neil Diamond, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones and so forth.”

Some of the proceeds from the concert will benefit youngster who will attend a soccer camp this summer.

Dinner begins at 5:30 followed by Ferrari’s performance at 7:30.

To get your tickets for the show, call (585) 464-9150 or click here.


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