Zucchero (“Sugar” in Italian) is Italy’s most beloved rock star and one of the top Italian artists worldwide to perform at Olympia Theater at Gusman Center Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. Zucchero has collaborated with the royalty of international rock, blues, R&B, jazz and classical music –As a singer-songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist,
Zucchero is Back! with a new album and direction, paying tribute to the musical sounds of Cuba with Tex-Mex guitars. Recorded with some of Cuba’s top musicians, Zucchero explores the native sounds of Havana on La Sesión Cubana. Self-produced by Zucchero and longtime collaborator Grammy-winner Don Was (Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones) and with his deep-rooted appreciation for all musical genres, Zucchero successfully married the rhythms of Cuban and American music including salsa, soul, blues and rock to create a thrilling cornucopia of sound. “I wanted to celebrate a feast of music,” he noted after recording. With La Sesión Cubana, the rest of the world will finally take notice of what Italy has known all along… Zucchero has always been a star.
Sting was quoted as saying; “Every country produces one singer in each generation who represents that country, the way Bruce Springsteen represents America or Bono does Ireland. Zucchero is the Italian voice for everyone in the world”.
Catch this legendary, international performer as he takes the stage at the Historic Olympia Theater in May 3rd, 2014!