Jimmy Alleva is a gifted tenor with a style similar to the distinguished voices of Andrea Bocelli, Jimmy Roselli and Mario Lanza. Alleva is creating a buzz, particularly in the tri-state area where after every performance he leaves the audience standing on their feet and wanting more.
Although Jimmy has casually been singing since the late nineties, he decided to focus on his career and record Love & Romance, his debut album he released independently in the summer of 2008.
Jimmy is very proud to introduce his second album entitled Songs From The Old Neighborhood. He really enjoyed recording this album because he was able to take some of his favorite songs and arrange them with new musical renditions. This album was released by Jimmy independently in the fall of 2011. Jimmy is currently the featured singer for the Saint Anthony's Feast and the Sons Of San Paolino Feast. These two feasts pay tribute to Saint Anthony (Saint' Antonio) and Saint Paul (San Paolino). They pay tribute to these Saints by dancing a tower approximately 80 feet high made of wood and paper with the Saint positioned on the top. Each of these towers is called a "Giglio" which means lilly in Italian.
In addition to his numerous appearances through-out the tri-state area and Massachusetts, he is a regular guest on the radio station WTCC 90.7FM Springfield MA, on the popular radio show "LA Dolce Vita" which broadcasts throughout the New England area every Sunday morning. He is also featured on the Uncle Floyd Show on WRTN 93.5FM which broadcasts out of New Rochelle NY and John Labarca's Italian House Party 1400 WSTC AM / 1350 AM WNLK in Norwalk, CT.
Most recently, Jimmy's music has reached as far as Ohio, being featured every week on Joe Mazzocca's "Italian Favorites Show", WKTL 90.7FM and Serenata D'Italia with Vince Campana 1390 WNIO in Youngstown.
Jimmy's most recent accomplishments took him twice to the red carpet for the annual New York City Columbus Day Parade as one of the featured singers in October 2010 and 2011. He appeared on news channel 4 in the 2:40 pm slot in 2010 and on channel 7 in the 1:50 pm time slot. In addition to his red carpet performance he was also the featured singer for the Sons Of Italy float those same days.
A company, FilmStew, that tracks independent films, short films and documentary films reported the following on their website: A Mobster Mockumentary Made in Massachusetts Filmmaker Rocco Mesiti comes to the comedic topic of Italian mafia stereotypes from an erudite vantage point. To go along with his University of Massachusetts B.A. and some film-video production courses at NYU, there is also an Ed.D. from theUniversity of Hartford in intercultural competence and world language education.
Premiering July 19th at the Criterion Cinemas at Blue Back Square in West Hartford, The Joe Baccala Story is a mockumentary that aims to poke fun at the stereotypical portraits of Italian Americans in Hollywood TV series and films. The title character, Giuseppe "Joe" Baccala, passes himself off as a made man, but whether he actually is may be an entirely different story. Mesiti is also the host of "Dolce Vita Italian Radio" on WTCC 90.7 FM, a station broadcasting out of the Springfield Technical Community College, and teaches courses in Italian culture and language. His previous credits, while in school, include the documentary shorts Tradizioni da Vivere and Homemade Wine: A Family Tradition.
The upcoming Connecticut premiere will feature a performance by singer and soundtrack contributor Jimmy Alleva and will be moderated by COM.IT.ES NY/CT President Quintino Cianfalione. Jimmy did in fact perform several songs to a rousing ovation by the audience. In addition Rocco Mesiti regularly features Jimmy on his radio program.