Russo Sings Sinatra & More
(Featuring Ms. Ida Anselona)
New York’s very own “Subway Crooner” Gary Russo makes his Metropolitan Room debut in his show Russo Sings Sinatra & More. Gary Russo began getting noticed when he started singing Frank Sinatra tunes on his lunch break while working on the 2nd Avenue Subway project. Gary’s life long dream was to sing in front of people and bring some joy into their lives through his talent. His half hour shows drew a crowd and he realized this is what I want to do!
Gary grew up in an Italian household the music of Frank Sinatra and other crooners of the era filled the radio and his impressionable ears. Today Gary sings those songs breathing his own style into every phrase.
Ms. Ida Anselona
Ida Anselona is a Popular Standards and Jazz singer. But that doesn't scratch the surface of what Ida performs. This chanteuse is a throw back to the great night club entertainers. A dash of Judy, a sprinkle of Sarah and a bit of Bette and you get a clearer picture of the kind of talent Ida is.