Mambo Italiano celebrates the influence of Italian American musicians on the golden age of 1950s jazz and swing. With award-winning cabaret artist and chanteuse Nadia Sunde.

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Come along and be swept up in the ambience of an evening in Roma!

Mambo Italiano celebrates the influence of Italian American musicians on the golden age of 1950s jazz and swing. In an energetic, romantic and passionate concert event, award-winning cabaret artist and chanteuse Nadia Sunde, together with an all-star band, takes audiences on a journey into the music of Louis Prima, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Sophia Loren, Bobby Darin, Perry Como…and others.
An acclaimed cabaret artist, songwriter, theatre actress, comedienne and former ABC radio presenter, Nadia Sunde is a standout performer - effortlessly engaging and delighting her audiences with warmth, wit and velvet voice.
To bring this show to life Nadia Sunde has joined forces with virtuoso jazz pianist and accordionist John Reeves. As musical director John has assembled some of Queensland's finest jazz and swing musicians to help pay tribute to the great Italian American singers and songwriters of the 1950s.


  • Buona Sera - Louis Prima
  • Mambo Italiano – Rosemary Clooney
  • Accentuate the Positive - Perry Como
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me - Tony Bennett
  • Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
  • Tu Vuo Fa'L'americano - Sophia Loren
  • Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
  • Return to Me - Dean Martn
  • Come On-A-My House - Rosemary Clooney

"Wow! The phrase 'that's entertainment might have been coined for Nadia Sunde. An accomplished singer/songwriter and cabaret performer her wry sense of humour and quick wit have added their distinct flavour to her almost poetic lyricism. There is no doubt that even more people will be
clamouring for seats for any of Nadia's future performances at the BJC… I'll be there for sure." Alan Western, Manager Brisbane Jazz Club.

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