Known as “The Crooner of Venezuela”, Gian Faraone is a critically-acclaimed vocalist and recording artist who’s quickly creating a rare musical art form. Incorporating the signature sounds of the great voices from the big band era combined with the romantic style from his Latino-Italian roots, this talented and charismatic crooner delivers a heartfelt modern throwback to the timeless classics.
Born and raised in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, Faraone moved to the U.S. at the age of 21 (2008) after winning a scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. A multi-cultural upbringing and fluency in three languages (Spanish, English and Italian) has given Faraone a continental appeal. After graduating from Berklee, Faraone has performed for numerous well-respected audiences, including performances for the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston at the annual gala “We Are Boston”, “The Boston Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony” for two consecutive years, The City Hall Plaza Concert Series, The Boston Symphony Hall, The Berklee Performance Center, The New York Friars Club, Birdland Jazz Club, among other important venues in The U.S. In his native land, Faraone has performed to sold-out crowds all across the nation. His latest tour titled “Dear Sinatra”, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela which celebrated Sinatra’s centennial, broke records of attendance in every city. Beloved by his fans and always keeping a close relationship with his roots, Faraone has established himself as one of the most critically-acclaimed vocalists in Venezuela.
Faraone has been featured on FOX News, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, RAI Italia, as well as the main TV & Radio stations in Venezuela. Also, he has performed alongside great artists like Al Martino, Connie Francis, Patti Austin, Tony Orlando, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Yo-Yo Ma, Brian McKnight, The Platters, Chicago, All 4-One, Katherine McPhee, Jane Monheit, Ann Hampton Callaway, Boston POPS conductor Keith Lockhart, The Radio City Rockettes, Oscar D’León, Ilan Chester, among others.
Faraone is currently working on his self-titled first long play GIAN FARAONE, while working on a few concept albums; Dear Sinatra: LIVE!, Boleros Forever and FELIZ NAVIDAD. The young crooner has recorded and released two singles that achieved great reviews by critics. On his debut single, recorded and mixed by Marcos Godoy and Jorge Velasco (Selena Gomez, Alejandro Fernandez) at Stagg Street Studios in Los Angeles, California, and mastered by Grammy award-winning engineer Brad Blackwood (Michael Bolton, Maroon 5), Faraone took Armando Manzanero’s classic bolero “Mia” (2014) into a heartbreaking pop inflamed ballad that showcases his emotional musical depth. In the other hand, his second single titled “Dear Sinatra” (2016) is a tribute to his idol, Frank Sinatra. Recorded in Boston, Massachusetts with an 18-piece orchestra and arranged brilliantly by award-winning arranger Utar Artun, this single presents a medley of Sinatra hits comprised in four and a half minutes. Mixed and mastered by Latin Grammy award-winning engineer Lewis Pickett (Marc Anthony, Maluma), on this rendition Faraone showcases his crooning chops with a silky, lush and yet modern take on classics such as “Fly Me To The Moon”, “Moonlight Serenade” and “My Way”, just to name a few of the standards on this extraordinary medley. Both singles are available on iTunes & Spotify.
The great classics from the golden era come to life on Faraone’s unique voice, who lives through each song his own story, as he continues the legacy of an art form that transcends generations.