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by The Staff on April 17, 2014


Adelmo Fornaciari (aka Zucchero, Italian for sugar) is an internationally renowned Italian pop-rock and blues songwriter and performer. While he achieved moderate success in his early days, it was after meeting a then-unknown Randy Jackson in San Francisco that his career took a turning point. The duo teamed up to create the 1985 album Zucchero & The Randy Jackson Band, which launched Zucchero before a wider audience; the single “Donne” was a huge success in Italy. His 1989 album, Oro Incenso e Birra, became the highest selling album in Italian history, and two years later he recorded the timeless hit “Senza Una Donna” with Paul Young

This multi-instrumentalist has collaborated with some of the world’s biggest stars, including Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Miles Davis, Andrea Bocelli, Sting and Elton John. He has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, and Ray Charles called him one of the world’s best blues singers.

Zucchero will perform at The Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany) on Saturday (April 19) at 8 PM. Tickets are $34. Call 473-1845 for more info.