A native New Yorker, Graziella began her career in Marketing and Public Relations in 1984 as a fashion copywriter for Brylane, Inc. Graziella’s event planning experience began at Rockefeller University in New York, where she worked as an administrator for the Dean and coordinated international scientific conferences and social events. Upon arriving in South Jersey in 1992, Graziella’s fluency in Italian landed her an Account Executive position at Ricci Associates Advertising, handling the agency’s largest account, Cento Fine Foods.
In 2003, Graziella’s passion for music, art and writing was transformed into a dream gig when she partnered with bassist and composer Warren Oree and became co-founder and Executive Director of LifeLine Music Coaliton, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving jazz and the arts in Philadelphia. Warren and Graziella produced their first festival that same year, the Philadelphia Jazz and Poetry Festival, and every year since have been the music producers for the West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival. See lifelinemusiccoalition.com.
Most recently, Graziella worked on staff as Communications Manager for Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts where she was responsible for the ongoing development, organization and implementation of media strategies for concerts and events at the Gordon Theater and Stedman Gallery.
Graziella's freelance portfolio includes campaigns for Nagy Gallery; Garden State Plaza Mall; Pennsylvannia Radiology Associates; Gary Maddox's Barbecue Fundraiser; Zanzibar Blue; Musicopia and more.