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Closely Watched Nina Sainato Releasing New Holiday Album with a Single Featuring the Legendary Donnie Iris

PITTSBURGH—November 3, 2011—With characteristic class, Pittsburghers are always willing to help out their fellow natives. What better way to celebrate this character trait of our region than to have the musical blessing bestowed upon up and coming vocalist, Nina Sainato, by the Burg’s beloved Donnie Iris.  And just in time to celebrate the holiday season!

Sainato is releasing a new holiday album that features 5 songs with a rock twist, one of which is a duet with Iris, and 5 piano instrumentals. Sainato’s arrangement of her album, appropriately titled Holly & Ivory, reflects her music foundation and background: her training in classical piano married with her knockout vocals stands to create a holiday album that will be able to be appreciated for many years to come.

The New Castle native, Duquesne graduate, and 102.5 WDVE favorite is modest when talking about her natural talent but words are not needed when she performs.  First taking the stage at the age of 6, Sainato’s spotlight only seems to grow and great things are anticipated from this closely watched musician from Western Pennsylvania.

Holly & Ivory will be available on November 1 through iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and Bandcamp. The official release party will be held Saturday, December 3 at the Arpino Trattoria Courtyard in Mt. Lebanon.  The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. where cookies and beverages will be provided and all guests are encouraged to join-in on singing along with the holiday classics.


For more information or to obtain a copy of the album, please contact Nina Sainato directly at

By: Nina Sainato

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