Charming and strong, a velvet voice with a true passion for the storytelling, VIVIANA ZARBO very much knows how to hold an audience imagination, is definitely THE REAL DEAL........ the audience could not keep their eyes from the stage .... www.thejazz.co.uk
Singer and actress, Viviana was born in Italy (Sicily). She has been based in London since 2012 where she has graduated at The American Musical Theatre Academy of London and thanks to her great versatility, she has approached the world of jazz, researching common features between jazz music and musicals, and taking this stunning experience of contamination as a starting point, she has developed an innovative repertoire of music and songs somehow recalling the music from the American Songs Real Book which she endeavours to re-interpret by drawing inspiration from great female singers like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'day, Sarah Vaughan, and the theatrical verve of actress-singers like Julie London, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland; she also likes to venture into other genres that suit her voice and style, like Bossa Nova, Pop, Italian Classics, Musical theatre and Waltz musette.
She is performing at great venues like: The Pheasantry (Pizza Express Chelsea), Royal Albert hall sala Verdi, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs, Toulouse Lautrec jazz bar, Oliver jazz club, Hilton Bankside, Primo Bar Park Plaza Westminster, Caffè Concerto and many others.
Her stage credits in Uk include: "Twelve Angry Jurors", "Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queen", "Sweet Charity", "The Loner"
In Italy she has performed in different musicals and plays such as "Evita", "Cleopatra", "L'angelo e la fiammiferaia", "Signori si va in scena"; "Funny Love", "Il cielo è sempre più blu", "Nostos".
In addition she has performed in an international tour (Italy, New York, Berlin and São Paulo) in the musical "The Dreamboat".