“Charming and strong, a velvet voice with a true passion for the storytelling, VIVIANA ZARBO very much knows how to hold an audience imagination, she is definitely THE REAL DEAL........ the audience could not keep their eyes from the stage” .... The Jazz Uk
“ ... There is something lovely and exceptional about Viviana Zarbo: She has a great voice but also great tone and intonation, which allows an expansion and the use of her voice as an instrument, offering harmony and interest. She can switch from being as sensual as breathing to being as scary as a she-devil in a heartbeat. Her note placement means there are very few slurs; she hits them spot on, which makes Zarbo not just a singer but also a musician who listens to her band – and therein makes the difference between the ordinary and the exceptional. She is able to introduce changes and subtleties to her velvety delivery which make her standout and engage the listener. Viviana Zarbo definitely hits the exceptional button” Something Else (Sammy Stain)
“ .... A velvety voice that Viviana has learnt to use well ....a debut worth noting on the jazz platform of 2018. Jazz In Europe (Erminia Yardley)
Singer and performer, Viviana was born in Italy (Sicily). She has been based in London 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 in London like: Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, The 606 Jazz Club, The Crazy Coqs, (Live at Zédel), The Pheasantry (Pizza Express Chelsea), Royal Albert hall Verdi's room, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs, Toulouse Lautrec jazz bar, Oliver jazz club, Posk Cafe, Hilton Bankside, Crown Plaza Westminster, The Boisdale, Primo Bar Park Plaza Westminster, Annabelle’s Club, Morton’s Club, Caffè Concerto and many others in Uk.
She has recently appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her show “I am not Marilyn” where she had amazing reviews (https://vivianazarboartist.com/press).
In Italy, she has showcased her jazz repertoire in "Musiche in Miniatura" (Miniature Music) a musical tour in the smallest, cozy and beautiful historical Italian theatres such as Teatro Belloni (MI), Teatro della Concordia (PG), Teatro Salvini (IM), Teatro Arrigoni (PN), Teatro Civico (T0), Teatro Petrella (FC), Teatrino di Vetriano (LU), Teatro Flora (MC), Teatro Accademico (TV)
Her stage credits in Uk include: "Twelve Angry Jurors", "Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queen", "Sweet Charity", "The Loner".
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" and in an international tour (Italy, New York, Berlin and São Paulo) in the musical "The Dreamboat".