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Viviana Zarbo sings MARYLIN - A girl's best friend

Live at Zedel -The Crazy Coqs-, 20 Sherwood Street , London W1F 7ED

Andy Warhol's paintings, JFK's birthday song, NYC subway grating up skirt… The list goes on. Marilyn's icon was a blend of innocence and feminine sexuality. Despite her "bombshell" fame, Marilyn contributed to set the standards of the jazz and swing golden age in the 1940s/1950s.

57 years after her death, jazz singer and actress, Viviana Zarbo, who has had a lifelong fascination with the star, reinterprets her songs and the masterpieces composed by geniuses like Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, in a personal way and devoid of clichés. Zarbo intertwines tales about Marilyn's life along with her own and recounts how her career was shaped through Marilyn's songs.

This is an evening of music and celebration, with Christian Vaughan on piano and the world-renowned alto saxophonist, Tony Kofi, as a special guest.

"Zarbo very much knows how to hold an audience imagination… the audience could not keep their eyes from the stage" - The Jazz UK

"Vaughan is a fabulous and stylish player, a musician who must be heard" - Jazz FM

" Tony Kofi… passionate… superb… heartfelt" - The Guardian

Viviana Zarbo special guest at The Ronnie Scott's Upstairs

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Ronnie Scott's Bar Soho, 47 Frith Street, W1D 4HT, London

Every Monday at Ronnie Scott's Bar from 8pm to midnight, Italian saxophonist Renato D'Aiello gets your week off to a flying start with his red hot jazz band featuring some of the best jazz musicians form UK and guests form all around the world. Renato will be performing originals and standards in the first set.

Viviana Zarbo will join Renato on stage as a main guest in the second set.

More Jazz from Renato and his band on the third set .

Ian Carr, jazz writer and critic says of him: "Renato is a superlative saxophonist with a passionate and poetic soul. He has all the virtues - a beautiful sense of time and pacing and a technique which effortlessly projects his brilliantly flowing ideas."

Doors open 6pm, £8 on the door, Music starts at 8:00 PM

JAZZ AT THE MOVIES WITH DENMARK STREET BIG BAND - featuring VIVIANA ZARBO

Jazz Cafe Posk, 238-246 King St, Hammersmith, W6 0RF, London

For this special evening we present the fantastic Viviana Zarbo, as we bring together a selection of tunes from some much loved and timeless classic Hollywood films backed by the might Denmark Street Big Band. Viviana is delighted to be joined on stage by the emerging talent of Weronika Bielecka and Julia Sim.

Remember when the exciting big bands electrified audiences….. The Denmark Street Big Band recreates the swinging jazz sounds of the Big Band era, performing compositions that span an entire century of music, including standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby Darin and other legends of The American Song Book.

The band’s Musical Director Paul Burch has put together a big band that creates the same kind of energy, excitement and style of the greatest big band of the past era. Born of the love of Big Band Jazz, sax player Paul Burch began searching for an ensemble of musicians to create a fantastic new big band. During the search he called upon musicians and friends who had played together from his time playing with The Coldstream Guards and playing with bands on-board luxury cruise liners.

VIVIANA ZARBO'S DEBUT ALBUM 'TAKE-AWAY'

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Toulouse Lautrec Brasserie & Jazz Bar, 140 Newington Butts, Kennington,, SE11 4RN, London

Viviana Zarbo Quintet presents her debut album ‘Take-Away’

London based Italian singer Viviana Zarbo presents her debut album “TAKE-AWAY”. Inspired by divas like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, as well as actresses/singers like Julie London, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Marilyn Monroe, and arranged by the trombonist Mark Bassey and the saxophonist Renato D’Aiello who also produced the album. ’TAKE AWAY’ is a collection of Viviana's favourites like What a little moonlight can do, A fine romance and After you get what you want you don't want it, which became the foundations of her artistic persona.

£15 On the Door Online Tickets from £12

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Trio

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Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road , SL6 4PF, Meidenhead

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 is a versatile artist whose musical theatre background enriched and enhanced her naturally multifaceted jazz vibe. Viviana was born in Italy (Sicily). She has performed in different musicals and plays in Italy and abroad. From the 2014 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. She is performing in well known venues in London such as Pizza Express in Soho where she has recently launched her debut jazz album Take Away”, a collection of Viviana's favourites songs which became the foundations of her artistic and personal development, relased by the jazz 33 records and produced and arranged by the great by Renato D’Aiello with Mark Bassey. Viviana comes to the Norden Farm Centre for Arts for her first time to present some of her favourite music from across the world and generation in her fresh jazz way surrounded by a brilliant Trio: Craig Milverton on piano and Renato d’Aiello on Saxophone.

Craig Milverton is firmly established as one of Britain’s Top Jazz Pianists. "A master of whatever he chooses to perform", Humphrey Lyttleton, "An extravagantly gifted pianist with an unrivalled sense of swing" Jazz CD of the Month, Dave Gelly, The Observer. "The best pianist to come along in Britain in the last 2 decades, and the nearest to the great Oscar Peterson" Digby Fairweather. Just three of the quotes extolling Craigs jazz talent. This has been recognised by winning the Jazz Piano Category of The British Jazz Awards in 2010. one of Britain's top jazz pianists.

Renato d’Aiello has become known as one of the strongest and most beautiful saxophone sounds around London and Uk. He is running every monday night at the Ronnie Scott’s Upstairs and his treatments of jazz standards, and originals, both live and on CD, have won great admiration from audiences and the press: "D'Aiello's weighty, behind-the-beat sound shows how a poetic imagination can rekindle a long-gone style without nostalgia... " The Guardian "His solos tell a story. Their lines unfold with a natural flow, especially on the ballads 'For Heaven's Sake' and 'Portrait of Jenny'." Evening Standard "Renato is a superlative saxophonist with a passionate and poetic soul. He has all the virtues - a beautiful sense of time and pacing and a technique which effortlessly projects his brilliantly flowing ideas." Ian Carr, Jazz writer.

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Trio

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The belgian brasserie, Merton Abbey Mills, Watermill Way, South Wimbledon, SW19 2RD, London

We are thrilled to welcome vocalist Viviana Zarbo to our Jazz dinner in October. Viviana will present some of her favourite music from across the world and generations, in her fresh jazz way surrounded by a brilliant Trio: Craig Milverton on piano and Renato d’Aiello on Saxophone.

Viviana has performed in different musicals and plays in Italy and abroad, a versatile artist whose musical theatre background enriched and enhanced her naturally multifaceted jazz vibe. She is a regular performer at London’s most popular jazz clubs and currently performing in well known venues in London such as Pizza Express in Soho, where she has recently launched her debut jazz album "Take Away”, a collection of her favourite songs which are the foundations of her artistic and personal development.

Craig Milverton is firmly established as one of Britain’s Top Jazz Pianists. "An extravagantly gifted pianist with an unrivalled sense of swing" Jazz CD of the Month, Dave Gelly, The Observer.

"The best pianist to come along in Britain in the last 2 decades, and the nearest to the great Oscar Peterson", Digby Fairweather. Just two of the quotes extolling Craigs jazz talent. This has been recognised by winning the Jazz Piano Category of The British Jazz Awards in 2010. One of Britain's top jazz pianists.

Renato d’Aiello has become known as one of the strongest and most beautiful saxophone sounds around London and UK. He is running every Monday night at the Ronnie Scott’s Upstairs, and his treatments of jazz standards and originals, both live and on CD, have won great admiration from audiences and the press: "D'Aiello's weighty, behind-the-beat sound shows how a poetic imagination can rekindle a long-gone style without nostalgia... " The Guardian.

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Trio

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The Tabard, 2th Bath road W41 LW, London

Charming and strong, a velvet voice with a true passion for the storytelling, London based Italian singer Viviana Zarbo comes to the Tabard. She will be presenting some of her favourite music from across the world and generation in her fresh jazz way with the brilliant Trio, Rupert Cox on piano and Renato D'Aiello on saxophone.

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Duo

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PATRON cave a' manger, 16 Fortess Road , NW5 2EU, LONDON

Charming and strong, a velvet voice with a true passion for the storytelling, London based Italian singer Viviana Zarbo will be presenting some of her favourite music from across the world and generation in her fresh jazz way

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Quartet

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Oliver Jazz Club, Spread Eagle Yard, 9 Nevada St, London SE10 9JL

London based Italian singer Viviana Zarbo comes to Oliver's Live Jazz to present her debut album ‘Take Away’ Inspired by great jazz Divas like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day as well as actresses/singers like Julie London, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Marilyn Monroe and arranged by the saxophonist Renato D’Aiello and the trombonist Mark Bassey, ‘Take Away’ is a collection of Viviana's favourites like ‘What a little moonlight can do’, ‘Fine Romance’, ‘After you get what you want you don't want it’, which became the foundations of her artistic persona.

Charming, strong, a velvety voice with a true passion for storytelling: Viviana is a versatile artist whose musical theatre background enriched and enhanced her naturally multifaceted jazz vibe.

She will be surrounded by a top class band: Viviana Zarbo: vocals Bruno Montrone: piano Renato D'Aiello: sax Nicola Muresu: double bass Alfonso Vitale: drums

Tickets: 8£ door / 5£ concession

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Duo

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Hamble Grape, 1 St Bride's Passage, EC4Y 8EJ London

Charming and strong, a velvet voice with a true passion for the storytelling, London based Italian singer Viviana Zarbo will be presenting some of her favourite music from across the world and generation in her fresh jazz way featuring the great Robin Banerjee on guitar

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Duo

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Buenos Aires Caffe, 17 Royal Parade, SE3 0TL, LONDON

Charming and strong, a velvet voice with a true passion for the storytelling, London based Italian singer Viviana Zarbo will be presenting some of her favourite music from across the world and generation in her fresh jazz way with the brilliant Curtis Volp on guitar

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Duo

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Toulouse Lautrec Brasserie & Jazz Bar, 140 Newington Butts, Kennington,, SE11 4RN, London

The meeting of two eclectic artists with different backgrounds and experiences: Viviana Zarbo, actress and musical singer and Marco Marconi jazz pianist and composer. Proposing a repertoire Jazz 20s - 60s theatrically revised and tackling the tracks plays. The idea is simple, a merger between the two genres: Musical Theatre and Jazz, two artists with diverse backgrounds and experience, which are set in a rich repertoire of emotions and virtuosity of their strength and their common elements, creating a wonderful harmony

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Duo

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Two Spoons, 72 Honor Oak Park, SE23 1DY

Charming and strong, a velvet voice with a true passion for the storytelling, London based Italian singer Viviana Zarbo will be presenting some of her favourite music from across the world and generation in her fresh jazz way with the brilliant Curtis Volp on guitar

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Duo

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Hamble Grape, 1 St Bride's Passage, EC4Y 8EJ London

Charming and strong, a velvet voice with a true passion for the storytelling, London based Italian singer Viviana Zarbo will be presenting some of her favourite music from across the world and generation in her fresh jazz way featuring Christian Vaughan on piano

Ladies Sing Jazz Denmark Street Big Band

Jazz Cafe Posk, 238-246 King St, Hammersmith, W6 0RF, London

Join us as we bring together the mighty and fabulous Esther Bennett, Viviana Zarbo, Vanessa Rose and Weronika Bielecka for an evening of much loved songs as originally sung by some of the greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Dinah Washington accompanied by the fantastic Denmark Street Big Band.

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Trio

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The Tabard, 2th b a t h road w 4 1 L W, London

Charming and strong, a velvet voice with a true passion for the storytelling, London based Italian singer Viviana Zarbo comes to the Tabard. She will be presenting some of her favourite music from across the world and generation in her fresh jazz way with the brilliant Trio, David Warren on guitar and Renato D'Aiello on saxophone.

Viviana Zarbo Jazz Duo

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Hamble Grape, 1 St Bride's Passage, EC4Y 8EJ London

Charming and strong, a velvet voice with a true passion for the storytelling, London based Italian singer Viviana Zarbo will be presenting some of her favourite music from across the world and generation in her fresh jazz way