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Viviana Zarbo & Robin Banerjee

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Humble and Grapes, 1 St Bride's Passage, EC4Y 8EJ, London

Viviana Zarbo & Robin Banerjee have teamed to great effect fusing jazz, soul and blues in their performances together in this exciting new duo.

Viviana Zarbo: Vocals Italian-born but a London resident, Viviana Zarbo is starting to make waves on the UK jazz scene. Since graduating from the American Musical Theatre Academy of London in 2014 Viviana has developed an innovative repertoire from the Great American Songbook, re-interpreting the songs by drawing inspiration from great jazz singers such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day and Sarah Vaughan. She has performed regularly at some of London's most established music venues, including Pizza Express Soho, The Pheasantry, Ronnie Scott’s Upstairs, 606 Jazz Club, The Crazy Coqs, the Bull’s head, Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club and many other Venues in Uk and abroad: she has recently launched her debut album "Take Away" on the prestigious jazz record label 33 Jazz Records.

A classy and elegant performer with a sumptuous voice and winning delivery, her gigs are always swinging and fun. As she puts it "with my shows I like to convey my love for jazz and swing, taking audiences back to the 1940's and 50s, from the streets of Harlem to the movie studios of California

"Charming and…with a true passion for storytelling, Viviana Zarbo very much knows how to hold an audience…definitely the real deal" thejazz.co.uk; “Take Away” is the expression of …a velvety voice that Viviana has learnt to use well…a debut worth noting" Jazz in Europe.

Robin Banerjee - Guitarist London based guitarist Robin Banerjee is an exceptional guitarist. Playing guitar for over 30 years Robin has toured the world and playing extensively in Europe and USA with artist Amy Winehouse and her band between 2006 to 2007, also recorded with her in the album Back to Black and Live in London DVD at Shepherd Bush Empire and performing at Glastonbury’s Pyramid and World.