Viviana Zarbo Jazz Trio
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.