“ … 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” - Jazz UK
Singer and performer, Italian-born but a London resident, Viviana is a versatile artist whose musical theatre background enriched and enhanced her naturally multifaceted jazz vibe and she is starting to make waves on the UK jazz scene. Having premiered to sold out houses in some of London's most established music venues, including Pizza Express Soho, The Peasantry, The 606 Jazz Club and gained excellent reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Viviana will be bringing her love of jazz and swing from the Golden Era at the at Peggy’s Skylight for the first time, accompanied by the wonderful Andrew Wood Trio.
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. At the same time she also incorporates influences from actresses/singers such as Julie London, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland and and she has recently launched her debut album "Take Away" on the prestigious jazz record label 33Jazz 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". A perfect way to spend a musical Sunday afternoon.