Viviana Zarbo 'Take Away'

Album Launch with special guest Richard Shelton

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Last Show: Saturday 26 th May 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

London based Italian singer Viviana Zarbo comes to the Pizza Express jazz Club for the first time 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.

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“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.”

Viviana is delighted to be joined this afternoon by top UK Jazz vocalist and Actor Richard Shelton. Richard has a prolific singing and acting career. His long running ITV soap opera Emmerdale role, and his performance of Frank Sinatra in the drama, Rat Pack Confidential, which earned him a ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ nomination. Based in LA, Richard recorded his debut US album at Capitol Studios with Frank Sinatra’s band mates and performed for Prince Charles, Sir Elton John, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Big Band, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, at Ronnie Scott’s and theatres across the world. His recent tour of 'Sinatra and Me’ sold out in London, New York, LA, San Diego and Palm Beach.''His selection of material is impeccable and his style is shark skin sharp'' - George Harris, Jazz Weekly

''Shelton is the essence of cool'' - Bonnie Priever, The LA Examiner

''Simply phenomenal'’ - ★★★★★ Mike Young, BBC