Viviana Zarbo Duo

  • Viviana Zarbo - Vocals

  • Marco Marconi - Keyboard

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Viviana Zarbo - Vocals

Singer and Actress, Viviana Zarbo was born in Sicily (Italy). She studied singing, acting and dancing at Rome in different schools: "Lim - Laboratorio Musical Ials", "Atelier Commedia dell’ Arte", "Scuola di teatro La Stazione" and she got a BA degree in Literature, Music and Performing Arts, and a MA degree in Italian and European Studies at "The Sapienza University", Rome.

A versatile artist, made her artistic debut at 15. After that she performed in different plays such as: "Funny Love", "Il cielo è sempre più blu","Evita" "Nostos", "L’angelo e la Fiammiferaia", the musical "Cleopatra", "Signori si va in scena" (a tribute to Bob Fosse). In addition she has performed in an international tour (Italy, New York, Berlin and Sao Paulo) in the musical "The Dreamboat".

Since 2012 she is based in London, where she has graduated at The American Musical Theatre Academy of London and performed in differrent plays such as: "Twelve Angry Jurors", "Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queen" and "Sweet Charity" directed by Kenneth Avery-Clark.

Recently, thanks to her great versatility, she has approached the world of jazz, researching common features between jazz music and musicals, and taking this stunning experience of contamination as a starting point, she has developed an innovative repertoire of music and songs somehow recalling the music of the forties/fifties, which she endeavours to re-interpret by drawing inspiration from great female singers like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'day, Sarah Vaughan, and the theatrical verve of actress-singers like Julie London, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland.

She also likes to venture into other genres that suit her voice and style, like Bossa Nova Musical theatre and Waltz musette.

Marco Marconi - Keyboard

An inspirational, upcoming talent on the international jazz scene Marco Marconi as played at Umbria Jazz, the Umbria Film Festival, Monterchi Festival, Arezzo Jazz, Festival of Nations, Valmarecchia Festival and Festival dei Saraceni ( Turin ) in Italy as well as Lancaster Music Festival and Cheltenham Jazz Fringe Festival in the UK.

In 2010 Marco was chosen by the prestigious italian piano makers Fazioli, to record a Jazz CD in piano solo in their concert hall near Venice and MOSAICO was launched in January 2011. With the aim of introducing his own unique style of music to the UK, Marco is now based in London.