London Tango – Romano Viazzani Ensemble – 13th October 2019 – Pizza Express, Holborn

Romano Viazzani Ensemble 2019

London Tango – Sunday Evening Concert – Romano Viazzani Ensemble – 13th October 2019

Doors 18.00 Show starts 20.00

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble are back at the Pizza Express, this time at their newest London venue in Holborn.  The band will be playing a selection of Argentine tangos from the music of Astor Piazzolla as well as traditional Argentine and European Tangos. You will also be able to hear the latest additions their London Tango album due to be released in early 2019. Come and hear your favourite tangos and some exciting new ones too!

The Band

John Bailey (piano)

Barbara Dziewiecka-Data (violin)

Nick Pini (double bass)

Jonathan Preiss (electric guitar)

Joanna Strand (vocals)

Jacqui Tate (vocals)

Romano Viazzani (accordion)

TICKETS £20  available from : https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/london-tango

Romano Viazzani Ensemble launch Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign

Romano Viazzani Ensemble at the Pizza Express Dean Street Photo

London Tango crowdfunding starts – your help needed to reach their goal by 14th July 2019!

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble have launched their new crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to enable them to record an album of tangos featuring many new original tangos written by the band and dedicated to the city of London. For anyone not familiar with crowdfunding it is an increasing popular way for unsigned and independent artists to raise money to fund their projects in return for rewards. For little more than the price of CD you can help fund the recording of it and receive the recording and many optional extras depending on the amount pledged, once the recording has been realised. The aim is to then make a film of the title track but funding for that will be through another route it is hoped.

There is a downside though.  If the project doesn’t reach it’s target of £4000 then the ensemble will not receive any of the money and the project will therefore not go ahead and no money will be taken from the sponsors who pledge their support.  Of course £4000 seems like a very low figure to fund a recording but the ensemble hope they will exceed that figure.  You will love their new material and of course the recording will feature a few old favourites too. You only have till 14th July 2019 to help them raise their target of £4000, otherwise they won’t get a penny! So get pledging!

Click on the link to watch the film and pledge your support.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/romanoviazzani/london-tango?ref=ksr_email_creator_launch&fbclid=IwAR2fItK1D_–9mAhlTrlFmV6pCY2pdk66bsMwhJtYN–FY8XdojgYuVwv9w

An Afternoon at the Musicals – PIzza Express Live – Holborn, Sunday 16th June with Romano Viazzani on accordion

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Spend Father’s Day hearing great numbers from the Musicals with stars of the West End Stage and Opera and a 7-piece band!

PIZZA EXPRESS HOLBORN

Sunday 16th June Doors open at 12.00 for 13.30 show

After it’s sell-out Saffron Walden premiere on Mother’s Day now you can celebrate Father’s Day in style in the heart of London! Stars from West End musicals including Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera come together for an array of songs and duets, bridging time and the worlds of jazz and musicals. Featuring your favourite tunes from classic musicals such as West Side StoryKiss Me KateCarouselSouth Pacific and many more. Come and enjoy a teatime treat for all the family!

Tickets £28: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/an-afternoon-at-the-musicals

Box Office: 020 7439 4962

With:

Joanna Strand vocals
Jacqui Tate vocals
Luke McCall vocals
Stephan Ulberini vocals
John Bailey pianoy
Phoebe Snelling violin
Jason Reeve drums
Richard Sadler double bass
Romano Viazzani accordion
Frank Walden saxophone
James Brady trumpet
Luke McCall
Jacqui Tate Joanna StrandStephan Ulberini

An Afternoon at the Musicals – Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex. Sunday 31st March with Romano Viazzani on accordion

Saffron Hall

Spend Mother’s Day hearing great numbers from the Musicals with stars of the West End Stage and Opera

Sunday 31st March at 16.00

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style! Stars from West End musicals including Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera come together for an array of songs and duets, bridging time and the worlds of jazz and musicals. Featuring your favourite tunes from classic musicals such as West Side StoryKiss Me KateCarouselSouth Pacific and many more. Come and enjoy a teatime treat for all the family!

Saffron Hall
Audley End Road
Saffron Walden
Essex
CB11 4UH

Tickets £14-£30: https://saffronhall.com/calendar/an-afternoon-at-the-musicals/#performances

Box Office: 0845 548 7650

With:

Joanna Strand vocals
Jacqui Tate vocals
Luke McCall vocals
Stephan Ulberini vocals
John Bailey pianoy
Phoebe Snelling violin
Jason Reeve drums
Richard Sadler double bass
Romano Viazzani accordion
Frank Walden saxophon
James Brady trumpet
Luke McCall
Jacqui Tate Joanna StrandStephan Ulberini

TANGO! The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Sunday Lunchtime- 10th March 2019 – artist change

Romano Viazzani Ensemble with Barbara Dziewiecka-Data and Nick Pini inset

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho 10th March 2019

Doors 12.00 Concert 13.30

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble has been busy preparing for their Sunday lunchtime concert.  It’s with great sadness though that they are to lose their long-time excellent double bass player Yaron Stavi and his fiancée the wonderful violinist Corinna Hentschel as they are emigrating to Germany.  Stavi was with the very first combination of the ensemble back in 2009 and he and Corinna Hentschel have been RV Ensemble stalwarts since it’s relaunch in 2016. They will be sorely missed both as musicians and as friends and the Ensemble wishes them well in their new home.

The ensemble is very lucky to secure two wonderful new permanent members in the form of Nick Pini on double bass and Barbara Dziewiecka-Data on violin who will be stepping in on March 10th.

The Ensemble will be playing Tangos by Piazzolla, Traditional Tangos and some new compositions form the Ensemble’s forthcoming album London Tango.

 

Romano Viazzani: Accordion

Barbara Dziewiecka-Data: Violin

Jonathan Preiss: Guitar

John Bailey: Piano

Nick Pini: Double Bass

Jacqui Tate: Vocals

Joanna Strand: Vocals

Tickets: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/the-romano-viazzani-ensemble/164206423407

You can also enjoy some of the ensembles concert highlights from the past few years’ concerts here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckbt5R095TI

 

About Barbara:

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Barbara Dziewięcka is a Polish violinist based in London. She graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal College of Music in London where she studied with Krzysztof Smietana and Itzhak Rashkovsky.

Barbara is a winner of numerous competitions including The Audience Prize at St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Music Competition in London.

Since 2010, Barbara has been regularly working with Nigel Kennedy as a member of his ‘Orchestra of Life’ and individually, including numerous tours, viola leading at 2013 BBC Proms Festival, and a Gala Concert at the Royal Albert Hall with special guests Jean-Luc Ponty and Robert Plant. She also appears on Kennedy’s album ‘Recital’ recorded in Abbey Road for Sony Classical.

As a violinist in a Latin-American group called Classico Latino, Barbara performed in Colombia, including concerts in Teatro Mayor and Teatro Libre, and also recently recorded an album called “Havana Classics”, in legendary Egrem Studios in Havana, Cuba.

As an orchestral player, Barbara works with various British orchestras, to include Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, Heritage Orchestra, and others. She has been privileged to work with such artists as Valery Giergiev, Marta Argerich, Maxim Vengerov, Jonas Kaufmann, Rene Fleming, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Semyon Bychkov, John Elliot Gardiner and others.

Barbara also enjoys other music genres, and she recently performed with Quincy Jones, at the O2 arena in London.

Barbara is a passionate chamber musician. She co-founded the The Ultimate Tango Project and recorded a CD with Astor Piazzolla’s music in new arrangements with an innovative approach to interpretation.

About Nick Pini:

Nicholas Pini is the black sheep of the Pini family musical dynasty, wandering off-piste at an early age to explore different genres of music. After studying jazz performance at Trinity College of Music he has continued to enjoy a career playing and arranging for many different artists, from Folk/Americana artists such as Laura Marling, Ethan Johns and Nick Mulvey to Jazz musicians Jonathon Gee and Will Butterworth as well as MD’ing for Broadway singer Ramin Karimloo with his Broadgrass project.

Nick Pini

Nick Pini

Joanna Strand at The Pheasantry 16th March 2019

Joanna Strand

At short notice – Joanna Strand at The Pheasantry 16th March 2019

Joanna Stand makes an impromptu return to The Pheasantry to celebrate the music of the late Michael Legrand as a tribute to the composer of so many well loved songs including Windmills of my Mind, The Summer Knows and Yentyl. With John Bailey on piano.

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Michel Legrand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special guest appearance: Romano Viazzani (accordion)

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Tickets: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/joanna-strand-friends

 

TANGO! The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Sunday Lunchtime- 10th March 2019

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Romano Viazzani (accordion)
Corinna Hentschel (violin)
Yaron Stavi (double bass)
Jonathan Preiss (electric guitar)
John Bailey (piano)
Joanna Strand (singer) & Jacqui Tate (singer)

Tickets £20  available from https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/the-romano-viazzani-ensemble

 

TANGO! The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Sunday Lunchtime- 10th March 2019

romano-viazzani-tango-ensemble

Romano Viazzani (accordion)
Corinna Hentschel (violin)
Yaron Stavi (double bass)
Jonathan Preiss (electric guitar)
John Bailey (piano)
Joanna Strand (singer) & Jacqui Tate (singer)

Tickets £20  available from https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/the-romano-viazzani-ensemble

 

West End Night Off – Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf – Joanna Strand & performers from West End Stage- June 17th 2018

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WEST END NIGHT OFF – Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf

A celebration in Song

Phantom of the Opera’s Joanna Strand brings together an exceptional group of jazz musicians and West End singers to celebrate the songs made famous by Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel. Alongside Joanna Strand tonight’s line-up will feature Olivier Dumait (Covent Garden Opera, La Scala, Milan, Theatre des Champs D’Elysee), Luke McCall (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables),Gillian Keith (Covent Garden Opera, English National Opera) and Lydia Jenkins (Jeckyl & Hyde, Elle and the Pocket Belles).

Joanna Strand
Joanna Strand
Olivier Dumait
Olivier Dumait
Luke McCall
Luke McCall
Gillian Keith
Gillian Keith
Lydia Jenkins

 

 

 

 

 

With arrangements of the originals in French, and new translations by Phantom of the Opera’s librettist Charles Hart, this evening’s singers will be joined by Alec Dankworth on double bass, Romano Viazzani on accordion and musical director John Bailey on piano.

Book Tickets: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/jacques-brel-and-edith-piaf

 

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John Bailey
 Alec Dankworth
Alec Dankworth
Romano Viazzani
Romano Viazzani

Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate in cabaret – The Crazy Coqs – Brasserie Zedel Live 18th Feb 2018

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The West End’s favourite jazz-cabaret duo – Joanna Strand & Jacqui Tate – return to Crazy Coqs for an evening of comedy and song.

The Crazy Coqs – Brasserie Zedel Live 18th Feb 2018 at 19.00

Tate is currently performing the role of Madame Thenadier in Les Misérables and Strand has until recently been covering the role of Madame Giry in Phantom of the Opera and is now appearing in Rothschild and Sons at The Park Theatre. Tonight, our two West End Mesdames come together with their well-loved jazz duo show formula, with new arrangements of songs by Piaf, Porter, Arlen, Cy Coleman and many more.

“The most exciting thing in cabaret today, Strand & Tate are the perfect vocal duo. Tate is a natural comedienne and Strand is effortlessly elegant at all times. The result is an act that should be compared to that of Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett” – Cabaret News

Strand & Tate share a host of west end credits including Avenue QSouth PacificMaster Class, and Jekyll & Hyde.

The band member’s line-up John Bailey (piano), Romano Viazzani (accordion), Nick Pini (double bass) and Jason Reeve (drums).


Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit Zedel online at www.brasseriezedel.com/re

Tickets available from: https://www.brasseriezedel.com/live-at-zedel/strand-and-tate-2018