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 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

 

Joanna Strand at The Crazy Coqs (Live at Zedel) 2nd July 2017 – with Romano Viazzani, John Bailey, Jason Reeve and Nick Pini

Joanna Strand and Ensemble, Romano Viazzani on accordion, John Bailey on Piano, Yaron Stavi on Double Bass, Jason Reeve on drums.

Joanna Strand returns to Live at Zedel (Crazy Coqs) 19.00 on July 2nd 2017

Joanna Strand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally billed as Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate but due to her current commitments in Les Miserábles Jacqui Tate will be unable to perform this time round. However Joanna Strand in cabaret will take you on trip through some of the many songs she has been associated with in the past and that have featured in her albums as well as one or two new ones. She will be ably assisted on accordion by Romano Viazzani, on Piano by John Bailey, on drums by Jason Reeve and on Double Bass by Nick Pini.

Always a fabulous night out and in the wonderful Art Deco surroundings of the ex-billiard room of the Regent Palace Hotel and now part of Brasserie Zedel.

Tickets are £25.00 or £49.00 for Dinner and Show

To book: https://www.brasseriezedel.com/live-at-zedel/joanna-strand-and-jacqui-tate-1/97823708

 

Accordionist Maurizio Minardi at the Crypt of St Martin-in-the-Fields with Gabrielle Ducomble 9th November 2016

Maurizio Minardi and Gabrielle Ducomble

Maurizio Minardi. Café in the Crypt – St Martin-in-the-Fields with Gabrielle Ducomble

On Wed 9th November 2016 accordionist and jazz pianist Maurizio Minardi will be playing in the Cafe’ in the Crypt of St. Martin-in-the-Fields featuring tunes from his latest albums and some from his upcoming album together with a fabulous group of musicians; Nick Pini on Bass and Jason Reeve on Drums
The wonderful Gabrielle Ducomble will join him in the second set, singing french songs included music by Edith Piaff, Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Trenet and Richard Galliano
Video ‘Black Book live at the Crypt’ : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvn05CeKPKw
Video Gabrielle Ducomble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-1HM6sTjY8

ZZ Music are pleased to stock Minardi’s albums  

Maurizio Minardi – piano and accordion
Nick Pini – double bass
Jason Reeve – drums
Gabrielle Ducomble – voice

Music from 8pm
Doors open 6.30pm
Tickets from £8
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=STMF&organ_val=39449&pid=8285799&_ga=1.35861154.307935004.1472583511

St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 4JH
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7766 1100

Joanna Strand & Friends all-star cabaret…with Jacqui Tate and ensemble featuring Romano Viazzani, John Bailey & Nick Pini

Joanna Strand

EVENT CANCELLED

West End Star, JOANNA STRAND & FRIENDS performs a ‘One Night Only’ cabaret in aid of The Make A Difference Trust. Special Guest, Jacqui Tate and amazing West End all-start line-up: Kieran Brown, Rodney Clarke, Alex Evans, Elias Hendricks, Alex Evans, Monique Henry, Thomas Humphreys, Theo Jameson, Colette Lennon, John McLarnon, Nathaniel Morrison, The Other Guys, Nigel Richards, David Shannon, Jez Unwin, Victoria Ward, & The West End Gospel Choir.

EVENT DETAILS

Event::Joanna Strand & Friends
Date::Sunday, 02 Oct 2016
Venue::St Paul’s Covent Garden, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED
Time::Doors open at 7pm. Starts at 7.30pm

Joanna Strand with Romano Viazzani (accordion) at Pizza Express Jazz Club 2nd June 2016

Joanna Strand back at the Pizza Express Jazz Club

The wonderful Joanna Strand will be back at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho, London W1 on 2nd June 2016 to bring her own personal brand of jazz to this historic jazz club and will be joined by Romano Viazzani on Accordion, John Bailey on Piano, Nick Pini on Double Bass and Jason Reeve on Drums.

For her much anticipated return to Pizza Express Dean Street, sensational jazz- cabaret songstress, Joanna Strand brings her ‘beautiful, pure and richly melodic voice’ (John Etheridge) to songs by Mendes, Rodgers, Peggy Lee, Joni Mitchell and Leslie Bricusse.

“Joanna Strand is a great emerging talent and her band are absolutely first class”.   Jeff Young Jazz FM

“Joanna has the power to delight, impress and most of all- touch the soul. She has mastered every genre she puts her magnificent voice to, and brings something fresh and exciting to the jazz world”.

Michael Garrick

Watch video from one of our previous performances at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho

BOOK TICKETS
Joanna strand and ensemble

Classics at the Villa – Romano Viazzani on accordion – 22nd May 2016

Classics at the Villa

Music for a Classic Car show – Villa Scalabrini – Green Street, Shenley, Herts

Buick
Buick
Fiat 500s and 600s-1200
Fiat 500s and 600s
Fiat-500-Topolino-1200
Fiat 500 Topolino
Great-Day-Out-1200
Assorted classic sports cars
Lancia Flaminia Sport-1200
Lancia Flaminia Sport

 

 

Romano Viazzani is very excited to be playing a variety of music from opera, Neapolitan serenades, tango, Italian and american standards and Jazz on his accordion alongside John Bailey on Piano, Nick Pini on Double Bass, Richard Jones on Violin, Jason Reeve on Drums with the beautiful operatic voice of Anna Greco at this event on May 22nd 2016.

Organised by a group of Italians passionate about cars and food.

This fantastic event is set on 25 acres of attractive gardens distinguishes itself due to its Italian food offering and the fact that all money raised goes to charity. So come along and expect a warm Italian welcome.

All makes and models are welcomed from Supercars to classic cars / bikes / campervans / specials etc

Show details:
Date: Sunday the 22nd of May 2016
Time: 9:30am-16:30pm

Cost:
Entry Prices 2016:
Vehicles visiting £4 per person (U12’s go free)
Vehicles exhibiting £10 per vehicle
Bikes showing £3 per person

We look forward to seeing you here.

Villa Scalabrini
Green Street
Shenley
Herts
WD7 9BB (satnav address)

Any questions or further information please contact us on 07956156741 GIULIANO or via email info@classicsatthevilla.com

Check out lasts years event :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPOqWJPVIL4&feature=youtu.be

On the day:
-Lots of classics, supercars ,specials, bikes etc
-Motoring clubs
-Trade stands
-Cocktail bar
-Music band
-Fantastic food
-Best car or bike trophies “Villa Scalabrini cup”

Cars and Great Italian street food. Fast Cars and Slow Food.

Regional foods include Cannoli Siciliane, Birra Peroni, Franchi Seeds from Bergamo, Porchetta Romana, pasta, wood oven pizzas ,BBQ, Sausages from Parma, Salumi from Piemonte ,Italian ice cream, Coffee from Piacenza and a lot more.

A real family day.

If you would like to reserve a undercover paddock for your special car or if you are a club and would like to reserve a designated area please contact us and we will do our best


Advance tickets from:
www.classicsatthevilla.com

London Festival of Cabaret – Joanna Strand & Jacqui Tate with Romano Viazzani, John Bailey, Jason Reeve and Nick Pini, 24th April 2016

Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate

London Festival of Cabaret – Joanna Strand & Jacqui Tate with Romano Viazzani on accordion.  Sunday 24th April 2016

Yes, they’re back at The Pheasantry, King’s Road, London for the first time since their fabulous Christmas show, this time as part of the London festival of Cabaret Series with their usual line-up of Romano Viazzani (accordion) John Bailey (piano), Jason Reeve (drums) and Nick Pini (double bass) the two fabulous cabaret singers who met on the West End stage when they were both in Phantom of the Opera will delight you with their songs of comedy, tragedy and drama!  Don’t miss.

For tickets see:

http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/popBook.aspx?showId=0ab5af1b-b51b-4286-a84b-a0e7d895405c&showDateId=9046

or more reliably call the Box Office on 0845 6027 017 (Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm) to book a table. Doors open at 6.30pm

Christmas with Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate at The Pheasantry 20th December 2015

Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate Christmas cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

After their successful autumn trip to New York’s 54 Below and Birdland don’t miss a wonderful Christmas Cabaret at The Pheasantry, King’s Road, Chelsea, London on the 20th December 2015 (Doors at 18.30).  The West End’s Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate will be singing some wonderful songs and plenty of Christmas tunes to get you in the mood for seasonal celebrations.  Fun for all the family.  They will be accompanied by Romano Viazzani on accordion, John Bailey on Piano, Jason Reeveon Drums and Nick Pini on Bass.  Watch out for more cabarets in 2016.

 

Avoid the website it doesn’t work! Better to call the Box Office on 0845 6027 017 (Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm).

Christmas with Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate at The Pheasantry 20th December 2015

Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate and Ensemble

A Christmas Cabaret

After their successful autumn trip to New York’s 54 Below and Birdland don’t miss a wonderful Christmas Cabaret at The Pheasantry, King’s Road, Chelsea, London on the 20th December 2015 (Doors at 18.30).  The West End’s Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate will be singing some wonderful songs and plenty of Christmas tunes to get you in the mood for seasonal celebrations.  Fun for all the family.  They will be accompanied by Romano Viazzani on accordion, John Bailey on Piano, Jason Reeveon Drums and Nick Pini on Bass.  Watch out for more cabarets in 2016.

 

Avoid the website it doesn’t work! Better to call the Box Office on 0845 6027 017 (Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm).