Joanna Strand and Olivier Dumait at The Crazy Coqs – with Romano Viazzani appearing on accordion. a bilingual bonanza of songs by Piaf, Prevert, Legrand, Duke, Strayhorn, Rogers and Hammerstein, and more, all of whom have taken inspiration from the streets of Paris and the nightingales of Mayfair. With John Bailey on Piano, Simon Lea on Drums and Amy Baldwin on Double Bass
The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Covid 19 Lockdown Video – Tango Italiano. The Romano Viazzani Ensemble posted a lockdown video of Tango Italiano on social media one the tracks featured on their recent album London Tango whose opening words really suited the times, to thank their friends and musician colleagues in Italy for being the first to lead us through this pandemic with music. Music, that thing which is so underfunded and ignored by politicians (and one could say the same about many countries’ health services too) became the next most important thing in helping people get through the situation after the health service.
London Tango CD – The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Now available and also downloadable on Spotify, iTunes and other platforms. The London Tango album has been released but the launch concert was postponed until further notice due to Covid19
London Tango CD Launch – The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – The Pheasantry 15th March 2020 – The Romano Viazzani Ensemble have chosen The Pheasantry to be their first in a series of concerts launching their new album London Tango which takes Argentine Tango and adds a London twist. Romano Viazzani relaunched his new ensemble at The Pheasantry, almost exactly two years ago to the day, so where better to launch their much-anticipated new album.
Joanna Strand and Friends Christmas Show – Saturday 21st December 2019 – The Pheasantry – With John Bailey on the piano, Jason Reeve on drums, Alec Dankworth on double bass and Romano Viazzani on accordion and special guest vocalists Rebecca Cooper and Lily Mansfield. Doors 19.00 Show starts 20.30
An Afternoon at the Musicals – Pizza Express Live, Holborn, London. Sunday 16th June with Luke McCall, Joanna Strand, Jacqui Tate, Stephan Ulberini, with band and Romano Viazzani on accordion.
An Afternoon at the Musicals – Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex. Sunday 31st March with Luke McCall, Joanna Strand, Jacqui Tate, Stephan Ulberini, with band and Romano Viazzani on accordion.
TANGO! The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Sunday Lunchtime- 10th March 2019 Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho- artist change. 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. 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.