Viva & The Reinforcements

Viva & The Reinforcements

 Portland, Maine, USA
BandJazzLatin

Viva & The Reinforcements is a world-traveling 'Next Deco Latin Jazz' group that, with saucy vintage burlesque at its roots and an unforgettable performer at its helm, balances classic standards refreshingly renewed and contemporary hits with a twist.

Biography

Viva & The Reinforcements deliver spicy cosmopolitan grooves in a show that balances the zest of burlesque with classic standards elegantly renewed. She likes her coffee black, her tequila neat, her men strong and her women stronger. Backed by an ever-changing fleet of the jazz elite, she'll slide her way into your fondest memories with just a flick of her hips. Always thrilling, never the same show twice.

As a small child, Viva was exposed to a robust variety of music (from Cuban son to 90s pop to chamber orchestra to the Great American Songbook) and made her stage debut with musical theatre in high school. She began singing with a small jazz combo at 21 years old and directed her first performance a year later. After some time in studio and abroad, Viva assembled an elite team of jazz musicians for the premiere of Viva & the Reinforcements. Since then, the group has played hundreds of sparkling events, each different than the last in song choice, instrumentation, and costume design in dozens of cities across the continents. 

Viva quickly noticed the variety of people attending her shows: old, young, educated, poor, affluent, Americans and ex-patriots alike, all digging the same sweet grooves. More importantly, as these different people saw each other at Viva & The Reinforcements shows relationships began to build among regulars. It was then Viva realized the impact she could have on the world by providing party space for people of different backgrounds and interests to explore together.

With that in mind, Viva took off on #EastCoastTour2017 to visit with audiences and musicians in big cities and small, from New Orleans, LA to Toronto, CA, returning to Portland, ME to open for such acts as Pink Martini and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with The Reinforcements and The Dance Armada, choreography by THEO.

The bandleader lives in Portland, ME, producing the ongoing music festival #PollFest, a musical initiative to increase voter engagement and education. 

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Genre: Next Deco Jazz
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Set List

Full set list available on vivasensation.com
Bacio a Mezzanotte
Back to Black
Beautiful Love
Begin the Beguine
Bei Mir Bist du Schoen
Besame Mucho
The Best Is Yet to Come
Brazil
Bye Bye Baby
Caravan
C'est Si Bon
Chega de Saudade
Coming Home Baby Now
Dark Eyes
Desafinado
รข€‹Diferente
Down in Mexico
Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Fibre de Verre
Good Morning Heartache
and many more...