VIVA & The Reinforcements
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VIVA & The Reinforcements

Portland, ME | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Portland, ME | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Jazz Latin

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Jan
04
VIVA & The Reinforcements @ Private Show

Augusta, ME

Augusta, ME

Jun
05
VIVA & The Reinforcements @ Aura

ME

ME

Oct
16
VIVA & The Reinforcements @ Aura

ME

ME

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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 Viva's own dance team, 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: salsacore
http://www.vivasensation.com/
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