Viva & The Reinforcements
A funky typhoon has been brewing, and it's coming to The Dance Hall! Viva & The Reinforcements is a world-traveling 'Next Deco Latin Jazz' group that, with saucy vintage burlesque at its roots, balances classic standards refreshingly renewed and contemporary hits with a twist. The show is spectacular, engaging, seductive and different every time.
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.
Viva just finished her first full-length album, recorded at Portland House of Music & Events with the nine-piece band and mixed live by Nashville's own Ian P. Hundt in January 2017, now available at vivasensation.com.
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 in 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 set list, 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 is taking off on #EastCoastTour2017 to visit with audiences and musicians in big cities and small, from Portland, ME to New Orleans, LA to Chicago, IL. #Followthesensation across the country, around the world and to The Dance Hall!
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7 Walker St., PO Box 691
Kittery, ME 03904
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