UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
More dates will be added as they are booked so stay tuned!

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VIRNA SANZONE QUINTET

at the
DARLING HARBOUR JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
  SUNDAY 23rd MAY 2010
Convention Centre Forecourt
Stage
1.30pm - 2.30pm
www.darlingharbour.com
 

This has become one of Sydney's most important festivals, featuring some of the coutry's finest jazz and blues artists. Virna wil be joined by a sublime band featuring James Muller on guitar, Matt McMahon on keys, Phil Stack on bass and Jamie Cameron on drums.   

MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AIR

with
PAUL KELLY
and the
AUSTRALIAN ART ORCHESTRA
 

SATURDAY 5th JUNE 2010

Hamer Hall - The Arts Centre
8 pm
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Ph: 1300 182 183
www.theartscentre.com.au
 

Meet Me in the Middle of the Air is a concert that brings together a plethora of Australian talent, to present new arrangements of the music of the legendary Paul Kelly. Performed by Paul Kelly himself, with Vika and Linda Bull, The Australian Art Orchestra led by Paul Grabowsky and a lush vocal section featuring Tina Harrod, Virna Sanzone, Juanita Tippins, Jonah Latukefu, Dan Barnett and Steve Clisby! Performed once before in the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House to rave reviews, this will be the first airing of the show in Paul's home city.

VIRNA SANZONE BAND!!

at
505
 

SATURDAY 19th JUNE 2010
505
Sydney
Music starts 9pm
280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
www.venue505.com

 

This will be Virna's debut performance for 505 at their brand new space. 505 is a great, dedicated music venue run by bass player extraordinaire, Cameron Undy, with gigs six nights a week, a full dinner menu and bar and something that is becoming very rare in venues these days - a grand piano! Featuring Matt McMahon on piano, Ben Waples on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums. Be sure to visit their website to check out what else is happening there.   

VIRNA SANZONE BAND!!

  SATURDAY 3rd JULY 2010
Metro Theatre
Sydney
8pm
624 George St, Sydney
Ph: 02 9550 3666
www.metrotheatre.com.au
 

After contributing backing vocals to their new album, Virna will join multi-platinum selling group Thirsty Merc, alongside Carmen Smith and Tina Harrod, on part of their Mousetrap Heart Tour. They will be showcasing brand new tracks from the forthcoming album.

VIRNA SANZONE BAND!!

  FRIDAY 16th JULY 2010
The Vanguard
Sydney
Doors open 6.30pm
Music starts 9pm
42 King St, Newtown
Ph: 02 9020 6959
www.thevanguard.com.au
 

After previous sell-out shows at this now iconic Sydney venue, Virna returns with an exceptional band to perform her own original material as well as  some much loved songs. Featuring Gerard Masters on keys, Brett Hirst on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums. Stay tuned for special guests to be announced. Dinner and show available. Bookings are reccomended as this is an intimate venue and shows sell out fast.    

PAST PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

       
 

 

   
 

VIRNA SANZONE BAND!!

with special guests
The Hipstones
SATURDAY 1st MAY 2010
The Vanguard
www.thevanguard.com.au

After previous sell-out shows at this now iconic Sydney venue, Virna returns with an exceptional band to perform her own original material as well as  some much loved songs. Featuring Matt McMahon on keys, James Haselwood on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums. Mark Palmer and Anthea White of the Hipstones will also feature on backing vocals, as well as performing an opening set. Dinner and show available. Bookings  are reccomended as this is an intimate venue and shows sell out fast.  

VIRNA SANZONE BAND!!
with special guests
Evan and The Brave featuring DANIEL MIFSUD

FRIDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2010
The Vanguard
Virna returns to the Vanguard with Matthew McMahon on keys, Brett Hirst on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums. Opening the show will be Dan Mifsud with his nre band Evan and The Brave. Performing songs from their respective releases. as well as fresh new originals and other songs they love.

A Tribute To The Legendary JONI MITCHELL
FRIDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2009
Melbourne International Arts Festival
Hamer Hall - The Arts Centre

www.theartscentre.com.au

FRIDAY 30th OCTOBER 2009
Sydney Opera House - Concert Hall

www.sydneyoperahouse.com.au

WEDNESDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2009
Queensland Performing Arts Centre - Concert Hall

www.qpac.com.au

An ensemble of Australia's foremost singers and musicians will present an extraordinary series of concert tributes to this legendary artist. Katie Noonan, Wendy Matthews, Kristin Berardi, Virna Sanzone, Tania Bowra, Louise Perryman and Rachel Gaudry, together with an outstanding 12-piece band, will pay homage to one of the most respected singer-songwriters in music. Joni Mitchell is one of the defining artists of contemporary music. As a recording artist, she has gathered the highest accolades in popular music, including nine Grammy awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The poetry, insight and originality of her music have influenced so many artists that contemporary songwriting without her is unimaginable, and the sheer beauty of her songs have thrilled music lovers through the five decades of her career. This very special concert is sure to sell out fast. See www.joni.com.au for more information and to register for pre-sale tickets. 

DEBUT NASHVILLE PERFORMANCE!!

WEDNESDAY 7th OCTOBER 2009
Bluebird Cafe

4104 Hillsboro Pike 
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
www.bluebirdcafe.com
This will be Virna's first performnace in Nashville at the legendary Bluebird Cafe, a venue that has  provided an invaluable platform for singer songwriters for many years. Virna will be joined by a great local band featuring Pat Bergeson (guitar), Will Barrow (piano), Jerry Navarro (bass), Tom Giampietro (drums). With Annie Sellick (voice) and Pat Bergeson (guitar) doing an opening set.

SPECIAL GUEST WITHSEAN WAYLAND IN NYC!!

TUESDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2009
55 Bar
55 Christopher St 
New York, 10014, USA
(718) 965 9177
www.55bar.com
Virna will join expat Australian, Sean Wayland at this legendary New York venue, performing both his and her own compositions.

VIRNA SANZONE BAND!! with special guest EDOARDO SANTONI
THURSDAY 20th AUGUST 2009
The Vanguard
www.thevanguard.com.au
Sure to be a very special, uplifting and inspiring night, and a long-awaited joining of forces between Sanzone and Santoni. Performing songs from their respective releases, as well as fresh new originals and other songs they love, separately and together. Virna will be joined by Gerard Masters on keys, Jonathan Zwartz on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums. Edoardo will be joined by Simon Rudston-Brown on guitar. Dinner and show available.

JUNGLEHAMMER Album Preview with iOTA
WEDNESDAY 22nd JULY 2009

The Basement - Sydney

Doors open 7pm
29 Reiby Place
Circular Quay

Ph: 02 9251 2797
www.thebasement.com.au

Keyboard players James Guiney and Lindsay Page are proud to be performing a sneak preview of their 3rd Junglehammer album where they are once again collaborating with master songsmith iOTA. Having just hung up the stilettos from his role as Frankenfurter in The Rocky Horror Show, iOTA and Junglehammer will be showcasing their new material and favourite songs from their acclaimed second album Strange Fascination. This is another rare opportunity to see this production team and their stellar band, featuring Virna Sanzone on backing vocals, create some sophisticated underground grooves.

BENEFIT CONCERT for BETTE MOTZING
MONDAY 20th JULY 2009
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
This will be a benefit concert to aid Bill and Bette Motzing in defraying medical costs that they are enduring as our dear friend Bette fights cancer. The concert will feature many musicians whose lives have been touched and influenced by the Motzings including Judy Bailey, Craig Scott, Kerrie Biddell, Kevin Hunt, Matt McMahon, Virna Sanzone, Joy Yates and Dave Macrae, Steve Brien, Dale Barlow, Ron Philpott, the Conservatorium Big Band, Bridie King and many more. Both Bill and Bette have been associated with educating young musicians at the Conservatorium for many years. Please join us in support of Bette and in a celebration of fine music. 

THURSDAY 4th JUNE 2009
The Basement - Sydney

Special Appearance With The Hipstones

Virna will perform a few of her own songs as a guest with the Hipstones, the lovechild of Anthea White and Mark Palmer. They will be heading to New York for an extended period later in June so this will be your last chance to catch them for a while.

WEDNESDAY 27th MAY 2009

CONGO BENEFIT

Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre

Cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
Virna will join forces with fellow singer / songwriters, Rachel Gaudry and Louise Perryman to support those displaced by the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Other groups performing on the night include the Sandy Evans trio and Daryl Aberhart.

THURSDAYS in APRIL 2009

THE WOOLLAHRA HOTEL

VIRNA SANZONE BAND

Cnr Queen & Moncur Sts
Woollahra
Ph: 02 9327 9700
www.woollahrahotel.com.au

Virna returns to the Woollahra Hotel with some great musicians including Hamish Stuart and Declan Kelly on drums, Alex Hewetson on bass, Gerard Masters and Matt McMahon on keys and James Muller on guitar.

FRIDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2009
Dome Bar @

The Arthouse Hotel - Sydney
Lvl 1, 275 Pitt St
Sydney

Ph: 02 9284 1230
www.thearthousehotel.com.au

Featuring Virna on keys and Aaron Flower on guitar.

SATURDAY 17th JANUARY 2009
SIMA @ The Sound Lounge -

Seymour Centre, Sydney
Cnr City Rd & Cleveland Sts
Chippendale

Ph: 02 9351 7940
www.sima.org.au

Virna returns to the Sound Lounge joined by some of Australia's finest musicians including Tom O'Halloran on keys, James Muller on guitar, Phil Stack on bass and Tim Firth on drums.

GRANDMASTER of SOUL - A TRIBUTE TO JACKIE ORSZACZKY

SATURDAY 6th & SUNDAY 7th DECEMBER 2008

Sydney Opera House, The Studio

www.sydneyoperahouse.com

A concert to honour the man who gave us all so much. A truly all-star lineup featuring Tina Harrod, Hamish Stuart, Dave Symes, Matt McMahon, James Greening, Mathew Ottignon and many more come together to celebrate the life and work of one of Australia's few great bandleaders. Hear Jackie's compositions from throughout his career performed by the people who lived, loved and worked with him. Jackie Orszaczky, a renowned bass guitarist and one of the nation's most influential band leaders of the past 25 years, died in early 2008 after a long illness.

TUESDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2008

JAZZGROOVE @ The Excelsior Hotel, Surry Hills

64 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
Ph: 02 9211 4945
www.jazzgroove.com.au

JAZZGROOVE FUNDRAISER

Special guest with the Carl Dewhurst quartet.

PAUL KELLY, VIKA & LINDA BULL and

The Australian Art Orchestra led by PAUL GRABOWSKY

FRIDAY 17th OCTOBER 2008

Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

Meet Me in the Middle of the Air is a concert that brings together a plethora of Australian talent, to present new arrangements of the music of the legendary Paul Kelly. Performed by Paul Kelly himself, with Vika and Linda Bull, The Australian Art Orchestra led by Paul Grabowsky and a lush vocal section featuring Tina Harrod, Virna Sanzone, Juanita Tippins, Jonah Latukefu, Darren Percival and Steve Clisby!

WEDNESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2008

Lavazza Italian Film Festival - Opening Night

www.italianfilmfestival.com.au

Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt

THURSDAY 24th JULY 2008

AB Hotel

225 Glebe Point Rd

Performing with Charlie Meadows on guitar and Brendan Clarke on bass.

FRIDAY 18th JULY 2008
Dome Bar @ The Arthouse Hotel - Sydney

www.thearthousehotel.com.au

Featuring Gerard Masters on keys.

THURSDAY 17th JULY 2008

The Piano Rom, Trademark Hotel - Sydney

1 Bayswater Rd
Kings Cross
www.trademarkhotel.com.au

With Gerard Masters on keys, Tim Firth on drums and Virna on vocals, keyboard bass and maybe some drums as well!

SATURDAY 14th & SUNDAY 15th June 2008
Motori Italiani - Sydney

Rose Hill Racegardens
www.motoriitaliani.com

Virna Sanzone Band

Virna will perform a 40 minute set with her band, featuring James Muller on guitar, Matt McMahon on keys, Alex Hewetson on bass and Toby Hall on drums.

FRIDAY 6th JUNE 2008
Dome Bar @ The Arthouse Hotel - Sydney

www.thearthousehotel.com.au

Featuring Tom O'Halloran on keys.

FRIDAY 23rd MAY 2008
The Piano Room @ The Trademark Hotel - Sydney

Midnight - 3am

Come check out the unique view of Sydney from this fabulous new venue. Featuring Gerard Masters on keys, Evan Mannell on drums and Virna playing left-hand bass on the Micro Korg!

FRIDAY 16th May 2008
Hemmesphere @ The Establishment Hotel - Sydney

Lvl 4, 252 George St

Sydney
Ph: 02 9240 3040
www.establishmenthotel.com

Virna will be joined by Gerard Masters on keys, including left hand bass, as well as James Hauptmann on drums.

SATURDAY 10th MAY 2008
The Basement - Sydney

Special Appearance With Matanza

Virna will appear as a special guest with 10 piece Latin / Funk band , Matanza, led by saxophonist, Paul Chenard. Also appearing will be fellow vocalists Merenia and Anita Meiruntu, as well as Francisca Munoz. This night will certainly feature a lot of energy and many different languages!!

THURSDAY 8th MAY 2008
The Piano Room @ The Trademark Hotel - Sydney

Come check out the unique view of Sydney from this fabulous new venue. Featuring Matt McMahon on keys, including left-hand bass and James Hauptmann on drums.

WEDNESDAY 7th May 2008
Bondi Icebergs - Sydney
1 Notts Ave

Bondi Beach
Ph: 02 9130 3120
www.icebergs.com.au

Virna Sanzone Band

Virna will perform with her own band as part of a new, regular gig presented by Jonathan Zwartz of Starfish Club fame. Featuring Matt McMahon on piano, James Haselwood on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums.

SUNDAY 16th MARCH 2008
The Woollahra Hotel
- Sydney

Virna Sanzone Band

Always a great vibe, Virna will be joined by Matt McMahon on keys, Alex Hewetson on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums.

SPIRIT OF SOUL FESTIVAL

SUNDAY 20th JANUARY 2008
The Factory Theatre - Sydney

105 Victoria Rd
Marrickville
Ph: 02 9550 3666
www.spiritofsoul.com.au

Virna Sanzone Band

The Spirit of Soul Festival is a community event that has been organised to raise funds and awareness for mental illness. Taking place from 18-20 January, it will showcase some of Australia's most talented artists. Joining Virna will be Matt McMahon on keys, James Haselwood on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Enmore Theatre Box Office.

SYDNEY FESTIVAL!!

THURSDAY 17th January 2008
Riverside Theatres - Sydney

Riverside Courtyard
Cnr Church & Market Sts Parramatta
Ph: 02 8839 3399
www.sydneyfestival.org.au

"JAZZ DIVAS SERIES"
Virna will perform a very special concert with her band as part of the Sydney Festival's "Jazz Divas Series". Featuring James Muller on guitar, Matt McMahon on piano, Alex Hewetson on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums. Also sharing the bill are Tina Harrod and Lily Dior who will perform on the 12th & 18th respectively.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

MONDAY 31st DECEMBER 2007

CAFE SYDNEY

Customs House - Circular Quay

www.cafesydney.com.au

The best spot to be bringing in the new year!! Virna will perform with her all star band including James Muller on guitar, Gerard Masters on keys, Alex Hewetson on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums. Plus special guest, Lily Dior on late!

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!!

SATURDAY 29th DECEMBER 2007

PEATS RIDGE FESTIVAL- Sydney / Central Coast

VIRNA SANZONE BAND

Glenworth Valley

Cooks Rd, Peats Ridge

www.peatsridgefestival.com.au

Following on from her appearance on the main stage at last year's Peats Ridge Festival with Matanza, Virna returns, this time bringing her own band to the jazz stage. Joining her will be Gerard Masters on keys, Alex Hewetson on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums.

SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER 2007

Woollahra Hotel
www.woollahrahotel.com.au

Featuring Jonathan Pease on guitar, Nick SInclair on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums.

THURS 6th & FRI 7th DEC 2007

NORFOLK ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Marquee - Norfolk Island
www.norfolkisland.com.au

Sharing the bill with many wonderful artists including Vince Jones amongst others, Virna will perform on the mainstage on two consecutive nights at this unique festival. Joining her will be Matt McMahon on keys and Ben Waples on bass.

THURSDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2007

ITALIAN JAZZ IN MELBOURNE

VIRNA SANZONE with TONY GOULD

BMW Edge, Federation Square

Cnr Swanston and Flinders Sts

Melbourne

www.iicmelbourne.esteri.it

Italian Jazz in Melbourne is back once again, bringing together artists from Italy and Australian jazz musicians of Italian origin. Virna will perform a set with Melbourne's Tony Gould on piano. They will share the bill with an outstanding line up including the Joe Chindamo Quartet.

TUESDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2007

VIRNA SANZONE BAND

Excelsior Hotel

Jazzgroove Association Night

Virna returns to perform her original material for the Jazzgroove Association. Joined by Matt McMahon on keys, Alex Hewetson on bass and Hamish Sturat on drums.

FRIDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2007

SIMA:Sydney Improvised Music Association at

THE SOUND LOUNGE
Seymour Centre - Sydney

Virna Sanzone Band
www.sima.org.au

Virna returns to perform for SIMA, this time with Matt McMahon on keys, Phil Stack on bass and Toby Hall on drums.

TUESDAY 30th OCTOBER 2007

SPECIAL GUEST with SEAN WAYLAND
The Basement - Sydney
Virna will join her long-time friend and collaborator Sean Wayland, on a short visit from New York, which he currently calls home. Also performing will be Justine Clarke and a superb band including Alex Hewetson on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums.

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER 2007

VIRNA SANZONE BAND

Macquarie Hotel

42 Wentworth Ave

Surry Hills

www.macquariehotel.com

Virna brings her band to Sydney's house of funk and soul, the Mac Hotel. Joining her will be Jonathan Pease on guitar, Stuart Hunter on keys (and left hand bass!) and the inimitable Calvin Welch on drums.

WEDNESDAY 29th AUGUST 2007

SPECIAL GUEST with MAURICE D'ABRUZZO
The Basement - Sydney

Following on from their initial performance with Lulo Reinhhardt at The Basement last year, Virna will join Maurice D'Abruzzo once again to perform a set in duo mode.

SATURDAY 25th AUGUST 2007

SIMA:Sydney Improvised Music Association at

THE SOUND LOUNGE
Seymour Centre - Sydney

Virna Sanzone Band
www.sima.org.au

Some of you may have caught Virna with her long-time collaborator, Gerard Masters, when they performed for SIMA in February. This will be Virna's debut performance as band leader for one of Sydney's most important jazz organisations. Featuring Matt McMahon on keys, Alex Hewetson on bass, Hamish Stuart on drums and special guest, Aaron Flower on guitar. Be sure to get in early and book a table!

CANCELLED!!

WEDNESDAY 25th July 2007

VIRNA SANZONE WITH MIKE NOCK
Wine Banq - Sydney
53 Martin Place, Sydney
Ph: 02 9222 1919
www.winebanq.com.au

SADLY, THE WINE BANQ HAS RECENTLY CLOSED ITS DOORS SO THIS PERFORMANCE WILL NOT GO AHEAD. STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER PERFORMANCE WITH MIKE NOCK.

Virna will perform for the first time with Sydney's legendary pianist Mike Nock, as well as Jonathan Zwartz on bass and James Waples on drums. A night not to be missed!

TUESDAY 10th JULY 2007
SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND

Bitter End - New York
147 Bleeker St (bet. Thompson & La Guardia)
Ph: 212 673 7030
www.bitterend.com

Four Australian songwriters, three of whom are currently based in New York, showcasing their original material in a very intimate setting. Virna will join Nadia Ackerman, Karlie Bruce and Karen Jacobsen for Songwriters In The Round.

Friday 15th June 2007

Rockwood Music Hall - New York City

196 Allen St (bet. E Houston & Stanton)

Ph: 212 477 4155

www.rockwoodmusichall.com

A special performance in one of New York City's most intimate venues. Featuring fellow Australians Sean Wayland on keys plus Nadia Ackerman and Karlie Bruce on backing vocals.

SATURDAY 9th JUNE 2007

Darling Harbour Jazz Festival -

Sydney
Convention Cntr Forecourt Stage

www.darlingharbour.com

Virna Sanzone Band

Some of you may have caught Virna with the Matt McMahon Trio at the 2005 Darling Harbour Jazz Festival. This will be Virna's debut performance as band leader at one of Sydney's most popular jazz festivals. Stay tuned for more details about this gig.

SATURDAY 12th MAY 2007
The Vanguard - Sydney
42 King St, Newtown
Ph: 02 9557 7992
www.thevanguard.com.au

Following on from a hugely successful double bill at The Basement earlier this year, Virna and Tina will do a follow up performance at The Vanguard, another of Sydney's best and most intimate venues. Tina and Virna will each perform their own set with a great band which includes, Matt McMahon on keys, Alex Hewetson on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums. Be sure to get in early and book a table!

FRIDAY 20th APRIL 2007
Wine Banq - Sydney

VIRNA SANZONE & VANESSA BAKER

Virna and Vanessa join forces to do their soul thing once again! This will be your last chance to catch Vanessa Baker before she relocates to Byron Bay for a few months. Featuring Sam Hawksley on guitar, James Haselwood on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums.

FRIDAY 9th MARCH 2007
Bennetts Lane - Melbourne

25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne
Ph: 03 9663 2856
www.bennettslane.com

VIRNA SANZONE AND TONY GOULD

Virna returns to Melbourne's premier jazz venue for the first time since the 2005 Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival. This will be a long overdue performance by Virna and sublime pianist Tony Gould. Also joining them will be Nick Haywood on bass and Alan Browne onn drums. This promises to be a very special evening.

SUNDAYS 11 & 18 FEB 2007
Woollahra Hotel
www.woollahrahotel.com.au

Always a great place to play, Virna returns to the Woollahra featuring some of her favourite soul material plus originals. Joined by a great band including Matthew McMahon on keys, James Haselwood on bass and Hamish Stuart on drums.

FRIDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2007

SIMA: Sydney Improvised Music Association at

THE SOUND LOUNGE

VIRNA SANZONE WITH

THE GERARD MASTERS TRIO
Virna will appear as a special guest with her long time collaborator, Gerard Masters, and his trio, featuring Cameron Undy on bass and Dave Goodman on drums, in this her debut performance for SIMA. Together they will perform new original music as well as revisiting material from Masters' Finn Brothers Project, first performed at the Sydney Opera House as part of the 2006 Jazz Now Festival. Keep an eye out for a subsequent performance for SIMA later in 2007, in which Virna will lead her own band.

VIRNA SANZONE BAND

TUESDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2007
Excelcior Hotel

Jazzgroove Association Night
The Jazzgroove Association is going strong with an amazing line up of Australia's finest musicians featured every Tuesday night. Virna will take the stage tonight, joined by Gerard Masters on keys, Alex Hewetson on bass, Hamish Stuart on drums, and perhaps a special guest or two.

VIRNA SANZONE & VANESSA BAKER

FRIDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2007

Wine Banq - Sydney

Virna and Vanessa join forces to do their thing once again! Featuring Sam Boyd on keys, Alex Hewetson on bass and Ivan Jordan on drums.

SPECIAL DOUBLE BILL

VIRNA SANZONE AND TINA HARROD

TUESDAY 16th JANUARY 2007
The Basement - Sydney

If you can only make it to one gig in January, this is it! Tina and Virna will each perform their own set as part of this special double bill. Joined by a superb band that includes Matt McMahon on piano and Jonathan Zwartz on bass, this promises to be an inspiring evening of music led by two of our most respected singers. Be sure to phone the Basement to book a table and enquire about their dinner and show deals.

THURSDAY 4th JANUARY 2007
The Basement - Sydney

Guest Appearance with Steve Morrison
Virna will join Steve to perform a handful of tunes in this, one of her many guest appearances at The Basement in recent times. Featuring a great collection of Sydney musicians plus guest spots from fellow singers Jeff Duff and Elana Stone.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

SUNDAY 31st DECEMBER 2006

Peats Ridge Festival - NSW

www.peatsridgefestival.com.au

Guest Performance with Matanza

Virna will join saxophonist Paul Chenard and crew to bring in the new year at this mammoth "sustainable arts and music festival".

THURSDAY 21st DECEMBER 2006

Wine Banq

Virna Sanzone & Vanessa Baker

With Christmas only a few days away it only makes sense to join Virna and Vanessa for some festive season frivolity at one of their favourite venues. Featuring fresh original tunes, much loved soul material and maybe even a special Christmas number or two thrown in! Joined by Sam Boyd on keys, Tim Curnick on bass and the inimitable Calvin Welch on drums.

THURSDAY 14th DECEMBER 2006
The Basement - Sydney

Jeff Duff's Christmas Extravaganza
Jump into your sleighs and cruise on down to The Basement to join Duffo and a cast of little helpers to celebrate Christmas '06. Raising much needed funds for the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, the concert features an absolute cavalcade of The Basement's favourite artists singing their fave Christmas songs and one or two of their own tunes. Special guest singers will be dropping in throughout the night to give their time & talents to the concert, amongst them, Virna Sanzone, The Idea of North, Delilah, Louise Perryman, Karlie Bruce, Dan Barnett, Frank Bennett, Steve Clisby, Jack Housden from the Whitlams, and more...all backed by the Jeff Duff Band.

TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER 2006
The Basement - Sydney

Benefit Concert for Jayden Koolloos
Virna will perform as part of a stellar line up featuring some wonderful Australian talent, including Emma Pask, Karlie Bruce, Jeff Duff and Rachel Gaudry just to name a few, plus special guest Jon Stevens. Presented by New York based singer Nadia Ackerman, this promises to be an inspiring and uplifting evening of music.

FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER 2006

Wine Banq - Sydney

Virna Sanzone & Vanessa Baker

Virna will join forces with fellow singer Vanessa Baker, performing fresh, original tunes and much loved soul material. Joining them will be Sam Boyd (keys), James Haselwood (bass) and Ivan Jordan (drums).

SATURDAY 14th October 2006

Naked Voice - Paddington

Eastside Music Cafe

395 Oxford St, Paddington

Ph: 02 9331 2646

bookings@eastsidearts.org.au

Virna Sanzone, Sylvia Entcheva & Margaret Walters

Virna will perform an unaccompanied set as part of a triple bill with fellow singers Sylvia Entcheva and Margaret Walters. The three will also perform as a group on what promises to be a unique evening of purely vocal music! All ages welcome.

SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER 2006

SONGLINES FESTIVAL - Blue Mountains

Joined by Gerard Masters - piano, Alex Hewetson - bass and David Hibbard - drums, Virna will feature on a diverse bill that includes artists such as Dan Barnett, Lily Dior, Arabesk and The Resurrectors to name a few.

FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2006

JAZZ:NOW Festival - Sydney

The Studio, Sydney Opera House

www.sydneyoperahouse.com

JAZZ:NOW 06 - Presented by SIMA & JAZZGROOVE

Virna will perform as part of Gerard Masters' Finn Brothers Project on what promises to be a memorable concert. One of Sydney's foremost jazz pianists and composers, Masters will present his new interpretations of pop classics by Tim and Neil Finn, reharmonised and rearranged. Also featuring Aaron Flower - guitar, Jonathan Zwartz - bass and Hamish Stuart - drums.

MONDAY 24th JULY 2006

Halo Bar - Battersea

317 Battersea Park Rd

Battersea, London

Ph: 087 1207 4268

Virna will perform with a great London band including Max Grunhard - sax, Neville Malcolm - bass (Incognito) and Eduardo Marquez - drums.

SUNDAY 23rd JUNE 2006

The Far Side - Brixton

144 Stockwell Rd

Brixton, London

Ph: 020 7095 1401

www.thefarsidebar.co.uk

SUNDAY 28th MAY 2006

Jazz and Shiraz - Cronulla

DIG

Virna will perform as part of DIG at Cronulla's food and wine festival.

TUESDAY 6th JUNE 2006

Excelsior Hotel - Surry Hills

Jazzgroove Association Night

WALRUS led by Gerard Masters

Gerard Masters' latest band, Walrus will be taking the Jazzgroove stage tonight, featuring Gerard on keys, Tim Rollinson; guitar, Jonathan Zwartz; bass, Ivan Jordan; drums, Matt Kegan; saxophone and Virna on vocals. Featuring original material by Gerard and Virna amongst others. Come hear the band just before they go into the studio to record an album for release later this year.

TUESDAY 4th APRIL 2006

Excelsior Hotel - Sydney

Jazzgroove Association Night

This will be Virna's first performance as bandleader for the Jazzgroove Association . She will be performing original material with

Gerard Masters (piano), James Muller (guitar), James Haselwood (bass), Hamish Stuart (drums), Vanessa Baker & Elana Stone (backing vocals). Be sure to arrive early as Virna will be first up. Performing after her will be Andy Fiddes with his band.

SUNDAY 16th APRIL 2006

The Basement - Sydney

d.i.g on the Dancefloor

Following on from recent performances on New Years Eve at Darling Harbour and Australia Day celebrations in Hyde park, Virna will be joining DIG once again, as they perform a special set in dancefloor mode. Be sure to keep an ear out for some new material from this legendary Australian band.

Special Guests: Lucky Dollar feat. Lachlan Doley + DJ Peret Mako

SUNDAYS 23rd & 30th April 2006
Woollahra Hotel - Sydney

116 Queen St Woollahra
Ph: 02 9363 2519

Virna, returns to a The Woollahra for the last two Sundays in April, performing originals as well as her favourite soul selections. Joining her will be Tim Rollinson (guitar), Gerard Masters (keys), Alex Hewetson (bass) and Hamish Stuart (drums). What a band!

MONDAY 13th MARCH 2006

The Basement - Sydney

Following on from a huge year in 2005, Virna returns to The Basement, performing songs from her highly acclaimed debut album, as well as fresh original material. Featuring the talents of Gerard Masters (piano), Alex Hewetson (bass), Hamish Stuart (drums), Vanessa Baker (backing vocals). Joined by Vanessa Baker performing an opening set.

WEDNESDAY 8th March 2006
The Vanguard - Sydney

Cindy Drummond CD Launch
Virna, along with Peter O'Doherty, Reg Mombassa, Jonathan Zwartz, Matt McMahon, and fellow singers Toni Allayialis, Jane Lindsay and Lisa Spence, will join Torres Strait Islander singer and songwriter, Cindy Drummond to celebrate the launch of her CD "Ruby Red Lips".

THURSDAY 26th JANUARY 2006

Hyde Park - Sydney

Appearing with d.i.g

(Directions In Groove)

Virna will perform with the recently reformed, Australian "acid jazz" band, d.i.g, featuring original members, Rick Robertson (saxes), Scott Saunders (keys & vocals), Tim Rollinson (guitar), Alex Hewetson (bass) & Felix Bloxsom (drums) who will be stepping in for Terepai Richmond on this occasion.

TUESDAY 24th January 2006
The Basement - Sydney

Appearing with Lulo Reinhardt

Virna will appear as a guest vocalist with Maurice D'Abruzzo and Lulo Reinhardt, grand-nephew of the great Django Reinhardt.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

SATURDAY 31st DECEMBER 2005

Darling Harbour - Aquashell

Appearing with d.i.g (Directions In Groove).

FRIDAY 30th DECEMBER 2005

Brass Monkey - Sydney

115a Cronulla St Cronulla

Ph: 02 95443844

www.brassmonkey.com.au

Appearing with d.i.g (Directions In Groove).

THURSDAY 8th DECEMBER 2005

Birdland Records - Sydney

Shop 3, Mezzanine level
City Centre Building

231 Pitt Street, Sydney

Ph: 02 9267 6881

Virna will appear live, in-store with Matthew McMahon (keys), Alex Hewetson (bass) & Hamish Stuart (drums). Featuring songs from her self-titled, debut album as well as fresh, original material.

SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER 2005

Bennetts Lane - Melbourne

Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival

25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne
Ph: 03 9663 2856
www.bennettslane.com

Virna will perform as part of the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival. Accompanied by Sam Keevers (piano), Steve Hadley (bass), Hamish Stuart (drums).

SUNDAY 6th November 2005

The Basement - Sydney

Pape Mbaye CD Launch

Singing backing vocals for the launch of Senegalese drummer / singer, Pape Mbaye's CD �Yoff�.

THURSDAY 20th OCTOBER 2005
The Basement - Sydney

Having made her mark as a solo performer in her own right at The Basement this year, Virna Sanzone returns, performing songs from her album as well as fresh original material on what promises to be a popular night. Featuring the talents of Gerard Masters (piano), James Muller (guitar), Alex Hewetson (bass), Hamish Stuart (drums), Vanessa Baker & Elana Stone (backing vocals), plus special guests.

FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER 2005

York Theatre, Seymour Centre - Sydney

Vusi Mahlasela Support

Supporting and performing alongside the great South African singer and songwriter Vusi Mahlasela, with a cappella group Sorelle.

SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2005
Morpeth Jazz Festival - Morpeth

FRIDAY 9th September 2005

Bennetts Lane - Melbourne

Showcasing songs from her album as well as original material, Virna will be joined by Matt McMahon (piano), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Steve Hadley (bass), Hamish Stuart (drums).

THURSDAY 28th JULY 2005

The Basement - Sydney

Opening for Melbourne soul/blues artist, Andy Cowan.

WEDNESDAY 22nd June 2005

The Vanguard - Sydney

Opening for LA based, New Zealand artist Greg Johnson.

 

MONDAY 13th June 2005

Darling Harbour Jazz Festival - Sydney

Performing as a guest vocalist with the Matt McMahon trio, featuring Matt McMahon (piano), Jono Brown (bass), Felix Bloxsom (drums).

SUNDAYS 5th & 12th June 2005

Woollahra Hotel – Sydney

Featuring Tim Rollinson (guitar), Sean Wayland (keys), Alex Hewetson (bass) and Terepai Richmond (drums).

MONDAY 30th May 2005

The Basement - Sydney

"VIRNA SANZONE" CD Launch

Fresh from supporting Ernest Ranglin and Roy Ayers on their recent tours, Virna returns to The Basement to celebrate the release of her self-titled, debut album. Featuring the talents of Matt McMahon (piano), Sam Rollings (guitar), Alex Hewetson (bass), Hamish Stuart (drums), Vanessa Baker and Elana Stone (backing vocals). Joined by Gerard Masters performing an opening solo set.

WEDNESDAY 30th & THURSDAY 31st MARCH 2005

The Basement - Sydney

Ernest Ranglin / Monty Alexander Support

In trio mode with Tim Rollinson (guitar) and James Haselwood (bass). Supporting Jamaican masters Ernest Ranglin and Monty Alexander.

TUESDAY 22nd & WEDNESDAY 23rd

MARCH 2005

The Basement - Sydney

Roy Ayers Support

In trio mode with Tim Rollinson (guitar) and James Haselwood (bass). Supporting the legendary Roy Ayers.

TUESDAY 1st February 2005

Excelsior Hotel - Sydney

Jazzgroove Association Night

Performing as part of Adam Pache's "Six Of One", featuring Karlie Bruce, Virna Sanzone and Dan Barnett (vocals), Matt McMahon (piano), Ashley Turner (bass) and Adam Pache (drums).

"Ever wondered what it would sound like if three singers took the parts of Wayne Shorter, James Spaulding and Freddie Hubbard on "The Soothsayer"? Or the parts of Joe Henderson, Lee Morgan and Curtis Fuller on "Mode For Joe"? How about Herbie's "Speak Like A Child"? No? Well NOW you are wondering..."

FRIDAY 10th & SATURDAY 11th

December 2004

Beach Hotel - Byron Bay

Jonson St Byron Bay

Ph 02 6685 6402

www.beachhotel.com.au

With Latin/funk band, Matanza.

FRIDAY 3rd December 2004

Wine Banq - Sydney

53 Martin Place Sydney

Ph 02 9222 1919

www.winebanq.com.au

Performing with New York based pianist, Sean Wayland.

THURSDAY 28th October 2004

The Basement - Sydney

Performing with Latin/funk band, Matanza.

SATURDAY 2nd & SUNDAY 3rd

October 2004

Bellingen Global Carnival

With Matanza.

WEDNESDAY 22nd, THURSDAY 23rd &

FRIDAY 24th September 2004

The Basement - Sydney

Paul Capsis CD Launch

Virna will be singing backing vocals for the launch of "Paul Capsis Live".

 

 

 

 

   

 

 


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