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Last updated 10th April 2007

"ALMOST CRAZY" WINS HONOURABLE MENTION IN THE ISC

"Almost Crazy", co-written by Virna and Lindsay Page, has won honourable mention in the jazz category of the International Songwriting Competition. For more information about the competition results, go to www.songwritingcompetition.com. Virna and Lindsay would like to thank everyone who wrote in to congratulate them on the selection of the song for the finals, as well as those who voted for them in The People's Voice category.

INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION FINALS!!

"Almost Crazy", co-written by Virna and Lindsay Page, which also features as the final track on Virna's self-titled, debut album, has been selected as one of the 15 finalists in the jazz category of the International Songwriting Competition. There were almost 15,000 entries from all around the world, which makes this a major feat. The judges include people such as Cassandra Wilson, Tom Waits and John Schofield and winners are decided in March. As part of the competition there is also a separate category called The People's Voice, which means that you can vote for the track between now and 28th February 2007. You can listen to an excerpt from the song here, or to the full track at www.myspace.com/virnasanzone. To find out more about the competition and to place your vote, go to www.songwritingcompetition.com.

ONLINE POLL

Virna's debut album has been shortlisted for the Jazz 100 Online Poll of Australia's toop jazz recordings. If you enjoyed the album you can vote for it by clicking on the link.

BACK HOME

Virna returned to Sydney from London in September 2006, where she had the pleasure of recording and performing with some wonderful musicians from Europe and the UK. Stay tuned for more about that later!

MYSPACE PAGE NOW UP

Check out Virna's myspace for more news, music, pictures and other bits and pieces. If you have your own page, feel free to send a friend request, drop Virna a line or make a comment.

Go to: www.myspace.com/virnasanzone

CD NOW AVAILABLE IN LONDON

Londoners can now pick up a copy of Virna's self-titled debut CD from Ray's Jazz at Foyles Bookshop. Ray's is a fantastic specialist CD store with a cafe attached that serves great coffee!!

Ray's Jazz at Foyles is at:

113-119 Charing Cross Rd

Soho, London WC2H OEB

Ph: 020 7440 3205

www.foyles.co.uk

USA CUSTOMERS

For those of you who live in the USA, the best way of obtaining a copy of the CD is via mail order, either by going to the Purchase page of this site, or through CD Baby.

EUROPEAN SUMMER 2006

Virna will be travelling to Europe in the middle of 2006 to do some recording and performances. Keep your eye out for more dates as they come up. Anyone wishing to book Virna should contact her at: virna@virnasanzone.com

ONLINE INTERVIEW

If you missed Frank Presley's interview with Virna on 99.3FM you can now hear it online at: www.jazzandbeyond.com.au

ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Virna is Frank Presley's "Artist of the Month" in March 2005. Read about the top five gigs she has attended, from the legendary Ray Charles in New Orleans, to the sublime Shirley Horne in Paris. Go to: www.corporatenews.com.au

BIRDLAND BEST-SELLER IN 2005

Virna's self-titled debut album was a best-seller for Sydney's renowned, jazz-specialist music store, Birdland Records last year. It was the sixth most sold Australian release and the twentysixth most sold CD in all categories.


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