Live Performance

...a memorable performance and moreover a beautiful experience…how fortunate the Sydney jazz audience is, to be able to hear such music of the highest excellence…” - Eric Myers

— The Australian

Deeply soulful, yet with the ability to sail effortlessly through the most intricate jazz melodies, Virna is renowned for her passionate delivery and remarkable improvisational approach, whether breathing new life into much-loved standards or effortlessly reinventing little-known gems. 

With her quartet, that features an array of Sydney's finest musicians, she performs regularly at festivals and intimate venues, weaving in her diverse musical influences including elements of her rich cultural heritage. She also collaborates in other formats with some of Sydney's most renowned performers, delivering soul-stirring gospel infused concerts with master pianist Kevin Hunt, and deep-swinging two out shows with renowned bassist Phil Stack.

Virna has also appeared as a featured guest with many of Australia's jazz luminaries, including James Morrison, Tony Gould, Judy Bailey, New York based Australian pianist Sean Wayland, and legendary acid jazz group DIG (Directions In Groove). 

Festival credits as featured performer include

Sydney Festival

Wangaratta Jazz Festival

Manly Jazz Festival

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

Stonnington Jazz Festival

Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival

Darling Harbour Jazz Festival

Norfolk Island Jazz Festival


Virna also performs regularly in the corporate and private sector, curating band formats and repertoire depending on requirements. For more details please make a booking enquiry.


Press Quotes

...left the musicians breathless and the audience whooping with delight.” - Jessica Nicholas

— The Age

…an outstanding performance…by a true professional with polish and pure vocal definition…soulful and at all times passionate. ” - Barry O'Sullivan


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