After a chance meeting with Incanto owner Tracy Parks, while playing in a restaurant in the Galerias mall, local singer-songwriter and guitarist Edgar Roxha will join Incanto’s piano bar entertainment roster for four consecutive Tuesdays beginning Sept. 11 at 7pm.
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“Edgar is an amazing talent and we’re thrilled to have him joining us at Incanto. His beautiful vocals and guitar draws his audiences in and takes them on a unique musical journey.” – Tracy Parks
Singing and dancing was also part of Edgar Roxha’s early life and has led to a successful music career with gigs all over the Banderas Bay area. After the loss of his father at an early age, Edgar grew up ‘pata salada’ as an only child raised by his mom who always encouraged him to pursue his dreams. He began his love affair with music and dance at age three, having spent his early childhood performing in the flamenco dance troupe, Bellas Artes, which his father founded. He later began to focus more on his music and learning the guitar and piano, ultimately leaving dance behind. Impressively, by age 14 he was already playing for paying audiences.
As a four-year member of local trova-style quartet Los Desvelados, Edgar further developed his talents and has played continuously in numerous venues. He performed solo with notables Ana Victoria in a concert on the Malecon and opened for Mexican singer-songwriter, poet and musician, Alejandro Filio at Teatro Vallarta. His most notable gig personally, however, was a concert in Tepic several years ago where he played for approximately 10,000 people during a concert featuring several well-known Mexican artists.
“Music is my loyal friend and hardest challenge. It is my passion and constant companion” – Edgar Roxha
In 2012, following a difficult year of personal challenges and deep soul-searching, he successfully emerged refreshed and refocused on his solo career. He began writing his own music, performing in English and Spanish, with plans to release a CD in the not-too-distant future. His day job is with Sepal where he works in the field servicing accounts. You can see the exceptional talents of Edgar Roxha on Tuesdays, Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2 at 7pm in the piano bar at Incanto. And watch for more of him there in the coming high season. No cover charge.
Local Artist Armando Reyes will present a second ‘Life Drawing’ art workshop on Friday, Sept. 14 at 8pm in the theatre. Audience members are invited to participate, however it is not a requirement to attend. Some art supplies will be included, or you are welcome to bring your own. There will be a nude male model to draw. The artist will share his knowledge and techniques, and provide input and feedback. Your first drink is free! Visit Incanto’s website for online tickets or buy in person at the box office after Sept. 10. Adults only 18+ please.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, join the fun at Incanto in the piano bar for their Mexican Fiesta celebrating Independence Day. The fun starts with Loteria with ‘Mariachito and Frida’ at 4pm followed by Cheko Ruiz & Danny Renteria at 7:30pm, and Dennis Crow’s sing-along at the piano at 9:30pm. There will also be a no-host taco bar, special guests, drink specials, and some fun surprises. Reservations are not required and there is no cover charge.
In the piano bar –
Tongo plays Latin/Cuban rhythms on his handmade instruments and sings in English and Spanish. Tuesdays at 5pm.
Joby Hernandez plays pop/rock/classic favorites in English and Spanish on Wednesdays at 5pm. Also, see him as co-host of Open Mic on Thursdays at 7:30pm.
‘The Red Suitcases’ band plays Latin favorites and American classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm.
Pianist Dennis Crow plays standards and show-tunes Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. at 9:30pm. Gather around the piano and sing along to your favorites!
Singer-songwriters Zoe Wood and Eduardo León play Nuevo Flamenco and Latin standards, covers, and originals with Danny Renteria on percussion. Thursdays at 5pm.
Luis Villanueva sings Latin favorites and American pop/standards in English and Spanish accompanied by musical director, Fernando Uribe at the piano/guitar. Fridays at 7:30pm.
Cheko Ruiz and Danny Renteria present familiar acoustic Latin/gypsy flamenco rhythms and covers on Saturdays at 7:30pm.
Salsa Dancing/Lessons are on held on Sundays at 8pm (upper terrace) with instructor Francisco Ledezma. All are welcome. Salsa lessons are free with your food/drink purchase.
Yuvia Niebla is a local singer/guitarist. Her interpretive, heartfelt style and beautiful mesmerizing vocals are quite popular with audiences. Sundays at 5pm.
Two Happy Hours daily 4-6pm and 10pm-close. ‘The Zen Hour’ features soft music and 2×1 tickets offered on select shows 4-5pm daily in the piano bar.
Incanto is currently closed for vacation as they take a break before the upcoming high season. They will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 4pm. For more information and online tickets visit www.IncantoVallarta.com. No cover in the piano bar. Hours are 4pm-11:30pm Tues.- Sun. Casual dining is available 4pm-11pm on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar. Riverside breakfast service resumes in October. Happy Hour 4-6pm and 10pm-close. Contact them at [email protected]. Incanto is located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale). Call 322 223 9756 for reservations.