For 10 years, Kim Kuzma has been making music and lots of friends in Puerto Vallarta’s entertainment scene. Having begun a decade ago at The Palm Cabaret and Bar, she has been delighted to perform there once again this season. Her popular Acustico show was created at The Palm a few years ago and she and the band continue to receive stellar reviews for their performances. For many, a trip to Vallarta wouldn’t be complete without a night of Acustico.
In response to ongoing requests, Kim has created a new ‘solo’ show that is sure to please her fans.Diva – Celebrating the Music of Annie Lennox, debuts on Saturday, February 27th at 9:30 pm. Annie Lennox was the lead singer of the 2 person band know as the Eurythmics.She had a profound influence on Kim in the early 80’s as Kim was figuring out what she wanted to do with her life and musical career.
After 30 years in the biz, Kim Kuzma could also be considered a Diva, in the best sense of the word. She is excited to do a show based on the popular hits and perhaps ‘lesser known’ songs of Annie Lennoxs career. Kim plans to shine a light on some of the less common songs in hopes that her audience will embrace this music as well. Kim comments, “It’s the lesser known songs that really interest me, for their melodies are haunting and very moving, along with the known song choices that we’ve made.”
Kim will be joined by the Jean-Guy Comeau accompanying her on piano for their performances of Diva – Celebrating The Music of Annie Lennox. Jean-Guy’s talent and openness to melodically altering some of the songs is a refreshing change from what’s expected as heard on Annie’s recordings.
Kim will highlight some of the vocal dynamics demonstrated by Annie Lennox, like her soaring vocals, whimsical lyrics and arrangements. Scaling down the stage musician wise for Kim will be very different and more intimate compared to her Acustico show. She’s excited to be more vulnerable onstage acoustically and physically, allowing the true essence of her voice to be heard.
Of course, Kim will be covering some of the Lennox classics such as “Here Comes The Rain Again” and “No More I Love You’s. ” But as people have now come to expect from Kim’s performances, she will once again come up with ideas to ‘mash’ some of her Annie favorites together to create some musical surprises!
“I like to alter the melody so it’s not exactly how the original song was performed, to keep it fresh to the listener,” states Kuzma. Kim lends a twist to Lennox hit songs such as “Whiter Shade Of Pale” and “Who’s That Girl” by combining recognizable classical piano pieces with these songs.
Diva – Celebrating The Music of Annie Lennox is offered as a limited engagement with only 5 shows so don’t miss it if you’re a fan of Kim Kuzma . You’re sure to be a Annie Lennox fan by the end of the show! Show dates are Feb 27, Mar 11, Mar 18 at 9:30 pm; Mar 1 at 7 pm; and Mar 22 at 4 pm (Matinee).