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Lady Zen in ‘Always Something There to Remind Me’

Incanto Vallarta is thrilled to welcome Lady Zen, an internationally known award-winning lyric fusion poet and vocalist/jazz singer to their entertainment lineup in June. As both a poet and a singer, she possesses the powerful voice of a mezzo-soprano and the excitement of a brilliant storyteller. Lady Zen will perform her engaging and unique style of show every Friday at 8pm in the month of June.

Currently living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Lady Zen has been performing for nearly 20 years in both large and intimate venues around the world. She was awarded a J. William Fulbright Scholarship in Opera Performance through the University of Arkansas, and a Community Service/Social Justice award through the University of Southern Maine. She received a Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing in 2014. She has studied with renowned poets such as Carol Ann Duffy, Kevin Young, Jennifer Clement, Francine Ringold, and Annie Finch. In her spare time, she volunteers with the Trans Youth Equality Foundation and has founded the TransWorld Health Organization.

Lady Zen’s new show, ‘Always Something There to Remind Me’, is named after the 1980’s hit song from the band Naked Eyes. Lady Zen comments, “This show pays tribute to what I was hearing on the radio as a kid, songs that inspired me as a writer and performer. MTV was surging, and the commercial scene was in my ears, along with records of artists who had not yet reached their peak, like Bonnie Raitt. I was listening to the already classic pop voices of Carol King and James Taylor, while dancing in my room to Sting, Don Henley, and Elton John. I always come back to jazz, blues, and gospel roots, and solid voices from Roberta Flack to Aretha Franklin. But the pop scene is also part of who I am, and my new show.” You’ll hear favorite folk, jazz, blues, gospel, pop and rock and roll, performed by a world class singer/performer. And you’ll love the fabulous piano accompaniment of Vallarta favorite, Bob Bruneau.

She is clearly an extraordinary vocalist and knows how to deliver a show that her audience can truly appreciate.

Lady Zen’s new show is an exciting opportunity to see some of the best entertainment available in Puerto Vallarta. Opening night is Friday, June 1st at 8pm. Don’t miss her superb vocals and stellar performance. For tickets or information about Incanto Vallarta shows, go to www.incantovallarta.com.