Incanto Vallarta enthusiastically welcomes back Lady Zen, an internationally known award-winning lyric fusion poet and vocalist/jazz singer for 5 shows starting Jan 27th. 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 debut her extraordinary show, ‘No Ordinary Love,’ featuring music from Sade, Roberta Flack, Tina Turner, K.D. Lang, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith, Tracy Chapman and more. Accompanied by the superbly talented pianist, Mark Hartman, Lady Zen’s live performances are a breathtaking musical experience, not to be missed!
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 show, ‘No Ordinary Love,’ features songs from iconic female singers. These are the songs that influenced and inspired her over the years. You’ll hear favorite music performed by this world-class singer/performer.
Lady Zen’s ‘No Ordinary Love’ is an exciting opportunity to see some of the best entertainment in Puerto Vallarta. You can catch this incredible performance at 7 pm on Jan 27 & 29 and Feb 3, 4 & 6. Don’t miss Lady Zen’s superb vocals and stellar performance! For tickets or information about Incanto Vallarta shows, go to www.incantovallarta.com.
“I caught Lady Zen’s opening show of the season and I was entranced, blown away, immobilized by her sound. Lady Zen is a mezzo soprano and a Fulbright opera scholarship winner. Her voice soars and plummets. Her style is jazz, soul, blues and funk. Lady Zen covers Bessie Smith, Aretha Franklin, Billy Holiday, Sade, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and others. Her cover of Paul McCartney’s ‘Love Isn’t Silly’ is fabulous. One can’t turn away. Lady Zen has a wonderful stage presence and a captivating personality. She holds her audience tight. Nobody chats. Lady Zen is also a performance poet. Passionate words, we can all relate to. Check Incanto’s calendar and be sure not to miss her. I will be back again and again. Such an original show. Such a powerful and charming performer. Two huge thumbs up!” –Jacqui Birchall