Incanto Vallarta is thrilled to welcome back Lady Zen, an internationally known award-winning lyric fusion poet and vocalist/jazz singer to their entertainment lineup in November and December. 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, ‘Songs I Want to Sing,’ featuring music from Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and more. Accompanied by musicians, Jesus Estrada on percussion, Javier Claudio Nunez on bass and Miguel Rodriquez on piano, Lady Zen’s live performances are a thrilling musical experience, not to be missed!
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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, ‘Songs I Want to Sing’ features songs from iconic female singers. She explains her new show as a mixture of songs that influenced and inspired her over the years. You’ll hear favorite music performed by a world-class singer/performer.
Lady Zen’s new show is an exciting opportunity to see some of the best entertainment available in Puerto Vallarta. ‘Songs I Want to Sing,’ will be performed on Nov 9, 12, 15, 16, 23 and 26 at 7 pm. In December you can see the show on December 3, 5, 7 and 10 at 7 pm. A final show is scheduled for December 14th at 9:30 pm. 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