Lady Zen, an internationally known award-winning lyric fusion poet and vocalist/jazz singer has been thrilling Vallarta audiences since her arrival to the music scene here. In her new summer show at Incanto Vallarta on Tuesday nights, Lady Zen sings the music of renowned vocalists like Carole King, Donnie Hathaway, Sade, Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott Heron. She will be accompanied on the piano by the superbly gifted Dennis Crow.
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As both a poet and a singer, Lady Zen possesses the beautiful voice of a mezzo-soprano and the captivating presence of a brilliant storyteller. Her voice has given her the opportunity to travel the world. She is excited to share some of her favorite music with her Vallarta audiences.
After moving to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Lady Zen was invited to work on a studio vocal duet with music legend, Tony Bennett. Lorenzo Toppano, a Mexican producer, songwriter and arranger, had written a song that Tony wanted on his new album. It was an incredible experience, recording with one of music’s most endearing and enduring musical stars!
Lady Zen has been performing for nearly 20 years in both large and intimate venues around the world. 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 also received a Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing in 2014. Lady Zen has studied with renowned poets, Carol Ann Duffy, Kevin Young, Jennifer Clement, Francine Ringold, and Annie Finch. She volunteers with the Trans Youth Equality Foundation and founded the TransWorld Health Organization.
Don’t miss the extraordinary talent of Lady Zen as she debuts her show, The Soul of Lady Zen, on June 4th at 8 pm at Incanto Vallarta. Lady Zen is a storyteller through her breathtaking musical performances. She is truly one of the finest singers to have ever performed on a Puerto Vallarta stage. For more information and tickets, go to www.incantovallarta.com.
“Lady Zen is FANTASTIC…a must see” – Don Krim, Contratenor and Opera Singer
“The Lady is Beyond… Beyond”–Jennifer Clement, International President of PEN and Best Selling Author: Widow Basquiat and Gun Love.
“AAAAAAmmmmazzing! If Bessie Smith and KD Lang had a voice baby, you’d be it.” – Mimi Mayer, Angel City Talent Agency
“High on my list of favorite entertainers….” – Leslea Newman, LGBTQ Author Heather Has Two Mommies and October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard