Zoe Wood has been one of Banderas Bay’s favorite guitarists and singers for 14 years, having relocated to Mexico from her hometown of Butte, Montana. A gifted singer/songwriter and musician, Zoe recently recorded a CD of her own original songs entitled ‘Zoe’s Garden’, and one of the songs from the album has been recorded by famed bluesman Charlie Musselwhite. Zoe has written and recorded a total of 6 CD’s of original music and is currently working on a new album of original instrumentals with local musicians Eduardo Leon and Rigoberto Mora.
Having entertained at numerous local venues over the years including The Mayan Palace and Marival Luxury Resort, Zoe is now performing at Incanto with guitarist Eduardo Leon in their successful collaboration, Zoe & Leon – ‘Virtue’, with Danny Renteria joining on percussion. Together they play Nuevo Flamenco instrumentals, American pop, jazz, Latin standards, and Mexican classics in English and Spanish.
Zoe also weaves interesting tidbits about the songs into the show and shares their histories, backstories, and origins.
“We’re creating a unique collaborative variety of music. We put a lot of love and hard work into it, and embrace and appreciate all who come to see us” – Zoe Wood
Eduardo Leon is a local guitarist well-known as an original member of Piel Canela, and as a longtime member of entertainer Kim Kuzma’s band. Percussionist Danny Renteria has played with popular band Media Luna and is a current member of Santiago Martin Rumberia’s band El Son De La Ostia. Danny is a consummate professional on stage and is generously gifted with enormous talent. ‘Virtue’ plays on Thursdays from 5-7pm in Incanto’s comfortable air-conditioned piano bar. No cover charge and Happy Hour prices until 6 pm. Zoe and Eduardo can also be seen on Sundays in ‘The Music of The Gipsy Kings’ now playing at Incanto.
Dynamic vocalist Hannah Brady captivates her audiences with jazz, pop, rock, and soul in her show ‘Paloma En La Playa’ with her live band now playing in the theatre at Incanto. Originally from the New York theatre scene, Hannah has performed from Mexico to China in numerous clubs and on cruise ships. She was also an original member of Incanto’s popular Gospel Brunch. In her current show, she honors such legends as The Jackson 5, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Donna Summer and Stevie Wonder in a high-energy, clap-your-hands performance accompanied by several local musicians including Alberto “Mimi” Ramirez, Andreas Piedra and Gary Flores. Final performances Thursday, July 26 and August 2 at 8 pm.
Visit Incanto’s website for more information about these and other summer shows now playing www.IncantoVallarta.com. Incanto offers casual dining all day and nightly entertainment in their air-conditioned piano bar and state-of-the-art cabaret theater. They are located at Insurgentes 109 at the Rio Cuale and are open from 9am-12am Tues. – Sun. Closed on Mondays. Phone: 322-223-9756.
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