photo Joe Parker / stylist Cyndie Boehm

  :: f r i e n d s  &  f a n s ::
  smiling faces from the audience, [click]

  :: a l b u m s ::
 Nest /original folk/  ZapStar /jazz/  Japanese Bathhouse /folk/
 Hummingbird /jazz/  Michelle Payne & Rebecca Zapen /traditional folk/  Songs of Bother and Woe /indie folk/

:: shows ::
{ Life is unpredictable; call before you drive  }
event date venue time info

Sweetheart Jazz

Feb 13

Francesca's Trattoria


Rebecca Zapen returns as the guest artist on vocals/violin for Sweetheart Jazz with the Nick DeCarlis Qtet at Francesca's Trattoria 4410 NW 25th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606. Seatings at 6pm and 8pm. Music at 6:30pm and 8:15pm. Featuring Thomas Royal - keyboard; David Ottenberg - bass; Carl Manna - drums; Nick DeCarlis - cornet
[Francesca's Trattoria]

Ibis Qtet
Festivale 50

Feb 22

Creative Pinellas


Ibis String Qtet performs at Festivale 50, the annual meeting of the Pinellas Community Foundation. The foundation celebrates 50 years and $50 million given to support the community. The quartet is honored to perform Three Dementians, composed by Tom Sivak, who was awarded a Creative Pinellas Act II grant. The quartet performs in the auditorium at 2:05pm. Creative Pinellas - 12211 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL. For tickets and schedule visit or call 727.531.0058. The entire event is 1-4pm and takes place in 4 different sites at the Creative Pinellas venue. Free for members. Nonmembers $30. Includes food.[Festivale 50 website]

Mazel Tov Cocktail
Jewish Food Fest

Feb 24

Temple B'nai Israel


Mazel Tov Cocktail band plays jewish, jazz, and pop music at the 3rd annual Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival. Admission is free; food items sold separately. Location: Temple B'nai Israel 1685 S. Belcher Rd. Clearwater, FL 33764 [Festival website]

Gypsy Star Trio

Mar 23

Creative Soul Studio


Billy Keen guitar/vocals, Belinda Brodsky vocals/percussion, RZ violin, in a delightful, unique venue: art gallery meets coffee shop / wine bar, with some tasty bites offered as well. Gypsy Star artfully fuses original indie folk rock with rhythms from around the world to create their unique sound. $5 donation. 2425 Central Ave, St Pete, FL 33713, 727.575.7977

Florida Bjorkestra:
Music of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

Mar 31



It's in the trees! It's coming! Put on your red shoes and come to The Palladium on Sunday March 31 as St. Pete's own 20-piece megasuperband The Florida Bjorkestra returns with The Secret World: The Music of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. [tickets] $39 / $24

RZ & Jeremy Douglass

Apr 12

Creative Soul Studio


A rare treat to catch this Jazz duo of RZ on vocals/violin and Jeremy Douglass on keys. Playing favorite jazz standards, bossa nova, and a few of Rebecca's original tunes in a delightful, unique venue: art gallery meets coffee shop / wine bar, with some tasty bites offered as well. $5 donation. 2425 Central Ave, St Pete, FL 33713, 727.575.7977. Creative Soul Studio closes in June, so be sure to catch our final performance in this intimate venue.

Forest Echo

Apr 28



Forest Echo makes its debut public performance at FOFF Fest, presented by Friends of Florida Folk, at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center. Time and more info TBA. 706 2nd St N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Rebecca Zapen

Mar 31

Lakewood UCC


Concert Series at Lakewood United Church of Christ. Multi-instrumentalist Rebecca Zapen on vocals, violin, guitar, and ukulele playing her original music, with influences ranging from folk-pop to jazz to klezmer. $20 suggested donation. 2601 54th St S, St Pete 33712. 727.867.7961.

:: Past Performance venues and events include ::
Fiddler's Dream - Phoenix

Delta of Venus - Davis
Fox & Goose - Sacramento
Genghis Cohen - Los Angeles
House of Shields - San Francisco
Sugar Magnolia's Cafe - Lompoc
Valley Music - El Cajon
The Talking Stick, Third Street Promenade - Santa Monica

tHERe - Denver

Art Bar, The Brick, Centro Asturiano, Club Continental, Crawfish Festival, Crush, Cummer Museum, Disney's JazzCo, Don CeSar, Downtown Dazzle, European Street (Hacking Cat Listening Room), Fleming Island Summer Concert Series, Florida Folk Fesival, Florida Yacht Club, Freebird Live, Fuel, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, The Globe, Hialeah Summer Festival Orchestra, Hideaway Café, Hollywood Philharmonic Orchestra, Imperial, The Independent, Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Jacksonville Landing, Jacksonville Zoo, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Club of Sarasota, Joe Prine Concert Series, Kevin's Grille, Lake County Folk Festival, Magnolia Country Club - Concert on the Green, Laugh 4 Life, Marsh Landing Country Club, Mockingbird Cafe, Mossfire Grill, Northeast Florida Jazz Association Concert Series, PLAY, Posh Java, The Ritz-Carlton, River Club, River Garden, Sacred Lands, Sacred Grounds, Sarasota Folk Festival, Serenata Beach Club, The Shamrock, Simon's Wine Bar, Skipper's Smokehouse, Starlite Café, Stella's Piano Bar, Sterling's, Stogies Blues & Jazz Club, Studio 10 WTSP, Studio 620, Suwannee Springfest, University Club, Vinoe Wine Bar, West Inn Cantina, The Winterborne, WMNF 88.5 FM Tampa, World Golf Village

Eddie's Attic / Decatur Book Fair - Decatur
Red Light Cafe - Atlanta
Sentient Bean, The Cloister, Historic Savannah Foundation - Savannah

Urban Cup Cafe - New Orleans

Schuba's, Katerina's, Chambers - Chicago

Crackers Comedy Club w/ Angel Burlesque, Sanctuary on Penn - Indianapolis
Ukulele Luau - Nashville
Adelino Ballroom w/ Minsky Kinks Burlesque - Lafayette
Noble Coffee & Tea Co. - Noblesville

New Hampshire
Black Cat - Laconia

New York
The Bitter End, The Living Room, Mo Pitkins, Love Brigade, Nuyorican Poet's Café - NYC

North Carolina
Hookah Joe's - Asheville
Town Pump - Black Mountain
305 South - Durham

McKenzie Theatre - La Grande
Valentine's - Portland
Wallowa Lake Chamber Music Festival, clinician
Indigo Gallery - Joseph

The Greenline Cafe - Philadelphia

3rd & Lindsley, Wildhorse Saloon - Nashville

Ruta Maya - Austin

DjangoFest NorthWest - Whidbey Island

Washington D.C.
DCAC - District of Columbia Arts Center

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas
Les Temps Modernes - Vevey, Switzerland
Le Caveau des Oubliettes - Paris, France
Savoy Ball - London, England
Mulligan's - Cardiff, Wales
Paganini Auditorium - Parma, Italy