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

Spotlight Jazz

Sep 12

Francesca's Trattoria


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

Florida Bjorkestra:

Sept 29



The Florida Bjorkestra returns to Sunnydale for one night only to play the music of Once More With Feeling. More music, more cosplayers, more artists, more dancing, more puppets. Come dressed up in your best costume for our costume contest afterparty with prizes for the best costume. [tickets] $40 / $28

RZ w.
Grant Peeples

Sept 30

Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe


RZ on fiddle with songwriter Grant Peeples, who has been described as "the Woody Guthrie of the New Millennium".[Ella's website]

RZ opens for
Jim "Kimo" West

Oct 3

House Concert in South Tampa


RZ opens for award-winning slack-key guitarist Jim "Kimo" West. He also happens to gig as Weird Al Yankovic's guitarist! Contact Gloria to reserve a seat: [email] Recommended donation $15-$20

RZ & Jeremy Douglass

Nov 30

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

RZ & Jeremy Douglass

Jan 12

New Posh

time TBA

Performing in the Crawfordville/Tallahassee area for the first time in years, enjoy RZ on vocals/violin and Jeremy Douglass on keys. Playing many of Rebecca's original tunes, plus favorite jazz standards and bossa nova in a one-of-a-kind venue, full of warmth and hospitality. More info TBA. 3079 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville, FL 850.528.5838

:: 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