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

w. Swan Kirtan

Jan 26

Sacred Lands


Swan Kirtan once again visits us from blustery Maine, featuring Ashok Nalamalapu on vocals and harmonium, with guests Heather DeRigo on percussion, and RZ on violin. 1700 Park St N, St Pete, FL 33710, 727.347.7353 Donations support the musicians and Sacred Lands.

Swingset Jazz Qtet

Feb 9

Roser Church


Swingset presents favorite jazz tunes, bossa nova, and even a few original. With Jeremy Douglass (keys), Dave Hamar (drums), Daniel Navarro (bass), and Rebecca Zapen (vocals/violin). 512 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216. 941.778.0414.

w. Nick DeCarlis Qtet

Feb 12

Francesca's Trattoria


Rebecca Zapen makes her 4th appearance for Spotlight Jazz at Francesca's Trattoria, featuring the Nick DeCarlis Quartet, with Nick DeCarlis (cornet), Thomas Royal (piano), David Ottenberg, (bass), Carl Manna (drums) and Rebecca Zapen vocals/violin. Jazz standards, bossa nova, a couple originals by RZ, and delectable dining. Reservations recommended. 4410 NW 25 Pl, Gainesville, FL 32606. 352-378-7152

Rebecca & Jeremy

Aug 5

Tu B'Av Love Concert


A zoom concert sponsored by Congregation Beth Shalom, featuring vocalist/violinist Rebecca Zapen and her husband, pianist Jeremy Douglass, playing favorite love songs, jazz standards, Jewish/yiddish selections, and originals, in celebration of the Jewish holiday of love, Tu B'Av.

Local Live(s)

Dec 3



Log in early as Rebecca Zapen plays a short musical set about 6:55pm to kick off this evening of storytelling. Local Live(s) is a show that brings journalists and Tampa locals to the stage to perform true stories from their lives. Back Pocket Media and the Tampa Bay Times are teaming up for a virtual storytelling event (think TED Talks, except fascinating stories -- about murder, mystery and shenanigans -- performed live). $5 [ EVENT LINK ]

:: 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