A third-generation musician in a family tree including players of violin, piano, double bass, guitar, and accordion, Rebecca Zapen has developed into a versatile performer: jazz crooner, classically-trained violinist, and award-winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter. Her violin studies began at age 3, and singing always came naturally. She graduated with honors from Florida State University, with degrees in Music and Biology. It was during her years at FSU that she fell in love with jazz and bossa nova, and soon after started writing songs. Past appearances include Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Florida Folk Festival, Will McLean Fest and Sarasota Folk Fest. Zapen has been a musical guest on Public Radio International show Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know?, as well as being a featured soloist with the Hollywood Philharmonic Orchestra.
is a brand new Americana band out of St. Pete. With three part harmonies, a variety of traditional acoustic instruments, and a driving backbeat, they weave together strands of bluegrass, blues, folk, and old-time country. Their music looks to the future while nodding to the past. This will be their first gig.