Zoe Lewis

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Zoe Lewis is a band in a body! She plays jazz, jump jive, latin grooves, swing, international folk, funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons.

Zoe won the Colorado Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Troubadour Award in 2003; was a New Folk winner at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and was a 2001 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival audience favorite.

Zoe has performed with a whole host of incredible musicians including Julie Wolf (Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn), Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie), Paul Piercy (Dixie Chicks), and Freebo (Bonnie Raitt). She has also toured with Judy Collins and Nancy Griffith.

Originally from England, she now resides in Provincetown on Cape Cod, MA, where she performs every summer. Zoe┬ástarted studying music (piano) in England at the age of seven in her little village on the south coast of England, Rottingdean. She began performing professionally playing the Hammond organ, piano and synthesizer for London Latin jazz ten-piece band Avanti in 1986. The band toured the UK and cut a record. She went solo in 1988, performed piano / vocal jazz standards from the ’30s and ’40s in London pubs and later worked in South America and in the Caribbean.

In 1990, she arrived in the United States and began performing originals on guitar, piano, harmonica, ukulele, penny whistle, accordion, and human trumpet and has since then toured extensively, performing at numerous folk clubs, coffee houses, colleges, music festivals and pride marches. She has taught workshops in schools and has written a musical for children entitled PESTS! Her workshop “Music in our Pockets” encourages people to redefine their meaning of music; there’s music on the streets, on our bodies, in nature, even in our pockets if only we open up our ears.