Zoe Berman is a singer-songwriter currently based in Denver, Colorado. She plays a mix of soul, jazz, and Americana music.
Zoe grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut. She started taking piano lessons as a young child and picked up the guitar as a teenager. She first began writing original music at the age of 12 and moved on to performing in various venues as a high school student. She has enjoyed sharing her music with fellow community members ever since, playing at a wide variety of venues and events and seizing numerous opportunities to collaborate with other likeminded musicians.
Growing up, Zoe was heavily influenced by Billy Joel, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Her vocals and performance style are often likened to that of Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, and Fiona Apple, her lyricism to that of Joni Mitchell and Sara Bareilles.
Zoe describes her approach to songwriting as a cathartic release of personal experience mixed with a linguistic puzzle, enabling her to craft tongue-twisting poetry, both lyrically and in her often spontaneous improvisations on the piano. Her music has been described as "bluesy, jazzy and sultry" with songs that are "stretching and dancing from note to note, octave to octave, like a thread being drawn by a musical, vocal needle."
Now based in Denver, Colorado, Zoe performs regularly throughout the Front Range region and beyond, accompanying her vocals on piano and guitar, and often playing a hand-built suitcase drum with her feet. Some typical performance settings include house concerts, listening-rooms, breweries, wineries, restaurants, and ski resorts. Zoe is also available for weddings and private parties.
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