Three Time Grammy nominated Singer/Songwriter and Arranger for debut CD, "Home"
Contact: Zenobia at (505) 307-6893
Three-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Zenobia began her singing career in the church choir in Los Angeles where she taught herself to play the piano at 5 years old. She wrote her first song at the age of 9 and taught herself how to play the guitar – left-handed-upside-down, just like Jimi Hendrix did.
Immediately out of high school, Zenobia landed a role in the Los Angeles company of the rock musical, “HAIR”, and was sent to New York for her Broadway debut.
As a studio backup singer, Zenobia sang for Jane Oliver, Julie Budd, Gene Pitney, Mott the Hoople and is one of the original Weather Girls featured in the disco hit, “It’s Raining Men” written by Paul Shaffer & Paul Jabara. Recording artists Leon Ware, The Ritchie Family and Platinum Hook have recorded her songs. Co-writers have been Carol Bayer Sager, Marti Sharron, Lisa Ratner, Denise Rich and James (D-Train) Williams.
An award winning Producer in advertising, Zenobia has produced singers Patti Austin, Valerie Simpson (Ashford & Simpson), Lou Rawles, Michael Bolton and Busta Rhymes. She had also produced two 12” charted singles for Streetwise Records, Rockers Revenge's “Living for the Weekend” and her own “In The Night”.
She wrote jingles and underscored music to commercials and film such as Santa Fe’s Theater Grottesco’s “Grottesco’s Shorts.”
In her debut CD, “Home”, Zenobia utilizes her skills as composer, arranger and instrumentalist in this tribute to her deep love of music. Grammy nominee for Best New Artist, Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Little Buddha) and Best Instrumental Composition (Sandalwood), she offers up a unique blend of musical combinations that have inspired her through the years.
Breaking a creative block last year, Zenobia is writing her next CD, "Resurrection" with a single release, "Good Enough" to be released soon. A voting member of NARAS since 1990, Zenobia currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Zenobia is rocking the New Mexico music scene!