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Zenobia

While in Hair, Zenobia became a studio singer on sessions and live gigs. She’s worked with producers Genghis of Atlantic Records and Eddie Kramer on Jobriath and JF Murphy and Salt and other recording artists: Jane Olivor, Julie Budd, Gene Pitney, Keith Avedon, Tommy Mandel and James Blood Ulmer. She’s also toured in Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar. At the time Zenobia released a 12″ single, In The Night on Streetwise Records and co-produced Billboard’s Dance charted, “Living For The Weekend” by Rockers Revenge, her friend, Paul Jabara asked her to record a song he wrote, It’s Raining Men which soon after became a disco hit on Columbia featuring her as an original Weather Girl. Recording artists Leon Ware(Elektra), The Ritchie Family(RCA) and Platinum Hook(Motown) have recorded her songs. Some of her co-writers have been Carol Bayer Sager, Marti Sharron, Denise Rich and James (D-Train) Williams.

As an award-winning producer in commercials (1 CLIO, 3 CEBAS, 3 Tellys & Black Achiever Award), Zenobia has produced singers, Patti Austin, Valerie Simpson, Michael Bolton, Lou Rawles, BJ Thomas, Vickie Sue Robinson and directed Richie Havens, Ossie Davis, Busta Rhymes, Angie Bofill and Eddie Griffin for TV & Radio commercials. She’s co-produced Richard Foltz’ A Songwriter’s Christmas and Ase Drumming Circle’s, “Souls A-Gathered”. She has also sung on Grant King’s Let Love Out and Bodies of Water. In her debut CD, Home, Zenobia earned her 3 Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Little Buddha) and Best Instrumental Composition (Sandalwood).  Besides the piano, she also plays guitar, Harmonium, Djembe drum and other percussive instruments and is a vocal arranger. Zenobia was nominated in the Blues category for 2012 New Mexico Music Awards and she has  also played and sung with Catfish Hodge, Bernard Purdie and Rob Paparozzi.