Oral History Information

Zenobia looked forward to church every Sunday growing up in the Los Angeles area. She loved to sing and cut her teeth on the old gospel hymns. Zenobia pursued singing and was cast in the Broadway musical Hair, worked with director/choreographer Michael Bennett and became a successful backup singer. She also worked in radio production and has many interesting stories working with the likes of Luther Vandross and Lou Rawles. A beloved teacher, Zenobia has inspired music students for decades including her work at the New Mexico Jazz Workshop. One of her career highlights occurred when the legendary backup vocalist Darleen Love launched her own concert tour and Zenobia was asked to create the pre-show video montages of Ms. Love’s long career.