The Kennedy Center

Ms. Zeno


Singers come a dime a dozen – but not all are entertainers. Ms Zeno the Louisiana Mojo Queen knows how to hold an audience in the palm of her hand and push their emotions to the limit. A Beale Street icon and a recent recipient of the W.C. Handy Heritage Award, Ms Zeno gives life to the term Blues Woman. Her latest album “Back in Love” has been receiving critical acclaim.

Upcoming Performances

Video 3/22/2019: B.B. King Tribute featuring Memphis Gold & Ms. Zeno

Long inspired by B.B. King’s delta blues stylings, Memphis Gold plays music with an authentic, home-grown American sound. He will be performing works by B.B. King to honor the man who created them. Joining him will be Ms. Zeno the Louisiana Mojo Queen—performing the rough powerful vocals of Koko Taylor, often referred to as “The Queen of the Blues.”

 Ms. Zeno