Zarina Alice Taylor is a Nairobi Kenyan born, Tampa FL raised, NYC residing singer/songwriter on the rise.
The granddaughter of Professor George W. Senoga-Zake, who helped compose the national anthem of Kenya, and a professor in music, it is easy to see where Zarina's passion for music comes from. Her grandfather not only stressed the importance of education but also the importance of finding the joy in playing a musical instrument.
Zarina has been singing for as long as she can remember and does not see herself doing anything else. Even though she is open to a variety of genre’s from rap to classical, alternative, pop, reggae, neo-soul, she prefers to sing r&b and pop. Her influences as a child were Brandy, Aaliyah, and Whitney Houston.
Zarina moved to New York in 2010 to pursue her music career. At a TV show she attended, she was introduced to Tomas where he fell in love with her unique voice and singing style. Tomas produced Zarina's first commercial release, "Maybe That Someone Could Be You" (which was an official selection for nomination for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards) and will be featured on the TE Music release, "TE Presents Rhythm for the Runway II".
Her second release, "Can't Mess Wid We (f/ Nazizi)" was released by Zarina Taylor's own Taylored Entertainment through Interscope Digital Distribution. On top of that, Zarina Taylor is the first artist to be featured through the Tomasian Entertainment Music Digital Artist of the Month program with her remix of her single "Can't Mess Wid We (f/ Nazizi)".
Zarina recently traveled to East Africa where she recorded her first album NIKO READY which will be released later this fall. She remains busy in the studio working on new projects and is currently accepting booking requests for late Summer and Fall performances.