Zerena is a 13-year old songwriter, singer and acoustic guitar player from Yorktown Heights, NY. Her genre of choice is country/pop. She currently performs in NY, NJ, CT and Nashville, but will also travel outside those areas. She has been writing poetry and music for as long as she can remember and will perform her originals, as well as covers. She has written 24 original songs and is currently working on more.
Zerena is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International and enjoys sharing her music as often as possible. She created the program "Second Sundays at The Fieldhome", which is sponsored by The Yorktown Teen Center, and lets her bring her music into The Fieldhome, a residence for the elderly in Cortland Manor, NY. She also performs regularly at events sponsored by both The Justin Veatch Fund and The Yorktown Teen Center. Zerena has performed at various fundraiser events in Yorktown Heights, NY; as well as Art Festivals, Street fairs and other local venues.
She has appeared in several TV shows in Manhattan Neighborhood Network/ Warner Cable, including “The Sissy Gamache Show”, “Are You a Star or Just Bizarre”, “Keepin Country Strong”, an “The Mr. Phil Show.” In Peekskill Cablevision, she has appeared in “The Mike Byrnes Guitar Show”, and in White Plains Cable she was a guest at “The Alive with Clive Show”. Zerena has appeared as the musical guest at various Radio shows and has had her music played throughout the US.
In New York City, Zerena has played at The Bitter End and The Apollo Theater in Harlem. She has performed at Symphony Space with the violinist Daisy Jopling, and opened for Bernie Williams at The White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, NY. She has also played at The Hard Rock Café in Boston, where she won The Young Artist Award for Best original song and Best original performance - 2012.
Zerena loves the country music sound, and travels to Nashville, TN as many times as possible throughout the year. While in Nashville she has performed at The Bluebird Cafe, The Nashville Palace, The Commodore Lounge, and other venues. She has also appeared in the Nashville TV Show “Performing Writer”. Zerena writes all her lyrics, music, plays the acoustic guitar, and sings her own material. The acoustic guitar is Zerena's favorite instrument but she has been playing the violin for 3 years and has recently taken up the banjo. Zerena is continuously writing new songs, recording, and sharing her music with the world.
UPCOMING RELEASE OF HER ORIGINAL CD:
Zerena has been busy in the recording studio getting ready for the release of her all-original song CD coming in the spring of 2013. She is very excited about what the future holds, and can’t wait to have everyone hear her songs.