Kenny Menard: Sometimes known as “The Cajun Crooner” Kenny Menard keeps quite busy on the West Coast in California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada at dance halls, concerts, dance camps, festivals and events. The Kenny Menard Zydeco band was also a long time fixture as the featured lounge Zydeco act at the Las Vegas Orleans Hotel and Casino. Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana Kenny is a fourth generation Cajun musician and sings both in English and French. Last year he was one of the featured performers on Zydeco Cruise ’98 and was invited back for Zydeco Cruise ’99.
Kenny Menard is a fourth generation Cajun musician from Lafayette, Louisiana playing the accordion and singing in Cajun French and English. His music includes the infectious danceable beat of his roots, Cajun & Zydeco, the soulful sounds of his deep sexy Blues and the rejuvenated very popular Swing. Kenny recorded his first CD live at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has shared the stage with such greats as: Buckwheat Zydeco, Queen Ida, John Delafose, Sam Butera & the Witnesses, Big Tiny Little, The Treniers and many others. “When Kenny comes a knocking, The house starts a rocking!”
Bonne Musique Zydeco (BMZ), literally “good zydeco music,” is a 5-member band specializing in the Creole music of Louisiana and east Texas. BMZ draws upon the style of traditional Cajun and Creole musicians, and the influences of the blues and New Orleans artists of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s to create a blend of music designed for dancing.
BMZ draws upon the style of traditional Cajun and Creole musicians, and the influences ofthe blues and New Orleans artists of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s to create a blend of music designed for dancing.