Darla Z began her on stage musical career in 2005 opening in concert for Willie Nelson. Since 2005, Darla Z has performed and headlined in Las Vegas numerous times, opened in concert for Wayne Newton in 2007 and starred in three nationally released network television specials (2013-2015) filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, having prime time broadcasts throughout the U.S., including NYC and LA. In 2015-2016, she performed successful benefit concerts for Pepper’s Ranch Foster Care Community. In 2016, Darla Z put on her disco diva shoes and
appeared in concert as the legendary Gap Band’s special guest artist. Currently, she has been working in Las Vegas recording her all original album with co-writer and Producer Ronnie Wilson, Founder of The Gap Band, the famed musical group originating from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Among those who recognize Darla Z’s vocals are extraordinary is the internationally famous celebrity web site Radar Online who published this review of Darla Z’s Love Songs Round the World television special stating, “Acclaimed singer Darla Z... with yet another fantastic tv music special!” And John Avildsen, the famed Academy Award Winning
Director of Rocky, wrote about Darla Z that “Darla’s voice is nectar to the ears!” About Darla Z’s appearance as special guest for The Gap Band, Ronnie Wilson, Founder of The Gap Band stated “...Darla’s unique vocals put her up there with the great ones…her show was phenomenal!” Darla Z was featured three times on Radar Online’s “Hot 100" list, being named No 1 on the list.
Other Interests/Recognitions Darla Z has been honored as Woman of the Year by Women of the South, was named Featured Vocalist by the Oklahoma Heritage Foundation and in 2015, Darla Z was chosen by the Oklahoma History Center and Patti Page’s family to perform Patti Page’s most beloved songs in numerous concerts throughout Oklahoma.
Darla Zuhdi has performed in concert for numerous Oklahoma organizations to assist them with fund raising, namely, Oklahoma City University’s School of Nursing, the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Prevent Blindness, the Jasmine Moran Children’s
Museum and Pepper’s Ranch Foster Care Community.
2013 and 2014, Darla Zuhdi was the food critic for Nichols Hills’ long time weekly paper, OKC Friday, which featured her reviews of restaurants throughout the metro area.
In 2014, Darla Zuhdi was asked to perform as a Special Guest Artist for the Oklahoma Center for the Book 25th Anniversary Celebration, and performed various hits from the musical Oklahoma!
In 2007, Darla Zuhdi co-chaired with Ann Lacy the Oklahoma Centennial Book Festival and during that festival, Darla Zuhdi organized Dr. Phil’s appearance at the Governor’s Mansion for a gala celebration. Also in 2007, Darla Zuhdi founded the Oklahoma LiteracySummit, a summit that included a continuing legal education program to create awareness of literacy issues in Oklahoma.
Darla Zuhdi is the author of four published children’s books in a the Cat Detectives series for kids, aged 7 and up. Finding Your Dream, the first in the series, is recommended by The
Humane Society of the United States.
Darla Zuhdi is also a board member of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum.