The LA Players
Lisa Zanghi - Keys, Guitar, and Vocals
Lisa Zanghi: Lisa Zanghi performed locally in the 70’s and 80’s at various nightclubs in the Mobile, AL area. Some of her early influences include Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Bonnie Raitt. All of which have a major affect to her unique style. She moved to Nashville, TN in 1993 to pursue her musical career. In 1998 she was hired to play piano and sing backup for country music star Doug Stone. Lisa has written and co-written many songs, one of which was recorded by Doug Stone. In 2005 after touring with Doug Lisa moved back to the Mobile area to be with her family. Her style can be described as adult contemporary with a bluesy, jazz influence. Lisa has published three of her own CD’s, A Woman Does Too and Brighter Days, and “A Different Side of Me”. A fourth CD is to be released this fall.
Jonathan Martin - Trumpet
Jonathan Martin BIO Throughout his professional career, Jonathan has performed with a variety of groups and artists that include: Dizzy Gillespie, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Linda Ronstadt, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Vinton, Lil Anthony and the Imperials, Jim Nabors, Dudley Moore, the Big Band of Chicago, Tom Scott, Byron Stripling, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Jonathan has many performing credits to his name including his own jazz quartet recording entitled “Standard Jazz”. Jonathan has performed in Europe as soloist in Italy, Germany, Greece, and as a band leader on cruises to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Tallin, St. Petersburg, Helesinki, and London. Jonathan has also held positions in a number of regional symphony orchestras.
Jim Andrews - Sax
Jim Andrews..... from Kansas City, worked Club gigs in the Midwest. Moved to Pensacola and has been playing locally for 25years. Recorded with various artists and played with artist all along the gulf coast such notables as Vince Vance, Piranha, Backwater, and Wet Willie. Road work with Pure Prarie League, Bonesteel Band. Also a member of the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Dennis Gould - Bass and Vocals
Dennis Gould - Upright Bass, Electric Bass & Guitar Having spent the later part of the 60's through the 80's as a full-time bassist / singer in Baltimore, MD, Dennis changed careers in 1984 and entered the world of Radio. He worked at WIZD, Wizard-104 in Mobile from 1986 through the middle of 1988 when he began working as a producer & voice-over at Soundworks recording studio. His voice has been heard on thousands of Radio & TV commercials and jingles. Still at Soundworks, Dennis occasionally performs a solo show accompanying himself on guitar and featuring tunes from the 30's, 40's & 50's.
Gary Turk - Drums
Gary's adventure into becoming a drummer came quite by accident. He started out a musician playing guitar at the age of 12. In his early twenties gary was thrust onto the drummers throne. Attending a show of a band of close friends, Gary had hung around after the show to find his friends in a bit of a deep funk and when asked the reason they said they had a show in another town in two days and needed a drummer because their drummer was leaving the band. Being that he enjoyed his friends' band and heard them perform so many times he offered his help telling them he could carry a beat on the drums and could cover the gig until a replacement was secured. That sub gig turned into a year of playing drums for his friends and put Gary into a new musical role as drummer.
Since that time Gary has gone on to play drums and sing with many regional bands in many musical styles including Lazy day, a reggae band the extensively toured the southeast and also toured and recorded with Jamaican reggae stars Tinga Stewart and Earl 16. Gary also played a tour for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.
Chuck Schwartz - Sax, Flute, and Clarinet
Chuck Schwartz is originally from Alabama and has a degree in music from the University of Alabama. His career has consisted of performing with a wide variety of outstanding musicians including Jeff Lorber, Marcus Printup, Bernard Purdy, Clyde Stubelfield, Buddy Defranco, and Percy Sledge to name a few. He has also performed in horn sections with the Drifters, the Temptations, the Tams, and the Coasters. Chuck has worked with Lisa since the early 80's.