AZ Music Productions presents Legends of Classic Soul Jazz featuring Vocalist Al Zaid, Carl Lockett on Guitar, Jimmy Malone on Keyboard and Rick DeFazio on Drums
Known as the man with a thousand voices started singing at the age of nine. There is no limit to his vocal ability. He has performed R&B, Pop, Jazz and Broadway Musicals. Al Zaid is the lead singer of Zola Taylor's Platters. Zola Taylor (an original member of the Platters). This show is unmatched and a must see show of historical value. Al Zaid has opened for some of the worlds best artist such as Al Green, The Emotions, Bobby Wormack, Isaac Hayes, Etta James, and the Temptations. Not only is Al Zaid a dynamic vocalist he is also a magnificient performer. Al Zaid has performed tributes and voice makeovers of such artist as Tony Williams of the Platters, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Eddie Kendricks, Curtis Mayfield, George Benson, Al Jarreau and Johnny Mathis.
Al Zaid has great tonation on all levels of his four octave ranges.
Singing 1st tenor, 2nd tenor and baritone keeps the music lively, which adds that special something to your event.
Al Zaid's CD 'U That I Need', is a musical dynasty of his ability as a vocalist and songwriter. You will greatly appreciate the artist and his ability as a vocalist. Al Zaid has magnificent voice control and a list of songs numbering well over 200. Al Zaid believes in working with the best musicians and giving more than 100 percent. Al Zaid will perform with just a keyboardist or a seven piece band.
A San Francisco Bay Area legend, has been spellbinding audiences over the years with his electrifying musical technique. Lockett is a phenomenal, authentic, original groove master who completely astounds listeners.
For his extraordinary musical expression on the guitar, Lockett has received many notable accolades while participating in recording sessions and touring throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with great artists such as, Chuck Mangione, Randy Crawford, Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Hank Crawford, Jimmy McGriff, Plaz Johnson, Tammy Terrell and David Ruffin. His great musical talents have been on display at many well-known festivals and venues including the NORTH SEA and MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVALS, all three Blue Note Clubs in Japan and the 1980 Winter Olympics. He also wowed audiences with an unparalleled performance at the 50TH ANNIVERSARY MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL in 2007 with Joey DeFrancesco.
His impressive career includes a motion picture role as a nightclub band member in the Academy Award nominated Peggy Sue Got Married
Jimmy’s primary focus is to create original music combining traditional Jazz with contemporary concepts. Jimmy is a highly regarded keyboardist in the Sacramento, California region for the last 35 years. He has performed with the legendary saxophonist, David “Fathead” Newman, The "Late, Great” David Ruffin, formerly of the Temptations, Percy Sledge, the Drifters, the Shirelles, Owens Brothers, and Jimmy Robinson.
Jimmy is a highly regarded keyboardist in the Sacramento, California region for the last 35 years. He has performed with the legendary saxophonist, David “Fathead” Newman, The "Late, Great” David Ruffin, formerly of the Temptations, Percy Sledge, the Drifters, the Shirelles, Owens Brothers, and Jimmy Robinson.
Important performances include: The Oak Park Summer Series 1999, opening act for Jeffrey Osborne, California State Fair in 2002, including various venues at the California State Fair in 2003, and 2004, the Gourmet Food and Wine Festival 2004. Jimmy performed for many classic events, including Sacramento Regional Transit events, Cosumnes River College events, “Grapes” restaurant, Harlow's, National Coalition of 100 Black Men & 100 Black Women Associations, Fountain Plaza Summer Jazz Series in Placerville, the Elk Grove Jazz Festival 2003, Meadowview Jazz Festival 2003, Stockton Jazz Festival 2003, Crocker Art Museum, “The Stock Market”, “Savannah's” and occasional opportunities to work with Jimmy Robinson, Sacramento's Jazz Institution. As a journeyman musician, Jimmy performs with many other musical organizations including "Carol J. Toca", "On Air", "Analysis", Al Zaid of “The Platters”, Dewey Parker, "What It Is", "Akimbo", and occasional opportunities to work with “Mercy Me! (Band)”.