Italian Dining With Music
September 21st • 6 to 9 PM
Featured Musician: Lisa Zanghi, Piano
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.
September 28th • 6 to 9 PM
Featured Musician: Michael Coleman, Composer/Pianist.
Michael Coleman has participated as composer/pianist in numerous new music programs and festivals in the U.S and Russia and has also had works performed in France, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. He has premiered a number of his own piano works along with those by Merab Gagnidze, Jerry Sieg, and Sergei Zhukov. He has also written works for chamber ensembles, voice, and orchestra and as part of the duo Tone Twister, he and tubist Tim Jackson have performed a variety of original and new works for tuba and piano. Coleman received his doctorate from the University of Maryland and degrees from the University of New Orleans and the University of South Alabama, studying with Lawrence Moss, Jerry Sieg, and Carl Alette, respectively.
Dr. Coleman will perform a variety of light pop, jazz & ragtime, light classical, and of coarse favorite hits from the American songbook.