Italian Dining With Music
November 24th • 6 to 9 PM
Featured Musician: Jim Andrews, Sax
Jim Andrews was born in Kansas City. He played with many bands in the mid-west area and I was inducted in the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Bonesteel band with charted song “Wheels”. He lived in Los Angeles doing studio work and toured and worked with groups such as Spyder Turner and Piranha. Later on relocated to the Gulf Coast area where he was working with notable artist as Jimmy Hall, Aaron Neville, Vince Vance and The Vallients and did recording with other artists.
Smooth Jazz and R&B music is his favorite style to play. Also plays latin and reggae style of conga. I was highly mentored by Grover Washington Jr Kansas City Blues. His strong influences are The Crusaders, Stanley Turrentine, Maseo Parker, David Sanborn, Michael Brecker.
Currently Jim resides in Pensacola, Florida working in various venues on the Gulf Coast including recording sessions and concerts. His CD “Moods” receives airplay on local radio.
December 1st • 6 to 9 PM
Featured Musician: Cynthia Domulot, Piano/Vocalist
Cynthia Domulot, originally from Hattiesburg, MS, has been featured with The Guffman Trio, co-founded with husband/drummer Fred Domulot, at numerous festivals and venues throughout the Southeast. Coming from a diverse musical background, her eclectic sound consists of a blend of straight ahead jazz with blues, funk, Latin and folk to produce a mix sure to satisfy the taste of any listener. She was a music director/band leader for Celebrity Cruises which included performing with and arranging music for many guest artists on the ship circuit. She performs regularly for the Jazz Society of Pensacola, MOJO Mobile (Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed) and plays with Mobile Big Band Society. Cynthia has also performed with both the Pensacola and Northwest Florida Symphonies. She holds a B.A. in Instrumental Music Education and is currently on staff at J.M. Tate High School as choral director/piano instructor where she enjoys working with concert choirs as well as her vocal jazz ensemble.
December 8th • 6 to 9 PM
Featured Musician: Gino Rosaria, Piano
Gino moved to the US in 2003 to study music under the world renowned Daisy De Luca Jaffe. In 2009, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Classical Music Performance. Gino then started taking private Jazz lessons with Jazz pianist David Shelander, who studied with Bill Evans. During his time in the US. Gino went on to win many competitions and also got a chance to appear on the local TV and radio stations Gino also appeared several times on national TV performing solo, chamber, and with orchestra. Today Gino performs and does studio work on a regular basis with some of the best musicians around, including artists such as award winning violinist Karen Briggs, 2010 Award winner for best Jazz clarinet player Tim Laughlin, award winning flutist Kim Scott, Award winning Jazz guitarists Eric Essix and Adam Hawley, and world renowned flutist Althea Rene. “My goals are to continue giving virtuosic piano performances in both Jazz and Classical music…” says Gino.
December 15th • 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.
December 22nd • 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.
December 29th • 6 to 9 PM
Featured Musician: Jim Armstrong, Guitar
Jim Armstrong is one of the most talented guitarists around. From pop tunes woven into a lush classical setting, to complex jazz arrangements of all-time favorites, Jim always offers an interesting and delightful musical experience. Notably, Jim has studied with the great George Benson, and together with his talent and style he is the perfect compliment to a wonderful evening.