Al Zaid & Legends of Classic Soul
Gig Seeker Pro

Al Zaid & Legends of Classic Soul

Elk Grove, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1999

Elk Grove, California, United States
Established on Jan, 1999
Solo R&B Jazz


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



This band has no press


Still working on that hot first release.




Singing at the age of nine, Al Zaid is known as the man with a thousand voices.  With an unlimited vocal ability and his achievement of perfection, afforded  Al the opportunity to be the former lead singer of the Zola Taylor's Platters (Member of 'The Platters').

Of great musical historic value, Al has opened for some of the world’s Para-mounted artist such as; Al Green, The Emotions, Bobby Wormack, Isaac Hayes, Etta James, and the Temptations.  As a dynamic vocalist and magnificent performer, Al Zaid has executed 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 Zaid has great tonation of his four octave ranges. Singing 1st tenor, 2nd tenor and baritone keeps his music dynamic, which adds that special something to your event.  Al’s newly released CD 'The Nearness of Love’ is a musical dynasty of his ability as a vocalist singing Jazz Standards of such artist as, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Nat King Cole and Tony Williams of ‘The Platters’. Al believes in working with the best musicians and giving more than 100 percent. Al Zaid performs with a keyboardist or his trio (Legends of Classic Soul Jazz)


‘Legends of Classic Jazz’

Ken Meyers- (director and pianist) played with and arranged music for New York Symphonic Orchestras and many small jazz groups. Accompanied singers (Vic Damone, Pearl Bailey, and Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme).



4 GOLD RECORDS w/Billy Preston, including the hit song, “Nothing from Nothing”.
A GRAMMY AWARD for Best New Artist w/Graham Central Station, 1974.
BEST JAZZ BAND – The Black Music Academy, 2007 - The Manny Kellough Jazz Trio

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS: The Late Legendary Billy Preston for over 25 years. * Graham Central Station * The Platters *Lou Ragland‘s “World Famous “Ink Spot’s *Carmen McCrae * Doby Gray * Freddie Hubbard * The Late Great Ray Charles * The Main Ingredient *The Late Rev. James Cleveland * The Rolling Stones on The Goat’s Head Soup Tour, 1974 * Barry White * Quincy Jones (Sanford & Son TV Theme Song).


Alan Ginter-(Acoustic & Electric Bass) B.A., B.S., M.A. in music and education. Alan played at a young age with Jimmy McGriff, O.C. Smith, Joe Thomas, Arthur Prysock, Rhoda Scott, Gloria Lynn, Dakota Staton, Rashid Ali, Eddie Harris, Zoot Sims, Joe Albany and Diana Reeves. Musical Director for the Drifters, The Kingsman, and Herman’s Hermits and Little Anthony and the Imperials.  Alan was featured in Jazz Magazine in Istanbul (Jan. 2000)


For more info and music by Al Zaid go to  , and

Band Members