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Tony Zamagni
Tony (*1952 in Boston, MA) began his first piano lesson at age 8 in the 3rd grade at St. Patrick's School in Roxbury, MA. In 1966 he joined his first neighborhood band. At age 18 he toured with the Platters, and for the next 7 years he would come and go numerous times. They named him Tony Z, and that name carries on to this day.
 
In 1979 he joined the funk band Miami and went on to perform and record for TK Records. At age 28 he rejoined the Platters for the final time. For seven years, he lived in various states, basically where ever the music took him performing with his own bands. From 1989 to 1991, Tony recorded and toured with Boston based blues guitarist Ronnie Earl.
 
In 1991 Tony packed up his chopped Hammond B-3 Organ in the back seat of his 1986 Toyota Corolla and with his Leslie 860 filling the front seat. He then stuffed his organ bench, tooth brush, and some cloths in the trunk and moved to Chicago, where he proceeded to tour and record with singer/guitarist Larry McCray, and within those years did many other performances and recordings.
 
In 1995 Tony recorded his second album for Tone Cool, "Kiss My Blues" released in 1997. Also in 1995 Tony Z begins a 9 year run with Buddy Guy playing piano and organ touring and doing live recordings all over the world. Within these years between tours he recorded with various artists.
 
In February 2004 Tony resigns from Buddy Guy and moves to Fort Lauderdale, FL, and for the next 2 years he relaxes from the last 34 years. In between time he performed on his Hammond B-3 at Calvary Chapel FTL.
 
from the KEYBOARD Magazine article "Masterclass Tony Z" issued in December 1998
contact:
homepage:
myspace www.myspace.com/tonyzamagni
on tour Click on the logo to see Tony's tour dates.

 

Discography
Soul Searching
Black Top 1042
released 1988
recorded May 1988 in Boston, MA/USA
Ronnie Earl, guitar
Duke Robillard, guitar
Mark 'Kaz' Kazanoff, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Mr. Excello, tenor sax
Saxy Boy, tenor sax
Ron Levy, organ, piano
Tony Zamagni, organ
Jerry Portnoy, harmonica
Steve Gomes, bass
Per Hanson, drums
Darrell Nulisch, vocals
Peace Of Mind
Demon Records FIENDCD 169
released 1990 recorded in Boston, MA/USA
Ronnie Earl, guitar
Greg Piccolo, tenor sax
Doug James, baritone sax
Tony Zamagni, organ
Dave Maxwell, piano
Darrell Nulisch, vocals, harmonica
Steve Gomez, bass
Per Hanson, drums
Surrounded By Love
Black Top Records CD BT-1069
released 1991 recorded in Boston, MA/USA
Ronnie Earl, guitar
Robert Jr. Lockwood, guitar, vocals
Sugar Ray Norcia, harmonica, vocals
Tony Zamagni, organ
Dave Maxwell, piano
Michael 'Mudcat' Ward, bass
Per Hanson, drums
Test Of Time
Black Top Records CD BT-1082
released 1992 recorded in Boston, MA/USA
Ronnie Earl, guitar
Mark Kazanoff, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Greg Piccolo, tenor sax
Mr. Excello, tenor sax
Saxy Boy, tenor sax
Doug James, baritone sax
Bob Enos, trumpet
Duke Robillard, guitar
Hubert Sumlin, guitar
Robert Lockwood jr., guitar
Tony Zamagni, organ
Anthony Geraci, organ, piano
Ron Levy, organ
Dave Maxwell, piano
Kim Wilson, harmonica, vocals
Michael 'Mudcat' Ward, bass
Steve Gomes, bass
John Rossi, drums
Per Hanson, drums
Darrell Nulisch, vocals
Mighty Sam McClain, vocals
Sugar Ray Norcia, vocals
Saffire The Uppity Blues Women Broadcasting
Alligator Records ALCD 4811
released 1992
recorded in Chicago, IL/USA
Andra Faye McIntosh, mandolin, fiddle
Gaye Adegbalola, guitar, harp, vocals
Ann Rabson, guitar, piano, vocals
Steve Feud, guitar
Tony Z, organ
Larry Gray, bass
Nothing But The Truth
Alligator Records ALCD 4822
released 1994
recorded in Chicago, IL/USA
Son Seals, guitar, vocals
Red Groetzinger, tenor sax, baritone sax, flute
Dan Rabinowitz, trumpet, flugelhorn
John Randolph, guitar
Tony Zamagni, piano, organ
Johnny B. Gaden, bass
Noel Neal, bass
David Russell, drums
Get Down With The Blues
Tone-Cool Records CD TC 1153
released 1995
recorded in Chicago, IL/USA
Tony Zamagni, Hammond B-3 organ, vocals
Houston Person, tenor sax
Duke Robillard, guitar
Sugar Blue, harmonica
Johnny B. Gaydon, bass
Bernard Purdie, drums
Kiss My Blues
Tone-Cool Records CD TC 1161
recorded in Chicago, IL/USA
Tony Zamagni, organ, vocals
Lenny Pickett, sax
Cornell Dupree, guitar
Kim Wilson, harmonica
Chuck Rainey, bass
Drums - Bernard Purdie, drums
Jose Rendon, percussion
Deluxe Edition
Alligator Records ALCD5611
compilation
Son Seals, vocals, guitar Henri Ford, alto sax, baritone sax
Reggie Allmon, tenor sax
Bill McFarland, trombone
Dan Rabinowitz, trumpet
Kenneth Cooper, trumpet
Paul Howard, trumpet
Dan Rabinowitz, flugelhorn
Red Groetzinger, flute
Lacy Gibson, guitar
Mark Weaver, guitar
Steve Plair, guitar
A.C. Reed, tenor banjo
John 'Big Moose' Walker, organ
Sidney James Wingfield, organ
Tony Zamagni, organ
Alberto Gianquinto, piano
King Solomon, piano
John Riley, bass
Johnny Gayden, bass
Noel Neal, bass
Harry 'Snapper' Mitchum, bass
Bert 'Top Hat' Robinson, drums
Charles L. Caldwell, drums
David D. Anderson, drums
Dave Russell, drums
Ray 'Killer' Anderson, drums
Tony Gooden, drums
Willie Hayes, drums
Heart And Soul
Shout! Factory 10061
compilation
Ronnie Earl, guitar
Adrienne Hayes, guitar
Eddie O'Brien, guitar
Duke Robillard, guitar
Kaz Kazanoff, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Greg Piccolo, tenor sax
David "Fathead" Newman, tenor sax
Doug James, baritone sax
Bob Enos, trumpet
Ron Levy, organ, piano
Dave Limina, organ, piano
Bruce Katz, Hammond organ, piano
Tony Zamagni, organ
Anthony Geraci, keyboards
Matt McCabe, piano
Rod Carey, bass
Steve Gomes, bass
Jimmy Mouradian, bass
Mudcat Ward, bass
Jesse Williams, bass
John Rossi, drums
Lorne Entress, drums
Neil Gouvin, drums
Per Hanson, drums
Darrell Nulisch, vocals
Kim Wilson, harmonica, vocals

 
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