DAVE YOUNGMAN is an accomplished musician on piano, guitar, sax, clarinet and flute. He attended the prestigious High School of Music & Art in New York City, and after college, played clarinet and sax in the Army Band. A multi-instrumentalist and composer, he toured the East Coast and Midwest in the 70's with several rock/soul/jazz groups, and has lived in the Raleigh area since 1976. Besides his many instruments, Dave also displays his versatility by the many musical settings in which he performs, which include solo jazz piano at the N.C. Governor's mansion, playing bass with jazz fusion pioneer Jeremy Steig, taking a rocking guitar solo with one of several former rock bands, or laying down some piano, tenor sax and guitar with his blues band, Handsome Al and the Lookers Featuring Emma Davis.
LOLA YOUNGMAN grew up near Detroit & studied piano for 10 years. She majored in Music Ed at Central Michigan University, with emphasis on voice and piano. She is certified as both a classroom teacher and Music Teacher. After moving to Raleigh, Lola began teaching piano while studying jazz improvisational piano techniques with Eddie Paolantonio, and she worked as a solo pianist in some local clubs. Then for 12 years Lola was an Elementary Music Teacher and part time singer. Lola used her creativity in putting on musical programs with the children. She wrote most of her material. Her chorus made it into Wake County's "Pieces of Gold" competition every year. Currently, besides singing with her husband Dave, she also sings in 2 vocal groups. One is called "Capital Transit." www.capitaltransit.net They sing & play music remeniscent of the group "Manhattan Transfer". Lola's other vocal group is an Acappella group (no instruments) called Thelonious. www.theloniousnc.com Check out those 2 sites. You can hear clips of the groups and read their performance schedules. Lola has 2 kids, Adam Lewis (attending UNC Law School, with music degree from ECU) and Jessica Lewis (Licensed Aesthetician)Lola is currently an "Artist in the Schools" through United Arts. See "Arts in the Schools" for details.