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Featuring Bob Johns (piano), Steve Della Maggiora (guitar) and Jose Sierra (percussion): This album consists of an exotic Spanish music form with elements of new age, jazz, and easy listening.

BOB JOHNS (piano/trumpet) Bobís early piano lessons grew into a desire to improvise like his father who played jazz trumpet in big bands and small groups. When he arrived in San Francisco after a 4-year Navy hitch, Bob found like-minded players who formed the fusion group Nexus, playing in San Francisco and the East Bay through the 80s. He played keyboard and trombone for a time in the African group, Hedzoleh Soundz. Bob plays each Tuesday night with his jazz buddies at the Comstock Saloon in San Francisco's North Beach. He hosts an Open Mic once a month in Petaluma at the United Methodist Church.

STEVE DELLA MAGGIORI (guitar) Steve credits his musical curiosity and general creativity to being raised in a household filled with music. By age seven he was playing accordion duets with his older brother and uncle and his high school years were taken up with art, guitar, keyboards and multi-track recording. He began to accompany numerous singer/songwriters and performed in local bands at an early age. After high school, Steve completed an eight year residency at the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, designing and painting displays and murals, and designed and painted the Napa River Mural in Napa. He has gone on to paint many public and private murals in both Napa and Petaluma. All the while, his musical experience expanded into rock, oldies, folk, bluegrass and ensemble and big band jazz. He is currently guitarist, keyboardist, and accordionist with several bands.

JOSE SIERRA (percussion) Jose was inspired by the conga drummers of the 1960ís who frequented San Franciscoís Aquatic Park, and began playing conga, percussion, and began Afro-Latin folklore studies with masters, including Santanaís Raul Rekow. During the mid-1970s Jose played and sang for Afro dance classes and in nightclubs with R&B, Latin Rock, and jazz bands (notably alongside reedman/bandleader Paul Vornhagen). A friendship with Viva Brasilís original drummer brought Joseís career to a new level and he was soon performing in concerts and on TV and radio with The Force, a group that included members of Malo, the Freaky Executives, and Summersí Heat. A stint as Coke Escovedoís conga drummer and performances alongside Roger Glenn, Pete Escovedo, and Ray Obiedo followed, and opportunities to jam onstage with all-time greats Armando Peraza and Tony Williams.

Following his drummer friend to the East Coast, Jose joined Brazilian jazz band Roda de Samba, which also featured Brazilian pianist/composer Alfredo Cardim and jazz bassist Michael Formanek, for performances in New York state and Ontario, Canada, sometimes joined by Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira. The East Coast sojourn also brought opportunities to jam with jazz players like Claudio Roditi and members of SpyroGyra. On his return to California, Jose was tapped by Bahian musician/dancer Jose Lorenzo to be a founding member of the Batucajť Afro-Brazilian music and dance troupe.

As the 2000ís dawned, another old friend, timbalero Victor Nolasco, invited Jose to fill a percussion/vocal spot in Victorís Northern California latin-jazz-rock recording act Safari. Jose gigged extensively with Safari, memorably jamming with artists like smooth jazz guitarist Brian Hughes at the Maui Music Festival.

In the subsequent years Jose also performed with independent recording acts Zarate Pollace Project, Natural Bridges, and Primavera Latin Jazz band which featured noted flautist Jane Lenoir.

Piano, Trumpet and Bass by:
Bob Johns

Guitar by:
Steve Della Maggiora

Percussion by:
Jose Sierra

String Arrangements by:
Morton Davis

Composed, Recorded and Mixed by Morton Davis:
Morton Davis Mixing Studio

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