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BOB JOHNS (piano/trumpet) Bob's early piano lessons grew into a desire to improvise like his father who played jazz trumpet in big bands and small groups. 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.

STEVE DELLA MAGGIORA (guitar) Steve was raised in a supportive household filled with music. By age seven he was playing accordion duets with his older brother, and spent countless hours learning guitar, and keyboards. Steve spent eight years working at the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, designing and painting displays and murals, and has designed and painted murals in Napa and Petaluma. His musical experience expanded into rock, oldies, folk, bluegrass, ensemble and big band jazz. He performs in local bands, playing guitar, keyboard, and/or accordion.

JOSE SIERRA (percussion) Jose has studied and performed with many percussionists, including Santana's Raul Rekow, and has performed in nightclubs with R&B, Latin Rock and jazz bands (notably alongside reedman/bandleader Paul Vornhagen). Performing with Viva Brasil's original drummer brought Jose's career to a new level and he was soon performing in concerts, on TV and radio with The Force, a group that included members of Malo, the Freaky Executives, and Summers' Heat. Jose worked as Coke Escovedo's conga drummer and has performed with Roger Glenn, Pete Escovedo, and Ray Obiedo, as well as all-time greats Armando Peraza and Tony Williams.


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