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John Mazzocco: Coffeeshop Conversations #67

By TOM D'ANTONI // A life of Blues and Soul bass playing...and the story about a messy breakfast with John Lee Hooker.

It’s another day in the Coffeeshop…World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan…and another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. with me today is bass player John Mazzocco who has been a major part of the Oregon music scene for decades as a member of Paul deLay and Curtis Salgado’s bands, and the several bands he’s in now.

He toured with John Lee Hooker for three years. Boogie Woogie piano player David Vest told me to ask John Mazzocco about breakfast with John Lee…and I will.

He also has a thriving business by the name of Blue Dot Communications which trains business leaders how to make presentations. There is a connection to his musical career there…we’ll find out what that is.

Road stories, bandstand stories, a slice of what it’s like to be a working musician for a lifetime.

Let’s meet John Mazzocco.

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Loved listening to this conversation, takes me back , way back! Thank you both. Love me some Johnny M

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