Showcase

A very special thanks to all of you who have participated
and performed in these shows thru the years!

*(bottom far left) Marcelo Nicoli -bassist & me onstage between acts. We’d play upto 6 straight hours every Tues’ Musicians Showcase at RedDevilSF 2001-2002. Everyone came, famous & not. DotCom era packed. Marcelo & I played the “NovemberToDismember” SoCal MetalFest with Atma Anur that year. Marcelo Nicoli, an immensely talented player from Cremona, Italy; a musical brother, beautiful soul, sacrificed all to play in the U.S., died 2010 – the embodiment of resourcefulness and guts.

Musician’s Showcase –

I started this in Houston, Tx in 1994 as an outlet for students to get real-life performing experience in real-life clubs. It has continued every year (except 2009) and evolved into a highly respected forum for up and coming performers – thousands of players, future-signed bands, and world-famous guest musicians.
San Francisco venues that hosted Musicians’ Showcase includes Slim’s, Bottom of the Hill, Thee Parkside, Red Devil Lounge, Tupelo, Grant&Green, OmniCircus, Pyramid, Storyville, Conn. Yankee, El Rio, The 23 Club, & more. With over 100 shows to date, there is no sign of letting up!

Here is a list of some of the great players who ‘threw down’ over the years:

  • Kai Eckhardt – John McLaughlin, Garaj Mahal
  • Osam Ezzeldin – Dave Weckl, Zakir Hussain
  • Deszon Claiborne – Don Cherry
  • Pat Johnson – Iconic Rock Photog
  • Atma Anur – Journey, Cacophony, Shrapnel
  • Stu Hamm – Joe Satriani, Steve Vai
  • Jude Gold – Jefferson Starship, GuitarPlayerMag
  • Brooklyn Layla Allman – daughter of Gregg Allman
  • Tal Morris – CCR, Huey Lewis
  • Steven Winter – Montrose
  • Jimmy Sage – Lee Rocker Band (Stray Cats)
  • Clayton Gibb – Keb Mo’ Band
  • Marcelo Nicoli – bass Cremona, Italy
  • Doug Doppler – gtr SF
  • Ray Sayre – gtr SF
  • Marc T – Dirge (the band)
  • Jason Muscat – TaintedLove
  • Roger Roche – 4 Non Blondes
  • Ariane Cap – Cirque de Soleil
  • Uriah Duffy – Whitesnake