Joe DeRose & Amici


If you’re ever in San Jose and want to find a great delicatessen then look no further than Antipastos Deli owned by the DeRose family. It’s less than a few miles from my home and a favorite meeting place for friends. The food is incredible, lunch, diner, eat in or take out, and when it comes to service and personality you will be pleasantly surprised. I don’t want to sound like a food or restaurant critic but for this place I could be. I didn’t know it at the time but once while there I was talking to Nick Jr. one of the three sons of owners Nick Sr. and his wife Mary. There was an area where someone placed a stack of CD’s so I asked Nick Jr. what’s this about, he smiled and said read the cover my man, and so it was Joe DeRose and Amici and titled ‘Sounds for the Soul’. Nick Jr. proudly states that’s our little brother Joe who is a jazz drummer and this CD is serious, check it out. I did check it out and it is as good as any album/CD I ever bought. Joe DeRose and Amici played on the Cisco Silicon Valley Stage at the Fairmont Hotel on the final day of the festival. The crowd of Joe’s followers and friends including myself where in pure delight as their music was non stop jazz fusion energy. The cast included leader Joe DeRose (dr), Murray Low (kb), Dan Robbins (bs), Hristo Vitchev (gr), Dann Sinn (ts)

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