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“Every guitarist remembers their first instrument and how they got it and Joseph Cannizzo is no exception: in 1971 his dad (a New York City sanitation worker) brought home a guitar that somebody had tossed out with the trash! Joseph was only ten, but he took to it and by the time he was sixteen he was playing clubs around the tri-state area. By the mid-1980s he was living the dream and traveling around the world with his music. In 1994 JC put together Crossfire, originally a Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band, which was a cool project that evolved into him creating his own music. Now based out of the North Miami area, his band’s latest release is When It Comes to the Blues, a righteous set of nine original songs, mostly penned by Cannizzo. He also handles the guitars and vocals and is joined by Tony Calabria on bass and vocals, Bernie Rose on keyboards and vocals, Niles Blaize on harmonica and Guido Marciano behind the drum kit. The title track comes up first, and it gives the listener ”
“JC Crossfire and the Boys.”
“JC CROSSFIRE‘S FLAME IS FEVERISHLY HOT! By Cindy Starr Since the age of 10, Staten Island born Joseph James Cannizzo, Jr. (JC) & his electric guitar have been creating magic with music. JC formed JC Crossfire, a modern blues band and after blowing up New York’s hottest clubs, he moved to South Florida. For the last 10 years, they have been performing in a huge variety of venues, including clubs, festivals, casinos and even private events. Recently the band is getting the recognition they deserve. JC’s relatable & realistic lyrics with the band’s rockin’ performance is addictive to any audience, anywhere. CS: How long has your band been together? What are your band mates’ names? JC: I formed the band in 1997 in Staten Island, New York. I moved to South Florida in 2003 and have been playing here since then. Anthony Calabria on bass & vocals, Bernie Rose on keyboards & vocals and Guido Marciano on drums. CS: What is your sound, what kind of music would you say your band”
“JC Crossfire was happy to participate in the “Keeping the Blues Alive” volume two CD. This is a promotional only CD produced by Mary4Music c 2012 with the approval of the Blues Foundation. The CD has ten bands from the U.S. and Canada each contributing an original composition and is being distributed to over 150 radio stations around the country and the global blues community. The JC Crossfire selection is called “Blues Blues Blues”. You should be able to hear the songs from this CD on radio stations involved with this promotion starting December 2012. JC and the band have also been hard at work on our new forthcoming CD that should be ready for February 2013. We are very happy about what has been taking place in the studio and are excited by the response we have received. Our song “Blues Blues Blues” included on the “Keeping the Blues Alive” volume two CD (Dec. 2012) will also be on the new CD along with our other new recordings. we look forward to an excitin”