Cazanova Bios


Maurice Nazzaro:
Originally from Buffalo, New York moved south and was bitten by the Blues. Maurice has been singing and  playing blues harmonica for some 22 years now. His style of playing and intensity is a unique blend of Little Walter post war Chicago blues and Lazy Lester with some Papa Lightfoot in the mix.  Continuing to hone his blues craft in clubs and festival stages throughout the Southeast and internationally,  Maurices soulful vocals and song writing abilities are really what set him above the fray.


Danny Vinson:
A native of Atlanta, Georgia has been playing guitar from a young age.  Formally trained Danny has also studied under great  talents such as Oliver Wood, Barry Richman and Lister Bass.  Influenced by all types of music, Blues has been his calling for most of his musical life more than any other form.  Influences of the great Junior Watson, Alex Schultz, Jimmie Vaughn, Albert King and Tiny Grimes can be heard in his playing.


Pete Maier: 
Is from Neptune, NJ and started playing drums when he was 10 years old.  He's played predominantly on the east coast with various rock bands and blues bands throughout his career.In 1991 he toured Saudi Arabia with the Zeke Moffit band to entertain the troops with Desert Storm.  In 2004 Pete moved to Atlanta, Georgia and became involved in the Atlanta Blues scene.  Pete says,  Gettin' the nod to play with the Cazanovas is awesome. I really like their song writing and their musicianship is impeccable.  I couldn't ask for a better band and be in and look forward to playing and traveling with them."In 2010 Pete opened up for Brian Setzer at the Ryman Theatre with the Mighty Blue Kings.   In 2011 he won the Atlanta IBC BluesChallenge with Atlanta Boogie.


Fernando Barreto: 
Is a native of Uruguay and began playing bass guitar in the early 1980's developing his professional career early ongigging, recording and touring in his native country.  Later in his career, Fernando played at the first "Montevideo BluesFestival" with the tribute band "Everything for the Blues" opening for artitst such as Katie Webster.In the late 1990's Fernando's band "Blues Bridges" opened for BB King on two different occasions.Over the last 13 years Fenando has been in the Atlanta Blue scene working throughout the southeast.  In 2010 Fernando was in a band that won the Atlanta IBC challenge and represented the Atlanta Blues society in Memphis.

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