Jocko Marcellino, veteran of the SHA NA NA TV show, Grease and Woodstock releases album of original Blues and R&B
JOCKO MARCELLINO, veteran of the Sha Na Na TV show, Grease and Woodstock releases CD: MAKE IT SIMPLE, a fourteen-song collection of original Blues and R&B.
Ranging from a “delta blues” trio to a big band R&B sound, Jocko sings lead and drums throughout. Included are renditions of two songs that Jocko sang in the Oscar winning film Rainmain (“Wishful Thinking” and “Lovin’ Ain’t So Hard To Hard To Find”).
Some illustrious musicians appear with Jocko on this cd: bassist Will Lee (David Letterman Show), guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan), pianist Richard Tee (Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon), bassist Gordon Edwards (James Brown, Etta James), guitarist Buzz Campbell (Hot Rod Lincoln) and San Diego blues legends guitarist Robin Henkel and harmonic man Billy Watson.
“Jocko Marcellino’s new release Make It Simple has a fresh and soulful sound, it's music that makes you want to move & groove while at the same time has a great message, it's a winner...” - J. Otis Williams, KSDS Radio, Jazz & Blues FM 88.3, San Diego, California
“Sha Na Na's Jocko happy to have the blues: Local jam sessions inspire veteran Woodstock performer and La Jolla resident to showcase his love for blues on new CD.” - San Diego Union Tribune 11/5/2014
Jocko Performs Live at UT San Diego
Jocko, who still tours with Sha Na Na, was the first to walk onstage “greased and ready to rock n’ roll” in 1969. That same year, at age 19, he appeared with the group at the Woodstock Festival. Sha Na Na’s TV series ran four years worldwide and the group received a GRAMMY nomination for their work in the mega-hit film Grease.
Jocko earned both a B.A. from Columbia and a Masters in Drama from New York University. His acting credits include television’s “Veronica Mars”, “NYPD Blue”, “Alley McBeal”, “The Tiger Woods Story”, “Herman’s Head”, “Good Advice”, ”18 Wheels of Justice”, “The Invisible Man”, “Amazing Stories” and the “Gary Shandling Show”. His film credits include: “Rainman”, “National Security” and “Hot To Trot”. Jocko has also written and performed songs for the films “Rainman”, “That's Life” and “The Night Of The Comet”; and television shows “Golden Boy”, “Once Upon A Time”, “Save Me”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “The Office”, “Terriers”, “Castle”, “Kath & Kim”, “Parks and Recreation” and ESPN's “Monday Countdown”.
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Jocko Marcellino’s Southern California band: Jocko and the Rockets