When I first moved to California, I didn't venture out to many Blues clubs. Andy Mazzilli was one of the first local guys that I had seen in the Bay Area. He was a really talented player. During the next twenty years, I would see him sporadically around the area.
One of the last times that I saw him was at Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose a few years back. He was playing Christmas tunes on the violin or harmonica. He was playing for tips on the street. I talked to him briefly.
It's sad to see someone so young pass away. I hope he rests in peace.