Oral History Information
Joe Nemzer is a salesman and shipping manager for The Magic Flute, a music store located in San Rafael, California. Musically his uncle Jeff was an influence on young Joe, playing the piano and introducing him to new songs. Joe picked up the bass as a kid and attended music college in Canada. He played in a number of bands including his own group, Cup O' Joe. Being a regular, enthusiastic customer, Joe was hired by the store's manager Spike Klein, then occasionally performed with Spike and his brother Mike in a jazz combo. He began in the shipping department, which he would later manage. With his knowledge of musical instruments, he has also become one of the store’s salesmen, helping out whenever he can, especially if the customer is seeking a bass.