San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of May 22

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of May 22nd, 2017 featuring: The Burroughs Brothers Band, Hootenanny Trio, and Jackie Turner.

Burroughs Brothers Band: Thursday, May 25th @ 6:00pm

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Classic Rock & Alternative Cover Band: from Rolling Stones to Dave Matthews, ALO, Doobie Brothers and Jack Johnson.

Hootenanny Trio: Friday, May 26th @ 7:00pm

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Armed with only acoustic instruments, Hootenanny! sings and strums your favorite Rock/Pop gems and other musical curiosities.

Jackie Turner: Saturday, May 27th @ 7:00pm

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Jackie Turner & Friends  provides music for all occasions. R&B, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Reggae, Funk, Top 40, Lite Rock, Country you name it we can play it!

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of May 14th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of May 14th, 2017 featuring: Jerry Sauceda & Legally Blue.

Jerry Sauceda: Friday, May 19th @ 7:00pm

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Jerry Sauceda and his trio are primarily a cover band utilizing Jerry's very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks. Mr. Sauceda and his trio perform everything from Rock, Dance R&B, Hip Hop, Motown, Jazz Standards, Latin and Country. He plays as a live guitarist, vocalist with an accompanying live sax player and keyboardist.

Legally Blue: Saturday, May 20th @ 7:00pm

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Legally Blue is a five-piece band which was formed in 2010. Their authentic sound comes from rare, vintage guitar amps, a classic Hammond B3 organ, and from the soulful voice of Joanne Wegener. Mixing original and classic blues standards with their own surprises, Legally Blue creates a nostalgic sound that is firmly rooted in modern sensibilities.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of May 8th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of May 8th, 2017 featuring: The Funtouchables, Otilia, and The Cruisetones.

The Funtouchables: Friday, May 12th @ 7:00pm

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Variety • Wide-Appeal • Surf & Fun • 50's Sock Hop

Psychadelic 70's • Modern Rock • 80's • Gatsby

Acoustic Ukelele Walk-Around • and more!

Otilia: Saturday, May 13th @ 7:00pm

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“Otilia Donaire and The Back Alley Boys” – has her combining her singing talents with some of the Bay Area’s finest rock and blues musicians that consistently deliver a fun and interactive show filled with a huge repertoire of upbeat/danceable classic rock, blues, R&B and soul tunes that'll keep you on the dance floor

The Cruisetones: Sunday, May 14th @ 12:00pm

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The CruiseTones are a versatile, talented group of performers that can lay back & groove things early, then kick it up when it’s time to get the party rolling. Made up of some the Bay Area’s best musicians, this group is comfortable playing many musical styles and are indeed, the Fabulous CruiseTones

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of May 1st

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of May 1st, 2017 featuring: Andre Thierry and Math Class Band.

Andre Thierry: Friday, May 5th @ 7:00pm

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GRAMMY Nominated, Andre Thierry is a phenomenal talent who has been capturing the attention of other musicians and music lovers since he was a toddler. Andre’s French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although he was born and reared in northern California. Michael Tisserand, author of The Kingdom of Zydeco, considered the definitive book on the history of Zydeco music, wrote, “In America, great migrations produce great music. Just as Delta musicians took Highway 61 to Chicago and electrified their blues, so did the Creoles and Cajuns migrate to California and establish vital dance communities. Now the California scenes rival anything back home in Louisiana, and that’s due to players like Andre Thierry, a standard bearer for the new generation. Thierry is among the best of both the West Coast and the Gulf Coast, and he combines youthful vigor with a mature appreciation for his inherited tradition.”

Andre’s story begins July 9, 1979. Born in Richmond, California to Olivia “Tee” Guillory originally from Basile, Louisiana and Gregory Thierry, originally from Jennings, Louisiana. Andre’s childhood was deeply influenced by his maternal grandparents, the late Houston Pete Pitre (Pa-Pa as they called him) from Basile, Louisiana and his loving grandmother, known to all as Mama Lena Pitre from Soileau, Louisiana.

Andre grew up experiencing the French Creole (La-La) dances his grandparents held at their church parish, St. Mark’s Catholic Church. The best Zydeco musicians Louisiana had to offer traveled to California to play at the dances and spent time at the Pitre’s house while in the area. On one such visit, the “King of Zydeco,” the late great Clifton Chenier, grabbed three-year old Andre by the arms and deemed him a future accordion player. From then on, Andre’s Pa-Pa, Houston Pete, encouraged the young Andre to play the accordion.

Andre captivated by Clifton Chenier, he began teaching himself to play by listening to Clifton’s music. Andre demonstrated an innate musical ability and his skill quickly grew. Andre played his first song, Willis Prudhomme’s version of “Give’m Cornbread” in the backyard of his grandparent’s home, for his delighted family. He soon began playing Clifton Chenier’s music on stages all over Northern California.

His grandparents continued to host Louisiana musicians and this exposure to his heritage allowed him to develop his love for, and mastery of, traditional French Creole music. By age twelve, with the help of his mother, Andre formed his own band, “Zydeco Magic.” Andre’s repertoire grew by leaps and bounds as he was regularly invited to play with visiting bands, such as the late John Delafose, his son, Geno Delafose, and many local Zydeco and Cajun bands, including the late Danny Poullard (California Cajun Orchestra).

Andre is a virtuoso on all the accordion types, single row, double row, triple row and piano key. He effortlessly moves across types to deliver an energetic two-step, hard-driving blues or a blend that is his own alternative Creole sound. Although Andre’s instrument of choice is the accordion he also displays talent on bass, guitar and keys. Thanks to his parents and grandparents he sings traditional songs in original Creole French. He is a gifted composer and song-writer and his music and CDs feature many of his original tunes. As quoted from an article published in Eh Toi magazine 2002, “There is no accordion player in Zydeco that uses his left hand as well as Andre Thierry.”

While playing Washington, D.C. in 2003, the Washington Post called Andre “a master at pumping out fast, funky rhythms on an instrument not usually associated with earthy syncopation. A versatile student of the music, Thierry can’t be lumped into Zydeco’s old-school R&B-influenced camp or its nouveau, rap-inspired one: He and his band, Zydeco Magic, lay down both soulful, traditional slow-dances and bottom-end-booming kinetic groovers.”

In his 30’s, he has already been deemed a legend. There is widespread agreement that Andre Thierry is an exceptional multi-dimensional musician who has a finely-honed ability to merge his Accordion Soul sounds with blues, r&b, jazz, latin and rock. His musical mastery enables him to create a unique sound for his and future generations while staying true to the past.

Math Class Band: Sunday, May 7th @ 2:00pm

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The band Math Class is an act that strives to bring back the big show aspect that has been lacking within the working band circuit for years. With the drive and excitement of new and retro rock tunes that have been amped up to create a smiling audience, Math Class is a band that will start and accentuate any party.

Math Class is fronted by talented vocalist “Mr. Math” who has years of world tour experience and has opened for many world class bands such as Aerosmith, 311, Sublime, Candlebox, Pepper, Incubus, and many more.

With a show mentality, Math Class interacts with audiences making everyone feel like they are part of a classroom of rock.  Taking and an energetic show that will make everyone feel like they are  sweating without even attending gym class.

With a love and talent for music this band is a very dedicated outfit that will bring strong dress attire with a rockstar flair, relevant song choices that cater to varying crowds, and most of all, a broken boundary between the band and the audience which creates a show that people will talk about for years to come……….. Welcome to Class….. Math Class.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of April 24th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of April 24th, 2017 featuring: Ric & Dana, and the Funtouchables.

Ric & Dana Duo: Thursday, April 27th @ 6:00pm

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utilizing the same “state-of-the-art” PA and a wonderful Boss drum machine for a great sound & dancing capability, this talented pair of ‘seasoned veterans’ deliver an amazing experience to be shared by crowds of all ages.

The Funtouchables: Friday, April 28th @ 7:00pm

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The Funtouchables are the ultimate band for any party and have been a hit in the clubs around S.F and the Bay Area for many years. Their extensive song list includes surf classics including the Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffet, hits from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Stevie Wonder to name a few. If variety is what you looking for, The Funtouchables are the group for you! Comprised of some of the best musicians in the Bay Area, the Funtouchables blend three different “specialty bands” into one, covering songs from over seven decades!

Together for over 15 years, the band plays songs from the ’30’s to today’s contemporary hits. They not only sound convincingly like the originals, but also are great to watch as they combine dancing, comedy, exceptional musical ability and audience participation to make a fun and entertaining concert and dance. In 1993, the band (who also go by the name Shark Sandwich) won the top award for “the Best Unsigned Band in San Francisco” by Live 105 FM radio station.

Whether you want jazz standards, 50s, 60s, 70s disco, 80s, 90s or rock and roll, The Funtouchables will customize their play list and band size to your occasion. It’s no wonder that they are chosen for events time and time again. Members of the band have backed up or played in concert with: Chris Issak, Warren Zevon, Marshal Crenshaw, Chuck Berry, Frankie Avalon, Mary Wells, The Drifters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Suzanne Sommers, Ronnie Milsap, Ronnie Montrose, Ray Charles, The Marvelettes, The Harry James Orchestra, Wolfman Jack, The Platters, Maria Muldaur and Micky Hart to name a few.

With audience participation and veteran musicians at the helm and a huge song list spanning decades, your guests can be assured of a successful event. All of the members sing and put on an energetic and fun show, packing the dance floor with every performance.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of April 17th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of April 17th, 2017, featuring: Sonic Blue Trio, The Fabulous Cruisetones, and One Country.

Sonic Blue Trio: Thursday, April 20th @ 6:00pm

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Sonic Blue is a dynamic duo consisting of Joy Bonner, vocals, and Peter Cor, keyboards and programming.

Originally from Los Angeles by way of Santa Cruz, Joy has had a successful career singing in many professional bands throughout her career. She is currently completing the recording of an original Jazz CD. Joy has opened for the Doobie Brothers, Tom Jones, Chris Isaak and Dionne Warwick. She also performed on the Wayne Brady Show. The ultimate professional, she has even performed the national anthem at an Angels' game.

Grammy nominated multiplatinum composer Peter Cor brings to his music a multifaceted range of styles, which he has honed over the years through his musical and traveling experiences. Born in Manhattan, a melting pot of cultures which has always been a great influence, living many years in Europe, and traveling to Central America and the Caribbean, gives him a worldly vision that can be heard in whatever musical genre he undertakes.

Cor's credits including composing for Earth Wind & Fire's multi-platinum song "Getaway", as well as for other artists such as guitar great Lee Ritenour, Tuck & Patti, and many others. Movie credits include Muppets from Space and The Sixth Man, and TV credits include The Bernie Mac Show, Quantum Leap and Pimp My Ride. His musical diversity has also come into play in working with many different artists such as Rufus Thomas, Ronnie Laws and more.

Sonic Blue's repertoire covers a wide variety of musical styles, ensuring there's a little something for everyone. In addition to paying tribute to many of the classic R & B and Jazz vocalist greats (such as Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, and Stevie Wonder), they also cover a wide variety of classic rock and 70s artists. These two experienced performers bring their talents to private and corporate functions, weddings, clubs, and concerts. Their high-energy show is perfect for events of all sizes, whether you want to just listen or get up and dance.

The Fabulous Cruisetones: Friday, April 21st @ 7:00pm

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The Fabulous CruiseTones have long been known for being one of the best ’50s & ’60s bands in the Bay Area, if not all of California!  The ‘Tones’ excel at playin’ the Oldies from when Rock ‘n Roll began with Billy Haley & Elvis right through to Doo Wop, the ‘girl groups’, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, MoTown, other great R’nB and any thing else you can imagine in that great era of music.  Whether you want to hop, bop, twist, psychedelicize or dance until you drop, the cats can ‘get ‘er done’!

One Country: Saturday, April 22nd @ 7:00pm

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One Country is a Country Western and Americana Band comprised of skilled professional Bay Area musicians. One Country creatively covers the music of iconic performers such as: Vince Gill, Marshall Tucker, Buddy Miller, Joe Ely, George Straight, Sam Bush, Glen Campbell, Chris Stapleton, Johnny Cash and many others. We put our own stamp on the music we perform, while paying tribute to the original artists and the things which make this music so great.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of April 10th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live music in Downtown San Jose the week of April 10th, 2017 featuring: PS3, Hootenanny!, Bodacious, and Otilia Donaire.

PS3: Thursday, April 13th @ 6:00pm

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P.S. is the acoustic duo comprised of well-known local musicians Peter Filice (OTR Band) and Steve Siacotos (The Groove Kings, Nite Cry). Spanning a broad range of acoustic versions of classic rock, folk, and R&B music from the 60's to present day and featuring excellent vocal harmonies and guitar skills, P.S. is the perfect choice for an acoustic or low-volume amplified setting. We specialize in taking audience requests! We also feature a 3-piece version called PS3 Trio which adds the amazing vocal and bass guitar talents of Chris Beveridge.

Hootenanny! Friday, April 14th @ 7:00pm

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Armed with only acoustic instruments, Hootenanny! sings and strums your favorite Rock/Pop gems and other musical curiosities.

Bodacious: Saturday, April 15th @ 7:00pm

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Bodacious is:

Lee Shupp – lead vocals, guitars
Bill Coates – guitars, vocals
VK Jones – keys, vocals
Marty Cohen – bass, vocals
David Eisenberg – drums, vocals

We are experienced pros that have been in about a million bands.

Otilia Donaire: Sunday, April 16th @ 12:00pm

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“Otilia Donaire and The Back Alley Boys” – has her combining her singing talents with some of the Bay Area’s finest rock and blues musicians that consistently deliver a fun and interactive show filled with a huge repertoire of upbeat/danceable classic rock, blues, R&B and soul tunes that'll keep you on the dance floor.

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Easter Extravaganza! April 16th

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM for a fun filled day on April 16th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm with the Easter Bunny!  A event day for the whole family!

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of April 3rd

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of April 3rd, 2017 featuring: The Woogiemen Duo, Private Label, and the Fast Lane (now) Band.

The Woogiemen: Thursday, April 6th @ 6:00pm

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If you catch Regi in a rare solo performance and you’re likely to hear his early influences like Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, or Little Richard, the Beatles, Leon Russell or you might hear the blues of Willie Dixon or Muddy Waters, the boogie woogie of Pete Johnson and Meade Lux Lewis, maybe the ragtime and swing of Fats Waller and Benny Goodman  or the jump of Louis Jordan, sometimes even Willie Nelson or Hank Williams, how about a Nat King Cole ballad, definitely some New Orleans and lots more.

Private Label: Friday, April 7th @ 7:00pm

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We are seasoned musicians who came together around a common goal of electrifying crowds with the highest quality, note for note remastering of timeless iconic rock and dance hits. Our group takes on the most challenging material which features our respective musical talents, and the result is an energetic stage performance and sound that leads you on a journey through a musical renaissance!

Fast Lane (now) Band: Saturday, April 8th @ 7:00pm

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Pat Curtis on Guitar and Vocals | Patty Curtis on Vocals.  “Fast Lane Now" Is a four-piece band, from Morgan Hill, performing original and cover material with influences that include: rock, funk, blues, pop, jazz and a little country. The band is moving into the New Year with high energy and creativity and is pleased to have the newest members along for the experience.  Frank Sellick on Drums | Art Camarillo on Bass

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of March 27th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of March 27th, 2017 featuring Jerry Sauceda and Math Class Band.

Jerry Sauceda: Thursday, March 30th @ 6:00pm

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Jerry Sauceda and his trio are primarily a cover band utilizing Jerry's very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks. Mr. Sauceda and his trio perform everything from Rock, Dance R&B, Hip Hop, Motown, Jazz Standards, Latin and Country. He plays as a live guitarist, vocalist with an accompanying live sax player and keyboardist. 

Math Class Band: Saturday, April 1st @ 7:00pm

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If the garage is a rockin' don't come a knockin'.....Math Class will be once again rockin' San Pedro Square Market. We have moved the party inside and will be playing in the Garage Bar.  Grab the friends, family and the kiddos and come down have dinner at one of the many great places to eat, grab a drink and then be ready to dance to an amazing set of tunes as Math Class packs the dance floor.   

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