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

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of February 8th, 2016 featuring: The Honeywood, Lara Price & Friends, Tan of Dreams and Wil Roberts Duo.

The Honeywood: Thursday, February 11th @ 7pm

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Cindy and George Nowicki have been musical partners for many years. More years than Cindy will allow us to post. They have played together and separately in many bands over the years and have covered many styles of music.  The Honeywood Band project brings all those musical influences together and strips them down to just vocals and one acoustic instrument which could be a six or twelve string guitar, a piano or a mandolin. We try to capture the song in what we think it would sounded like in the early stages, when the songwriter was first working on it.  

The band covers an eclectic variety of artists.  Everything from folk artists like Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, James Taylor to Country Rockers such as the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Fogleberg, Crosby Stills & Nash, early Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Petty and Warren Zevon to Progressive bands such as ELP, The Moody Blues, Kansas, Pink Floyd to rockers such The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Blind Faith, Govt Mule, The Allman Brothers, Heart, Bob Segar, Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac to Country artists such as Dolly Parton,  Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride to Carrie Underwood, Terrie Clark, Mary Chapin Carpenter to exciting current artists such as Susan Tedeschi, Alison Krauss, The Goo Goo Dolls,  Sheryl Crow, Joan Osborne, Jackie Green, KT Tunstill, Sarah McLachlan, Green Day, Gillian Welch and many others.  A little something for every acoustic musical taste.

Lara Price & Friends: Friday, February 12th @ 7pm

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Price discovered the power of music at the tender age of 6, when she started 
taking piano lessons in England with legendary 80’s music innovator Howard 
Jones. At the age of 12 she found her singing voice. Price was influenced and 
encouraged by her junior high and high school choir teacher, Blake Olmstead. She 
continued her vocal studies operatically with Dr. Lynn Berg at BSU. She arrived 
in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997 to pursue her dream of singing in a band. 
By 1998, Price began running her own blues jam at JJ’s Blues in San Jose, and 
was featured in an inspiring article about blues jams in the September issue of 
the Blues Revue Magazine.
The journey of Lara’s blues band (The Lara Price Band) includes tours across the 
United States and China. It also includes five CD’s that Price has produced, 
co-written, and is featured playing drums, guitar, and back up vocals. Lara and 
her band have shared the bill with R&B legends, Etta James, James Brown, Buddy 
Guy, Leon Russell and many more.

Like many full time musicians, Lara fronts and leads several musical projects: 
Lara Unplugged, an acoustic duo; Velvet Plum, a popular top 40’s party band, Militia of Love, a Cali-Reggae band; The 
Lara Price Band, a rootsy rockin’ blues band and the Lara Price Blues Revue a 
fantastic 10 piece R&B show band, and Girls Got the Blues. This is an all-star cast of female talent that has come together to make musical magic!As of late Lara’s 6th record, “I Mean Business”. Was picked up by The VizzTone Label Group and will be released to the world November 13th, 2015!

She’s an All American singer with a sultry stage presence and a voice that 
demands your attention- smoky, lonely, sexy, and powerful. It’s no wonder her 
music transcends the blues and crosses a line into music that is unequivocally 
superb.

Tan of Dreams: Saturday, February 13th @ 7pm

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Tan of Dreams Stems from the Creative work of Singer, SongWriter & Drummer Renato Annicchiarico aka Enahena, whose principal characteristic is his sophisticated sense of melody & harmony (most likely descended from his medieval gregorian ancestors), which paired with his strong sense of rhythm, is the hallmark of the Band ...After a short period of collaborations in 2013-2014, with various musicians, the band comes to find its current & final lineup with the addition of two outstanding musicians, long time Renato's friends, Peter Cor >(Keyboards,Guitar,backing vocals),& Aaron Carothers > (Bass) ...The Trio with this final lineup seems to have fully matched Renato's Vision in achieving an inspiring yet powerful sound, naturally blending Melody & Rhythm in such a fashion which is appealing to an array of diverse audiences

Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday, February 14th @ 1pm

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Wil has toured across the U.S. and now lives in the San Francisco bay area. He has performed at world class resorts in the Caribbean, Ireland, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, and California. He has been a featured solo artist on the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship and has performed his solo for President Ford and his guest’s in Vail. Wil creates an atmosphere of musical excellence where ever he performs his mix of R&B, coffee house, and adult contemporary pop. 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Super Bowl Week 2016

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of Feb 1st, 2016 (Super Bowl Week) featuring: Jerry Sauceda, Bob Burnett Trio w/ Tammi Brown, The Cruisetones, OTR, Sonic Blue ft. Joy Bonner, Mary Ellen Duell, Hootenanny! and Groovy Judy.

BANDS FOR THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4th (multiple stages):

Jerry Sauceda: 6-9PM

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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.

Bob Burnett Trio ft. Tammi Brown: 8-11pm

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As a popular sideman, seven string guitarist Bob Burnett has supported among others, Doobie Brothers bassist Tiran Porter, Jazz Steel Pan player Andy Narell, World Beat stars Pele Juju, Nigerian Afro-Beat All-Star Danjuma Adamu, Kenny Stahl, and children’s musician Bob Reid. Burnett was also a regular on Kid’s Clubhouse KTEH TV and has shared the stage with Emeril, Tony Curtis and Bruce Willis.

Bob also founded the band Haven Terrace which included members Jeff Ballard, Kenny Wollesen and Andy Connell. His other original project, Loops and Lines, released a CD and played the Kuumbwa Jazz Center and San Jose Jazz Festival.

Nurtured in the soulful sounds of gospel music, Tammi Brown has a voice that will leave you speechless. Her career highlights include being the opening act for Maya Angelou, performing at the World renowned Monterey Jazz Festival in 2012, an invitation by jazz guitarist, Stanley Jordan, to sing background vocals for the tune Steppinʼ Out on his CD release, State of Nature, which received a 51st Grammy Awards nomination. Another highlight was co-producing with Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra, the song, Thatʼs How it Goes, which gained a tremendous ‘buzz’ among industry insiders. She will take you on a musical journey you are sure to enjoy.

BANDS FOR FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5th (multiple stages)

The Cruisetones: 5-8pm

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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 CruiseTones. Check them out!

OTR Band: 7-10pm

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The band originally formed in 2002 when long-time friends Phil Griego and Peter Filice came together with several other musicians. The band had their first public appearance at a San Jose Exchange Club fundraiser for underprivileged kids — an event they have repeated every year since then. Craig Martin on drums joined the band in 2006, Megan Bernstein on vocals and keyboards arrived in 2007, and last but not least Dave Gundacker rounded out the band as lead guitarist in 2008. 

The band is constantly adding new material, focusing on rock n' roll and R&B dance music from the 70's to today's latest hits with our own inique interpretation.

In November 2009, the band was named the Best Cover Band in the KFOX Last Band Standing competition, and was also first runner-up in the 2010 competition. Rock on!

Sonic Blue ft. Joy Bonner: 8-11pm

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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.

BAND FOR SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6th (multiple stages)

Mary Ellen Duell: 3-6pm

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One of the best Vocalists in the Bay Area, Mary Ellen is well known and legendary in the South bay and with San Jose folks , as well as performing with The Garage Band. With her husband Thom they crank out the hits from Fleetwood Mac to you name it... !

Hootenanny! 6-9pm

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Hootenanny! is an eclectic Acoustic Rock/Pop cover band from the San Jose Bay Area. We play the absolute greatest songs from the 60s, 70′s, 80s, and more.

Hootenanny! is not your average Acoustic Rock/Pop cover band.  Hootenanny! is the songs you love, the songs you grew up with, the songs you want to sing along to, and the songs you forgot about that you can’t believe we’re playing. We play an incredibly wide variety of classic rock and pop tunes, with a little country thrown in for flavor.

Groovy Judy: 8-11pm

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Groovy Judy is one of the “top” female guitarists and entertainers in the The Bay Area. Influenced by great artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Sly and The Family Stone, her style and energy equals some of today’s most-known artists. Her stellar guitar playing, inspirational lyrics, colorful dress, and upbeat personality help people smile and feel good about themselves. She performs all over The Bay Area and beyond. With her band or as a solo artist, she always puts on an upbeat, positive show that gets people up and dancing. Check out her bio, press, raves, one-sheet and Electronic Press Kit and let the Power of Purple groove you!

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Jan 25th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of January 25th, 2016 featuring The Deadlies, Mary Ellen Duell, and the Cruisetones.

The Deadlies: Thursday, January 28th @ 7pm

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The Deadlies bring a bright blast of sound evolving from the California surf scene and roadhouse honkytonks, and swing with free-wheelin’ references of the best of punk & rock – raw, real and FUN!

The band features entertaining vocalist and rippin’ guitarist, James Patrick Regan, Napa Valley’s KVYN 99.3 FM “Good Morning, Bob!” radio host Bob St. Laurent grooving the Bass, and dropping in from Seattle, she-slammer on drums— Tymber!  

Mary Ellen Duell: Friday, January 29th @ 7pm

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One of the best Vocalists in the Bay Area, Mary Ellen is well known and legendary in the South bay and with San Jose folks , as well as performing with The Garage Band. With her husband Thom they crank out the hits from Fleetwood Mac to you name it... !

The Cruisetones: Saturday, January 30th @ 7pm

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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 CruiseTones. Check them out!

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3rd Annual Whiskies of the World March 24th

San Pedro Square Market Special Events: 3rd Annual Whiskies of the World | Thursday, March 24th @ 6:00pm

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The Third Annual Whiskies of the World® San Jose returns to San Pedro Square Market, downtown San Jose's most unique culinary and entertainment venue.

BUY TICKETS HERE

What to expect: Meeting whiskey distillers, gurus and brand ambassadors as you taste and experience their finest spirits from around the world.  A two hour tasting experience starting at 6:00PM or 8:10PM.  A souvenir tasting glass designed for nosing and enjoying spirits.  More than 200 whiskies to taste.

Please note attendance at this event is limited to persons aged 21 or older. Photo I.D. showing age is required.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Jan 18th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of January 18th, 2016 featuring: Jerry Sauceda, Spill the Wine, & Throwing Roses.

Jerry Sauceda: Thursday, January 21st @ 7pm

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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.

Spill The Wine: Friday, January 22nd @ 7pm

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Party Band launched in 2008: Party, Dance, Soul, Rock, Funk, R&B

Throwing Roses: Saturday, January 23rd @ 7pm

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Joe Lococo - Guitar, fiddle and vocals. Joe hails from New York and has been playing the San Francisco area for many years. He is currently playing with Jules Broussard and Lucky Strike as well as Rhythm City. Not only is Joe a smash guitar player but he rules on the fiddle.

-Shelley Hoefer On drums and vocals. Shelley was formerly with the band LADY. With that band, she traveled all over California and Nevada. She has played every military base in California and Nevada and lives to tell the tale. With LADY she has warmed up stages for the likes of Lydia Pense and Bonnie Hayes and the Wild Combo. For such a tiny package, she's a WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE behind those drums!

Throwing Roses has several of the the best bass players in the Bay Area : Willie Riser,Mark Johnson,Russ Whitehead,Tom Bowers or Paul Olguin

 

Jerry Sauceda: Sunday, January 24th @ 1pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Jan 11th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of January 11th, 2016 featuring: Local Traffic Band, Lara Price & Friends, Fog City Swampers and the Wil Roberts Duo.

Local Traffic Band: Thursday, January 14th @ 7pm

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Formed in the Summer of 2002, local traffic combines the songs you love – and will love – while giving them a unique sound and spin. Originally a 4-piece rock band, local traffic played every venue in the area – from the Gilroy Garlic Festival, and the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, to the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon – until the two founders decided to focus on their two favorite instruments…the ukulele and double bass. As a duo, local traffic has performed at many private events, corporate events, and weddings.  Over the years, public appearances included places like O'Flaherty's Irish Pub in Downtown San Jose, Santana Row, and since 2010, weekly at Capers in Campbell. Whether it's Van Morrison, Train, Bruno Mars, The Beatles, or Steppenwolf…we love to play music and hope you like what you'll hear!

Lara Price & Friends: Friday, January 15th @ 7pm

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She’s an All American singer with a sultry stage presence and a voice that 
demands your attention- smoky, lonely, sexy, and powerful. It’s no wonder her 
music transcends the blues and crosses a line into music that is unequivocally 
superb.

Fog City Swampers: Saturday, January 16th @ 7pm

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One of the Bay Area's premier powerhouse bands poised to transform any occasion into a special event. Your function will shift into the fastlane of fun when Fog City's high energy style and song selection create those infectious beats that make you want to move your feet. Fog City's full spectrum band includes a complete compliment of seasoned musicians along with a horn section that sizzles.  The Talent Doesn't Stop, The Music Never Ends, & The Memories Are Everlasting

Wil Roberts: Sunday, January 17th @ 1pm

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Wil has toured across the U.S. and now lives in the San Francisco bay area. He has performed at world class resorts in the Caribbean, Ireland, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, and California. He has been a featured solo artist on the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship and has performed his solo for President Ford and his guest’s in Vail. Wil creates an atmosphere of musical excellence where ever he performs his mix of R&B, coffee house, and adult contemporary pop. 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music Week of Jan 4th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of January 4th, 2016 featuring Mary Ellen Duell, The Cruisetones, Tan of Dreams and Wil Roberts.

Mary Ellen Duell: Thursday, January 7th @ 7:00pm

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One of the best Vocalists in the Bay Area, Mary Ellen is well known and legendary in the South bay and with San Jose folks , as well as performing with The Garage Band. With her husband Thom they crank out the hits from Fleetwood Mac to you name it... !

The Cruisetones: Friday, January 8th @ 7:00pm

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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 CruiseTones. Check them out!

Tan of Dreams: Saturday, January 9th @ 7:00pm

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Tan of Dreams Stems from the Creative work of Singer, SongWriter & Drummer Renato Annicchiarico aka Enahena, whose principal characteristic is his sophisticated sense of melody & harmony (most likely descended from his medieval gregorian ancestors),
which paired with his strong sense of rhythm, is the hallmark of the Band...After a short period of collaborations in 2013-2014, with various musicians, the band comes to find its current & final lineup with the addition of two outstanding musicians, long time Renato's friends,
Peter Cor >(Keyboards,Guitar,backing vocals),& Aaron Carothers > (Bass) ...
The Trio with this final lineup seems to have fully matched Renato's Vision in achieving an inspiring yet powerful sound, naturally blending Melody & Rhythm in such a fashion which is appealing to an array of diverse audiences.

Wil Roberts: Sunday, January 10th @ 1:00pm

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Wil has toured across the U.S. and now lives in the San Francisco bay area. He has performed at world class resorts in the Caribbean, Ireland, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, and California. He has been a featured solo artist on the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship and has performed his solo for President Ford and his guest’s in Vail. Wil creates an atmosphere of musical excellence where ever he performs his mix of R&B, coffee house, and adult contemporary pop. 

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GALACTIC NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY AT THE MARKET

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM on New Year's Eve 2015 for a super galactic party for the whole crew.  A long time ago in a marketplace far far away.....come dressed up as your favorite Star Wars characters and rock out to awesome music from Groovy Judy!

Festivities start @ 9:00pm and the market will be open until 1:00am 12.31.15

The event is free to the public, and open to all ages. We will be doing a balloon drop at midnight. The Market bars will be featuring specialty cocktails during the event including “Vader-Ade,” “Yoda Soda,” and “Qui-Gon Gin & Tonic.”

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More on Groovy Judy | Hendrix inspired Funk Rock: Groovy Judy is one of the “top” female guitarists and entertainers in the The Bay Area. Influenced by great artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Sly and The Family Stone, her style and energy equals some of today’s most-known artists. Her stellar guitar playing, inspirational lyrics, colorful dress, and upbeat personality help people smile and feel good about themselves. She performs all over The Bay Area and beyond. With her band she always puts on an upbeat, positive show that gets people up and dancing.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Year End 2015

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose to close out 2015 featuring Diminished Blue & Jerry Sauceda and followed by Groovy Judy on New Years Eve!

NO MUSIC CHRISTMAS EVE: Thursday, December 24th

NO MUSIC CHRISTMAS DAY: Friday, December 25th

Diminished Blue: Saturday, December 26th @ 7:00pm

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A little bit of the blues thing ... a little bit of the jazz thing ... and some of the rock 'n' roll thing too

Jerry Sauceda: Sunday, December 27th @ 1:00pm

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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.

Groovy Judy: NEW YEARS EVE: Thursday December 31st @ 9pm -1am

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Hendrix inspired funk-rock with a positive groove!

Groovy Judy is one of the “top” female guitarists and entertainers in the The Bay Area. Influenced by great artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Sly and The Family Stone, her style and energy equals some of today’s most-known artists. Her stellar guitar playing, inspirational lyrics, colorful dress, and upbeat personality help people smile and feel good about themselves. She performs all over The Bay Area and beyond. With her band or as a solo artist, she always puts on an upbeat, positive show that gets people up and dancing.

 

Tags: Live Music 2015

San Pedro Square Market Live Music Week of Dec 14th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of December 14th, 2015 featuring The Burroughs Brothers Band, Mary Ellen Duell, The Jump Kings, Otilia Donaire & The Back Alley Boys, and Wil Roberts.

Burroughs Brothers Band: Tuesday, December 15th @ 6:30pm

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From Classic rock to Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, ALO and Tracy Chapman - wide variety of tunes for everyone to enjoy!

Mary Ellen Duell: Thursday, December 17th @ 7:00pm

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Mary Ellen Duell has been singing in "The Garage Band", in the recording studio and on stages across the country for over two decades.  Her unrivaled vocal talent along with her engaging stage presence truly makes Mary Ellen an entertainer guaranteed to exceed your expectations!  Mary Ellen has a variety of fabulous musicians that provide live music that~combined with high-end recorded tracks~allows them to provide a huge variety of music that is continually being updated.

The Jump Kings: Friday, December 18th @ 7:00pm

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the best in west coast jump/chicago blues!!

Otilia Donaire & The Back Alley Boys: Saturday, December 19th @ 7:00pm

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Singer, Otilia Donaire burst onto the California music scene in 2009, and has been tantalizing Bay Area audiences ever since. Otilia's powerful and gritty vocal style (reminiscent of rock and blues icons Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor) sings with raw depth and emotion, and has the adaptability to equally transition from a power driven rock song to a sultry, blues ballad in making her a crowd favorite. She is an exceptionally dynamic and versatile performer, who is as comfortable belting out hard core, down home blues standards as she is taking on vintage rock and soul classics.

Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday, December 20th @ 1:00pm

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Wil creates an atmosphere of musical excellence where ever he performs his mix of R&B, coffee house, and adult contemporary pop.  His beautiful voice and relaxed style on guitar or keyboard set him apart from other entertainers and make him a favorite at intimate events.

 

Tags: Live Music 2015