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

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of July 25th, 2016 featuring: The Mary Ellen Duell Trio, The Emphatics, Alfie & XS, and Diminished Blue.

The Mary Ellen Duell Trio: Thursday July 28th @ 7pm

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Mary Ellen is considered to be one of the most popular and diverse female vocalists in the Bay Area. Known for her powerful and emotional delivery and for her pure, versatile sound, Mary Ellen is a vocal force to be reckoned with. Her outgoing, engaging stage presence makes everyone in the audience feel like they are a part of the show.  Having worked with Read Zaro at TEC Productions for over 20 years, Mary Ellen is also one of the primary booking agents for "The Divas of the Decades" and various other Bay Area entertainers.

Mary Ellen has always wanted to form a tribute band, initially, considering doing a "Heart" tribute.  After realizing that there were so many other women in rock that she would like to pay homage to, she decided to expand the idea and after meeting Amanda Dieck, her "Diva sister", "Divas of the Decades" was formed in April of 2010.

Mary Ellen performs in a duo regularly playing everything from Farmer's Markets, Community Events, Private Parties and weddings.  It is a high-tech duo that combines live music, vocals & high end recorded tracks.  For more information on the menu option "The Mary Ellen Duo" for more info!  Mary Ellen is married to founding Garage Band member, Thom Duell.  Their two sons, Michael & Thomas are both in original bands starting to make a name for themselves in the bay area and beyond.  The Duell's have been referred to as a modern day "Partridge Family"...though Mary Ellen would like to consider themselves a little "hipper"  she does admit "the bus would be cool".  

Mary Ellen is excited about the performance opportunities that  lie ahead for the "Divas of the Decades".  

The Emphatics: Friday July 29th @ 7pm

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The Emphatics are a professional, dynamic, 4 piece Dance Cover Band hailing from the San Jose Bay Area. The Emphatics band members have played clubs and festivals all around the region from San Francisco to Monterey for the past 25 years. 

For the past 3 years, The Emphatics play dance hit music from current pop, rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop and country artists.  Every show is tailored to each venue for maximum crowd participation and non-stop dancing action.

Alfie & XS: Saturday July 30th @ 7pm

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Having performed at 100's of great Weddings, large Fundraiser events, Social parties, and Corporate Events and Holiday Parties at most of the major Hotels, Country Clubs and Convention Centre's in the Bay area, this Band is known for fabulous Stage presentation, warm audience Rapport, and the best blend and variety of styles and decades of Romantic and High Energy Dance music in the Bay.

Great professional versatile musicianship that presents the best Variety of music that includes: Classic Big Band Swing (Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Dianna Krull); Smooth Jazz; Latin (from Santana to Salsa) Disco;Motown / R and B; Rock and Roll, and current HIGH ENERGY Pop Dance Hits (with a touch of Coldplay,if you want!)!

Diminished Blue: Sunday July 31st @ 1pm

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Diminished Blue is a three-piece guitar, bass, drum combo which specializes in some great 
music.  Whether it's a coffee house, restaurant, bar, reception, wine tasting or a corporate 
function, Diminished Blue is your solution for a casual, cool and fun listening experience.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of July 18

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of July 18th, 2016 featuring: Mike Osborne Band, The Fixers, Fog City Swampers, Tony Lindsay & Spangalang, and the Scott Cooper Duo.

The Mike Osborne Band: Thursday July 21st @ 7pm

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The Mike Osborn Band is a unique blend of classic rock, blues and country with an occasional Celtic accent thrown in (oh, did I mention unique?).

Always soulful, always danceable, always with a concert stage presence and audience interaction, the entire band delivers on multiple levels all at the same time.

From its boot scootin’ boogie dance songs to its weepy ballads, Mike has plenty of diversity yet his passionate, masterful guitar playing ties it all together.

The Fixers: Friday July 22nd @ 7pm

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The Fixers covers a wide variety of music. They are sure to get people up off their feet and dancing to old and modern pop tunes. Basically, the band plays anything that people like to hear. The Fixers play Americana, Country, Pop, and R n B music. The group is composed of Ariana Rice (Vocals and Acoustic Guitars), Jon Jimmerson (Guitars, Steel, and Vox), Matt Quillen (Bass Guitar), and Jeff Hazen (Drums). Each member of the band has been a full time performing artist as somepoint in their lives. 

Fog City Swampers: Saturday July 23rd @ 7pm @ GARAGE PATIO STAGE

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The Fog City Swampers have been Rocking Northern California and beyond since 2003. The band puts on a high energy show that's sure to get people moving on the dance floor. Along with classics by artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and Johnny Cash, audiences can also expect to hear more contemporary songs by such bands as The Civil Wars, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Black Keys, and many more. If you like live music, come on down and be a part of the Swamp Show!

Tony Lindsay & Spangalang: Saturday July 23rd @ 7pm @ MARKET PLAZA STAGE

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Tony Lindsay, who was born in Kingston, New York, now calls San Francisco his home, is back in the SANTANA lineup. He first toured with SANTANA in 1991 and can be heard on the 1992 release, Milagro. When not touring with SANTANA, he sings for Spang-a-Lang, a local R&B/Jazz/Pop group he founded that has opened for several well-known acts, including Curtis Mayfield, Jr. Walker, Tower of Power, and Average White Band, to name a few. 

As an individual, Tony has recorded or performed with several artists, including Tevin Campbell, O'Jays, Al Jarreau, Steve Winwood, Johnny Gill, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, and Lou Rawls.

The Scott Cooper Duo: Sunday, July 24th @ 1pm

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Multi-instrumentalist Scott Cooper is a veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. Though best known for playing rhythm guitar in the popular Grateful Dead tribute the China Cats, Scott is has his hands in multiple projects simultaneously. His own band Scotty & the Barrelmakers showcases his songwriting in a jam band setting. Scott's solo debut "A Leg Trick" (2012) reached #5 on the jam band radio charts, despite no label or publicity support. He has been playing bass with Bay Area jam band the Gary Gates Band for over decade and plays on Gary's heralded CD "San Gregorio General Store" produced by John Nowland (Neil Young, Jewel). Scott’s other current projects include bluegrass combo The Intangibillies, as well as performing solo and duo gigs. An in-demand sideman, Scott has also worked with the Banana Slug String Band, Stu Allen, Jim Lewin, as well as members of the Doobie Brothers, Jefferson Starship, David Grisman Quintet. Scott has performed with Donna Godchaux (former singer for the Grateful Dead) and Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band).

 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music Week of July 11

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of July 11th, 2016 featuring: The Cruisetones, Sound Decision, Math Class, and Individuo.

The Cruisetones Ft. Stephanie Teel: Thursday, July 14th @ 7pm

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Stephanie Teel is a native San Franciscan, and still lives in the City, across from Ocean Beach. 

She started her music career playing all the top Hotels in San Francisco for private parties, including political events and entertaining overseas dignitaries. 

Her road gigs began in Las Vegas with the Al Bellow Revue with Jenny Jones as the bands leader and drummer. (Jenny went on to be a TV talk show host). The band was booked solid for two years playing in several casinos in Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, and clubs in New Mexico and a tour of eastern Canada.

Stephanie also has played solo performances in Great Falls, Montana, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival and a tour in Arizona.

Sound Decision: Friday, July 15th @ 7pm

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Here's a sampling of the music we play. Let us know if you have any special requests:

'60s...
"All Day and All of the Night" by The Kinks
"Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison
"Come Together" by The Beatles
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones
"Stepping Stone" by The Monkees

'70s...
"Can't Get Enough" by Bad Company
"I Wanna Be Sedated" by Ramones
"Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffet
"Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Takin' Care Of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

'80s...
"867-5309 / Jenny" by Tommy Tutone
"I Melt With You" by Modern English
"Just Like Heaven" by The Cure
"What I Like About You" by The Romantics
"White Wedding" by Billy Idol

'90s and today...
"Ball And Chain" by Social Distortion
"Hey Jealousy" by Gin Blossoms
"Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" by The Spin Doctors
"Slide" by Goo Goo Dolls
"The MIddle" by Jimmy Eat World

Math Class: Saturday, July 16th @ 7pm

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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.

Individuo: Sunday, July 17th @ 1pm

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Californian songstress Tiffany Joy and Colombian songsmith Maqui Reyes met in 2010 in Buenos Aires and decided to set their solo musical careers aside to form the dynamic Latin pop dúo “Individúo.” Since then, they have been performing on diverse stages in various countries. Their show mixes original repertoire with unique versions of some of the most celebrated hits ranging from Bossa Nova and Argentine Rock to Pop, Salsa, and even Colombian Cumbia. 

The unique story of this duo transforms their music into something special, cosmopolitan - as eclectic and joyful as the two themselves. Singers, performers, and composers, these “Individúos” manage to translate their talent into songs that take the listener on a journey. The energy they generate on stage is a unique alchemy, a true experience for the viewer who can feel that something special vibrates wherever these two share their voices and souls.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of July 4th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of July 4th, 2016 featuring: Bipolarbears, Andre Thierry, Lara Price & Velvet Plum, and the Wil Roberts Duo.

Bipolarbears: Thursday, July 7th @ 7pm

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The Bi Polar Bears are a 3 piece Classic / Modern Rock/ Blues Band in the South San Francisco Bay Area. We play your favorite tunes and many you don’t normally hear from your favorite bands. The Bi Polar Bears have three members: Bob Bowne (Lead Vocals and Bass Guitar), Rick Smith (Drums and Backing Vocals) and Ron Senior (Guitars and Backing Vocals). Each Member has a unique musical background and style which adds to the blend that creates a distinctive sound.

Andre Thierry (Grammy Nominated): Friday, July 8th @ 7pm

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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.”

Lara Price & Velvet Plum: Saturday, July 9th @ 7pm

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Velvet Plum prides itself in it's versatility. We cover the best from the 60's, 70's, 80's up to what's happening right now. Our set lists are prepared with familiar tunes from Marvin Gay, Patti LaBelle, No Doubt, Aretha Franklin, Ohio Players, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell, Beatles, Santana and many more.

Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday, July 10th @ 1pm

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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.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of June 27

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of June 27th, 2016 featuring: The Stan Erhart Band, Private Label, Pearl Alley Band, and RB3.

The Stan Erhart Band: Thursday, June 30th @ 7pm

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Stan Erhart's roots go back to the Kansas City family farm; where hard work & play were accompanied by John Deere tractors, V-8 cars, country guitars, & the harmonica tunes his Dad wooed Mom with. Stan soon picked up his brother's baritone horn, following it up with guitar, vocals, & woodwinds. He spent his college years getting a music degree in Michigan while driving to Indiana, Chicago, and Wisconsin for gigs -- later moving to Chicago for a full schedule of club work & private lessons -- and finally relocating to San Francisco to form one of the hardest working bands in the Bay Area. They have a Grand Ole Time Dishin' Up ...

Private Label: Friday, July 1st @ 7pm

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We are seasoned musicians who came together to master many of the best known rock hits of all time so we can share them with our amazing fans throughout the Bay Area. All our members participate equally as a team and take on songs which feature our respective talents and guide you on a journey of everlasting memories through the music you love! 

Pearl Alley Band: Saturday, July 2nd @ 7pm

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Pearl Alley has opened for the likes of Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, James Hunter & Canned Heat. Pearl Alley played throughout Santa Cruz, including Moe's Alley, Fog Bank and Seabright Brewery, for nearly 10 years until transitioning their "headquarters" to San Jose in 2011. They are now actively gigging in the Silicon Valley area.

RB3: Sunday, July 3rd @ 1pm

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RB3 is a three piece band that plays classic and modern rock, R&B and modern country. RB3 is perfect for conditions where only a small space is a allotted for the band, or where budgets are tighter. Like all our bands, RB3 is very comfortable playing at softer volumes, but will play louder if necessary.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of June 20th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of June 20th, 2016 featuring: Sonic Blue ft Joy Bonner, The Burroughs Brothers Band, Shark Sandwich, Given To Fly, and the Diminished Blue Duo.

Sonic Blue Ft. Joy Bonner: Thursday, June 23rd @ 7pm (Market Plaza Stage)

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Joy Bonner is a soulful, powerhouse vocalist who keeps her audience enthralled with her dynamic, heartfelt performances!   Vocally she has been compared to Tina Turner & Aretha.  A comment often heard upon leaving a show is “That white girl can sang!”

Aside from her funky rock style vocals, Joy's versatile voice lends itself to contemporary pop music, Jazz, R&B and many other styles of music.  Joy is also an accomplished songwriter & with her original band,  Joy has toured the States and Europe promoting her CD, Ritual Dance.  Joys music has been showcased on TV and had radio airplay with her single “See You As I Do”.

Joy has opened for the Doobie Brothers, Tom Jones, Chris Isaak & Dionne Warwick. 

The Burroughs Bros. Band: Thursday, June 23rd @ 6:30pm (Garage Patio Stage)

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This San Jose cover band rocks the house with classic rock & alternative tunes - from Rolling Stones, to Dave Matthews, Elton John to Red Hot Chili Peppers; they are sure to entertain! The Burroughs Bros are Josh & John Burroughs, Martin Menne, Case Swenson & Brett Houston.

Shark Sandwich: Friday, June 24th @ 7pm

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Shark Sandwich is the ultimate band for any party. Our repertoire spans eight decades of pop, jazz, oldies, reggae, surf, classic rock, and dance tunes. We can play light background jazz music or keep the dance floor packed all night.

Given To Fly: Saturday, June 25th @ 7pm

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“Given To Fly” is a band that delves into the history of Rock n roll, Soul, and R n' B. Performing a wide variety of classic and contemporary top 40 music.

Diminished Blue Duo: Sunday, June 26th @ 1pm

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Diminished Blue specializes in music from just about every generation.  We have a fun and 
versatile set list. Also, we can cater our set to whatever your preference is.  If you like the 
blues, no problem.  If jazz is your thing, or if you prefer good old classic rock’n’roll, we’re 
ready to go.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of June 13th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of June 13th, 2016 featuring Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys, The Eddie Toro Blues Band, The Fog City Swampers, and the Johnny Neri Duo.

Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys: Thursday June 16th @ 7pm

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Otilia’s current project – “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 Eddie Toro Blues Band: Friday June 17th @ 7pm

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Eddie and the Blues Rockers play the Blues the way it should be played....with heart and soul and a little high octane for good measure.

The Fog City Swampers: Saturday June 18th @ 7pm

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The Fog City Swampers have been Rocking Northern California and beyond since 2003. The band puts on a high energy show that's sure to get people moving on the dance floor. Along with classics by artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and Johnny Cash, audiences can also expect to hear more contemporary songs by such bands as The Civil Wars, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Black Keys, and many more. If you like live music, come on down and be a part of the Swamp Show!

The Johnny Neri Duo: Sunday June 19th @ 1pm

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With over a thousand songs in his repertoire Johnny can cover  seven decades of Classic Rock, R&B, Pop Rock, Soul,  Country and Rockin’ Blues as well as other genres.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of June 6

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of June 6th, 2016 featuring: The Jerry Sauceda Trio, Legally Blue, The Blackouts, The Hitmen, and the Teresa Bleux Duo.

Jerry Sauceda Trio: Thursday June 9th @ 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: Friday June 10th @ 7:00pm

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We love the blues, and we try to keep it authentic and solid. If you like your blues straight-ahead, with maybe a dash of jazz, and you like the classic Hammond B3 and vintage guitar tones...we think you'll dig what we do.

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The Blackouts: 8pm @ the Market Plaza Stage

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The Blackouts are a tribute band dedicated to keeping the music of the fabulous 80’s alive! The band was originally founded by lead guitarist, Gary, in the mid-90’s. Since then The Blackouts have played over 2,500 shows up and down the West Coast. Members of The Blackouts reside in Santa Cruz, but regard the entire state their stage.

The Hitmen: 7pm @ the Garage Patio Stage

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The Hitmen play a variety of hits from the 70s to modern day favorites and Latin songs. Over the years, they've created and perfected their own style of medleys, playing several songs in a row that segue from one to another without skipping a beat. With their awesome abilities, impressive talents, and expansive experience, this seven-member powerhouse plays across many genres to create a performance that transcends musical boundaries.

Teresa Bleux Duo: Sunday, June 12th @ 1pm

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Smooth classic R&B Jazz music.

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

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of June 1st, 2016 featuring Mary Ellen Duell, The Steven Graves Band, Sweet HayaH, ZoTobi, and the Dizzy Burnett Jazz Duo.

Mary Ellen Duell: Thursday June 2nd @ 7pm

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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 Steven Graves Band (a touch of Country): Friday June 3rd @ 7pm

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Steven’s musical career is unfolding just as is his dream and vision for a better world. In just three short years since committing to a full-time career in music, he has released five CDs. Time Will Tell – his most recent – is his third full-length CD. Music from the heart, organic, socially conscious and thought-provoking are just some of the acronyms used to describe his music. Embracing sounds from the early California Country songwriters (Eagles, J. Brown, etc), Steven takes off into his own original musical expressions unafraid to let the music unfold in its most authentic form.

Sweet HayaH w/ opener ZoTobi: Saturday, June 4th @ 7pm

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HayaH is the Arabic and Hebrew word for “life", and Sweet HayaH has a lust for life that pulsates through the music they create. Sweet HayaH is a high-energy festival band, but don’t think that the sweetness makes them pure sugar. There is genuine musical complexity layered into their Rock-Soul-Funk blend, and if there was to be one band to represent the diversity of culture and exuberance found in the Bay Area it would be Sweet HayaH. All of the members of Sweet HayaH were first local musicians in their own right, and since they converged the band’s reach has grown bigger and bigger. Sweet HayaH has kept up an impressive touring schedule and taken their high energy live show all over in 2015 including a run to SXSW. Sweet HayaH has had the honor of performing with some great bands and artists along the way sharing the stage with living legends like Robby Krieger of The Doors.

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Positive as Michael Franti, epic as the Dave Matthews Band, and infectious as Nahko & Medicine for the People, Zo Tobi delivers a soulful soundtrack for change, to awaken the hero’s heart of humanity.

His songs effortlessly combine the energy of modern rock, the passion of gospel, and the catchiness of pop. In-studio and onstage, Zo’s rhythmic grooves, musical prowess, lyrical depth, and emotional power call on us to find our place, play our part, and do what we came here to do.

Born to a socially-conscious, middle-class, multicultural Israeli-American family, Zo grew up with the message to “live the life you came to live, and make the contribution you’re here to make.” At age 16, his 80-year old mentor woke him up out of a sense of resignation and powerlessness, saying: “When you’re my age, your grandkids will ask what you did with your life.”

By college, he dove head-first into the movement for climate justice. A few years out, after working 80 hours a week as a grassroots organizer, he found himself “burnt out” and lost. After a time of soul-searching and spiritual awakening, he embarked on a rigorous course of training as a leadership coach, and began supporting social change leaders to thrive and amplify their impact. Now, Zo writes, records, and performs, while working as a coach and entrepreneur to spread wisdom teachings to those who are dedicating their lives to their communities.

The Dizzy Burnett Jazz Duo: Sunday, June 5th @ 1pm

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Since their inception in 1991, this hard working musical duo has established itself as one of northern California's premier jazz vocal ensembles. Enthusiastic audiences are charmed by their combination of musicality and showmanship,

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of May 23

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of May 23rd, 2016 featuring: Local Traffic Band, 5 O'Clock Shadow, Soul Track Mind, The Johnny Neri Band, and Diminished Blue w/ Charles Begun.

Local Traffic Band: Thursday, May 26th @ 7:00pm

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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.

5 O'Clock Shadow: Friday, May 27th @ 7:00pm

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Walter can’t stop picking up new instruments and trying to play them. At age 10, he picked up a trumpet. Later he picked up a guitar, then a piano (that was heavy!) - singing all the time. In 5os he sings, plays guitar, trumpet, and whatever else they’ll let him. He’s now in an instrument addiction intervention group. Sometimes he’s from California, Sometimes he's from Argentina.

Dan doesn't remember an age that he didn't play music. His initial desire to play the Trombone was ironically thwarted by his then short arms. He has performed with a variety of ensembles from Irish to concert bands. He enjoys drumming and singing with 5os!

Rich started playing bass in 1976 after he traded Tennis lessons for guitar lessons. He bought a McCartney Beatles bass replica and built his first speaker cabinet at age 15. It worked surprisingly well (just ask his neighbors). Ever since, he's been laying down the groove in dozens of Rock, Blues, Pop, and R&B groups. Oh, he sings too!

As a kid, Jon hated practicing the violin so he switched to guitar. Jon has been playing in bands for more than three decades. In his previous projects, he has played rock, pop, R&B, blues, and funk. He likes to play crunchy, rhythmic textures and distinct leads. Oh, he sings too!

Soul Track Mind: Saturday, May 28th @ 1:00pm

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When Donovan Keith moved to Austin in 2008 to form Soul Track Mind, he couldn’t read music or play an instrument, and he’d never fronted a band. In fact, he’d never even sung in one. But within a few months after he met self-taught guitarist Jonathon Zemek, Soul Track Mind had a regular Wednesday-night gig at an East Austin speakeasy, where they quickly earned a following while honing their energized mix of R&B, funk, pop, rock and blues. Eighteen months later, Soul Track Mind released their first album, Ghost of Soul, and earned mention in a New York Times magazine story about soul music’s revival.
Accolades continued as they built audiences in 20 states (with airplay internationally) and recorded in the same Muscle Shoals, Ala., studio as their heroes had. Earl Thomas, the blues/soul singer who encouraged Keith to pursue his dream after hearing some vocal tracks Keith had sent him, also encouraged the band to stretch beyond their original retro-soul foundation to find their own groove. Their self-titled second album moved in that direction — and drew praise from the Huffington Post, which enthused, “Soul Track Mind’s performances are not just stylish [horn] solos and blurry guitar riffs; they are a cultural exclamation point about American music.”

The Johnny Neri Band: Saturday May 28th @ 7:00pm

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The Johnny Neri Band is a four piece high energy Classic Rock and Rock’n Soul Dance Band. These four musicians have over 100 years of music experience between them and it shows in every  performance. Take one part experience, two parts of versatility and a heaping spoonful of energy, stir well and you have the Johnny Neri Band. They pride themselves on the fact that they use no special effects, no gimmicks, no pre- recorded music, just raw talent that comes from years of experience and excellent four part harmony. Playing songs from over seven decades of music this band can please all audiences with hundreds of songs in their repertoire from many different genres of music. They perform at clubs, private parties and festivals all over the Bay Area.

Diminished Blue w/ Charles Begun: Sunday May 29th @ 1:00pm

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Diminished Blue is a three-piece guitar, bass, drum combo which specializes in some great 
music.  Whether it's a coffee house, restaurant, bar, reception, wine tasting or a corporate 
function, Diminished Blue is your solution for a casual, cool and fun listening experience.

Tags: Live Music 2016