San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of May 2nd

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of May 2nd, 2016 featuring Jerry Sauceda, Touch N' Go, Private Label & RB3 Drive Element Music!

Jerry Sauceda: Thursday, May 5th @ 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.

Touch N' Go: Friday, May 6th @ 7:00pm

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TOUCH N GO IS A HARD HITTING R&B / FUNK DANCE BAND. TNG AS OUR FRIENDS CALL US, HAS TRAVELED EXTENSIVLEY THROUGHT OUR 30 YEAR PLUS CARREER. PLAYING FESTIVALS, FAIRS, CONCERTS, AND CLUBS, IN HAWAII, CANADA, AND THE U.S. AND STILL GOING STRONG.

Private Label: Saturday, May 7th @ 7:00pm

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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! 

RB3: Sunday, May 8th @ 1:00pm

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The RB3 show combines excellent musicality and wacky humor, and the band loves to interact with its audience. RB3 is comfortable allowing audience members come up and sing along, and can accompany a skilled (or not so skilled) audience member sing a song of his or her choosing. 

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

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of April 25th, 2016 featuring The Cruisetones, No Water After Midnight, Sandor Moss Latin Salsa and the Greg Lamboy Duo.

The Cruisetones Duo:  Thursday, April 28th @ 7:00pm

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The Guys are the rockin’est, best sounding group around with wonderful vocals, outstanding musicianship, personality & professionalism you are bound to love. These cats bounce from song to song, keepin’ the dance floor packed at all times. The Guys provide the excitement and then some, playing wonderful familiar dance tunes from any decade! Check ’em out! Add “Cowabunga Bob” McElwain & “Surfin’ Stephanie” Teel to capture that ‘beachin’ west Coast Surfin’ Beach Boys sound.

No Water After Midnight: Friday, April 29th @ 7:00pm

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A journey through hip hop-infused jazz and funk. No Water After Midnight (Formerly So Timeless) is a cover band based in the Bay Area, CA known and loved for soulful renditions of your favorite songs, from R&B and hip-hop classics to today's Top 40's hits.

Sandor Moss Latin Salsa: Saturday, April 30th @ 7:00pm

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Sandor Moss is a San Francisco Native. He specializes  in Jazz , Latin and  Cuban music. This  pursuit has taken him to study in  NYC for 2 years with such masters as Kenny Washington and  Billy Harper.

In  Cuba    he studied   with The Great Changuito , Blas Egues and other masters. In the USA , he has studied with master drummers such as ; Bob Braye, Eddie Marshall, Mingo Lewis. He has performed with Jazz  greats such as; Bishop Norman Williams, Sonny Simmons,  Faye Carol, Billy Bang, Frank Lowe, Ed Kelly,   Kito Gamble, Calvin Keyes, Brian Ho  and many more. When  not playing Jazz , you can find him playing timbales with local  salsa bands, performing with Folkloric Dance Troupes  as well as his own ”Sandor Y Su Mecanica”. He regularly features incredible talent arriving from our   island  neighbors,  in his band.

The Greg Lamboy Duo: Sunday May 1st @ 1:00pm

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Greg weaves unforgettable melodies with award winning song writing into a treasure of catchy, inspired songs marked by stirring vocals and guitar

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

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in downtown San Jose the week of April 18th, 2016 featuring: Mary Ellen Duel Trio, Throwing Roses, The Big Dreamers and Rich Kubec.

Mary Ellen Duel Trio: Thursday April 21st @ 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.

Throwing Roses: Friday April 22nd @ 7:00pm

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THROWING ROSES IS:

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

 

The Big Dreamers: Saturday April 23rd @ 7:00pm

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Back together after many years, this Bay Area Based powerhouse is taking California by storm. If you were gettin' on the Club Foot in the 1970's, you might remember that great San Francisco Funk n' Soul extravaganza FAT CITY. Always known as "The funkiest sounds around", FAT CITY delighted music lovers and dancers at clubs and parties across the Bay Area. Fast forward to today and find the boys from the Bay with a new name and a world of experience at their fingertips. The Big Dreamers, with a sound that's bigger and better than ever are carrying on their tradition of great live music.

Rich Kubec: Sunday April 24th @ 1:00pm

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Rich began playing guitar and singing in middle school. He began writing and performing around the same time and continued in college, playing in a popular local band. He decided to make the move to LA and try to do what he always wanted to do; write, record, and perform his music. During his four years there he wrote two albums of material and became proficient at recording and producing. Upon moving back to his hometown, San Jose, he joined numerous bands and began playing out as a solo-artist. He currently gigs three to five times a week at wineries, bars, breweries, restaurants, private parties, weddings, and corporate and other events.

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

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of April 11th, 2016 featuring: Diminished Blue, Mojo Blanc, Scotty & the Barrelmakers, and Jerry Sauceda.

Diminished Blue ft. Charles Burgan: Thursday April 14th @ 7pm

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Diminished Blue is a 3-piece guitar, bass, drum combo specializing in some great music from just about every generation.  With a versatile set list of blue, jazz and old classic rock'n'roll, they are sure to get the party started!

Mojo Blanc ft. Jackie Turner: Friday April 15th @ 7pm

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The “brain child” of Wil Roberts –  (wilrobertsmusic.com)

“Well I tried to get a band with this name off the ground in Vail, Colorado a number of years ago and due to distractions and life changes it never happened. I’ve always liked this band name and after partnering with singer Jackie Turner here in the south bay I’ve launched the name, with a band of course, :-) again!

I’m on bass guitar in this band with some contribution on keys and acoustic guitar. The vocals really kill with this line up. Dana Withers, Jackie Turner and myself all switch off on lead vocals while the harmonies never seem to stop. Miles Pruitt is a rock solid drummer and tons of fun to play music with. My favorite part of this band though is the over all fun we have each time we get together to play music.”

Scotty & The Barrelmakers: Saturday April 16th @ 7pm

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Scotty & the Barrelmakers is a Santa Cruz-based Americana jam band led by Bay Area veteran musician Scott Cooper. The band showcases Cooper's songwriting with jams that build in dynamics culminating in climactic jams. Cooper is familiar to many through his work with the China Cats, Gary Gates Band and others. Cooper's first CD reached #5 on Relix magazine's jam band radio charts and the follow-up "Batik in Blue" has just been released to more great reviews.

For those who have no fear of original music!

Fans of Tedeschi Trucks, Little Feat, the Radiators, Grateful Dead, Ry Cooder, David Lindley and String Cheese Incident will appreciate the band's songs, grooves and jams.
The band includes former Dark Star Orchestra drummer Mark Corsolini, lap steel genius Scott Walker, versatile veteran bassist Terry Shields, and pianist Lachlan Kane who also contributes original material and stellar harmony vocals.​

Jerry Sauceda: Sunday April 17th @ 1pm

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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.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music Week of April 4th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of April 4th, 2016 featuring Jerry Sauceda, Isaiah Pickett Band, Chrome Deluxe & Wil Roberts.

Jerry Sauceda: Thursday April 7th @ 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. 

Isaiah Pickett: Friday April 8th @ 7pm

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It all started when Isaiah began playing the guitar at the very young age of 6, learning from teacher, mentor, and brother Angelo Santi. By the age of 13, Isaiah started to get more mature in his playing performing in the Sutter Creek Blues Bar known as Drytown Club. Word quickly spread about this 13 year old kid playing the blues at Drytowns Blues Jam held on Friday nights. One Friday night Isaiah packed the house and the dance floor and it was at that moment he knew this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. It wasn’t too much longer after that when Isaiah knew he wanted to eventually do his own thing. He released his album in 2008 titled "Plug Me In" with 12 of his own Blues, Funky, Latin, Pop songs he wrote, produced and recorded along with the help from mentor Angelo Santi and some of Sacramento's local musician friends he was with at the time.

Chrome Deluxe: Saturday April 9th @ 7pm

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Chrome Deluxe has gained a reputation as one of the most diverse R&B, Swing and Blues based bands in the South Bay Area with their own special take on both classics and current favorites.  Particularly popular with fans who like to dance. The group draws from the innovators of American music while translating the music into their own sound and bringing the audience quality entertainment and a truly fun musical experience.

Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday April 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 March 28th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of March 28th, 2016 featuring Shark Sandwich, Sonic Blue ft Joy Bonner, and Greg Lamboy.

Shark Sandwich: Friday April 1st @ 7:00pm

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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.  

Sonic Blue ft. Joy Bonner: Saturday April 2nd @ 7:00pm

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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.

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.

Greg Lamboy: Sunday April 3rd @ 1:00pm

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Greg Lamboy has been singing since he could speak. Starting at age 3 he would sing himself to sleep with the songs he heard on the radio. The music continued through grade school where he got his first taste of indie stardom. “My 1st grade choir teacher found out I ‘played’ guitar and asked me to bring it to class. I stood up in front of a bunch of 6 year olds with my Sears plastic guitar, strummed one open chord and the crowd went nuts. I thought ‘Hey, I could get used to this.’” he says with a laugh.

Now performing regularly with a new band and gaining new fans and professional accolades, Greg Lamboy is a musical artist with a strong voice, powerful guitar, and a heart connected to the community. Greg’s music is currently being heard on radio stations near and far, including KFOG's Acoustic Sunrise, Costa Rica and the UK. Weaving unforgettable melodies with raw emotion, he creates accessible music that wins the hearts, minds, and ears of all who listen.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music Week of March 21st

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of March 21st, 2016 featuring: Scott Cooper, Spill The Wine, RJ Haas Band, & Rich Kubec.

Scott Cooper Duo: Thursday March 24th @ 7pm

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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).

Spill The Wine: Friday March 25th @ 7pm

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Party, Dance, Soul, Rock, Funk, R&B | The San Francisco Bay Area's favorite party band!

RJ Haas Band: Saturday March 26th @ 7pm

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Coming out of the Bay Area, RJAE HAAS BAND is among the fastest rising Latin/Blues/Classic Rock bands in California today. Armed with genuine talent and a strong passion for great music and entertainment, five outstanding musicians came together to provide top-notch entertainment to folks in San Jose, the Bay Area, and other parts of California. The band is composed of Lead Guitar and Vocals RJae Haas who originally founded the band in 2008, Keyboard player Misael Flores, Drummer Devin Lesneski, and female vocalist Juzelie Gomez. Performing with three different genre's and a huge repertoire of songs this band is sure to deliver 

Rich Kubec: Sunday March 27th @ 1pm

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Rich began playing guitar and singing in middle school. He began writing and performing around the same time and continued in college, playing in a popular local band. He decided to make the move to LA and try to do what he always wanted to do; write, record, and perform his music. During his four years there he wrote two albums of material and became proficient at recording and producing. Upon moving back to his hometown, San Jose, he joined numerous bands and began playing out as a solo-artist. He currently gigs three to five times a week at wineries, bars, breweries, restaurants, private parties, weddings, and corporate and other events.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music Week of March 14th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in downtown san jose the week of March 14th, 2016 featuring: Gary Gates Duo, Sonic Blue w/ Joy Bonner, Lara Price & Wil Roberts.

Gary Gates: Thursday March 17th @ 7:00pm

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Aside from Neil Young, there is no brighter star in the famed West Coast hamlet of La Honda than Gary Gates. A veteran of the Bay Area music scene, Gary has been playing "jam band" music longer than the moniker has existed. In 1976, Gary toured as the opening act for Neil's legendary Northern California Bar Tour. As a member of the popular Loma Mar Store Band, later Rhythm Method, and now fronting a band of his own name, Gary has picked up more and more fans and admirees over the decades. Yet wider-spread stardom has eluded Gary, possibly because of his frequent "staycations" in Hawaii and Thailand. Regardless, the Gary Gates Band is arguably today's Bay Area's hottest unsigned jam band.

Sonic Blue w/ Joy Bonner: Friday March 18th @ 7:00pm

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Joy Bonner is a high energy, vocalist who keeps her audience involved with a custom repertoire of songs spanning from the 1940’s to the current hits of today! She has performed for hundreds of events from fundraisers to corporate celebrations and private parties.  

With her original band, The Gurus, Joy has toured the States and Europe promoting their CD, Ritual Dance. The Gurus music has been showcased on TV and had radio airplay with their single “See You As I Do”.

Joy has opened for the Doobie Brothers, Tom Jones, Chris Isaak & Dionne Warwick. Recently Joy was honored to be invited to sing the National Anthem, God Bless America & Take Me Out to the Ballgame at a 2002 World Championship Anaheim Angels game! Joy has also performed on the Wayne Brady Show!

Lara Price Band: Saturday March 19th @ 7:00pm

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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.

Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday March 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.

 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of March 7th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose featuring The Cruisetones, the Jake Rivers Band, Pacific Standard, and Jerry Sauceda, the week of March 7th, 2016.

The Cruisetones: Thursday March 10th @ 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!

The Jake Rivers Band: Friday March 11th @ 7pm

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Jake Rivers grew up in San Jose, California. Son to a single mother for most of his early years. When he wasn't with his family or in sports, he spent most of his time writing music on a keyboard in his bedroom. Picking up the guitar while in high school, Jake quickly latched onto a whole new world of songwriting as a coping mechanism for many of life's difficulties. Rivers lists some of his many inspirations to be Carly Rae Jepsen, Foster the People, Oasis, The 1975, Goo Goo Dolls, Keane, Max Martin, and of course Coldplay.

Most of what you hear in Jake's music is written entirely by himself. From every melody and rhythmic noise you hear, to one hundred percent of the lyrics, Jake likes being apart of the artistic process throughout the whole journey of each song. With a few exceptions, he will be the writer, performer, and producer of his original work unless otherwise noted.

Pacific Standard: Saturday March 12th @ 7pm

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Now performing regularly with a new band and gaining new fans and professional accolades, Greg Lamboy is a musical artist with a strong voice, powerful guitar, and a heart connected to the community. Greg’s music is currently being heard on radio stations near and far, including KFOG's Acoustic Sunrise, Costa Rica and the UK. Weaving unforgettable melodies with raw emotion, he creates accessible music that wins the hearts, minds, and ears of all who listen.

Jerry Sauceda: Sunday March 13th @ 1pm

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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.

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

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of March 1st, 2016 featuring Mary Ellen Duell, Jerry Sauceda, Groovy Judy and Rich Kubec.

Mary Ellen Duell: Thursday March 3rd @ 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... !

Jerry Sauceda: Friday March 4th @ 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.

Groovy Judy: Saturday March 5th @ 7pm

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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.

Rich Kubec: Sunday March 6th @ 1pm

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Rich began playing guitar and singing in middle school. He began writing and performing around the same time and continued in college, playing in a popular local band. He decided to make the move to LA and try to do what he always wanted to do; write, record, and perform his music. During his four years there he wrote two albums of material and became proficient at recording and producing. Upon moving back to his hometown, San Jose, he joined numerous bands and began playing out as a solo-artist. He currently gigs three to five times a week at wineries, bars, breweries, restaurants, private parties, weddings, and corporate and other events.

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