San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live peformance with Boca Mundial and Alexa Morales on Friday, March 27th, 2014 @ 7:00pm
Grammy-winning jazz/salsa singer-songwriter with Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Alexa Weber Morales is an Oakland native whose soulful, funny and poignant originals dance across languages and genres. She sings in Brazilian, French, English, easily embodies jazz, funk and Latin rhythms in her music, and has been compared to legends Basia, Ella Fitzgerald and La India. Her dynamic live show ranges from danceable cha-cha to bolero, from ballad to uptempo pop originals.
Her sizzling five-piece band Boca Mundial mixes classic songs plays from a diverse catologue–hear familiar tunes like El Cantante, At Last, Dindi and Bidi Bidi Bom Bom alongside award-winning originals including “I Wanna Work For You.”
San Pedro Square Market and the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund Present: Whiskies of the World
Thursday, March 26th from 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Whiskies of the World® Expo returns to San Pedro Square Market, downtown San Jose's most unique culinary and entertainment venue.
-Meet whisky distillers, gurus and brand ambassadors as you taste and experience the finest spirits from around the world
-Your two hour tasting starts at 6:00pm or 8:10pm
-Souvenir tasting glass designed for nosing and enjoying spirits
-Food paired with the whiskies
-Close to 200 whiskies to be tasted as you visit different tables and meet the people behind the whisky
-Two informative and entertaining whisky seminars (only availible for patrons that attend a main tasting session)
-For those who desire to experience the pleasures of whisky and cigars, there are cigar and whisky pairing sessions at 7:00 & 8:15pm
Times and Tickets:
Main Tasting Session 1 - 6pm-8pm ($75)
Main Tasting Session 2 - 8.10pm-10.10pm ($75)
Add-ons for patrons that have main tasting session tickets:
(select the following that do not conflict with the time of your main tasting session)
Whisky Seminar 1 (The Glenlivet) - 7pm ($10)
Whisky Seminar 2 (High West) 8.15pm ($10)
Whisky and Cigar Session 1 - 7.00pm ($20)
Whisky and Cigar Session 2 - 8.15pm ($20)
Session 1 & 2 include; Hundreds of whiskies from all over the world to taste, food for pairing, a whisky tasting glass.
Josh Gelfand (The Glenlivet): Wood Makes the Whisky
Josh Gelfand has 8 years of spirits and hospitality experience, ranging from bartending to being a brand ambassador for The Glenlivet, his most recent position. This class takes us from Aberlour to The Glenlivet, five miles away yet worlds apart. Join us as we dive into the complexities of wood management and how cask selection greatly infulences the flavor profile of each spirit.
David Perkins (High West): Whiskey: An Organoleptic Journey
Join David Perkins, Proprietor of High West Distillery, for an experiential seminar of multiple whiskey distillates to better understand government regulations around whiskey definitions, cut points, yeast, mistakes, important chemical copmpounds in whiskey, and one of our weaknesses: whiskey and chocolate.
Dress Code: This is a sophisticated spirits festival. Please dress accordingly. Dressy casual to business is recommended. Kilts and greatly welcome! No t-shirts, shorts or torn clothing allowed.
7:00 pm and 8:15 pm
Cigars and Whisky
Learn the artistry that goes into making cigars and smoking them. We will pair two cigars with two whiskies. The featured whiskies will be Kilchoman Machir Bay (presented by the distillery owner himself, Anthony Wills) and Russell's Reserve Single Barrel (presented by the national brand ambassador Robin Coupar). Featured cigars will be from Partagas.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Shark Sandwich on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 @ 7:00pm.
The best and most popular San Jose musicians, from the famed Daddy'O Band will play those nostalgic hits from the 60's and 70's, and get you up and dancing. From Beatles to Motown and more.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Ron E. Beck on Friday, March 20th, 2015 @ 7:00pm.
Ron E. Beck has spent the last forty years playing in bands such as Tower of Power, as well as with other R&B, blues and jazz bands including: Bell and James, Bobby Womack, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., 5th Dimension, Danny Hull Quintet (Spang-a-Lang), Sista Monica, Chris Cain, Steve Cropper, Herbie Hancock, and Carlos Santana. He contributed as a drummer, vocalist, and producer on Tower of Power’s albums and toured with the band. Beck has also released his own albums including Soul Cry in 2005, and Love Comes and Goes in 1998. His newest CD Baby Boomer was recently released in 2012, and will be available at the performance. Beck is founder and an instructor at Ron E. Beck Drum Institute, where he educates up-and-coming drummers about the trade.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Mary Ellen Duell on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 @ 7:00pm.
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!
San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM for the Official Book Launch Party for The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy where you can meet the author Gary Singh!
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM on St Patty's Day, Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 @ 7:00pm for a live performance in celebration of thi festive holiday.
The celtic duo plays Irish flutes and Horns, and sings...along with a Keyboard player. Shelley (Pic) is well immersed in the Celtic and Irish world and is the Instructor and organizer of a few community Celtic groups in the area- as well as has a few CD's out.
We look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday night at the market! There will be multiple beer and spirirts specials at the market bars, so come one, come all!
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a special performance with Jackie Turner & Mojo Blanc! on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 @ 7:00pm.
Featuring Dana Withers, Miles Pruitt, and Wil Roberts who make up the new San Francisco bay area R & B cover and dance band.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Ren Geisick on Friday, March 13th, 2015 @ 7:00pm.
Ren Geisick’s greatest joy is to be the messenger for a song that touches the heart of another person. With a degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from Cal-State Long Beach, and a DownBeat award for Outstanding Undergraduate Jazz Vocalist as well as the Ella Fitzgerald Scholarship, she has shown her love for music that goes beyond genre to the heart and soul of the experience. Her greatest influences are two women: Nina Simone and Eva Cassidy, who were never married to genre but to singing from the heart. This performance will showcase the depth of Ren’s style, featuring new arrangements and original material born from the diversity of her musical life.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Wil Roberts on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 @ 7:00pm.
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. Some highlights:
Vail & Beaver Creek (Ritz Carlton, Park Hyatt, Cordillera Golf Resort)
Belize (Journey’s End Resort)
Lake Tahoe, Ritz Carlton
San Diego, Princess Hotel, La Costa Country Club
Palm Desert, La Quinta Resort
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 set him apart from other entertainers and make him a favorite at intimate events.