San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Please join us for a live show with Scary Little Friends, on Saturday June 22nd @ 8:00pm in the market plaza.
Scary Little Friends is a musical project by Chris Jones with Charlie Knote on drums and Jon Payne on bass. During a two-year hiatus from performing, Chris built a studio and crafted new songs from the bottom up as a meditation on reinvention. The new formula potently features lilting vocals hinting Jeff Buckley while deft guitars invoke Mark Knopfler. Most effective is the point-blank songwriting that reverberates long after the music ends. Wry and brave lyrics call out the “Elephant in the Room” with unapologetic aplomb, and everyone feels better once the truth is out in the open.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us in welcoming the San Jose Jazz Camp Latin Sound Machine for a live performance on Friday, June 21st @ 7:00pm at the San Pedro Square Market in Downtown San Jose.
This special concert will showcase and feature the all star players from San Jose Jazz 2013 Summer Camp.
Photo Credit: Walter Wagner
San Pedro Square Market Special Event: San Jose Bike Clinic's next Skill Share is on Thursday June 20th, 2013 at 7:00pm
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Need help with your flat tire? Chain needs some grease? Something more specific? We will have tools, bike stands, and bike mechanics ready to help you get your bike in riding condition.
This event is free and open to the public.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: The Honey Wilders | Saturday June 15th, 2013 @ 8:00pm |ALL AGES | FREE SHOW
One part Exile on Main Street, one part Damn the Torpedoes, a dash of In Color, served up Live and Dangerous. 70s flavored boogie rock that harkens back to the Big Hooks and Big Guitars before all the big hair. Highly recommended for those who like to get down and get with it. Coming soon to a watering hole near you.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us on Friday June 14th, 2013 @ 7:00pm for a live performance hosted by San Jose Jazz, with the Ugetsu Project.
On June 16, 1963, Art Blakey‘s sextet, having recently returned from a tour of Japan, played a concert at the world-famous Birdland in New York. The concert was recorded and issued as the album Ugetsu (which means “fantasy” in Japanese). It is one of the finest recordings Blakey ever made, featuring brilliant performances and compositions by the legendary members of the band, which included Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton and Freddie Hubbard. The recording was produced by legendary producer (and longtime San Francisco resident, now 90 years old) Orrin Keepnews.
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the concert and the album, six of the Bay Area’s most accomplished jazz musicians will be performing the music of Ugetsu—music that is bold, richly textured, and, above all, swinging. Personnel include an all-star cast: Mike Olmos on trumpet and flugelhorn, Anton Schwartz on saxophone, John Grove on trombone, Adam Shulman on piano, Mike Bordelon on bass, and Greg Wyser-Pratte on drums.
Photo Credit: Bruce Hudson
San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM and the San Jose Public Libary for a special series for parents & their children called "Music & Movement."
On Tuesdays at 10:30am, from June 18th - August 6th, 2013, Move, Dance and sing with your child to a variety of music in English and Spanish. We will play with bean bags, scarves and rhythm sticks. This program is for parents and children.
See you at the market!
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 @ 8:00pm for a live show with Janelle LaSalle.
Bay area vocalist Janelle LaSalle comes from a musical theater background. Though well versed in R&B, Neo-soul and Jazz, Janelle's range and vocal ability allow here to perform and dominate other musical styles like, Old School, Hip Hop, Pop and yes, even Rock. This talented artist is sure to touch the very essence of your soul.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us for a live performance hosted by San Jose Jazz, with Mystique Band on Friday, June 7th @ 7:00pm
The secret to Mystique’s “Musica Caliente” is buried in the mind of bandleader/bassist Edward Villalba. Since 1995, Mystique has been entertaining fans with a four-piece horn section—echoing thoughts and images of Tower of Power—and a Latino-inspired percussion section.
Band features on local television networks and radio stations like Kiss 98.1FM pushed their name to the top of Bay Area Latin bands, and in 2001, Mystique became the first Latin band to play a halftime show in the history of the National Football League.
Photo Credit: Sabrina Onate
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 @ 8:00pm for a live performance with Brooke D.
Brooke D. is a Bay Area native that has been performing as an acoustic solo act for 5 years.
She released her first, self-recorded album in December of 2008, "The Suite EP". After performing at small venues in San Francisco for two years and working with producers at Pyramind Studios, she went on to record a full-length album, released in May of 2010, "Stories". As she continued to progress as a solo artist, she began to collaborate and perform with various musicians such as The Emerald Hill (Folk), Owl Paws (Acoustic Indie) and The Lemme Adams (Accordion Funk).
Following her first full-length, Brooke D. wrote an album of lullabies, meant to be listened to by children and adults of all ages, "Cities Rise Up from the Mattress EP", released in March of 2011.
While her musical journey started with just piano and vocals, in June of 2011, she decided to experiment with vocal looping and beat boxing, on a Line 6 DL4 Delay pedal. After a month locked away in her room, performing sporadically and recording YouTube videos of her process, she wrote an entire A cappella (instrument-less) album, "The Little Green Monster EP", which was officially released September 2011.
Her sixth solo album, "As We Pictured", will be available January 2013.
You can listen to and purchase her music at: http://brooked.bandcamp.com/
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Photo Credit: Alex Schoenfeldt Photography
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: San Jose Jazz Music at the Market Series presents Jessica Johnson live on Friday, May 31st at 7:00pm
Jessica Johnson began her musical journey with formal vocal training at the age of 5. She began competing Bay Area competitions at age 7, and by age 12 Johnson began singing the National Anthem for the San Jose Sharks, which eventually parlayed into singing the Anthem for every notable professional sports organization on the West Coast. This Bay Area vocalist was hooked to music staples Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, and Bing Crosby.
She has performed as the opening act for Lani Misalucha and the Society of Seven at the Hollywood Palladium. Jessica has also performed at past San Jose Jazz Summer Fests, and a countless list of other venues across the West Coast. She recently released her debut album Till it Happens to You—a collection of jazz standards & contemporary songs—and is currently working on her second album.