San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with RB3 Band on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza.
RB3 is a three piece band that plays classic and modern rock, R&B and modern country. Great san jose local musicians whom also perform at Johnny Foleys in San Francisco
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Masha Campagne & Caminhos Cruzados on Friday, May 1st, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the market plaza.
Masha Campagne, an award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer, combines captivating vocals with Brazilian flavor for a stunning Latin jazz experience. Since her arrival on the Bay Area jazz scene in the early 90s, she has performed at a variety of venues, including Yoshi’s, Kuumbwa, and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Fresh off the release of her internationally acclaimed project Like Water, Like Air, she continues her long-time collaboration with pianist/composer Weber Iago, adding guitarist Guinga and harmonica/vibes player Hendrik Meurkens into the folds. Campagne’s sound achieves a vocal mastery that “blend[s] the wistfulness of Astrud Gilberto with the robust liquidity of Flora Purim,”(JazzTimes) and “display[s] a rare combination of sophistication and sincerity.” (San Jose Mercury News)
San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join the SPSM neighborhood for a weekly Farmers' Market in Downtown San Jose Fridays from 10am - 2pm.
Downtown Farmers’ Market, presented by Kaiser Permanente, is open every Friday (except July 3) 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The cozy outdoor market takes place each Friday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. along a charming block of San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John streets.
The market, featuring the fresh produce of more than 30 California-based growers, is produced in conjunction with Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, celebrated its 25th year in 2013. Call (800) 949-FARM for more information.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Mary Ellen Duell Duo on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the market plaza.
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.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Wally Schnalle on Friday, April 24th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza.
Wally Schnalle is well-known in the South Bay scene–a drummer who seamlessly moves from straight-ahead pocket to a free, experimental fusion, his concerts are fresh, new, unique. Schnalle brings IF3 to San Pedro Square Market, a new iteration of electronic group Idiot Fish featuring Schnalle on drums and electronics, Hristo Vitchev on guitar, and Dan Robbins on bass. This trio is evidence of the further evolution of Wally’s technological and compositional, boundary-pushing style.
All About Jazz and Improvijazzation rave about Schnalle’s concept; Tyran Grillo from All About Jazz notes, “Schnalle nourishes an integrated field of sound that at once evokes seventies nostalgia and progressive futurism.”
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance witih Jerry Sauceda & Chaz on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza.
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.
Born in Fresno, California May 31, 1964 and raised in San Jose, California Jerry was brought up in a musical family. He began his musical journey at the age of ten as a vocalist for local bands in east San Jose. At thirteen his life took a drastic change as he and his family moved to Harlingen, Texas. While in Texas, Jerry attended Harlingen High School and served in their vocal choir program for three years. After graduating from High School he knew that music was what he wanted to do in his life. In his pursuit of becoming a music teacher, he returned to San Jose with that goal in mind. In 1989 at the age of twenty - five Mr Sauceda graduated from Evergreen Valley College with an A.A. degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on music theory. Due to music programs in schools being cut during this time, Jerry's focus changed. He decided to create his own stage show as a music entertainer. He quickly excelled in developing his musical skills, repertoire and reputation as an exciting local artist in San Jose and the bay area.
Since then, Jerry and his trio have opened and shared the stage with many popular artists including Malo, Tierra, Clifford Coulter, The Drifters and Sam Butera saxophonist for Louie Prima. He has also has worked with such performers as Tony Lindsey of the Carlos Santana Band and Danny Hull from The Doobie Brothers. In addition to performing at hundreds of venues in the bay area over the years, Jerry had the honor and the privilege to play at the HP Pavillion in San Jose in front of 16,000 San Jose Stealth fans in 2004.
Additionally, he has also written music scores for documentaries including “Soldados ” which was aired nationally on PBS in 2006. Jerry carries a mature collection of music as diverse as his talent. Aside from his own show, Jerry also focuses a substantial amount of time to other artists in his own music production studio and home based company, Systema Entertainment.
Known for his riveting live performances and recording compositions
Jerry Sauceda consistently maintains his status as a successful artist on the rise. Still, after 20 years in the music business his primary focus
continues to be his integrity as a professional artist. His motivation is
growth and experimentation. Jerry’s relentless energy and creative pursuits have helped others redefine the meaning of professional musicianship.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Mojo Blanc! on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the market garage.
Featuring Dana Withers, Miles Pruitt, and Wil Roberts who make up the new San Francisco bay area R & B cover and dance band, MOJO BLANC!
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with the Charged Particles on Friday, April 17th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the market garage.
Founded 22 years ago in Ohio, Charged Particles has quickly been gaining visibility in performance venues around the Bay Area since 2010. Their blend of funky Afro-Latin jazz includes original compositions by the band members and fresh interpretations of rarely-heard tunes by contemporaries such as Lyle Mays and Cedar Walton. The band made its debut on National Public Radio’s live performance program, “Detroit Jazz Alive”, originating in Detroit, Michigan, and has performed in hundreds of venues around the world since then, including its most recent international tour of Sweden.
The band’s recent CD, Sparks, was named one of the eight “must-hear” jazz releases of the year by The Other Paper, and the opening track from Sparks was included on the Jazziz on Disc sampler CD mailed to 85,000 subscribers of Jazziz Magazine. Most recently, the group took the stage at Yoshi’s accompanying innovative guitarist Nguyen Le playing his compositions and later did the same accompanying world-renowned reed player Paul McCandless playing his music. McCandless and Charged Particles will be touring together this coming year. The band’s appearance in the Music at the Market series will be a special treat for listeners to hear their core repertoire.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Mary Ellen Duo on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Garage.
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.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Glimpse Trio on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 @ 7:00pm