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 and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Legally Blue on Friday, April 10th, 2015 @ 7:00pm.
Legally Blue is a five-piece band bringing the blues to Silicon Valley
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.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Wil Roberts and Isaiah Pickett on Thursday, April 9th, 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.
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.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with The Big Dreamers on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Musical Group from San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring Original Music and familiar songs from many styles and artists. Big vocals, big sound, BIG FUN!
Gilbert Anthony - guitars, synths, vocals
Dwayne Rosemeyer - guitars, vocals
Joe Miceli - Bass Guitar, vocals
Billy Rivera - Drums
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Twice As Good on Friday April 3rd, 2015 @ 7:00pm.
The Son & Father, Native American, Ultimate Blues Duo. Members of the Elem Indian Colony band of Pomo Indians, a reservation near Clearlake Oaks CA, father Rich taught Paul to play guitar when Paul was 14. Since then they have been spreading their award-winning brand of Blues and Soul music all over the world, releasing 7 albums, and constantly performing over 100 concert dates a year. They've received a West Coast Blues Hall of Fame Award, a Native American Music Award, an Indian Summer Festival Music Award, and been reviewed/written about in the San Francisco Chronicle, News From Native California Magazine, and Living Blues Magazine.
The name "Twice As Good" isn't a claim of status. To Paul & Rich it is a dedication to hard work and quality of craft. About believing in one's self, not being shy, and having the courage to try something as hard as becoming a successful professional musician. They were once told, "You can't make it in the music business, you got to be twice as good". So they replied, "Well all right then. We will be, Twice As Good".
*Winners of the Silicon Valley Blues Society Band Challenge, San Jose CA, November 2014.
*Nominated for the Native American Music Award, Blues Category, for CD "Back To Clearlake Oaks," USA, November 2014.
*Headlining Band at the Living Earth Festival presented by the National Museum of the American Indian, New York City and Washington DC, July 2014.
*Featured article in the Press Democrat, TimeOut section (Arts & Entertainment), Santa Rosa CA, March 7th, 2014.
*Winners of the 10th Annual Indian Summer Music Awards in the Blues Category for the song, "Good Evening, Good Night", Milwaukee WI, September 2013.
*Great CD Review in Living Blues Magazine for album "Back To Clearlake Oaks", USA, December 2012.
*Headlining Band at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Scottsdale-AZ, April 2012.
*Headlining Band at the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming American Indian Day Festival, Miami-FL, September 2011.
*Featured article in the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook (Arts & Entertainment), San Francisco-CA, January 9th, 2011.
*Winners of the "Best Blues Recording" Award, 2010, by the Native American Music Awards for the album If That's All Right With You, Niagara Falls-NY, November 2010.
*Winners of the Last Band Standing Competition at Pala Casino Resort, Oceanside-CA, October 2010.
*Awarded the "Best New Blues Band" Award by the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame, Oakland-CA, March 2010.
*Showcased band in the River Rock Casino T.V. commercial, Northern California, September 2009.
*Featured Showcase Entertainment for the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas-NV, November 2008.
*KBSC-TV Recorded Concert Broadcasts, live at Everett's Bar & Club, Crescent City-CA, June 2008.
*Nominated for an "Outstanding Musical Achievement" award by First Americans in the Arts, Beverly Hills-CA, March 2008.
*On the cover of "News From Native California" magazine, Fall 2007 issue, Berkeley-CA, October 2007.
*Winners of the "Battle of the Bands" at Coyote Valley Casino, Redwood Valley-CA, November 2004.