Live Music: The JurrasiC Jan 4th @ 8pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the JurrasiC on Saturday, January 4th, 2014 at 8:00pm

Take funk, jazz, and pop music and put it in a blender. Add a dash of soul, and you are deep into the groove of The JurassiC.

This up and coming group is Jackie Gage on vocals, Chris Main on guitar, Bennett Roth-Newell on keyboard, Will Bohrer on Bass, and Michael Henning on drums.

Photo Credit: New Glare Photography

http://www.thejurassicmusic.com/

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Live Music: Tony Linsday Jan 3rd @ 7:00pm

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Tony Lindsayhas 11 Grammys on his mantle after spending 20 years as Santana’s front man. Tony has recorded with (and written songs for) many major artists such as Narada Michael Walden, Tevin Campbell, The O’Jays, Al Jarreau, Curtis Mayfield, Smash Mouth, The Whispers, Shanice Wilson, Steve Winwood, Johnny Gill, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin and Lou Rawls.

With a distinctive voice and world-class talent, Lindsay is a compelling singer who brings magic to a room and commands attention. Join Tony and his bandmates for an evening of pop, R&B and soul favorites.

 

tonylindsay.com

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SAVE THE DATE: Whiskies of the World 2014 | "A Last minute Christmas Gift!"

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Mark your calendars and save the date of March 27th, 2014 for a very special event at the San Pedro Square Market in Downtown San Jose!

We are pre-selling tickets right now for this exclusive engagement (can someone say stocking stuffer!?)

Check out the eventbrite ticket link by clicking HERE.

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Whiskies of the World Expo will treat both the whiskey connoisseur and novice alike with hundreds of the world’s most renowned whiskies. Coming in March, sample Scotch, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian, and Indian whiskies, bourbons, single malts, blends, and many other styles of liquid delicacies.

  • Pair dishes with your favorite whiskies.

  • Meet and share a dram with the whiskey stars, master distillers, blenders, and nosers.

  • Attend a fun and informative whiskey seminar to learn first-hand and mouth from the whiskey experts.

  • Come and be among the first to learn and experience a night of delicious spirited fun!

Don't forget to purchase tickets as a last minute Christmas gift for the Whiskey lover in your life by clicking HERE!

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Live Music: Daydream Nation Vol. 21 - Sat Dec 28th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the DayDream Nation Vol. 21 on Saturday, December 28th, 2013 @ 7pm

S*ALT & Content Magazine decided to team up with Grand Fanali Presents to keep with the momentum of everything the music community has been building.

BANDS:
ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE
CONTINUUM KINGDOM
ROSALIE RIVERA

All Ages. FREE to the public! 7pm start time!

poster art by Gilbert Armendariz
design by Cassandra Croft/ Kendall Sallay


More info on the bands:
ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE: chip rock from San Jose |
http://www.reverbnation.com/aloneintheuniverse

CONTINUUM KINGDOM: chip rock from San Jose | http://continuumkingdom.bandcamp.com/

ROSALIE RIVERA: solo indie artist from San Jose | https://soundcloud.com/rosalie-rivera

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Live Music: The Bad 5 Friday Dec 27th @ 7pm

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Anchored by frequent San Jose Jazz collaborator Oscar Pangilinan, The Bad Five is a modern jazz ensemble inspired by the entirety of jazz, from its birth in New Orleans to its adolescence in New York; all the way to its present-day form. Comprised of saxophonist Pagilinan and bassist Paclibon--with Daniel Matthews, trumpet; Bennett Roth-Newell, piano; and Sutton Marley, drums, the group pays homage to the jazz artists of generations past and actively infuses new and exciting sounds from other genres to create its own unique, modern sound. In the past, this group has performed at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2013 and KCSM's Jazz on the Hill.

facebook.com/TheBad456

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Live Music: Sugar Sauce Saturday Dec 21st @ 8pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Joins SPSM for a live performance with Sugar Sauce on Saturday, December 21st, 2013 @ 8:00pm

Reunited after three years of seperation, michael and brett are taking the stage together once again. it's not a new relationship for the two; having played tons of shows together in other bands, all the old flames are still flying, but this time with fresh fuel. with bobby on bass, the three are laying steady grooves for aching bodies and spilling hot lyrics for concious souls. embarking on their first tour together this summer, the three will come back and lay some brand new tunes in the studio together and have them out for you in the winter. stay tuned!!!

Funky groovy indie shoegaze that makes you dance, cry, fall in love and get your heart broken all at once. earthy drums, funky bass and spacy guitar with conscious lyrics and strong smooth vocals. straight grooves, swung grooves, tight grooves, nasty grooves that make love to your soul. sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, salty melodies that melt when they touch your tongue. wear whatever shoes you want. everyone will laugh.

https://www.facebook.com/sugarsaucemusic/info

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Special Events: New Year's Eve 2013

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SPSM Special Events: December 31, 2013 starting at 9:00pm.

New Year's Eve Party - 80's Style.  We're closing up 2013 with a New Year's Eve party and you're invited. Our NY resolution is to start 2014 with a bang, so we're throwing a FREE shindig complete with a midnight champagne toast, balloon drop, photo booth and more.  Come one, come all.

We are keeping this a completely public event. So no pre-sale of tickets or registering for a spot. We are just going to let people come in and enjoy themselves. We are keeping it pretty fun and casual, so please feel free to dress up!

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Special Events: Santa @ The Market Thurs Dec 19th @ 6pm

Hey there SPSMers!  Quick Event Announcement:  Join us on Thursday, December 19th and take your photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the San Pedro Square Market from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Bring a Toy for Toys for Tots and we'll get them delivered to the people who need them!

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Live Music: San Jose Jazz High School All Stars Friday Dec 20th @ 7pm

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Now in its 15th season, the 2013-14 San Jose Jazz High School All Stars feature some of the Bay Area’s most gifted young musicians. Representing ten high schools and led by Dr. Aaron Lington, the audition-based big band challenges students to gain a mastery of improvisation techniques while advancing their knowledge of music theory, arranging, composition, performance, and Jazz history.


This will be one of the first concerts with the 2013-2014 High School All Stars.


High School All Stars webpage

Photo Credit: Jordan River

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Special Events: 2nd Annual Toys For Tots "Toy Drive" Dec 16th @ 5pm

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SPSM Special Events: Please join the 49ers Rookie Team and Blush Raw Bar for the 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive with the Marine Foundation on Monday, December 16th, 2013 @ 5pm.

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Live Music: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of SF Dec 13th @ 7pm

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Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco (LJYE), composed of talented young musicians aged 10-18, performs Latin jazz classics and original compositions at a level that has landed them gigs at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, KCSM Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF Museum of Modern Art and Yoshi’s. The ensemble’s mission is to preserve the traditions of Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban music by teaching it to youth and to create role models for aspiring student musicians.

Led by Music Director John Calloway, LJYE has shared the stage with such legends as Cuban bassist Cachao, piano virtuoso Chuchito Valdes, Latin jazz heavyweight Poncho Sanchez and and the Grammy® Award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra. The ensemble was chosen as one of the top youth bands at YouthQuake 2004 and won First Place (Youth Music) at Carnaval San Francisco in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Music Director John Calloway is a multi-instrumentalist, award-winning composer, educator and performer who has worked with many Latin and jazz greats, including Max Roach, Israel “Cachao” Lopez and Pete Escovedo. He holds an MA in music education and a Ph.D. in multi-cultural and international education.



Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of SF Facebook page

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Live Music: The Coffis Brothers Sat Dec 7th @ 8pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Coffis Brothers on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 @ 8:00pm

BIO via the Good Times of Santa Cruz:

For Ben Lomond brothers Jamie and Kellen Coffis—the former, a 25-year-old keyboardist and singer, and the latter, a 21 year-old vocalist, guitarist and harmonica player—it’s not a matter of what life has to offer, but when they’ll get it. On “Love On My Side,” off of their debut album, they wonder, if “life is really just a battle with time, and I’m sick and tired of waiting in line, when will that arrow point at me?” Turns out they don’t need Cupid’s assistance, since locals have fallen fast for these budding folk rockers. The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men was released on June 17, after four days in Gadgetbox Recording Studio, with the help of producer Andy Zenczak and friends, The Mountain Men: bassist Mason Hutchinson, drummer Henry Chadwick, and guitarist Kyle Poppen. “We are all more than satisfied with the results because there is a nice mix of impatience and spontaneity on the record, which gives it a kind of personality,” says Jamie. That personality is present throughout the album, with heavy keyboarding and electric guitar complementing Kellen’s country-tinged vocals. Their easygoing disposition shines through too; Jamie admits they’re “pretty damn near 50/50 on songwriting … it kind of sounds like we could have written each other’s songs.” Perhaps the two are so in sync because they play soccer and beer pong together, plus share an affinity for Jackie Greene, Buddy Holly, Tom Petty, Jay-Z and Kanye West. 

http://www.coffisbrothers.com/

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Live Music: Octobop Friday Dec. 6th @ 7pm

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Octobop embodies the early days of West Coast Jazz when new ideas, harmonies, ensemble playing and great improvisation were the staples of a strong band. By performing and promoting the music that began with The Birth of the Cool -- and the  innovations of Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Dave Pell, Jimmy Guiffre, and Howard Rumsey among others—Octobop makes cool jazz hot once again. The group is comprised of eight multi-instrumentalists, Geoff Roach, Jack Conway, Matt Kesner, Randy Smith, Jon Schermer, Brian Brickhouse, Dave Casini, and Roddy Magallanes. Their third CD After Dark was number 35 on the national jazz charts at JazzWeek, and they have played at multiple festivals and events in California, including the San Jose Jazz Fest.

octobop.com

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