San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of June 1st 2015

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live musical performances the week of June 1st, 2015 in the market plaza in downtown san jose.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 @ 7:00pm: Mary Ellen Duell Duo

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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.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 @ 7:00pm: Kurt Ribak Jazz

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Kurt Ribak (pronounced REE-bok, like the shoes) showed a penchant for finding rhythm and music where he could. Kurt’s parents were not players but lovers of music. Ancestors include a female leader of an all-male band (“Stella and her Fellas”) and Simon Rodia, the creator of the Watts Towers, a major work of folk art. When Kurt was about four years old his mother found him dancing to the sound of the dishwasher. More conventional early musical experiences included playing ‘cello and singing in the San Francisco Boys Chorus, which performed with the San Francisco Symphony and Opera. A Berkeley, CA native, Kurt attended UC Berkeley, where he continued playing classical music and played in the UC Jazz Ensembles. Kurt met pianist Greg Sankovich there and reconnected with his fellow San Francisco Boys Chorus alumnus, saxophonist Lincoln Adler. Kurt continues to play with Greg and Lincoln. After a battle with tendinitis, Kurt won scholarships to Berklee College of Music. He graduated with top honors after practicing obsessively. He also spent many hours transcribing and absorbing the styles of bassists Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, and Charles Mingus and dissecting the compositions and arrangements of Nigerian bandleader Fela Kuti and R&B giant James Brown. At Berklee College of Music Kurt learned he loved composition and songwriting. His early tunes reflect a strong Thelonious Monk influence, while others reflect his love of the great bassist/composer/bandleader Charles Mingus, whose music he studied intensively at Berklee. Later tunes bring to mind Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, and the South African composer Abdullah Ibrahim. Kurt says what he’s trying for in his music is “Charles Mingus meets The Meters. They go to Duke Ellington’s house to jam, and every so often Cachao and Thelonious Monk sit in.” Kurt leads the Kurt Ribak Trio and has worked as a musician in settings ranging from circuses to sharing the stage with preachers and fire-breathing strippers. (Kurt notes these were different events.) Kurt has performed in venues ranging from Yoshi's to a club where someone stashed a loaded .45 in his bass bag. Kurt no longer plays there. In June 2012 Kurt was in an auto accident, seriously injuring his left hand and forearm. Nine operations and over a year later he is still recovering but has resumed playing between surgeries. He notes, “It’s a tough way to find out, but when I was hurt I learned how many people loved me, cared about me. They say it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a community to heal someone.” Kurt Ribak has just released his fourth recording as a leader, titled "I Got One More!" The Kurt Ribak Trio has three CDs out, all of which enjoy airplay on KCSM-FM and other jazz stations. He has led his group at venues throughout the greater Bay Area and beyond, including sold-out appearances at Yoshi’s.

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 @ 7:00pm The Cruisetones

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The CruiseTones are a versatile, talented group of performers that can lay back & groove things early, then kick it up when it’s time to get the party rolling. Made up of some the Bay Area’s best musicians this group is comfortable playing many musical styles and are indeed, the CruiseTones. Check them out!

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 @ 1:00pm Chaz Band

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CHAZ is a well-known, seasoned freelance musician band leader entertainer and Soloist, in the San Francisco Bay Area and has entertained worldwide and is a great showman of comedy and musical entertainment here and abroad. he has traveled throughout the world playing in classical orchestra’s state and county honor bands which ultimately earned him a full music scholarship to date he has work with various cruiselines resorts, 5-star hotels, jazz bands, rock & dance bands and even Entertained the troops 1995-2006 uso & mwr army & military tours as well as many nostalgia show band in las vegas, and performing with name artist touring co. world wide.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of May 24th, 2015

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for 3 live performances the week of May 24th, 2015 with the Fabulous Cruisetones Duo, Wendy DeWitt & Kirk Harwood, and Daydream Nation Volume 38, all in the Market Plaza in downtown san jose.

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Thursday, May 28th @ 7:00pm: The Fabulous Cruisetones Duo:

utilizing the same “state-of-the-art” PA and a wonderful Boss drum machine for a great sound & dancing capability, this talented pair of ‘seasoned veterans’ deliver an amazing experience to shared by crowds of all ages.

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Friday, May 29th @ 7:00pm: Wendy DeWitt & Kirk Harwood:

Wendy DeWitt’s passion for the blues sprung up at the age of ten; she grew up over a store in the rural town of Glen Ellen, California listening to the music of Otis Spann, Memphis Slim, and Albert Ammons. She is an accomplished pianist and vocalist, who has performed with Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Otis Rush, and Steve Freund and at festivals including St.Croix Blues and Heritage Fest, and Les Nuits de Boogie Woogie in Paris. Wendy also produces the annual Queens of Boogie Woogie and San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival.

Special for this evening, Wendy invites Kirk Harwood to join her on stage, a drummer and vocalist who has worked with Huey Lewis, Western Swing Hall of Famer Tommy Thomsen and Roy Rogers before joining up with Wendy. In 2012 and 2014 the duo represented The Golden Gate Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge, Memphis, Tennessee, and were finalists in the 2014 competition. They are now writing a third album together, to be released in August.

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Saturday, May 30th @ 7:00pm: Daydream Nation Volume 28: Mult-band show:

DAVE BROOKINGS (and The Average Lookings): San Jose rock rock rock | http://www.davidbrookings.net/

JOEY PISACANE: San Jose solo rocker | https://twitter.com/josephpisacane

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Live Music: Alfie & XS Saturday May 23rd @ 7:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Alfie & XS on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza.

Alfie Dreifuss and XS are one of the premier big event Bands in Silicon Valley, featuring Bay area's top vocalist Margo LeDuc. Performing at many presitigious events, including recently for The Black and White Ball in San Francisco, Donald Trump and Tiger Golf Events at Harrahs, Tahoe; as well as headlining New years Eve for Fairmont Hotels and most of the well known Silicon Valley Tech Companies.
Great variety of Classic Rock and current favorite Hits.

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Live Music: Orquesta Saboricua Fri May 22nd @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Orquesta Saboricua on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza.

Orquesta Saboricua is made up of some of the Bay Area’s best salsa players; together, they make magic. Founder Mike Ramos, keyboards, has been involved with salsa in the Bay Area for 10 years and has performed with such well-known groups as Orquesta Soroa, Cimarron and La Verdad. His musical influences include both Palmieri brothers, Papo Luca, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans Y “El Maestro” Carlos Frederico. Tony Acevedo, vocals, sang in regional radio competitions in his native Puerto Rico and has a smooth sonero style reminiscent of Adalberto Santiago and Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez. Julio Colon, trombone, started playing at age 13 when he heard Willie Colon’s amazing sound.

Steve Marshall, saxophone and flute, began his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at the age of twelve and has performed with Charanga ’76, Orquesta Broadway and Potato. He brings his pacheco style flute and smooth sax playing to round out the Saboricua horn section. Jose Santiago, bongo, was selected for the Pan American Games Big Band. Santiago’s major musical influences include Chucho Valdez, Paquito D’Rivera and Cal Tjader. Ali Choco Luna, conga, has been performing since he was ten years old. He’s shared the stage with artists like Edwin Pabon, Chichito Cepeda and 2013 Summer Fest artist John Santos.

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Live Music: Mary Ellen Duell Duo Thursday May 21st @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Mary Ellen Duell Duo on Thursday, May 21st, 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.

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Stanford Blood Drives this Summer @ the Market

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Join San Pedro Square Market and the Stanford Blood Center in Downtown San Jose this summer by giving back! We're hosting multiple blood drives on the corner of San Pedro Street and St John Street outside the market.

To schedule an appointment go to:  www.sbcdonor.org and use zip code 95110 or call 650.723.7831

Each donor will receive a special gift from baskin robbins!

Join us on any of these dates between 10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Friday, June 12th
  • Friday, July 10th
  • Friday, August 14th
  • Friday, September 11th

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Live Music: Kaye Bohler Band Saturday May 16th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Kaye Bohler Band on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza in downtown San Jose.

Celebrated singer/songwriter Kaye Bohler has captivated audiences from Japan to Alaska for over 25 years. Her current tour schedule finds her all over California with her popular Rhythm and Blues Band. With this ensemble, Bohler is frequently called "The White Tina Turner" for the power and authenticity this true entertainer puts out in a performance. This last summer, she stole the show in her 6th return to the Monterey Blues Festival and continues to tour the concert and festival circuit promoting her latest CD: "Like a Flower" - featuring Robben Ford.

 

She posses a formidable triple threat as a singer, songwriter and bandleader with four CD's now under her belt. Her latest CD: "Like A Flower" has garnered tremendous, stellar reviews even comparing her songwriting to Carole King. Every melody and lyric of this CD was crafted by Kaye. "Like a Flower" also features the most notable and seasoned veterans of the Bay Area Rhythm and Blues Sound, including: Tommy Castro, Danny Caron, Garth Webber, Sammy Varela, and Nancy Wright.

 

This Southern California native now calls the SF Bay area her home. Locally, Kaye can be seen spreading her vocal chops in the jazz and contemporary music genres but holds "Blues" to be the power and authenticity that drives all the material she covers. With a three octave plus vocal range, a curvaceous silhouette, and a disarming wit on stage, she engages and draws the listener in like few other performers.

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Live Music: Pamela Rose & Wayne De La Cruz Fri May 15th @ 7p

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Pamela Rose & Wayne De La Cruz on Friday May 15th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza in downtown san jose.

Pamela Rose is a Bay Area vocalist who has thrilled audiences nationally with her swinging, soulful style. Pairing up with Hammond B-3 organist Wayne De La Cruz for a recording last year brought forth Hammond Organ Party!  The project is an energetic celebration as they and their top shelf musicians play through beloved standards, blues hits, and classic R&B tunes. This combo is a familiar sound, having performed in 2014 at our Winter Fest, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Fillmore Jazz Festival. The evening will also feature local saxophonist Kristen Strom at San Pedro Square Market. Come and experience the electric atmosphere as Rose and De La Cruz present Hammond Organ Party!

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Live Music: Jerry Sauceda Thursday May 14th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Jerry Sauceda on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza in downtown San Jose.

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.

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2nd Annual Market Wine Pour | June 27th @ 12-6pm

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Please Join us for San Pedro Square Market's 2nd Annual Market Wine Pour on June 27th, 2015 featuring Summer Popups by SJMADE!

Sample different wines while strolling through booths filled with unique creations made by San Jose artists. We will be closing down St. John street in order to provide a large selection of unique wines and vendors. Event is free to all ages.

If you are interested in sampling our wines, tasting tickets are $40 pre-sale and include a souvenir glass, $10 gift card to be used at participating San Pedro Square Market restaurants, and 5 drink tickets for 3-oz pours of your favorite wines. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets will be $50 day of event if we don't sellout first, so get your tickets early!

Wine Tasting begins at 1pm, check-in starting at 12pm. Come early and stay late to enjoy the SJMADE Vendor Faire from 12pm-6pm.

We hope to see you there!

BUY TICKETS HERE

 

Confirmed Wines:

Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut

Condes de Albarei Albarino

Pata Negra Verdejo

Pata Negra Rioja

Conde de Valdemar Riojo

Belle Ambiance Chardonnay

Belle Ambiance Cabernet Sauvignon

Massimo Sauvignon Blanc

Irony Pinot Noir

Handcraft Petite Sirah

Buena Vista Chardonnay

Buena Vista Cabernet

Buena Vista Merlot

Buena Vista Zinfandel

Buena Vista Pinot Noir

Clos Lachance Chardonnay

Clos Lachance Sauvignon Blanc

Clos Lachance Cabernet

Clos Lachance Zinfandel

Clos Lachance Meritage

 

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Special Event: Outdoor Cinema Movie Nights @ the Market this Summer!

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM this summer for 3 free movie nights! Bring the family and invite your friends to enjoy the summer weather, market eateries, and some of our favorite movies on the big screen under the SPSM Sign.

  • Hook: June 24th
  • Pitch Perfect: July 29th
  • The Avengers: August 26th

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and we'll see you at dusk!

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Live Music: Given to Fly on Saturday, May 9th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live show with Given to Fly on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the market plaza in downtown san jose.

GIVEN TO FLY-is a native San Jose band that delves into the history of Rock n roll, Soul, and R n' B. Performing a wide variety of classic tunes from the late 60’s up to the current hits of today. Harmonies backed by two guitars, bass, and Drums set the groove as the group takes you on a journey with songs from the likes of The Doobie Brothers and Michael Jackson to The Black Keyes and beyond. The setlist is comprised of unmistakably iconic tunes, unstoppable medleys, and is executed with amazing musicianship.

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Live Music: Silicon Gulch Jazz Band Friday May 8th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Silicon Gulch Jazz Band on Friday, May 8th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the market plaza in downtown san jose.

Silicon Gulch Jazz Band has been playing traditional jazz and early swing music since 1980. The band was started by Joe Bithell, a Bay Area musician with a colorful background, when Silicon Valley was in its infancy. He had a love for early jazz—a music with roots stretching back to the 1920’s and 1930’s—and founded this group to pay homage to this familiar sound. The band uses the same instrumentation found in early New Orleans jazz bands; trombone, cornet, and clarinet. Their rhythm section always includes banjo too. It’s happy music, great for listening, dancing, dining, and having a good time. Separate from this concert, Silicon Gulch Jazz Band plays every Tuesday night at The Swingin’ Door in San Mateo.

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Live Music: Wil Roberts Duo Thursday May 7th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Wil Roberts on Thursday, May 7th, 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.

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