San Pedro Square Market: Live Music Week of Feb. 27th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of February 27th, 2017 featuring: Sonic Blue, Tsunami, and Hootenanny!

Sonic Blue with Joy Bonner: Thursday, March 2nd @ 6:00pm

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Sonic Blue is a dynamic duo consisting of Joy Bonner, vocals, and Peter Cor, keyboards and programming.

Originally from Los Angeles by way of Santa Cruz, Joy has had a successful career singing in many professional bands throughout her career. She is currently completing the recording of an original Jazz CD. Joy has opened for the Doobie Brothers, Tom Jones, Chris Isaak and Dionne Warwick. She also performed on the Wayne Brady Show. The ultimate professional, she has even performed the national anthem at an Angels' game.

Sonic Blue's repertoire covers a wide variety of musical styles, ensuring there's a little something for everyone. In addition to paying tribute to many of the classic R & B and Jazz vocalist greats (such as Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, and Stevie Wonder), they also cover a wide variety of classic rock and 70s artists.

Tsunami: Friday, March 3rd @ 7:00pm

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Tsunami is an “out-the-gate, on-your-feet”, rock-n-roll dance band! Comprised of 5 eclectic veteran musicians, they play high energy music with roots in 60’s, 70’s and 80's rock, R&B and classic rock. With some surprises!

Tsunami cuts a new edge performing the great songs everyone remembers but few dare to cover. The vocal mix features three dynamic lead singers. Each has made their mark on the local music scene with such bands as The White Album Ensemble, Aja Vu, 7th Wave, The Garage Band, and Cappuccino, to name a few. 

Tsunami is renowned for its driving guitars, strong vocals, and cool harmonies---The Eagles meets Clapton while rockin’ with The Stones! 

Stephen Krilanovich, renowned guitar player and one of Tsunami's three lead singers is also a teacher of music. In addition he is lead guitar player of Santa Cruz's famed White Album Ensemble and acoustic trio, 7th Wave. His previous musical endeavors include Chain of Fools and Room with a View. 

Cynthia Larson, lead singer, guitar player and percussionist also plays with Stephen Krilanovich in acoustic folk rock band, 7th Wave. She is remembered in Santa Cruz's first local funk band; Forty Fingers as well as Cappuccino, Mongoose, The Shuffle Kings, and Transaction (World class corporate band).

Sid Thompson, drummer extraordinaire, is also the assistant manager at "Guitar Center" in San Jose. He has performed with bay area bands such as Aja Vu, Divas of the Decades, and The Garage Band. In addition Sid has played with musical legends Tony Bennet, guitarist Robben Ford and recorded and played with Jack Cassidy of Jefferson Starship to name a few.

Peter Van Dyke guitar player; has performed with a variety of bands including Jeff Blackburn (formerly of the Ducks and Neil Young). 

Tony Yates, veteran bass player and lead singer is Tsunami bands newest band member. His musical history includes lead singing and bass playing for The Garage Band as well as many Bay Area favorite bands.

Tsunami is a fun, interactive band that is sure to get folks up on the dance floor. Whether at a festival, club, or private show, it is always a great night of high energy dancing and music!

Hootenanny!: Saturday, March 4th @ 7:00pm

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Armed with only acoustic instruments, Hootenanny! sings and strums your favorite Rock/Pop gems and other musical curiosities.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Feb 20th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of February 20th, 2017 featuring: Jerry Sauceda, Vinyl Replay, and Shark Sandwich.

Jerry Sauceda: Thursday, February 23rd @ 6:00pm

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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.

Vinyl Replay: Friday, February 24th @ 7:00pm

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Did you grow up in the 80s ....or just wish you did?
Vinyl Replay is a portal to your favorite 80s rock hits!  We are available for your next event anywhere in Northern California.  Check us out  live doing what we do best-bringing the latest generation of youth  back in time to experience the decade of decadence....

Shark Sandwich: Saturday, February 25th @ 7:00pm

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Shark Sandwich is the ultimate band for any party. Our repertoire spans eight decades of pop, jazz, oldies, reggae, surf, classic rock, and dance tunes. We can play light background jazz music or keep the dance floor packed all night.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Feb. 13th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of February 13th, 2017 featuring the Bipolar Bears and Otilia Donaire.

Bipolar Bears: Friday, February 17th @ 7:00pm

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The Bi Polar Bears are a 3 piece Classic / Modern Rock/ Blues Band in the South San Francisco Bay Area. We play your favorite tunes and many you don’t normally hear from your favorite bands. The Bi Polar Bears have three members: Bob Bowne (Lead Vocals and Bass Guitar), Rick Smith (Drums and Backing Vocals) and Ron Senior (Guitars and Backing Vocals). Each Member has a unique musical background and style which adds to the blend that creates a distinctive sound. Bob is from Michigan, Rick is from Pennsylvania and Ron is from The Bay Area. 

The Bi Polar Bears have built a steady following since 2008 and have played all over the San Francisco Bay Area including: Night Clubs, Festivals, Relay for Life, Private Parties and Corporate Events.

The Bi Polar Bears always deliver a spirited high energy performance wherever it may be. Each performance always promises to deliver moments of humor and element s of surprise such as combining songs and overlapping tunes and improvising which always makes the performance exciting and unpredictable.

Otilia Donaire: Saturday, February 18th @ 7:00pm

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Singer, Otilia Donaire came onto the California music scene in 2009, and has been tantalizing Bay Area audiences ever since. Otilia's powerful and gritty vocal style (reminiscent of rock and blues icons Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor) sings with raw depth and emotion, and has the adaptability to equally transition from a power driven rock song to a sultry, blues ballad in making her a crowd favorite. She is an exceptionally dynamic and versatile performer, who is as comfortable belting out hard core, down home blues standards as she is taking on vintage rock and soul classics. Booking a show of strictly blues or a combo of R&B and classic rock, Otilia will custom tailor a show to fit your needs.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Feb. 6th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of February 6th, 2017 featuring: Mary Ellen Duell, Andre Thierry, and PS3 Trio.

Mary Ellen Duell: Thursday, February 9th @ 6:00pm

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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.

Andre Thierry: Friday, February 10th @ 7:00pm

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GRAMMY Nominated, Andre Thierry is a phenomenal talent who has been capturing the attention of other musicians and music lovers since he was a toddler. Andre’s French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although he was born and reared in northern California. Michael Tisserand, author of The Kingdom of Zydeco, considered the definitive book on the history of Zydeco music, wrote, “In America, great migrations produce great music. Just as Delta musicians took Highway 61 to Chicago and electrified their blues, so did the Creoles and Cajuns migrate to California and establish vital dance communities. Now the California scenes rival anything back home in Louisiana, and that’s due to players like Andre Thierry, a standard bearer for the new generation. Thierry is among the best of both the West Coast and the Gulf Coast, and he combines youthful vigor with a mature appreciation for his inherited tradition.”

PS3 Trio: Saturday, February 11th @ 7:00pm

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Acoustic guitar & vocal duo of well-known musicians Peter Filice (OTR Band) and Steve Siacotos (The Groove Kings), performing classic rock, R&B and folk.

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