San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of March 27th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of March 27th, 2017 featuring Jerry Sauceda and Math Class Band.

Jerry Sauceda: Thursday, March 30th @ 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. 

Math Class Band: Saturday, April 1st @ 7:00pm

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If the garage is a rockin' don't come a knockin'.....Math Class will be once again rockin' San Pedro Square Market. We have moved the party inside and will be playing in the Garage Bar.  Grab the friends, family and the kiddos and come down have dinner at one of the many great places to eat, grab a drink and then be ready to dance to an amazing set of tunes as Math Class packs the dance floor.   

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

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of March 20, 2017 featuring: Spill the Wine and Retro Jukebox.

Spill The Wine: Friday, March 24th @ 7:00pm

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Spill the Wine is an energetic and talented band based in Alameda, CA that  has rocked festivals, corporate events, weddings  and clubs all around the San Francisco Bay area, Napa and Sacramento.  With a broad song list ranging from Bruno Mars to Stevie Wonder, and Maroon 5 to the Jackson 5, Spill the Wine offers something for everyone and guarantees to get everyone on the dance floor.

Retro Jukebox: Saturday, March 25th @ 7:00pm

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Retro JukeBox Band is a top  Jazz Dance Band with an immense repertoire covering multiple genres including timeless 1920's-1960's Jazz, Blues, Motown & Retro versions of todays hits

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of March 13th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of March 13th, 2017, featuring: the Cruisetones, Otilia Donaire, and the Fog City Swampers.

Cruisetones: Thursday, March 16th @ 6:00pm

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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 Fabulous CruiseTones

Otilia Donaire: Friday, March 17th @ 7:00pm

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Otilia & The Back Alley Boys is fronted by Otilia Donaire and backed by some of the finest rock and blues musicians in the SF Bay Area playing upbeat covers and originals that engage their audience with a fun, and interactive show filled with rock, blues, and soul. Otilia is a dynamic and versatile performer with a powerful and gritty vocal style that is as comfortable belting out down home blues standards as she is taking on power driven rock classics and sultry ballads in making her a crowd favorite. One thing you can always count on: when Otilia is singing, people are dancing.

Fog City Swampers: Saturday, March 18th @ 7:00pm

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The Fog City Swampers have been rocking Northern California and beyond since 2003. The band puts on a high energy show that's sure to get people moving on the dance floor. Expect to hear classics by artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and many more. If you like live music, come on down and be a part of the Swamp show!

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of March 6th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of March 6th, 2017 featuring: Andre Thierry & Otilia Donaire.

Andre Thierry: Friday, March 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.”

Andre’s story begins July 9, 1979. Born in Richmond, California to Olivia “Tee” Guillory originally from Basile, Louisiana and Gregory Thierry, originally from Jennings, Louisiana. Andre’s childhood was deeply influenced by his maternal grandparents, the late Houston Pete Pitre (Pa-Pa as they called him) from Basile, Louisiana and his loving grandmother, known to all as Mama Lena Pitre from Soileau, Louisiana.

Andre grew up experiencing the French Creole (La-La) dances his grandparents held at their church parish, St. Mark’s Catholic Church. The best Zydeco musicians Louisiana had to offer traveled to California to play at the dances and spent time at the Pitre’s house while in the area. On one such visit, the “King of Zydeco,” the late great Clifton Chenier, grabbed three-year old Andre by the arms and deemed him a future accordion player. From then on, Andre’s Pa-Pa, Houston Pete, encouraged the young Andre to play the accordion.

Andre captivated by Clifton Chenier, he began teaching himself to play by listening to Clifton’s music. Andre demonstrated an innate musical ability and his skill quickly grew. Andre played his first song, Willis Prudhomme’s version of “Give’m Cornbread” in the backyard of his grandparent’s home, for his delighted family. He soon began playing Clifton Chenier’s music on stages all over Northern California.

His grandparents continued to host Louisiana musicians and this exposure to his heritage allowed him to develop his love for, and mastery of, traditional French Creole music. By age twelve, with the help of his mother, Andre formed his own band, “Zydeco Magic.” Andre’s repertoire grew by leaps and bounds as he was regularly invited to play with visiting bands, such as the late John Delafose, his son, Geno Delafose, and many local Zydeco and Cajun bands, including the late Danny Poullard (California Cajun Orchestra).

Andre is a virtuoso on all the accordion types, single row, double row, triple row and piano key. He effortlessly moves across types to deliver an energetic two-step, hard-driving blues or a blend that is his own alternative Creole sound. Although Andre’s instrument of choice is the accordion he also displays talent on bass, guitar and keys. Thanks to his parents and grandparents he sings traditional songs in original Creole French. He is a gifted composer and song-writer and his music and CDs feature many of his original tunes. As quoted from an article published in Eh Toi magazine 2002, “There is no accordion player in Zydeco that uses his left hand as well as Andre Thierry.”

While playing Washington, D.C. in 2003, the Washington Post called Andre “a master at pumping out fast, funky rhythms on an instrument not usually associated with earthy syncopation. A versatile student of the music, Thierry can’t be lumped into Zydeco’s old-school R&B-influenced camp or its nouveau, rap-inspired one: He and his band, Zydeco Magic, lay down both soulful, traditional slow-dances and bottom-end-booming kinetic groovers.”

In his 30’s, he has already been deemed a legend. There is widespread agreement that Andre Thierry is an exceptional multi-dimensional musician who has a finely-honed ability to merge his Accordion Soul sounds with blues, r&b, jazz, latin and rock. His musical mastery enables him to create a unique sound for his and future generations while staying true to the past.

Otilia Donaire: Saturday, March 11th @ 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.

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