San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 26th 2018

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of August 27th, 2018 featuring: Johnny Neri, Funtouchables, Mason Razavi, Primary Colors, Jerry Sauceda, and Tsunami Band.

Johnny Neri: Monday, August 27th @ 6:00pm

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Johnny Neri is a high energy Rock and Roll party band that plays the greatest Rock and Roll songs ever recorded.  They perform popular, vintage, classic rock songs from the 60s through the 90s.  Since its inception in 2010, The Johnny Neri Band has rapidly grown in popularity after exploding on the music scene. Incredible three part harmony from amazing musicians who each play many instruments.

Funtouchables: Tuesday, August 28th @ 6:00pm

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Variety • Wide-Appeal • Surf & Fun • 50's Sock Hop Psychadelic 70's • Modern Rock • 80's • Gatsby Acoustic Ukelele Walk-Around • and more!

Mason Razavi: Wednesday, August 29th @ 6:00pm

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Mason Razavi is a jazz guitarist, composer/arranger, educator, and recording artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. His albums have garnered praise from critics and have received airplay internationally. Razavi has been described as a "thoughtful player and composer that offers the listener an introspective experience of deeper meaning" by Jazz Times. 

Primary Colors: Thursday, August 30th @ 6:00pm

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That is the mission of vocal story-teller, Nate Pruitt, and guitarist, Rick Vandivier.

They magically combine southern soul and classic jazz styles with the grooves and blues – performing their originals and favorites from Jimmie Davis and Nat King Cole to Al Green and Marvin Gaye. Their treatments are so unique that you feel you are hearing even classic songs for the first time. While they impress hard-core jazz lovers, they tap into the souls of anyone who loves the great vibes and surprises that come with every jam session.

Tsunami Band: Friday, August 31st @ 7:00pm (Plaza Stage)

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

Jerry Sauceda: Friday, August 31st @ 9:00pm (Garage Bar)

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Cool funk, hot soul, smoky jazz, sizzling rock are the sounds of Jerry
Sauceda who has been performing professionally as a guitarist, vocalist
and all-round entertainer in the Bay Area since 1993.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 19th 2018

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of August 19th, 2018 featuring: Jerry Sauceda, Johnny Neri, Oscar Pangilinan, Lisa Lindsley, Sound Decision, Funtouchables, Legally Blue, and Masanga.

Jerry Sauceda: Monday, August 20th @ 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.

Johnny Neri: Tuesday, August 21st @ 6:00pm

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Johnny Neri is a high energy Rock and Roll party band that plays the greatest Rock and Roll songs ever recorded.  They perform popular, vintage, classic rock songs from the 60s through the 90s.  Since its inception in 2010, The Johnny Neri Band has rapidly grown in popularity after exploding on the music scene. Incredible three part harmony from amazing musicians who each play many instruments.

Oscar Pangilinan: Wednesday, August 22nd @ 6:00pm

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Saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan is a musician and educator born and raised in the Bay Area. He is co-leader of the San Jose based jazz, funk and R&B group The Bad Ones. Oscar has performed with a variety of Bay Area based musicians, including John Worley, Brian Ho, Kristen Strom, Aaron Lington, Jason Lewis, John Shifflett, and more. He is also an active educator, working as a woodwind instructor with the Alum Rock Jazz Band for the past five years and a staff member with SJZ Summer Jazz Camp and and Progressions

Lisa Lindsley: Thursday, August 23rd @ 6:00pm

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She has been called a glass of champagne, cool, refreshing, and a little bubbly.

Lisa Lindsley may be a latecomer to singing jazz, but the wealth of creative experience she brings to American Songbook gems turns familiar tunes into bracingly contemporary tales. She made an impressive debut with Everytime We Say Goodbye; her 2016 release, Long After Midnight, charted for three weeks on the U.S. FMQB Top 40, and remained in the Top 5 slot for 7 weeks on the CMJ Jazz charts.  And now Wouldn't It Be Loverly sits at #27 on the FMQB charts! Let's make it climb.

Sound Decision: Friday, August 24th @ 7:00pm (Plaza Stage)

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Song List: Billy Idol No Doubt Billy Joel Rolling Stones Cream Steppenwolf The Beatles The Kinks The Monkees Journey Van Morrison Bachman Turner Overdrive Bad Company Doobie Brothers Eddie Money Elvis Costello Jimmy Buffett Lynyrd Skynyrd Robert Palmer The Cars Tom Petty Wild Cherry ZZ Top K.C. & the Sunshine Band Beastie Boys English Beat Greg Kihn John Mellencamp Modern English Neil Young Stray Cats The Cure Bon Jovi The Clash The Georgia Satellites The Knack The Proclaimers The Ramones The Romantics The Smithereens Tommy Tutone Violent Femmes Better Than Ezra Foo Fighters Gin Blossoms Lenny Kravitz Lit Social Distortion Spin Doctors Sublime Goo Goo Dolls Toad The Wet Sprocket Weezer The Black Keys Collective Soul Jimmy Eat World Kings of Leon The Dandy Warhols Loverboy U2

Jerry Sauceda Band: Friday, August 24th @ 9:00pm (Garage Bar)

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Legally Blue: Saturday, August 25th @ 7:00pm (Plaza Stage)

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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.

Funtouchables: Saturday, August 25th @ 9:00pm (Garage Bar)

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Variety • Wide-Appeal • Surf & Fun • 50's Sock Hop

Psychadelic 70's • Modern Rock • 80's • Gatsby

Acoustic Ukelele Walk-Around • and more!

Masanga: Sunday, August 26th @ 2:00pm

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Performing Music from Zimbabwe and Latin America

Masanga Members:

Ric Alviso (Professor Ric)

Monica Bowser (The Singer)

Deanna Hudgins (Stamina D)

Risa Isogawa (Taiko Risa)

Joel Mankey (The Monkey)

Scott Murphy (Tiny)

Nick Schutz (Nick Spitz)

Alex Smith (Drummer Man)

Stefani Thomas (That Girl!)

and Bethany Spielman 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 13th 2018

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of August 13th, 2018 featuring: Jerry Sauceda, Sutton Marley, Lisa Lindsley, Steve Marley Jazz, LA Project, Johnny Neri, Funtouchables, and Glory w/ Private Label.

Jerry Sauceda: Monday, August 13th @ 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.

Sutton Marley: Tuesday, August 14th @ 6:00pm

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Raised in San Jose, California, Sutton Marley first became exposed to jazz music in high school and has been playing professionally around the San Francisco Bay Area ever since. In 2009, he attended the prestigious University of North Texas with a scholarship in Jazz Studies. Since relocating back to the Bay Area in 2010 to pursue an English degree at the University of California Davis, he has shared the stage with some of the South Bay’s best jazz musicians including John Worley, Oscar Pangilinan, Murray Low, Rick Vandivier, John Shifflett, Modesto Briseno, Aaron Lington, Brian Ho, and Greg Chen. More recently, he has been performing regularly with The Mark Arroyo Trio, including at a performance in the spring of 2012 opening for Blue Note recording artist Robert Glasper, and with Oscar Pangilinan's group, The Bad Four. Along the way, Sutton has been fortunate enough to study privately with such gifted teachers as Wally Schnalle, Jason Lewis, and Ed Soph. In addition, he has been an active contributor to the South Bay jazz community as a volunteer for the San Jose Jazz Society, as well as a faculty member at their 2010 and 2011 summer jazz camps, where he taught an introductory drumset course and lead student combos. Sutton continues to perform in the Bay Area frequently as a sideman as well as leading his own trio.

Lisa Lindsley: Wednesday, August 15th @ 6:00pm

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Jazz vocalist Lisa Lindsley Ignites the City of Lights with her second album “Long After Midnight”, a gorgeous and playful program of familiar and overlooked standards recorded in Paris   

Steve Marley Jazz: Thursday, August 16th @ 6:00pm

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Terrigal Burn (piano) Doug Pohorski (bass) and Stephen Marley (drums) team up to explore the synergistic possibilities and subtle nuances of trio jazz

LA Project: Friday, August 17th @ 7:00pm (Plaza Stage)

Johnny Neri Trio: Friday, August 17th @ 9:00pm (Garage Bar)

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Johnny Neri BAND is a high energy Rock and Roll party band that plays the greatest Rock and Roll songs ever recorded.  They perform popular, vintage, classic rock songs from the 60s through the 90s.  Since its inception in 2010, The Johnny Neri Band has rapidly grown in popularity after exploding on the music scene.

Glory with Private Label: Saturday, August 18th @ 7:00pm (Plaza Stage)

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Glory celebrates iconic, dynamic female artists and songs. There are many bands with female singers, but there is only one band dedicated to honoring the talent of only female artists.

Funtouchables: Saturday, August 18th @ 9:00pm (Garage Bar)

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Variety • Wide-Appeal • Surf & Fun • 50's Sock Hop

Psychadelic 70's • Modern Rock • 80's • Gatsby

Acoustic Ukelele Walk-Around • and more!

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 6th 2018

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of August 6th, 2018 featuring: Jerry Sauceda, Johnny Neri, Marley Jazz Trio, Harold Fethe, Bob Gonzalez, Mary Ellen, Funtouchables, and The Dead Ducks.

Jerry Sauceda Duo: Monday, August 6th @ 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.

Johnny Neri Duo: Tuesday, August 7th @ 6:00pm

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JOHNNY NERI is a high energy Rock and Roll party band that plays the greatest Rock and Roll songs ever recorded.  They perform popular, vintage, classic rock songs from the 60s through the 90s. 

Marley Jazz Trio: Wednesday, August 8th @ 6:00pm

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Terrigal Burn (piano) Doug Pohorski (bass) and Stephen Marley (drums) team up to explore the synergistic possibilities and subtle nuances of trio jazz.

Harold Fethe: Thursday, August 9th @ 6:00pm

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Harold Fethe is a jazz and rock guitarist with skill, soul, and versatility. He was a founding member of Indigo Swing, a swing revival band that played top San Francisco venues during their mid-1990s heyday, and also appeared with his acoustic-rock band at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, sharing bills with Boz Scaggs, John Lee Hooker, Maria Muldaur and others.

Bob Gonzalez Blues: Friday, August 10th @ 7:00pm (Plaza Stage)

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"Rock, roll, rhythm, and blues is what we started with in the early 60’s......we listened to and played it all. Music was not so focused as it is today. People danced and enjoyed it; musicians experimented. Call it what you like, it’s me and my friends doing what we do......”

Do you like the Blues? Do you like old school R&B? Do you like real Rock? You will love the Bob Gonzalez Band!

Mary Ellen Duell: Friday, August 10th @ 9:00pm (Garage Bar)

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Our primary goal as a group is to entertain You! We are primarily a Cover Band, capable of performing a wide variety of music from the 50's to the present, mixing in some original tunes along with the popular songs most people know

The Funtouchables: Saturday, August 11th @ 7:00pm (Plaza Stage)

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Variety • Wide-Appeal • Surf & Fun • 50's Sock Hop

Psychadelic 70's • Modern Rock • 80's • Gatsby

Acoustic Ukelele Walk-Around • and more!

The Dead Ducks: Saturday, August 11th @ 9:00pm (Garage Bar)

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The Dead Ducks are bringing back the power rock trio. The band plays material ranging from Roots Americana to Jam Band to Blues Driven Hard Rock by bands such as Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Allman Brothers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Clash, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Traffic, Thin Lizzy, Cheap Trick and more.  Of course they also play songs from the great three piece bands such as Jimi Hendrix, Cream, ZZ Top, The Who, Grand Funk, Robin Trower, The James Gang, ZZ Top, Govt Mule, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Montrose etc.  

Johnny Neri Duo: Sunday, August 12th @ 2:00pm 

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