San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of October 1st, 2018 featuring: Paul Kent, Johnny Neri, Steve Marley, Primary Colors, LA Project, Dolce Musica, Tebo's Howlin' Wolf Revue, Tortilla Soup, and Mary Ellen Duell.
Paul Kent: Monday, October 1st @ 6:00pm
Paul was born in Brooklyn but spent most of his youth in Rockland County, New York, moving to Palo Alto, California in his teens. His musical influences include Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Southside Johnny, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, 60's Stax and Motown groups. His guitar influences are Eric Clapton, Mike Campbell, Joe Bonamassa, Chuck Berry, James Burton and Pete Townshend.
Paul plays a custom Scott Lentz Telecaster, Fender Telecasters and occasionally a Gibson Les Paul guitar through Fender Bassman and VOX AC30 amps.
Johnny Neri: Tuesday, October 2nd @ 6:00pm
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.
Steve Marley: Wednesday, October 3rd @ 6:00pm
started fooling around with drums at age 11 and by the age of 15 was playing and recording with rock bands in the SF Bay Area. My first recordings were made with a folk rock duo - Pat n' Al - at the old Coast Recording Studios in downtown San Francisco and Columbia "B" in Hollywood. This was fairly heady stuff for a fifteen year old from San Jose, CA.
Now semi-retired from the ad biz, I'm having a blast getting back into playing gigs and jams with friends from the local scene. I'm finding there are a lot of great, old weekend warriors out there - and some wonderful, younger players who seem to get a kick out working with us.
Primary Colors: Thursday, October 4th @ 6:00pm
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.
LA Project: Friday, October 5th @ 7:00pm (Market Plaza Stage)
Dolce Musica: Friday, October 5th @ 9:00pm (Garage Bar)
Dolce Musica is a trio that performs a great variety of material with joy and passion. From seminal artists like Dylan to "old school" R&B and original material, the song selection pleases audiences wherever we play. The trio combines the expert guitar styling of Don Bill and smooth flugelhorn and bass accompaniment of Chris Vasquez. We feature Ren Geisick on vocals. Ren is a rising star who is a 2015 Jazz Search West winner, which culminated in an award winning performance at Yoshi's, Oakland. Ren also is releasing her first solo Album, produced by Grammy award winner, Jesse Harris, (Don't Know Why) in 2017! Our sets suit the tastes of many and we're lucky, because we chose the tunes we love to play!
Tebo's Howlin' Wolf Revue: Saturday, October 6th @ 7:00pm (Market Plaza Stage)
Accomplished producer and bassist Frank “Tebo” Thibeaux brings his signature blend of funky blues with a Zydeco twist to Tebo’s Howlin’ Wolf Revue. Working with a vast range of artists from Herbie Hancock to MC Hammer to John Lee Hooker, Jr., Kenny Neal, Buddy Guy, & Taj Mahal, & New Edition the artist has earned two GRAMMY® nominations.
The producer and performer has collaborated on a number of albums, most recently producing john Lee Hooker Jr.’s latest album, and has earned two GRAMMY® nominations for previous work with this musician. With material from his two blues-inspired albums Swamp Man and State of Mind, Tebo always brings an exciting and captivating live show.
Tortilla Soup: Saturday, October 6th @ 9:00pm (Garage Bar)
Tortilla Soup was founded in 2003 and features former members of the legendary groups Tower of Power & Malo. With over 30 years of experience, Tortilla Soup plays great music from Latin, Cumbia, Salsa, Tex-Mex, R&B, Blues, to Funk and Soul.
Lead by Robert Payne, Tortilla Soup strives to bring to their audiences "El Sabor de la Musica." The band's commitment shows a dedication that can best be understood by listening to their smooth, soulful, and danceable sounds.
Mary Ellen Duell: Sunday, October 7th @ 2:00pm
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.