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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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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Jan. 30th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of January 30th, 2017 featuring: Shark Sandwich / Daddy-O, Mary Ellen Duell, and Jackie Turner.

Shark Sandwich / Daddy-O Duo: Thursday, February 2nd @ 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!

Mary Ellen Duell Trio: Friday, February 3rd @ 7:00pm

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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.

Jackie Turner: Saturday, February 4th @ 7:00pm

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Jackie Turner & Friends  provides music for all occasions. R&B, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Reggae, Funk, Top 40, Lite Rock, Country you name it we can play it!

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Jan. 23rd

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of January 23rd, 2017 featuring: Spill The Wine and Otilia Donaire.

Spill The Wine: Friday, January 27th @ 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.

Otilia Donaire and the Back Alley Boys: Saturday, January 28th @ 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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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Jan. 16th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of January 16th, 2017 featuring: The Jerry Sauceda Trio and the Mary Ellen Duell Trio.

Jerry Sauceda Trio: Friday, January 20th @ 7:00pm

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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. 

Mary Ellen Duell Trio: Saturday, January 21st @ 7:00pm

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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.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Jan 9th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of January 9th, 2017 featuring: Andre Thierry and Summit2v1.

Andre Thierry: Friday, January 13th @ 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.

Summit2v1: Saturday, January 14th @ 7:00pm

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Summit 2V1 is a five-piece, all-original jazz/funk band from the San Francisco Bay area.  Founded in 2004 with the goal of keeping jazz/funk fusion alive, the group has created an entrancing style all its own.  A solid, groove-based rhythmic foundation layered with higher harmonic function, melodic form, and searing solos combine to produce a musical essence that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.  Summit 2V1 is a musical tour de force comprised of bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and saxophone that is sure to keep the listener entertained.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Dec 19th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of December 19th, 2016 featuring: Individuo, Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers, and Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys.

Individuo: Thursday, December 22nd @ 6:00pm

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Californian songstress Tiffany Joy and Colombian songsmith Maqui Reyes met in 2010 in Buenos Aires and decided to set their solo musical careers aside to form the dynamic Latin pop dúo “Individúo.” Since then, they have been performing on diverse stages in various countries. Their show mixes original repertoire with unique versions of some of the most celebrated hits ranging from Bossa Nova and Argentine Rock to Pop, Salsa, and even Colombian Cumbia.

The unique story of this duo transforms their music into something special, cosmopolitan - as eclectic and joyful as the two themselves. Singers, performers, and composers, these “Individúos” manage to translate their talent into songs that take the listener on a journey. The energy they generate on stage is a unique alchemy, a true experience for the viewer who can feel that something special vibrates wherever these two share their voices and souls.

In 2011 they teamed up with celebrated Latin music producer Oscar “El Chino” Asencio to produce their first six-song EP. In 2013 they toured in Bogotá, Colombia with their first single “Sueño”, a song that was widely accepted in Colombia, making it into the top 10 on various pop radio listings, along with its music video (filmed in San Francisco, CA), which was in rotation on various South American music video TV programs.

At the beginning of 2014 they returned to California for an extensive tour throughout the Bay Area, and filmed another video clip for their next single “Si Me Vieras tú” in the iconic San Francisco setting “Clarion Alley.”

In March of 2014 they returned to Colombia to engage in a press tour for the single “Si Me Vieras tú” – which lead to the offer of their own TV segment on the popular entertainment talk show “Bravíssimo.”

2014 ended on a high note for Individúo – they launched their third single “Tú-Yo” and performed at the renowned Astor Plaza Theatre (Opening for Dominican Singer/Songwriter Vicente García), as well as their own sold out show at the Hard Rock Café (Bogotá).

After another successful tour through northern California (USA) in Jan/Feb 2015, Individúo launched their first full length album "Sueño" with "Sold out" CD release shows in both Bogotá (Nov 2015) and San Francisco (Feb 2016). 

Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers: Friday, Decemeber 23rd @ 5:30pm

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The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers perform new and unique arrangements of carols and songs, as well as beloved, familiar, traditional carols, created specifically for MOCC by its founding director, Ken Malucelli, ASCAP affiliated, award winning composer. Each of MOCC's quartets is accompanied by the merry sounds of sleigh bells, finger cymbals, tambourines and kazoos.

Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys: Friday, December 23rd @ 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.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24th: NO MUSIC (CHRISTMAS EVE)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25th: NO MUSIC (CHRISTMAS DAY)

 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Dec. 12th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of December 12th, 2016 featuring: Mary Ellen Duel, Johnny Neri, Stan Erhardt, & Paul Kent.

Mary Ellen Duel: Thursday, December 15th @ 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.

Johnny Neri Band: Friday, December 16th @ 7:00pm

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The Johnny Neri Band is a four piece high energy Classic Rock and Rock’n Soul Dance Band. These four musicians have over 100 years of music experience between them and it shows in every  performance. Take one part experience, two parts of versatility and a heaping spoonful of energy, stir well and you have the Johnny Neri Band. They pride themselves on the fact that they use no special effects, no gimmicks, no pre- recorded music, just raw talent that comes from years of experience and excellent four part harmony. Playing songs from over seven decades of music this band can please all audiences with hundreds of songs in their repertoire from many different genres of music. They perform at clubs, private parties and festivals all over the Bay Area.

Stan Erhardt Band: Saturday, December 17th @ 7:00pm

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Stan Erhart's roots go back to the Kansas City family farm, where hard work & play were accompanied by the pulse of John Deere tractors, V-8 cars, & country guitars -- plus the harmonica standards his Dad first wooed Mom with. Stan soon picked up his brother's baritone horn, followed by guitar, vocals, & woodwinds. Leaving Kansas City to return to school, he earned a music degree in Michigan while driving to nearby states for gigs & radio shows w/ the original progressive rock band he helped form. A subsequent move to Chicago allowed him to pursue a full schedule of private lessons & club work, while learning to deliver his 'signature stew' of R&B, Rock, & Blues. Finally relocating to San Francisco to strike out on his own, he formed one of the hardest working, well established bands in the Bay Area. They enjoy being part of the area's musical fabric & have a Grand Ole Time Dishin' Up ...

Paul Kent: Sunday, December 18th @ 1:00pm

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A simultaneously visceral and cerebral experience induced only by the seductive, deep, groove heavy, underground techno inspired music that you hear the kids listening to .. - Common side effects include: unrelenting head bobbing giving way to complete surrender to physical movement commonly referred to as 'dancing'. 

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