San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances the week of June 15th, 2015 in downtown San Jose in the Market Plaza, featuring Local Traffic, Wally Schnalle, Pearl Alley Band, and Wil Roberts.
Local Traffic: Thursday, June 18th @ 7:00pm
Formed in the Summer of 2002, local traffic combines the songs you love – and will love – while giving them a unique sound and spin. Originally a 4-piece rock band, local traffic played every venue in the area – from the Gilroy Garlic Festival, and the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, to the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon – until the two founders decided to focus on their two favorite instruments…the ukulele and double bass. As a duo, local traffic has performed at many private events, corporate events, and weddings.
Wally Schnalle & the SJ Jazz Summer Camp Faculty: Friday, June 19th @ 7:00pm
At the 2015 San Jose Jazz Summer Jazz Camp @ Valley Christian, students will learn from some of the region’s best teaching artists, like Wally Schnalle, Hristo Vitchev, Kat Parra, Oscar Pangilinan, and more. Come to this performance if you want a chance to hear the faculty members for this summer’s jazz camp showcase their skills–get a feel for their musicianship or just sit back and enjoy the vibe. San Jose Jazz Summer Camp runs from June 15-26, and signups remain open until the week before the camp.
Pearl Alley Band: Saturday, June 20th @ 7:00pm
Pearl Alley has opened for the likes of Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, James Hunter & Canned Heat. Pearl Alley played throughout Santa Cruz, including Moe's Alley, Fog Bank and Seabright Brewery, for nearly 10 years until transitioning their "headquarters" to San Jose in 2011. They are now actively gigging in the Silicon Valley area.
Suzanne St. John sings with the power, rawness and presence of Janis Joplin. She was baptized into the blues in the late 90s, singing with Archie Lee Hooker in the Bay Area.
A dedicated guitarist since age thirteen, and music major in college, Dave's main passion in life has always been music, and hard-hitting blues was his calling.
With blues veterans Dennis Dove on drums, Doug Mancini on bass and Dave Pierce on keys, the band is a tight, smokin' and entertaining quintet... it's Black Crowes meets Janis Joplin.
Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday, June 21st @ 1:00pm
Wil has toured across the U.S. and now lives in the San Francisco bay area. He has performed at world class resorts in the Caribbean, Ireland, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, and California. He has been a featured solo artist on the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship and has performed his solo for President Ford and his guest’s in Vail. Some highlights:
Vail & Beaver Creek (Ritz Carlton, Park Hyatt, Cordillera Golf Resort)
Belize (Journey’s End Resort)
Lake Tahoe, Ritz Carlton
San Diego, Princess Hotel, La Costa Country Club
Palm Desert, La Quinta Resort
Wil creates an atmosphere of musical excellence where ever he performs his mix of R&B, coffee house, and adult contemporary pop. His beautiful voice and relaxed style set him apart from other entertainers and make him a favorite at intimate events.