San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of August 14, 2017, featuring: Johnny Neri, Sonic Blue, Tammi Brown Trio, Math Class Band, Given To Fly, and Jerry Sauceda.
Johnny Neri: Tuesday, August 15th @ 6:00pm
JOHNNY NERI BAND pays tribute to the greatest Rock and Roll bands ever by performing popular, vintage, anthem like Classic Rock and Soul hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
Sonic Blue: Wednesday, Augsut 16th @ 6:00pm
SONIC BLUE has been a Bay Area favorite since 2010,performing club dates,corporate events,private parties,and in numerous top hotels in the area(Pebble Beach Country Club,Monterey Plaza Hotel,Highlands Inn in Carmel,Fairmont San Jose) as well as live music venues like San Jose'sSan Pedro Square, Sly's in Monterey,The Capitol Club SJ,among others.
Formed by Peter Cor: keyboards/vocals and Joy Bonner vocals.The group later expanded to add drummer/vocalist Andy Morales,and also as a trio with Margo Le Duc.
SONIC BLUE's repertoire is wide ranging from swing/jazz for partner dancing,RnB hits,as well as Rock Classic and Modern POP.
Tammi Brown Trio: Thursday, August 17th @ 6:00pm
Drenched in the uplifting and sultry sounds of Gospel and Jazz music, Tammi’s voice is filled with rich tones, elegant phrasing, and vocal versatility, giving it a unique flavor. Influenced at the tender age of 4, Tammi quickly found her musical roots in the soulfulness of Gospel music while singing, playing organ, and directing the choir in church. Her musical roots blossomed when she discovered the vocal gracefulness of Ella Fitzgerald, the rawness of Aretha Franklin, and the power of Chaka Khan. Tammi was struck by the heartbreaking loss of her mother at an early age. She embraced her Gospel roots for healing, remembering the whispering songs her mother sang to her as a child. Through the pain of losing her Mother and the challenges of life itself, Tammi found peace in God and the healing power of music. Naturally, Tammi continued to sing using her vocal versatility to spread her musical wings with many of the Industry’s most notable musicians; She is currently a vocalist in the two-time Grammy Award nominated Vocal Ensemble The Cultural Heritage Choir led by the Legendary, Linda Tillery. Tammi also received an invitation by renowned Jazz guitarist, Stanley Jordan, to sing background vocals for the tune “Steppin’ Out” on his record State of Nature, which received a 51st Grammy Award nomination. In addition, she was selected to perform in the tribute to Quincy Jones at the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival backing the legendary Valerie Simpson – directed by Quincy Jones and John Clayton. Tammi had the honor of singing an ‘Opening Song’ for the legendary Renaissance Poet, Dr. Maya Angelou at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, then again, at The Historic Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California. Blessings continued as Tammi was asked to be the opening act for prominent folk singer Joan Baez at Esalen’s 50th Celebration concert in Big Sur, California. In that same year, she provided vocals for Blues great, Eric Bibb’s “Jericho Road” record. To add to her impressive musical accomplishments, Tammi co-produced her single “That’s How it Goes” with 13-time Grammy nominated Jazz Fusion artist, Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. Tammi’s musical journey has taken her to many stages in over 10 countries including solo performances at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, The Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals, and Europe. Tammi has received glowing testimonials from artists such as Stanley Jordan, Linda Tillery, George Benson, and Eric Bibb to name a few.
Math Class Band: Friday, August 18th @ 7:00pm
The band Math Class is an act that strives to bring back the big show aspect that has been lacking within the working band circuit for years. With the drive and excitement of new and retro rock tunes that have been amped up to create a smiling audience, Math Class is a band that will start and accentuate any party.
Given To Fly: Saturday, August 19th @ 7:00pm
“Given To Fly” is a native San Jose band that delves into the history of Rock n roll, Soul, and R n' B.
Performing a wide variety of classic tunes from the late 60’s up to the current hits of today. Harmonies backed by two guitars, bass, and Drums set the groove as the group takes you on a journey with songs from the likes of The Doobie Brothers and Michael Jackson to The Black Keyes and beyond. The setlist is comprised of unmistakably iconic tunes, unstoppable medleys, and is executed with amazing musicianship.
Jerry Sauceda: Sunday, August 20th @ 2:00pm
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.