San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of December 17th, 2018 featuring: Paul Kent, Johnny Neri, Primary Colors, Lisa Lindsley, Jerry Sauceda, Bob Gonzales, and Mary Ellen Duell.
Paul Kent: Monday, December 17th @ 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, December 18th @ 6:00pm
Johnny Neri is a high energy Rock and Roll 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.
Johnny is incredibly entertaining, energetic and thrives on making people happy. Each one of Johnny’s shows is a powerful and emotional journey. His passion for his music and his art shines through in the magic, intimacy and nostalgia felt by the audience.
Primary Colors: Wednesday, December 19th @ 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.
Lisa Lindsley: Thursday, December 20th @ 6:00pm
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.
Jerry Sauceda: Friday, December 21st @ 6:00pm
Jerry Sauceda is one very talented guy. In addition to having one of the absolute best voices you will ever hear, he is an accomplished guitar player and wonderful entertainer. Jerry utilizes his very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks and plays 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. Jerry performs as a soloist, in a duo, with his trio that includes a ‘live’ sax player and keyboardist
Bob Gonzalez: Friday, December 21st @ 9:00pm
"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!
Johnny Neri Band: Saturday, December 22nd @ 6:00pm
Jerry Sauceda Band: Saturday, December 22nd @ 9:00pm
Mary Ellen Duell: Sunday, December 23rd @ 2:00pm
Mary Ellen started singing in front of audiences at the age of 12 and got into her first band right after High School graduation. There was never any doubt that singing would be her passion for her whole life. “I can't imagine my life without singing”, says Mary Ellen. “Its such a big part of who I am and what I am about.”
Mary Ellen is considered to be one of the most popular and diverse female vocalists in the Bay Area. Known for her powerful and emotional delivery and for her pure, versatile sound, Mary Ellen is a vocal force to be reckoned with.