Live Music: Tim Atlas | Saturday Nov 23rd @ 7:30pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Tim Atlas, on Saturday November 23rd, 2013 @ 7:30pm.  This will be the "Lost in the Waiting" EP Release show at the market!

Tim Atlas is from San Jose, California, where the singer-songwriter became intrigued by the moving, romanticized songwriting of Bon Iver, as well as the colorful blues guitar playing of John Mayer. Over the last year, he has put his artistic efforts into his original songwriting. And as a result, Atlas has garnered over 2k limited soundcloud downloads, 6k subscribers on YouTube, and a loyal, eager fan base. Iin the summer of 2013, Tim worked with producer Jesse Barrera on his first record, where you’ll hear a mixture of ethereal falsettos, heavy percussive features, and an undeniably uplifting message.

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Live Music: Legally Blue Friday Nov 22 @ 7:00pm

legallyblueSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Legally Blue on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Legally Blue’s authentic sound comes from rare, vintage guitar amps, a classic Hammond B3 organ, and from the soulful voice of Joanne Wegener. Formed in 2010, the group brings together 5 talented musicians from Northern California: Joanne Wegener, John Keating, Mike West, Chris Wilder, and Aart de Geus. Alone, each member has performed in different groups, in different states and, even in different nations; but together they are joined by their love of music and the Blues. Mixing original and classic Blues standards with their own surprises, Legally Blue creates a nostalgic sound that’s impossible to "sit still" to.

Video: It can be arranged - Legally Blue

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Live Music: Soulful Obsession Saturday Nov 16th @ 8:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 @ 8:00pm for a live show with San Jose local band, Soulful Obsession.

What began as a simple karaoke night out with friends at 7 Bamboo Lounge in San Jose Downtown soon led to the coming of Bay Area’s liveliest and most eclectic hip-hop/soul/r&b group, Soulful Obsession.

Lily Tran, Bennett Roth-Newell, Veno Bender, and Kosuke Okamura officially formed the band “Soulful Obsession” in the summer of August 2011 at San Jose State University. These four multi-talented individuals unleash their artistic creative abilities by collectively writing and producing all of their original songs.

On-the-rise in the thriving Silicon Valley, Soulful Obsession skillfully blends together a diverse range of sounds influenced by both classic artists like: Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Etta James, and Ella Fitzgerald with modern-day artists like: Amy Winehouse, John Legend, Beyonce, Jamie Cullum, Lauryn Hill, Robin Thicke and The Roots.


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Live Music: Allison Adams Tucker Friday Nov 15th @ 7pm

allison adams tucker 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a special performance with Allison Adams Tucker, on Friday, November 15th, 2013 @ 7:00pm.

Born in San Diego, California, multilingual jazz vocalist Allison Adams Tucker began singing before she could speak. She studied piano, flute, violin, dance and voice from elementary school and currently holds a BA in Linguistics / Music Vocal Performance and an AA in Italian.

Allison's love for languages shows in her performance schedules and music; her music reflects her passion for world cultures with rhythms, melodies, and lyrics of Brazil, Italy, France, Latin America, Japan, and the US. She has also toured in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the US, including performances on local and national television, on radio stations, and in festivals and jazz clubs. Allison has shared festival billing and musical collaborations with jazz greats such as Kenny Burrell, Poncho Sanchez, Ivan Lins, Mindy Abair, Pete Escovedo, among others.

Allison's sophomore CD April in Paris is scheduled for release in 2013.

Video: Pure Imagination - Allison Adams Tucker live in Osaka

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Live Music: Ron Scott Saturday Nov 9th @ 8:00pm

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Joins SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Ron Scott on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 @ 8:00pm.


Born in San Jose, Ron Scott began playing keyboard as a hobby. He started as a self-taught musician, and still plays by ear, incorporating a sound that joins the smooth with the funky, including spicy Latin rhythms, R&B and neo jazz.

At the age of 34, Scott created his first band The 650 Connection, and the band have many successful ventures, playing with recording artist like Chaka Khan, Temptations, Whispers, and more. Ron has released three CD’s, including his recent solo album Ron Scott in the Keys of Love. This project flirts with an array of genres ranging from samba, to smooth jazz, to R&B ballads.

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Live Music: Mads Tolling Friday November 8th @ 7:00pm

Mads Tolling300dpirgb webSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Mads Tolling, on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 7:00pm.

Think of a distinctive jazz violinist, and only a handful of names come to mind, Regina Carter, Jean Luc De Ponty, and Mads Tolling, an internationally acclaimed violinist, violist, and composer whose fresh new voicings embrace the playful sophistication of his instrument. Tolling's love of jazz started from his childhood in Denmark; he embraced the musical interpretations of greats like Jean Luc De Ponty, and at the age of 20 he moved to the U.S. to pursue Jazz studies. Tolling graduated from Berklee College of Music summa cum laude and later became the solo violinist with the Turtle Island Quartet from 2003 to 2007. He won two Grammy awards for "Best Classical Crossover Album" with the recordings 4+Four and A Love Supreme – The Legacy of John Coltrane. As a solo artist, Tolling has received Denmark’s Sankt Annae’s Award for Musical Excellence, the Berklee Elvin Jones Award as well as grants from Queen Margaret of Denmark. He has performed with Paquito d’Rivera, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Sergio and many other crossover artists.

Tolling's recent album Mads Tolling Quartet -- Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty was recorded live at Yoshi's Oakland, and is currently available for purchase.

Video: Mads Tolling Quartet - Lisa's Dance (John McLaughlin)

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Live Music: Ginger & Juice Saturday Nov 2nd @ 8:00pm

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Tyler Armstrong: Vocals, percussion
Austin Armstrong: Drums, back up vocals
Andreas Dunn: Guitar
Matt Young: Guitar
Landan Main: Bass

Influences: The Mars Volta, Curtis Mayfield, Led Zeppelin, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind and Fire, The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Marley, Porcupine Tree

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Live Music: Aki Kumar Blues Band Friday Nov 1st @ 7:00pm

aki kumar1 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Aki Kumar Blues Band on Friday, November 1st, 2013 @ 7:00pm.

Dynamic frontman & harp player Aki Kumar is a rising star among the next generation of SF Bay Area bluesmen. A master of the amplified Chicago blues sound, Kumar inherits his style from the harp legends of the 1950s and 60s. Aki has a unique voice in the blues, blending elements of blues harmonica pioneers of yesteryear with a signature sound of his own.

Kumar first broke onto the West Coast blues scene in 2009 as frontman of the SF Bay Area's blues outfit Tip of the Top. His latest venture, The Aki Kumar Blues Band, involves several Bay Area blues luminaries and has been the culmination of his journey through American roots music. The band performs vintage blues with tremendous skill and energy and is guaranteed to entertain audiences across all venues, from intimate listening rooms to large festivals. Kumar has shared the stage with some of the finest contemporary blues greats: Kim Wilson, Joe Louis Walker, Ron Thompson, Little Charlie Baty, Junior Watson, and more.

Video: Aki Kumar Does Jimmy Rogers Last Time

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Live Music: Daydream Nation Vol. 19 | Saturday Oct. 26th @ 7pm

daydreamoctSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for the 19th installment of the Daydream Nation Live Alternative music series in Downtown San Jose on Saturday, October 26th starting at 7pm in the Market Plaza.

  • BANDS INCLUDE: The Odd Numbers + Stunt Monkey (Reunion)

More info on the bands:

THE ODD NUMBERS: San Jose mod legends |

Stunt Monkey: San Jose pop punk | |

poster art by Gilbert Armendariz
design by Cassandra Croft/ Kendall Sallay

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Live Music: John Worley and Friends Friday Oct 25th @ 7pm

john worley 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with John Worley and Friends, "Cookin' At the Market," on Friday, October 25th, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Trumpeter and Yamaha Performing Artist John Worley brings together old and new friends with "Cookin' at the Market." This project will feature John and friends in three different musical settings.

John's friendship with Portland trumpeter, Ron Howard goes back to the 80’s when they both played in big bands and “casuals” in San Francisco.  Ron eventually moved to the Pacific Northwest and recently has been arranging works for his new group PDX Brass.  PDX Brass features three trumpets and rhythm section and will open for saxophonist Vincent Herring at Jimmy Mack’s jazz club in Portland this coming December.  John will be joining Ron and PDX Brass for this exciting event.

Up and coming vocalist Jackie Gage was featured with the Touch of Brass Big Band led by veteran trumpeter Ed Morrison on the Silicon Valley Stage at the 2013 San Jose Jazz Summerfest.  Jackie was recently awarded the San Jose Rotary Club Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award and a residency at the Blackbird Tavern in San Jose.  Jackie and John will be playing tunes from their recent collaboration at the Naglee Park Garage and Blackbird Tavern.

Saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan and John are co-leaders of the Red Dragon Quintet.  For 2 ½ years, the Red Dragon Quintet was the house band for the Hedley Club Jazz Jam, which is located in the historic Hotel De Anza in downtown San Jose.  The Red Dragon Quintet played at the San Jose Jazz Winterfest  and  Summerfest  in 2012.  Joining Oscar and John are pianist Nicole Boaz, Mo-Chi Quartet member’s bassist Ken Okada and drummer Wally Schnalle.

Video: John Worley Pays Tribute to Mile Davis' "Kind of Blue"

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