Live Music: Clint Baker's New Orleans Swing Band | Friday May 9th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music:  Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Clint Baker's New Orleans Swing Band on Friday, May 9th, 2014 from 7-9pm

Encapsulating the swing revival of the 1990’s, Clint Baker’s New Orleans Swing Band mixes the music of New Orleans with jumping Kansas City swing (Bennie Moten, Count Basie). They combine a loose celebratory style with a tight musical riffs, and keep the music fresh and exciting.

Since the group’s inception, their roots grew from within the Bay Area with regular performances at the High Ball Lounge and Club Deluxe. They have caught the ears of the swing/lindy hop community, with various performances at dance venues like Wednesday Night Hop, Cat’s Corner and Bootleggers Ball. They were the house band for the long-running Epic Swing night.

clintbakerjazz.com

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Live Music: JC Smith Band Friday May 2nd @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a liver performance with the JC Smith Band on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 @ 7pm in the Market Garage.

J.C. Smith began his performing career as drummer for the Back to Back Blues Band.  In 2000, he emerged from behind his drums, armed with a Gibson 335, and attacked the Blues as if masters like T-Bone Walker, Albert King, and Johnnie Guitar Watson were guiding him.  Smith has toured throughout the United States, Eastern Europe, Mexico, and South America to sellout crowds and feels that his goal in life is “to keep the Blues alive and take the message to the people.” The J.C. Smith Band’s current release, Defining Cool, entered the Living Blues Radio Charts at #16 and spent 20 weeks on the Roots Music Report. Apart from his rigorous performance schedule, he is also a force behind the new Silicon Valley Blues Society.

jcsmithband.com

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Live Music: Saborosito Friday April 25th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Saborosito on Friday April 25th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Market Garage in Downtown San Jose.

Brothers Manuel and Joe Constancio founded Sabrosito from their passion for guitar playing. Centered within the traditions of Folk Mexican, Tex-Mex, and various Latin styles, their current repertoire includes exciting rhythms of cumbia, ranchera, bolero, cha-cha, and huapango.

sabrositomusic.com

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Live Music: Wally Schnalle & The Jazz Camp Educators April 18th

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Wally Schnalle and the Jazz Camp Educators on Friday, April 18th, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Join celebrated drummer Wally Schnalle and the 2014 Summer Jazz Camp faculty for a special performance, featuring both a classic jazz repertoire and a few original compositions. Potential students as well as well as the rest of the jazz loving community will be able to get a first hand experience showing the high quality of the San Jose Jazz Camp faculty.

Wally Schnalle, drums
Kat Parra, vocals
John Worley, trumpet
Joel Behrmen, trombone
Charles McNeal, sax
Hristo Vitchev, guitar
Jeff Denson, bass

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Live Music: Jessica Johnson Saturday April 5th @ 8pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Jessica Johnson on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 @ 8pm in the market garage in downtown san jose.

"Jessica is definitely no cookie cutter singer; her voice is far superior to even some of the commercial singers who are already established and, at just 23, she is a seasoned vet on the music scene, her bright, vibrant voice reaches all generations." Justin Langston, Sidewalks TV.

Singer Songwriter Jessica Johnson is currently working on her second album that will be released spring of 2011. Jessica released her debut album "Till it Happens to You" with producer Tom Tomasello. "Till it Happens to You" is a collection of jazz standards & contemporary songs arranged with an intriguing original jazz twist that have been made to fit Johnson's unique style and voice.

Jessica is no stranger to performing. At the age of Five she started to sing. At Eight, she started receiving formal vocal training, competing and garnered an impressive array of awards including winner of San Jose Idol at Music Matrix, Overall Female Vocalist 16-24 World Championships in Hollywood, and a perfect score at the California State Talent Competition, just to name a few.

In addition, she won the title of California State Teen Ambassador, was a contestant on the Apollo Amateur Night on Tour and was nominated Best New Artist of the year, 2005 by South Bay Entertainment.

At the age Twelve she started singing the National Anthem for the San Jose Sharks, which eventually parlayed into singing the Anthem for additional notable entitles such as: Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors, LA Lakers, EarthQuakes, NASCAR, Olympic Gymnastics Trials, SAP Tennis Open, and many more.

In 2006 the Bay Area Vocalist began performing with her band. Johnson was a featured artist at San Jose Jazz Festival, Shaighnai 1930, Roux, Zingari, Catalina's Jazz Club, Milpitas Summer Concert Series, Fairmont Hotel Lounge, JJ's Blues, Village's Golf and Country Club, Citrus Restaurant, Bleu Ginger, Agenda, San Jose Jazz Festival, Viva's, Hedley Club Lounge, Almaden Wine & Art Festival, Jazz Blues by the Bay in Half Moon Bay, Vasona Vibrations, Alexander's, Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, Krest/Hollywood, the Octavia Lounge, and many other venues.

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Live Music: Terrence Brewer Latin Jazz Friday April 4 @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with the Terrence Brewer Latin Jazz Project on Friday, April 4th, 2014 @ 7pm

Award-winning guitarist/composer Terrence Brewer returns with his 7th studio recording as a bandleader, Mi Historia (My Story) The Calling: Volume 4, The Latin-Jazz Project. Released this year on Strong Brew Music  Mi Historia (My Story) is a passionately fiery and grooving tribute to the Latin Music styles which Brewer grew up idolizing.  From up-beat, driving samba’s like “Love’s Evolution” to laid-back, groove-oriented cha-cha’s like “Shut Up and Play” and dreamily sweet Bossa Nova’s like “Afternoon Romance,” Brewer’s compositions/arrangements show the maturity and diversity of someone who loves and is steeped in the Latin-Jazz tradition.  Six of the nine compositions on “Mi Historia” are originals from Brewer, with the three standards penned by Brazilian masters Antonio Carlos Jobim and Louis Bonfa.

terrencebrewer.com

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Live Music: Burroughs Brothers Band THURSDAY April 3 @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Burroughs Brothers Band, on Thursday evening, April 3rd, 2014 @ 7pm

The BBB, a local San Jose Classic Rock & Alternative Cover Band, will kick off around 7pm and will play two sets for your viewing pleasure! Bring the family on by for this free weeknight show in the Market Garage.

Enjoy some Led Zeppelin, Doobie Brothers, Black Crowes, Journey, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, and Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes!

For more information, visit:  https://www.facebook.com/BurroughsBrothers

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Live Music: Daydream Nation Vol. 24 | March 29th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for the 2 year anniversary show of Daydream Nation....showing volume 24 on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 @ 7pm

SaveAlternative.com & Content Magazine decided to team up with Grand Fanali Presents to keep with the momentum of everything the music community has been building.

BANDS:
BEST GUEST
AVERY BURKE (of CORPUS CALLOSUM)
DEBBIE NEIGHER
YVETTE YOUNG

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

More about the bands:

Best Guest: San Jose indie rock

Avery Burke of Corpus Callosum: San Jose dark indie folk

Debbie Neigher: San Francisco indie pop

Yvette Young: San Jose math pop

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Live Music: The Bicoastal Collective Friday Mar 28th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with The Bicoastal Collective on Friday, March 28th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the market garage in downtown san jose.

The brainchild of Nova Scotia-based trumpeter Paul Tynan and San Francisco-based, Grammy-winning baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington, the Bicoastal Collective is a contemporary jazz partnership that explores the variety of facets that comprise the modern post-bop jazz sound. The group was forged in 2007, and explores new sounds in jazz and improvised music by focusing on original compositions and melody-driven improvisations.

bicoastalcollective.com

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Live Music: The Trims Saturday March 22nd @ 8:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with The Trims on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 @ 8:00pm

In the Bay Area, there is a lot of great new music coming out each week. Bands break up, new ones begin and the buzz ensues…That brings us to The Trims, a local San Jose outfit that has the loyal fanbase and buzz to take them beyond their locality and into a national “spotlight”. The Trims have a strong sound reminiscent of early Strokes and the brit pop of the 90′s, while also conjuring the swagger of artists like Joy Division. Blend that style with over-sexed lyrics about all things scandalous, and you have the identity that defines The Trims.

https://www.facebook.com/TheTrimsSJ

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