Live Music: Orquesta Saboricua Fri May 22nd @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Orquesta Saboricua on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza.

Orquesta Saboricua is made up of some of the Bay Area’s best salsa players; together, they make magic. Founder Mike Ramos, keyboards, has been involved with salsa in the Bay Area for 10 years and has performed with such well-known groups as Orquesta Soroa, Cimarron and La Verdad. His musical influences include both Palmieri brothers, Papo Luca, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans Y “El Maestro” Carlos Frederico. Tony Acevedo, vocals, sang in regional radio competitions in his native Puerto Rico and has a smooth sonero style reminiscent of Adalberto Santiago and Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez. Julio Colon, trombone, started playing at age 13 when he heard Willie Colon’s amazing sound.

Steve Marshall, saxophone and flute, began his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at the age of twelve and has performed with Charanga ’76, Orquesta Broadway and Potato. He brings his pacheco style flute and smooth sax playing to round out the Saboricua horn section. Jose Santiago, bongo, was selected for the Pan American Games Big Band. Santiago’s major musical influences include Chucho Valdez, Paquito D’Rivera and Cal Tjader. Ali Choco Luna, conga, has been performing since he was ten years old. He’s shared the stage with artists like Edwin Pabon, Chichito Cepeda and 2013 Summer Fest artist John Santos.

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Live Music: Mary Ellen Duell Duo Thursday May 21st @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Mary Ellen Duell Duo on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the market plaza.

Mary Ellen Duell has been singing in "The Garage Band", in the recording studio and on stages across the country for over two decades.  Her unrivaled vocal talent along with her engaging stage presence truly makes Mary Ellen an entertainer guaranteed to exceed your expectations!  Mary Ellen has a variety of fabulous musicians that provide live music that~combined with high-end recorded tracks~allows them to provide a huge variety of music that is continually being updated.

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Live Music: Kaye Bohler Band Saturday May 16th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Kaye Bohler Band on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza in downtown San Jose.

Celebrated singer/songwriter Kaye Bohler has captivated audiences from Japan to Alaska for over 25 years. Her current tour schedule finds her all over California with her popular Rhythm and Blues Band. With this ensemble, Bohler is frequently called "The White Tina Turner" for the power and authenticity this true entertainer puts out in a performance. This last summer, she stole the show in her 6th return to the Monterey Blues Festival and continues to tour the concert and festival circuit promoting her latest CD: "Like a Flower" - featuring Robben Ford.

 

She posses a formidable triple threat as a singer, songwriter and bandleader with four CD's now under her belt. Her latest CD: "Like A Flower" has garnered tremendous, stellar reviews even comparing her songwriting to Carole King. Every melody and lyric of this CD was crafted by Kaye. "Like a Flower" also features the most notable and seasoned veterans of the Bay Area Rhythm and Blues Sound, including: Tommy Castro, Danny Caron, Garth Webber, Sammy Varela, and Nancy Wright.

 

This Southern California native now calls the SF Bay area her home. Locally, Kaye can be seen spreading her vocal chops in the jazz and contemporary music genres but holds "Blues" to be the power and authenticity that drives all the material she covers. With a three octave plus vocal range, a curvaceous silhouette, and a disarming wit on stage, she engages and draws the listener in like few other performers.

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Live Music: Pamela Rose & Wayne De La Cruz Fri May 15th @ 7p

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Pamela Rose & Wayne De La Cruz on Friday May 15th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza in downtown san jose.

Pamela Rose is a Bay Area vocalist who has thrilled audiences nationally with her swinging, soulful style. Pairing up with Hammond B-3 organist Wayne De La Cruz for a recording last year brought forth Hammond Organ Party!  The project is an energetic celebration as they and their top shelf musicians play through beloved standards, blues hits, and classic R&B tunes. This combo is a familiar sound, having performed in 2014 at our Winter Fest, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Fillmore Jazz Festival. The evening will also feature local saxophonist Kristen Strom at San Pedro Square Market. Come and experience the electric atmosphere as Rose and De La Cruz present Hammond Organ Party!

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Live Music: Jerry Sauceda Thursday May 14th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Jerry Sauceda on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza in downtown San Jose.

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.

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Live Music: Given to Fly on Saturday, May 9th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live show with Given to Fly on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the market plaza in downtown san jose.

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.

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Live Music: Silicon Gulch Jazz Band Friday May 8th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Silicon Gulch Jazz Band on Friday, May 8th, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the market plaza in downtown san jose.

Silicon Gulch Jazz Band has been playing traditional jazz and early swing music since 1980. The band was started by Joe Bithell, a Bay Area musician with a colorful background, when Silicon Valley was in its infancy. He had a love for early jazz—a music with roots stretching back to the 1920’s and 1930’s—and founded this group to pay homage to this familiar sound. The band uses the same instrumentation found in early New Orleans jazz bands; trombone, cornet, and clarinet. Their rhythm section always includes banjo too. It’s happy music, great for listening, dancing, dining, and having a good time. Separate from this concert, Silicon Gulch Jazz Band plays every Tuesday night at The Swingin’ Door in San Mateo.

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Live Music: Wil Roberts Duo Thursday May 7th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Wil Roberts on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 @ 7:00pm.

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.

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Live Music: RB3 Rock & Modern Country Band Sat May 2nd @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with RB3 Band on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza.

RB3 is a three piece band that plays classic and modern rock, R&B and modern country. Great san jose local musicians whom also perform at Johnny Foleys in San Francisco

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Live Music: Masha Campagne & Caminhos Cruzados Fri May 1 @ 7p

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Masha Campagne & Caminhos Cruzados on Friday, May 1st, 2015 @ 7:00pm in the market plaza.

Masha Campagne, an award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer, combines captivating vocals with Brazilian flavor for a stunning Latin jazz experience. Since her arrival on the Bay Area jazz scene in the early 90s, she has performed at a variety of venues, including Yoshi’s, Kuumbwa, and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Fresh off the release of her internationally acclaimed project Like Water, Like Air, she continues her long-time collaboration with pianist/composer Weber Iago, adding guitarist Guinga and harmonica/vibes player Hendrik Meurkens into the folds. Campagne’s sound achieves a vocal mastery that “blend[s] the wistfulness of Astrud Gilberto with the robust liquidity of Flora Purim,”(JazzTimes) and “display[s] a rare combination of sophistication and sincerity.” (San Jose Mercury News)

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