Live Music: Brooke D. Saturday June 1st @ 8:00pm

379180 10151410529548684 215969205 nSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 @ 8:00pm for a live performance with Brooke D.

Brooke D. is a Bay Area native that has been performing as an acoustic solo act for 5 years.

She released her first, self-recorded album in December of 2008, "The Suite EP". After performing at small venues in San Francisco for two years and working with producers at Pyramind Studios, she went on to record a full-length album, released in May of 2010, "Stories". As she continued to progress as a solo artist, she began to collaborate and perform with various musicians such as The Emerald Hill (Folk), Owl Paws (Acoustic Indie) and The Lemme Adams (Accordion Funk).

Following her first full-length, Brooke D. wrote an album of lullabies, meant to be listened to by children and adults of all ages, "Cities Rise Up from the Mattress EP", released in March of 2011.

While her musical journey started with just piano and vocals, in June of 2011, she decided to experiment with vocal looping and beat boxing, on a Line 6 DL4 Delay pedal. After a month locked away in her room, performing sporadically and recording YouTube videos of her process, she wrote an entire A cappella (instrument-less) album, "The Little Green Monster EP", which was officially released September 2011.

Her sixth solo album, "As We Pictured", will be available January 2013.

You can listen to and purchase her music at:

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Photo Credit: Alex Schoenfeldt Photography

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Live Music: Jessica Johnson on Friday May 31st at 7:00pm

Jessica Johnson 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: San Jose Jazz Music at the Market Series presents Jessica Johnson live on Friday, May 31st at 7:00pm

Jessica Johnson began her musical journey with formal vocal training at the age of 5. She began competing Bay Area competitions at age 7, and by age 12 Johnson began singing the National Anthem for the San Jose Sharks, which eventually parlayed into singing the Anthem for every notable professional sports organization on the West Coast. This Bay Area vocalist was hooked to music staples Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, and Bing Crosby.

She has performed as the opening act for Lani Misalucha and the Society of Seven at the Hollywood Palladium. Jessica has also performed at past San Jose Jazz Summer Fests, and a countless list of other venues across the West Coast. She recently released her debut album Till it Happens to You—a collection of jazz standards & contemporary songs—and is currently working on her second album.

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Live Music: Daydream Nation Vol.14 - May 25th @ 7:00pm

May25thSOLO 1San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us for the 14th installment of Daydream Nation's concert series in downtown San Jose at the market!  S*ALT & Content Magazine decided to team up with Grand Fanali Presents to keep with the momentum of everything the music community has been building.

On May 25th, 2013 @ 7:00pm | Free show | All Ages














Lineup: Finish Ticket | Hawk Jones | The Forbin Project

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Live Music: Michelle Pollace May 24th at 7:00pm

michelle pollace 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: San Jose Jazz Music at the Market series presents Michelle Pollace live on Friday May 24th @ 7:00pm

Michelle Pollace is a Latin Jazz composer and pianist, based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. She creates original arrangements of jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban standards, honoring the roots of the music while adding her modern new voice.

Michelle’s latest CD "New Beginning," features an all-star lineup — producer, Latin-music expert and renown pianist Rebeca Mauleon; David Belove on bass; Phil Hawkins on drums; Carlos Caro on Cuban percussion; Michaelle Goerlitz on Brazilian percussion; and saxophonist Kristen Strom as guest soloist.

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Summer Movie Nights at San Pedro Square Market

starlight cinemas downtown san joseJoin San Pedro Square Market and Starlight Cinemas for the free summer movie series in the SPSM plaza on select Wednesdays 2013:

Mark your calendars for these awesome movie nights coming up soon in downtown San Jose! Bring your family & friends out for some popcorn, and don't forget to grab a bite to eat at the San Pedro Square Market vendors before the show!

  • June 26th: "Home Alone" (1990/PG):  An 8-year-old boy, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars. Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern and Catherine O’Hara.  PRE-SHOW: Best Macaulay Culkin imitation and Home Alone movie trivia

  • July 31st: "Mi Mambo" (2006 / not rated) presented by KQED: Music meets the streets of East Harlem at the Harbor Conservatory where Latin rhythms create a lifeline for kids. Mi Mambo! goes inside the Conservatory, exploring how it captures and fees on the musical energies of the street. Students perform son, mambo, and salsa along side professionals, demonstrating why this music deserves the same respect as classical and jazz. The film follows the ups and downs of five students as they learn to navigate what is, for them, an uneven playing field. PRE-SHOW: The San Jose Jazz High School All Stars will perform in the Market Garage starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • August 14th: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986/PG13): Teenager Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris’ trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Also starring Jennifer Grey, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jeffrey Rooney, Ben Stein and Charlie Sheen.
    PRE-SHOW: John Hughes Trivia Bingo

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Live Music: Coyote Slim - Saturday, May 18th @ 8:00pm

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Check out this South Bay Blues Extravaganza! Coyote Slim and Colin Teufs will release their new CD, South Bay of "California Delta Blues".  The show will be followed by Scott T. Miller and the Electric Pork Chop Band.

Coyote Slim was born in 1979 in the asphalt jungle of West Los Angeles.  Coyote Slim has lived primarily in the Bay Area, but also in Prescott, AZ, and in Springville, CA.  A survivor of car wrecks, chronic unemployment, heartbreak, robbery, fire, and many more trouble yet to come, Coyote Slim is a modern "rambling country bluesman." He currently lives in Sonoma County, CA.

Photo Credit: Jami Matlock

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SPSM New Vendor: POPS & Sons Soda Co.

pops and SonsSan Pedro Square Market Vendors: Check out our new market vendor in the market garage: POPS & Sons Soda Co.

POPS & Sons Soda Company hand craft each glass of non-alcoholic drinks with serums brewed daily from the finest ingredients and purest carbonated water. From their family to you, their healthy and refreshing culinary compliments await your enjoyment.  Stop by for a refreshing drink in downtown san jose with this new innovative soda co.


  • Less sugar than a glass of Milk (really)!

  • They almost named it NoCrap Soda! All their recipes are low sugar and they use organic palm sugar, honey, aguave, unwashed cane sugar.

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Live Music: San Jose Jazz High School All Stars Friday May 17th - 7pm

HSAS300dpirgb webSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Music at the Market Series with San Jose Jazz presents the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars on Friday, May 17th @ 7:00pm

Now in its 15th season, the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars feature some of the Bay Area’s most gifted young musicians. Representing ten high schools and led by Dr. Aaron Lington, the audition-based big band challenges students to gain a mastery of improvisation techniques while advancing their knowledge of music theory, arranging, composition, performance, and Jazz history.

UPDATE:  Bug Horn Rex will be playing tonight instead of the SJ Jazz HS All Stars

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Live Music: Maneck - Saturday, May 11th @ 8:00pm

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Maneck is a four piece band fronted by Albert Mangini and Roger Eckert. The band name originates from parts of both men's last names. They have performed all around the South Bay at bars like Murphy's Law and Rock Bottom Brewery.


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Live Music: Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate Friday May 10th at 7:00pm

dirty downtown jazz syndicate 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live show on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 7:00pm with the Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate, as part of the Music at the Market Series.

How does a bandleader start a swing, surf, spy-espionage group? Well, after an upcoming corporate gig asked bandleader Kevin McCullough to mold his sound around a James Bond-themed party, The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate was born. This San Jose group was a hit at Summer Fest 2011, and has performed at the Cinequest film festival, and various venues in the area.

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Live Music: Bobby Love & Sugar Sweet - Thursday, May 9th, 2013 @ 6:30pm

529354 610829708947243 382445794 nSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us on Thursday May 9th, 2013 @ 6:30pm for a live show with Bobby Love & Sugar Sweet in Downtown San Jose.

Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet play original music and covers. The original music is a combination of Pop, Funk, Rock and a little Reggae and Ska. The covers they play are from 50's-current Top 40.

Should be a fun night at the Market!

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San Pedro Square Market May 2013 Vendor Spotlight

Cre ParisOooh la la! At Cre Paris, you can choose from 25-30 different types of crepes - sweet or savory - or you can build your own, selecting from a wide assortment of fresh ingredients. They also serve traditional baguette sandwiches simply with ham, cheese, and butter, just as you would find on the streets of Paris. Bon Appetit!

Connect: Cre Paris on Facebook 


Robee's FalafelInspired by the rich Mediterranean culture, Robee’s Falafel offers a blend of traditional family recipe with a modern twist. They offer a selection of wraps, including their Chicken Shawarma which features their mouthwatering slow-roasted marinated chicken and famous tahini sauce. Robee's offers the finest fresh ingredients sure to delight your taste buds and keep you coming back.

Connect: Robee's Falafel on Facebook


ShowroomWhere are people getting those cool Sharks, Giants and San Jo shirts?  Right here at the Market! The Showroom is a San Jose lifestyle store for admirers, connoisseurs, and lovers of graphic t-shirts and apparel along with personal accessories. Featuring tees from local brands and artists and unique accessories (e.g., wooden watches, hats, wooden sunglasses, iPhone cases, bamboo bikes, etc.) that expresses your lifestyle. Set up like a bar, The Showroom invite you to visit, take a seat, get involved in conversation, and take home a tee. The Showroom is a concept store brought to you by one of our favorites The Usuals, the popular award-winning boutique based in San Jose.

Connect: Showroom San Jose on Facebook

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Live Music: Hoopty Neo Vintage Funk Band Saturday May 4th, 2013 @ 8:00pm

hooptySan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Performing live on Saturday, May 4th @ 8:00pm is Hoopty, the Bay Area's Vintage Neo Funk Band!

Since the dawn of funkilazation, humaloids have expressed themselves through rhythm; beating sticks, skins, and chests in syncopated ecstasy: shaking their butts to the funky result. From the Zulu to the Mahavishnu, from the Mothership to Maceo, Hoopty respects the lineage of funkespians and offers up its own kinky contribution. For Hoopty the groove is preeminent, reigning funky sovereign above all other freaky factors. Hoopty lays down the Boom Thwack first, infuses it with some Uhm Ahh Boom Boom Who Ha, sprinkles on some Bow Chicka Wow, and then schmears some Be Bop Bap Beep Diddly Uhm Thwap on top of it. The result is an intoxicating elixir of 98 proof instrumental funk, sure to get the funkalites dancing and the funkadudes exclaiming, “Ah Yeah.”

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