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Black Market Trio is San Luis Obispo County's Premiere Latin Jazz Trio performing for live music events throughout Central Coast counties (including San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Monterey). Click on some of the videos below to get an idea what we do when we have special guests, as well as the trio, such as our recent show at Hearst Castle.


New Shows Added! 

After an incredible VIP party for the SLO IFF we took a short break.

We've been back and stronger than ever since Summer started.

We're performing a number of shows this Summer - more being added daily! DOAU WINERY sports majestic views of the mountains and Paso Robles Valley.

First, we played a couple of PRIVATE PARTIES the past couple of weeks, including the party for French Hospital's big fundraising kick-off party at DAOU WINERY, followed by a special party for the sommolier's taking a workshop at DAOU WINERY. Both shows were a big hit! 

We'll be performing tomorrow, June 15 at THE VILLAGES in San Luis Obispo. We love performing for seniors, so that should be fun! That show is at 3PM.

We've added a number of additional shows, including Latin Fever at Cottonwood Canyon Winery on June 29. We also have a birthday party, wedding, and some exciting news is coming soon! We can't announce what is coming just yet, but you may have noticed we've added movies to our list of events.

Join us today at Biddle Ranch Winery! 

We celebrate Biddle Ranch Winery's Anniversary today! Come join the fun! 

We're celebrating Biddle Ranch Winery's 1 year at our new location with live music by Black Market Trio, food, and of course, wine! Stop by our tasting room for a BBQ with the Biddle Ranch partners and their families. We will be offering our Sparkling by the glass (cheers-ing encouraged) and Black Market Trio will be providing the music! 

Free entry includes food, and wine will be available for purchase by the glass or the bottle. Wine Club Members may take an extra 5% off all bottle purchases. Please RSVP on our website! 

Note that all tastings will finish at 4pm for the event.

Lots of shows in October! 

Don't miss these fabulous shows in October!

We also return to Kelsey See Canyon 2 times in October: 

OCT 1st and then again OCT 22nd! Catch both shows for double the pleasure!

AND a couple of groovy HALLOWEEN SHOWS:

and our first time at THE SIREN - a premier listening and dancing venue in Morro Bay:



Fun times this weekend! 

Make sure to come out and enjoy Black Market Trio Saturday at SLO Jams Music Series on Court Street in SLO

(upstairs by Pottery Barn and Sephora) 1PM - 4PM August 26. Special guest Matthew Evans and Darrell Voss on conga kit 

with Scott Andrews leading the charge on sax and percussion.

Also, Sunday, we perform at Edna Valley Winery. 

Guest Matthew Evans joins on bass and Leon Ledoux on conga/kit.

Fun shows dialed up in August 

We have some super fun shows dialed up for August including tonight's "Tequila Party 2 - ReDux" - private party. 

You get a feel for how Tequila party I went by this photo:

We celebrated in style and sent Paul off to the military in good fashion (notice Paul's SLO Jazz Fest Sweatshirt?) and also celebrated Paul's birthday.

Tonight, another of the Lynes gang returns from the Middle East and we'll welcome him back with Tri-Tip, Lompoc style, and other potluck, tequila, and cerveza. Yes, it will be a fun night!

Later in the month, we're going to open for the Symphony's special show August 20 at Vina Robles. While the Symphony starts at 7PM, we'll warm you up from 5:30PM - 7PM on the special club apron, and possibly between sets, as well.

We return to Court Street, one of our favorite venues, on August 26:


We'll be performing by the elevator across from Sephora and Pottery Barn. Take in a little shopping, get a pizza slice or two from Guiseppe's, coffee from Peet's, candy from the shop downstairs, and your hot Latin Licks with Black Market Trio! 

Maybe we'll even get a little Babalu in the action! LOL... 

As you know, Edna Valley is quite spectacular.

Make sure to bring your friends out to these and more shows this month - we'll probably be adding a LEO BIRTHDAY BASH as well as soon as Scott figures out a suitable venue. Cheers - and Happy Fire Sign August month!  

Costa de Oro wine down this Friday 

This Friday - Black Market Trio returns to Costa de Oro for a fun evening of MAMBO! Of course, we'll also play Latin Jazz, some boogaloo, New Orleans music, and funk to get everyone dancing before the night is done. CDO is always a great place to drink wine, the food is yummy, and some of our favorite people often attend.

Bring a group of friends and come out for the fun!

Saturday we're playing a birthday party for one of our fans in Lompoc. Remember we are available for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, heck, even divorces! I'm sure we could do the jazz funeral if you needed it -- and break loose into 2nd line for a jazz celebration of life. We're pretty flexible. We also do Mardi Gras parties, "Speakeasy" or "Crime Jazz" shows, and "Havana nights" types of parties. 

We've added more shows to our calendar, but of course have room for more. If you own a restaurant, winery, bar, or nightclub, consider booking Black Market Trio as a residency - we can perform regularly at your business to help you build your following. We have a great satisfaction rate amongs our clients and strong testimonials at our website, and at GigSalad where we often get booked for shows. Contact us at blackmarkettrio @ for more details.

We also perform at "Jazz Brunch" again in July - make sure to invite friends!

There's also a chance for our North County friends to see us on July 16th up in Paso - we return for a show at Lefondusac and will bringing a variety of Latin Jazz, New Orleans, and Funk to the winery - last time was a party, we're sure this will be special, as well! Bring family, friends - heck, bring complete strangers!

Black Market Trio has several new shows dialed up for you! 

We have several new shows for the month of June. After blazing a trail through Kelsey See Canyon last weekend, we're thrilled to be at TapIt Brewery this coming Friday, June 2nd, for Mambo Friday at TapIt - bring a group of friends!

Tonight! Join the fun from 5:30P - 8:30P at TapIt Brewery - Black Market Trio is breaking out some new New Orleans music! Fun & funky! Plus, our regular hit Mambo, Boogaloo, Latin Jazz, and other fun music - bring a group of friends!

Then SATURDAY, June 3rd, Black Market Trio plays the classic and timeless Merrimaker for a late night show. This is a chance to let the air out as we'll start jazzy but break into funky boogaloo and funk numbers as the night carries on. We'll aim to get your dancing as much as possible, so after your dinner, when you're saying "where is there something fun with great music tonight?" you'll know where to go! The Merrimaker in Los Osos!


That's not all - we also have a show scheduled on June 11th at Lefondusac Winery. Our last show there on Mother's Day was a total blast, so don't miss this Sunday afternoon special. 

We're adding more to the calendar every day, so if you've been following us, make sure to book us EARLY - our schedule is FILLING UP!! 

With an unusual instrumentation of sax, congas/bongo kit, and bass, Black Market Trio covers a range of material from Ellington (Harlem Nocturne, In A Sentimental Mood), cool jazz of the 50's (Eighty-One, Tom Thumb) through Exotica & Bossa Nova (Lust, Girl From Ipanema, Desafinado, Corcovado, Mas Que Nada, etc.) and cocktail era (Fever, The Look of Love), and more recently have covered the Mambo craze (Tito Puente) and Boogaloo (Joe Loco) to the present, with their own original funk jazz songs (Lizard People, Give Some to Get Some).

Black Market Trio plays clubs, shows, festivals, and parties from Santa Maria and Orcutt through Nipomo, Arroyo Grande Valley, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Avila, San Luis Obispo, Templeton, Atascadero, and Paso Robles. Make sure to read our "About Black Market Trio" for a more sizzlin' description of what this trio is all about. On our home page, we post recent flyers and blog post events and happenings from shows. Enjoy!

Make sure to watch recent video for an example of our shows.

To listen to Shango and Caravan, as performed by Black Market Trio, click on this link: