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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.


Black Market Trio performs April 29 for Art at the Spectrum 

There's a wonderful gala event happening at the SLO Museum of Art on April 29.

Please join us for an elegant & engaging evening 
celebrating originality through the medium of the arts! 

Our first Annual "Art on the Spectrum" Gala & Sensory 
Experience aims to showcase the artistic talent of 17 
students on the Autism Spectrum who have worked tirelessly 
to complete a 5- week workshop led by local oil painter 
SYDNEY HALL. This workshop was held at the SLO Art Museum 
(SLOMA) and highlights the students ability rather than 
disability. Black Market Trio will be performing music live at this
fine event.

As a cooperative effort between the the Central Coast Autism 
Spectrum Center (CCASC), the SLOMA, and Catlayst Consulting 
a portion of the proceeds generated from Art and ticket 
sales will be contributing to the SLO Art Musuems Capital 
Campaign for a new building as well as for CCASC to fund 
additional programming, events, & awareness for those on 
the Spectrum. Tickets can be purchased as an in kind 
donation to the event and efforts. 

This event will kick off the Annual WALK for Autism & 
Awareness Fair May 7th in the Mission Plaza. 

Thank you in advance for your support!

Saturday, April 29 at 5 PM - 8 PM 

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art 
1010 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, California 93401

FAT WEDNESDAY? Sure, at Adelina's Bistro 

We return to one of our favorite gigs - Adelina's Bistro - at Monarch Club in Trilogy Nipomo, 
Wednesday night for a FAT WEDNESDAY (hey, we'll still be partying!) version of Ash Wednesday this
March 1, 2017. Don't miss it - we'll play some fun New Orleans music for you, plus our usual fare of 
martini Latin Jazz and all kinds of music from around the world.

We had a blast at BSR! 

What a fun time performing New Orleans music at the Mardi Gras show for Basin Street Regulars this month!
Check out Scott performing a classic Sidney Bechet tune on this video:

​​​​​​​Scott Andrews, soprano sax, performing Si Tu Vois Ma Mère (Midnight in Paris), an early 20th Century hit by Sidney Bechet. Black Market Trio with Special Guest George Smith on piano. This was live today at Basin Street Regulars. (Video credit Deanna Dinco.)

Performing at Pismo's Basin Street Regulars! 

This Sunday we're the intermission band at Basin Street Regulars, with special guest George Smith on piano!
The featured band is Judith and her Jazz Crewe. They have inexpensive drinks & food, a nice dance floor, and a wonderful
show here each month - don't miss this special one - it's our first time playing a full set of DIXIELAND/New ORLEANS Mardi Gras

Mambo Santa! 

Mambo Santa! Tonight at Adelina's Bistro with Black Market Trio! We'll add in a few holiday season cheer numbers and of course play a mix of exotica, mambo, salsa, and latin-jazz favorites. Bring your friends and enjoy a couple of cocktails in the fireside lounge! 

Tonight features Joe Duran on bass and Sean Sullivan on congas!

Boogaloo Bounce! At Bang the Drum 

Join us this Friday for the BOOGALOO BOUNCE! 
Bring your dancing shoes...Black Market Trio returns, with special guest Darrell Voss on vibraphone & bongos, and we'll be performing fun mambo, tango, cha cha cha, and, you guessed it BOOGALOO (BUGALU) music!! 

Our last two shows at Bang the Drum were packed with dancers and the beer garden was standing room only. Let's see if we can pack the joint again! Invite and bring along all your fun and sexy people!

BMT returns to Adelina's Bistro in Nipomo 

We'll be performing again at the contemporary yet relaxed Adelina’s Bistro, where you'll enjoy regional cuisine made fresh daily using the best local, organic produce. The sophisticated and fun atmosphere encourages new friendships and lively music, and the food will delight all palettes. 

Adelina's Bistro is located a quick drive from Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, and Nipomo and set within The Monarch Club at Trilogy Monarch Dunes. They've got a great bar, local wines, and we'll be performing our usual fare of Cuban, Afro, Latin, and maybe even a boogaloo. 

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: