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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.


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. 

Black Market Quintet Opens Avocado & Margarita Festival 

GET there EARLY - we play the first set! Sample Guacamole til You See Green and Quench Your Thirst with Margaritas!!! 

All to your favorite Latin Jazz music by BLACK MARKET TRIO - A QUINTET for this show - with special guests DARRELL VOSS and RICK COLLINS! We'll play special Latin music and some new material, including more songs originally performed by Joe Cuba, Tito Puente, Jack Costanzo, Martin Denny, and more!  

Join us for a fantastic day of food, drink, live music, art & crafts, specialty vendors, and fun in beautiful Morro Bay on the Embarcadero! Plus Jenga, corn hole & street performers!   

Don’t miss out on this wonderful event and come support our local Chamber, the Morro Bay High School Music Boosters, Athletic Boosters & Cheerleaders! 

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: