Latin Jazz - New Orleans - Funk - Hip Hop - Bossa Trio (now also avail as Quintet)

Black Market Trio is San Luis Obispo County's Premiere Latin Jazz and New Orleans jazz band who performs in both Trio and Quintet formats, depending upon need. Black Market Trio is performing for live music events throughout the United States and is expanding our reach with a CALI to NOLA tour in 2019. The band performed in DESTINATION WEDDING a feature film starring Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves, released August 31, 2018 and is selling out venues across the Central Coast on a frequent basis. 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 show at Hearst Castle where we performed for a VIP party where each person paid $1,000 to attend - they loved us and book us back every year. Book Black Market Trio for YOUR special event today.


Black Market Trio set to perform the 2013 AG Strawberry Festival 

This just in - Black Market Trio is BACK! We're booking gigs for the Spring, Summer, and Fall, and just booked the Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival!

Thousands of visitors from all our western states attend or participate in the festival. If you plan on attending, we recommend making your lodging reservations at least six months in advance. Admission is free but bring money for food, drink and children's game booths.

Features include Strawberry Stampede walk/run, Strawberry Pancake Breakfast, Strawberry Shortcake & T-shirt booths, Strawberry Prince & Princess Contest, Strawberry Blonde Contest, Strawberry Cook-Off Contest, Kiddie Carnival, Arts & Crafts Show, and Entertainment including Ethnic, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary & Rock 'n Roll music!

Of course, we'll be providing a virtual "tour around the world" with our unique flavors and sounds from Brazil, Latin America, Morroco, Africa, and some cool jazz and funkifized jazz, as well.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 26, from 1:30P - 4:30PM for this special festival show!

Black Market Trio delights party-goers at Randy Sprecher's Birthday Party! 

Several guests of Randy Sprecher, who turned 65 last Saturday, commented how they enjoyed the variety of selections, and the precise playing of Black Market Trio at this fun and highly enjoyable birthday party in the Pismo Heights. Sprecher, famous for Sprecher Brewing (fabulous microbrew ales, rootbeer, sauces, chips, and more), is a big jazz fan and we were thrilled to become new friends and help Randy celebrate with his guests!

Black Market Trio is BACK with FOUR Exciting SHOWS! 

JUST IN: Latin Jazz party/shows coming up:

SATURDAY Aug 20 6P-9:30P LIVE at Colby Jack Cafe in Atascadero $10

Join Black Market Trio at the finest location in North County
to hear a live show, Colby Jack Cafe and Bakery.
They offer fantasticly yummy dinners until 8PM, and
the concert is a perfect place to enjoy a meal, celebrate a
birthday, anniversary, or just friendship with friends and family!

Enjoy the music, we'll be bringing our special vibe that will
light a torch in your heart!

You won't want to miss the JAZZ CRUISE on the Papagallo II yacht!

Next FRIDAY Aug 26 6P - 9P Jazz Cruise Party on board
Papagallo II in Morro Bay (boarding at 5:45PM, requires a ticket!)

With expanded appetizers and a full no-host bar, your party
will be hosted by Len Gentieu, who always
creates a fun time. Also, the band will be featuring
Central Coast all-stars Dylan Johnson (bass)
and Justin Perkins (congas) who also play
with Zongo All-stars, Inga Swearingen, and other
local greats. Scott Andrews, saxes, leads the band, as usual.

Tickets are $65
(a discount is available if you are a member of
SLO Jazz Festival - details at

ON SATURDAY August 27, 2011
NOON - 3P Black Market Trio performs a special
Concert at Court Street Summer Jazz

This concert is brought to you by Court Street merchants
and presented by SLO Jazz Festival (
We encourage you to become a member of
SLO Jazz Festival to help this fine new non-profit
organization bring more of these types of concert
events to San Luis Obispo!

Last, but not least, we also will be performing at
Savor the Central Coast.

We will kick off festivities on Saturday, October 1st,
from 10:00AM - 11:45AM, as part of this 4-day
extravaganza put together through the coordinated
efforts of the SLO VCB and Sunset Magazine.

Join us at Santa Margarita Ranch for

This event requires a ticket to enter.
We perform on October 1, 10:00 - 11:45AM;
however, you may purchase tickets to
include more events.

Ticket information:

Mark your calendars - these are shows you will want to
attend and bring your friends to come party with us!


Black Market Trio opens for The Big Laugh - Valentine's Day Comedy & Magic Special Comedy Show! 

You absolutely want to attend The Big Laugh - what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with laughter and magic?
Join Black Market Trio, as we open the Central Coast's Premiere Comedy Event, hosted by our own delightfully funny LIzette Mizelle.

This show will also feature MAGIC by Justin Rivera!

Also on the bill are the Showtime & HBO quality comedians:
Dennis Blair
Justin Rivera
Jann Karani
Collin Moulton

Call 805.712.0400 or visit for more information and tickets.
Get your tickets now - these shows always sell out!!!

Black Market Trio Live at Native this Thursday September 23 

Join Black Market Trio LIVE at NATIVE LOUNGE in San Luis Obispo, CA this Thursday, September 23, 2010, from 7:30 - 10:00 PM.

Black Market Trio performs music that takes your imagination to places like Tunisia, Morocco, and Cuba!

Known for creating shows that push the typical boundaries of jazz trios, Black Market Trio continues to impress local fans with their vivacity and exciting and various styles of music, ranging from lounge, exotica, Latin, to Afro-funk.

Come out, bring friends, and enjoy the festivities at NATIVE LOUNGE in San Luis Obispo (where Monterey St. meets Chorro St.) this Thursday!!

Cops shut down Black Market Trio?  

Can you believe it? The police showed up at our performance Friday night and literally "pulled the plug" on our music during our performance of "Night in Tunisia" at Ian Saude Gallery. This is a first for Black Market Trio. Normally, associated with class, polish, and a bit of naughtiness, but still, people were loving the music when this happened. One of our fans commented "this should never happen to you.... it's just wrong!"

Ask us if you think the "noise ordinance" in SLO is excessive. We believe it is. Street music is what makes a town alive. If you cannot play on the street - yes, amplified - then where is the SOUL of the city? We are grateful for all of our fans who came out to hear Black Market Trio on Thursday and Friday this week!

On a more positive note, part of our performance at Palazzo Guiseppe on "Exotica Thursday" was recorded and is now posted in our "VIDEOS" tab.

Ian Saude - Blues & Jazz Friday  

Smokin' Scott (from Black Market Trio) and Burnin James DUO live in SLO:

Join Smokin' Scott Andrews and Burnin' James Scoolis for an evening of enjoyment to fill your ears full of Brazilian sunshine to the fun sounds of the Smokin' Scott & Burnin' James Duo live at IAN SAUDĒ gallery. A great way to start the weekend and include in your "Art After Dark" tour in SLO. 6:30P - 8:30P

IAN SAUDĒ gallery (fine jewelry)
1003 Osos Street, at Monterey
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401(Corner of Monterey St. and Osos Stree...t acros from Mo's and Blue in San Luis Obispo). Tips appreciated! :)

Ian Saude Friday Jazz

The Big Laugh Opens With Black Market Trio 

The Big Laugh Opens With Black Market Trio

The Big Laugh ( is a local comedy show produced by Lizette Mizelle (a funny comedian as well), a resident of Paso Robles, CA.

This year, The Big Laugh was bigger than ever - with over 500 people at a SELLOUT show!

Black Market Trio opened the show with a mixture of funk, jazz, and latin-jazz songs much to the pleasure of the crowd while everyone got their drinks and found their seats. When Scott Andrews, leader of Black Market Trio, hollered out "who wants to hear one more?" One woman yelled back, "We don't one ONE more we want THREE more!" So, three more it was! Everyone got their drinks, took their seats (including the trio), and got ready to laugh.

What an absolutely splendid show. The comedians were insanely funny. In fact, I laughed so hard my gut almost split open! Headlining comedians included Lizette Mizelle, Marc Yaffe, Katsy Chappell, Mike E. Winfield, Mark Pitta, and Jen Kober closed the show.

From the back row, as one looked over the crowd, the spectacle was incredible: a packed-out event center and everyone laughing so hard! We truly cannot wait for the next one!!!
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: