Mark Geary - San Jose Jazz

Mark Geary

Thu, Jun 27
7pm Doors, 8pm showtime (Pacific)
$15 / SJZ Break Room

Irish singer-songwriter Mark Geary has a trademark honesty that slices right through to the core. Time Out NY said, “His delicate songs about love and defiance recall Richard Thompson and John Lennon.”

After moving from Ireland to New York over twenty years ago, Mark honed his craft and sang alongside the best of them, including the late Jeff Buckley. With six studio and three live albums, touring and live performances are still Mark’s lifeblood. Geary’s sound is stripped back, revealing a life laid bare of human emotional frailty, failed relationships, tenderness, hurt, making amends, desire and parting. His treasured guitar collection is always close at hand, each set up in a different tuning.

Geary has featured on bills with musicians as diverse as Glen Hansard, John Prine, Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, Coldplay and The Frames amongst others plus extensive headlining tours in Europe, the US and Switzerland. He has composed the full score for three films and has many songs featured in films and TV programs. His latest singles have a quietness that is both cathartic and evocative, setting a new path for Geary's sound. Beautiful, dark and haunting, they feature deftly interwoven layers of acoustic guitars.

Mark has toured both the north and central regions of Italy as well as Ireland, where he sold out ‘Upstairs’ in Whelan’s and Coughlans in Cork in December 2023. Mark’s new album In The Time Of Locusts was released in February 2024 to critical acclaim. The Irish Times said the album "brims with such thoughtful, gracefully melodic songs that too often your gaze drifts across to some imagined horizon and gets stuck there."

There’s a lot more to come from this prolific and talented songsmith.

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SJZ Break Room

Our popup venue and video recording studio that we've developed in our offices at 310 S. First (map) at San Carlos in San Jose’s SoFA District. The technology of the space is first-class with marvelous sound, lighting and video, and all the action is projection-mapped to a 35′ X 14′ bank of windows, providing the show free to the public and enlivening downtown street life.

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