Magick Blues Band

Psychedelic rock sextet on Saturday, July 16 at 8pm at Tabard Theatre

Featured in issue 1.5 "Dine" 

Formed as a quartet in late 2016, the now-six-piece Magick Blues Band fuses rock n’ roll, folk, soul and jazz. Their passion and flow create unique originals intertwined through the melodic echoes of a classic era. The show will be available both in-person and livestreamed. For those unable to experience the concert live, the high-quality multi-camera recording will also be available On-Demand for two weeks following the show. Single tickets for each show are $15 for General Admission, and $25 for reserved Cabaret seating. Proof of vaccination is required for in-person patrons. Vaccine cards will be checked at the door. Masking is encouraged but not required.


In December of 2016 Magick Blues Band began performing at local bars, dives, and venues in their hometown of San Jose and throughout the Bay Area. Formed as a quartet composed of a drummer, bassist, guitarist, and pianist–Magick became a resurgent force within the local San Jose music scene. The preamble of Magick delivered a raw, organic experience–offering older patrons' bouts of nostalgia while drawing younger ones to the surface of a vintage sound. As their shows picked up, Magick began performing new, original tunes and captivating covers, which allowed them to embody a unique sound of their own. A collective passion and musical pursuit expanded their presence throughout Bay Area communities–connecting them with local musicians and select venues. Sharing bills with legendary artists such as Eric Gales, Charlie Musslewhite, and Elvin Bishop, the feedback was clear that Magick’s resonance was expanding. At this time Magick set out to start experimenting with supplementary techniques and instruments, in hopes of broadening the tangible horizon of a fuller sound. With the addition of a second guitarist and drummer, the "Ouroboro" of Magick was born. The current six-member group delivers a powerful experience at any venue big or small–channeling elements of historic jam bands such as: The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and more. Integrating elements of rock n’ roll, folk, soul, and jazz, Magick has created distinctive originals intertwined through the melodic resemblance of a classic era. A transcending group of musicians dynamically weaving through improvisational grooves, coalesced together by pulsations of symbiotic euphoria. With a growing archive of live and studio recordings, every performance generates an idiosyncratic nature–never exhibiting the same setlist twice. In their endeavor of eliciting elated emotions–The Magick Blues Band community continues to evolve from hometown family and friends to fans all across the globe.  


The Magick Blues Band is Justin Morton (Guitar), Sean "Swan" Salazar (Guitar/Vocals), Nick Verdi (Bass Guitar/Vocals), Justin "Gus" Ward (Keyboard/Organ), Zack Sauer (Drums/Vocals), and Sean Biggar (Drums/Percussions) 


Tabard Theatre (formerly Theatre on San Pedro Square) — The Destination for Arts Discovery — is located in the heart of historic San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose amid a bustling restaurant district. This intimate and unique venue brings a touch of Manhattan to the South Bay with its rustic yet edgy feel. Old brick walls, plush leather seats, antique wood plank floors, sweeping red velvet drapes and a 35-foot mahogany bar create a casual cabaret atmosphere. The three-quarter round cabaret stage— described by artists as “a room that feels big and small at the same time” — is the perfect setting for live music and theatre.  


For Calendar Editors
What: Magick Blues Band, blues rock jam band
When: Saturday, July 16, 2022,  Doors 6pm, Show 7pm PT In-Person and Livestream
            July 17-31,2022 OnDemand
Who: All ages. We are restricting in-person ticket sales to vaccinated patrons only. The state cards will be checked at the door. Face masks are optional.


Where: Tabard Theatre (formerly Theatre on San Pedro Square) - Tabard Theatre in the heart
of San Jose’s historic San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro Street, San Jose, CA
95110 Parking at the San Pedro Garage directly across the street. The first 90 minutes are free.  Vaccination is required for in-person patrons 
Tickets: $15-$25. www.tabardtheatre.org or Call (408) 679-2330