Music Schedule

It’s Italia Live Music Schedule –
April & May

All Performances from 6pm - 9pm

At It's Italia we delight in presenting world music— music with soul, music with depth, from local artists as well as artists from around the world.



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Fri  April 4 Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style
Sat  April 5 Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style
Fri  April 11 Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style
Sat  April 12 Gerry Basserman Solo Guitar, Samba/Bossa Nova
Fri  April 18 Lisa Lynne Solo Harp
Sat  April 19 Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style
Fri  April 25 Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style
Sat  April 26 JOYA Bossa Nova and Samba Duo



Fri  May 2 Lisa Lynne Celtic Harp
Sat  May 3 Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style
Fri  May 9 Tom Duarte Flamenco Guitar
Sat  May 10 Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style
Fri  May 16 To Be Announced
Sat  May 17 No Music - "Rock the Block" Day
Fri  May 23 Mark Owens Solo Guitar, Slack-key Style
Sat  May 24 Martin Douglas Smooth Jazz Guitar
Fri  May 30 Mark Abdilla Baroque Guitar
Sat  May 31 Gerry Basserman Solo Guitar, Samba/Bossa Nova




Mark Abdilla

Classical/Baroque Guitar

Mark is a concert guitarist who grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. Although he was originally influenced by pop-rock music, Mark fell in love with the soothing beauty of the Renaissance, Baroque and classical genre while earning his bachelors degree at San Francisco State University.

Every August Mark performs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Other countries Mark has performed include England Ireland, Italy, Spain, Latvia,and the Czech Republic. Mark also plays weddings, restaurants, wineries, and cathedrals.

Mark Abdilla


JOYA / Gerry Basserman

Bossa Nova and Samba Music

JOYA has been playing and singing bossa nova and samba music for years on the Coastside and brings the same lyrical melodies and sensual rhythms to his own songs, newly released on two recordings "Dream On" and "Long Long Ride." Trained classically from an early age, JOYA studied guitar, composition, piano and conducting. This background led to a lifelong career writing and recording music in many diverse styles. Infatuation with the Brazilian songbook and highly original songwriting produce a fun, romantic musical atmosphere.



Lisa Lynne

Celtic Harp

Lisa Lynne is a Celtic Harpist and Top 10 Billboard charting Windham Hill recording artist who has sold over one million recordings of her enchanting music. Her numerous TV and radio appearances and her Top 10 CD releases have made her one of the most beloved and widely celebrated Celtic Harpists in the acoustic music scene today.

Lisa Lynne


Douglas Martin

Smooth Jazz Guitar

Soloist smooth jazz guitarist, Doug Martin, performs popular instrumental standards and R&B tunes in the smooth jazz genre including: “Breezin” by George Benson, “Oye Come Va” by Carlos Santana, "Rock with You" by Michael Jackson, "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole, "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck, "What’s Goin’ On" by Marvin Gaye, and "Shadow of Your Smile" performed by so many music giants and many more...



Mark Owens

Solo Guitar

Mark Owens started playing guitar in 1961 and amazed some of the "Greats" in the Music World! Born and raised in California, he has been playing up and down the coast and in Hawaii for 11 years. He has been influenced by Chet Atkins, Pat Metheney, & Gabby Pahinui. Mark has opened for Dave Mason, David Crosby, Jimmy Messina, Lee Michaels, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Richard Smith, The Association and more! He has a Hawaiian Slack-Key derivative kind of sound that will astound you.

Mark Owens




401 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 p.650.726.4444

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