Venue Details

303 Star Starred
Yoshi's Oakland
In Jack London Square across the street from BevMo 510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
510-238-9200
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Member Tips

Karen Huff
Be comfy
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Karen Huff
Easy free parking if you walk a couple blocks
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Karen Huff
The house cocktails, lychee margarita and key lime martini were just weird.
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Goldstar Member
My favorite rolls are the Alaskan, Spicy Tuna, Hamachi - delicious at a great value.
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Goldstar Member
Yoshi's has a full bar.
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anonymous
Dress up for the occasion and celebrate the experience.
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Reviews & Ratings

18 ratings
4.9 average rating
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173 events
109 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 23 2010

Awesome evening on the best Yoshi's stage.
The artists were in stellar form and the waitstaff was attentive.
Love the club feel you get with this more intimate room than the SF location.
Frank Wess was a treat.

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25 events
9 reviews
20 stars
attended Apr 22 2010

I liked the trumpet player best, but all the musicians were extremely talented. Love Nnenna Freelon too;-)

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 23 2010

The performances were outstanding and the acoustics were great, as always. We had a wonderful dinner before the performnce. Love the black cod!

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Website

http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/1209

Quotes & Highlights

“As a musical explorer, performer, collaborator and composer [Moody] has made an indelible contribution to the rise of American music as the dominant musical force of the twentieth century.” —The New York Times

Description

James Moody is ill and will not be able to be present at the show. Join Yoshi’s in an all-star tribute and celebration to the great Mr. Moody. Performers include Frank Wess, Joey DeFrancesco, Nnenna Freelon and more.

For over six decades, saxophone master James Moody has serenaded lovers with his signature song Moody’s Mood for Love an improvisation on the chord progressions of I’m in the Mood for Love.

Whether Moody is playing the soprano, alto, tenor, or flute, he does so with deep resonance and wit. Moody has a healthy respect for tradition, but takes great delight in discovering new musical paths, which makes him one of the most consistently expressive and enduring figures in modern jazz today.

About the Ticket Supplier: Yoshi's Oakland

Yoshi's began in 1973 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by a trio of struggling students with plenty of dreams. Its founder and namesake, Yoshie Akiba, orphaned during World War II, came to the U.S. to study fine arts, dance and dance therapy. She opened Yoshi's Japanese Restaurant with her two best friends Kaz Kajimura, a journalist and carpenter, and Hiroyuki Hori, a painter and Japanese cook. The original North-Berkeley, 25-seat restaurant quickly became successful and by 1977 the three partners moved to a larger space on Claremont Avenue in Oakland and began introducing live music in their restaurant. Over the next 20 years, Yoshi's built itself into one of the world's most respected jazz venues and won a reputation as the Bay Area's premier location for people who were looking for great food and the best jazz. Yoshi's has hosted legendary jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr. and Oscar Peterson among hundreds of others.

In 1997, Yoshi's was invited by the Port of Oakland to relocate to Jack London Square as part of a plan to revitalize the area. Together with Morimoto Architects, Yoshi's built an award-winning 330-seat jazz club with a state-of-the-art sound system and design. Occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Jack London Square, the club is in it's tenth year in that location which has become one of the East Bay's greatest destinations. The restaurant and lounge have a combined capacity of 220. In 1998 Peter Williams was hired as the club's artistic director. Under his leadership, the club has continued to present the finest in jazz music, as well as world music, blues, neo-soul, latin jazz and afro-cuban music. In fall of 2006, Kajimura decided that it was time to elevate the menu to the quality of the jazz by recruiting Executive Chef Shotaro 'Sho' Kamio, one of the Bay Area's top chefs to make the change. Chef Kamio (formerly of Ozumo) brought a whole new generation of modern Japanese cuisine to Yoshi's, which instantly put it on the map as a destination to dine in addition to the best place to hear great live music.