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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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42 stars
The weather was hot!!. I wore casual-dressy summer dress--had a light shrug in purse--just in case. Hubby wore a semi-casual Hawaiian shirt & slacks. At Yoshi's you can dress up or down..
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IsC
60 events
42 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 10 2010

This was an excellent concert with two great vocalists, combining their style and talent! Highly recommend it!

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29 reviews
22 stars
attended Sep 10 2010

It was a wonderful experience and I felt very lucky to see both shows that night. It was a perfect size venue and Freddy Cole seemed very pleased with the audience's "love" for him. If you don't already know about Issac Delgado - check him out -...continued

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18 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 10 2010

Excellent event. Delgado is a mesmirizing vocalist. All is Spanish, which I was good with. As my friend said, "first time I have been to a concert where I didn't understand a word and was totally into it." Appearing with Delgado was Freddy Cole....continued

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Hear Issac and Freddy perform “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas”# on YouTube.
“Delgado, often referred to as salsa’s Frank Sinatra, teams up with Freddy Cole… [who] is enjoying one of jazz’s most productive late-blooming careers.” —San Jose Mercury-News

Description

Sony Masterworks recently releases L-O-V-E_ by Cuban superstar Issac Delgado. On _L-O-V-E, Delgado recreates 12 sultry and sexy Spanish recordings originally sung by crooner Nat King Cole. He does so with the help of a number of outstanding musicians including a special contribution by Nat King Cole’s brother, Freddy Cole. This is the first time that Freddy Cole has participated in a tribute album for his brother.

Nat King Cole’s relationship with the Spanish language is interesting and relatively unknown. Between 1958 and 1962, Nat King Cole released his three albums in Spanish. Recorded in Cuba, Brazil and Mexico, they included hits “Perfidia," “Quizas, quizas, quizas," “Ay cosita linda," “Piel canela," “Aquellos ojos verdes" and “Yo vendo unos ojos negros." His Spanish albums created a new awareness for Latin-American music globally. Among Nat King Cole’s fans was Cuban vocalist Issac Delgado who grew up listening to Cole’s Spanish recordings which he felt combined Cuban bolero music with the sounds of classic American romantic ballads.

About the Ticket Supplier: Yoshi's Oakland

Yoshi’s began in 1972 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by it’s founder and namesake, Yoshie Akiba, alongside her two best friends Kaz Kajimura, a journalist and carpenter, and Hiroyuki Hori, a painter and Japanese cook. Over the next 40 years, Yoshi’s built itself into one of the world’s most respected jazz venues, earning a reputation as the Bay Area’s premier location for great Japanese cuisine and jazz music. Today, Yoshi’s is an award-winning 310-seat live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland’s Jack London Square. Under the guidance of esteemed Artistic Director Michael Pritchard, the venue has expanded it’s focus to include broader genres suitable to a variety of musical tastes.