Venue Details

890 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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Anonymous
To 12th Street exit and then walk the rest of the way.
Yoshi's Oakland travel May 12 2014 star this tip starred
David C. Baker
A great venue!!!
Yoshi's Oakland info Mar 16 2014 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

13 ratings
4.9 average rating
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57 events
39 reviews
4 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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45 events
28 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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49 events
18 reviews
10 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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Website

http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/1308

Quotes & Highlights

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 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.