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290 Star Starred
Yoshi's Oakland
In Jack London Square across the street from BevMo 510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
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2 stars
attended Mar 18 2011

We had a great time. I like the Yoshi's in Oakland, its a very intimate venue. The service in Oakland is better than the Yoshi's in S.F.

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Quotes & Highlights

See a video for Paulito F.G.’s “La Celosa” on YouTube.


Paulito F.G. (Fernandez Gallo), lead singer and group leader, is known for his streetwise musical genius, dynamic barrio dancing and hypnotic, high-energy performances. He is considered the Latino “Babyface” because during his performance woman often rush the stage, faint mid-concert and tear their clothes off.

Paulito F.G. began his career at the age of five and by his twenties he was a seasoned professional. He performed with the the popular bands of Adalberto Alvarez and Dan Den.  His big break came in 1989 when he joined Opus 13 and revamped their music and performance style. In 1992 he formed Paulito y Su Elite and the group began touring internationally— breaking box office records in nightclubs concert halls throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Paulito y Su Elite has received numerous musical honors – two include Cuba’s EGRAM awards (their version of the Grammy) in the categories of best new artist and performer.

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.