Venue Details

Yoshi's Oakland
In Jack London Square across the street from BevMo 510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
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4.9 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from SKC
Red Velvet 48 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 22 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from anonymous
228 events 144 reviews

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.

reviewed Apr 23 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Eileen Morentz
14 events 6 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 23 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul Epstein
20 events 4 reviews

This show is not to miss. Frank Wess, Randy Brecker, Joey DeFrancesco and Nnenna Freelon were all fansastico!!

Let's all hope that James Moody fully recovers from gall bladder surgery.

reviewed Apr 22 2010 report as inappropriate
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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


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.

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