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5658 Star Starred
Yoshi's Oakland
In Jack London Square across the street from BevMo 510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
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742 events
391 reviews
189 stars
Yoshis needs a makeover/remodeling
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Diane Foster Red Velvet
14 events
1 review
83 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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A Birthday Tribute to James Moody
18 ratings
4.9 average rating
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202 events
127 reviews
4 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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28 events
10 reviews
19 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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11 events
5 reviews
5 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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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.

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.