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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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817 events
415 reviews
399 stars
Three bathroom stalls were out of order. Charis had rips in them. Still waiting for a makeover for this place.
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817 events
415 reviews
399 stars
Worst service I've had there. I was ignored for a very long time. Quite unfortunate.
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David Benoit
28 ratings
4.7 average rating
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27 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 22 2011

The showroom is great and David's show was wonderful. I dislike the way Yoshi's shakes you down for more money to get a reserved seat after paying for the ticket and makes you buy a dinner if you do not want to reserve a seat -for a cost with no...continued

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32 events
27 reviews
23 stars
attended Jul 22 2011

Yoshi's is one great club for these kinds of events.
Loved David Benoist concert.

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46 events
21 reviews
102 stars
attended Jul 23 2011

David Benoit was outstanding! Better than I thought imaginable! Would definitely see again and highly recommend! It's an injustice that the Bay Area no longer has a radio station like KKSF to showcase talent such as his and others! If I had...continued

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Since launching his recording career in 1977, David Benoit’s expansive career as a contemporary jazz pianist has included over 25 solo recordings. His ‘80s releases This Side Up, Freedom at Midnight and the GRAMMY nominated Every Step of the Way are considered influential genre classics. Among his other Grammy nominations are those for Best Instrumental Composition (for “Dad’s Room,” from 1999’s Professional Dreamer) and Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance (for the GRP All-Star Big Band). His prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown related projects (including Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years and the star-studded 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas) that reflect his lifelong passion for the music of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi and solidify Benoit’s role as his musical heir. Benoit has also released the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charting albums Fuzzy Logic, Right Here, Right Now, Full Circle and Heroes, which paid homage to the pianist’s top jazz and pop influences.

Benoit’s ever expanding slate of orchestral music endeavors include his ongoing role as conductor of the Asia America Symphony Orchestra and leading such eminent orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the symphonies of London, Nuremberg, San Francisco, Atlanta, San Antonio and San Jose. Concurrent with his burgeoning career as a conductor, he recorded 1996’s American Landscape with The London Symphony Orchestra and 2005’s Orchestral Stories with members of the Asia America Symphony Orchestra and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Orchestral Stories featured his first piano concerto “The Centaur and the Sphinx” and his acclaimed symphonic piece “Kobe,” both of which he has performed in live settings across the country. In 2009, Benoit performed and conducted Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” with the Asia America Symphony Orchestra in a show that included Broadway great Lea Salonga; he later conducted Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the same orchestra in his critically acclaimed debut at Los Angeles’ Disney Hall.

Benoit’s notable film scores include The Stars Fell on Henrietta, produced by Clint Eastwood and starring Robert Duvall; and The Christmas Tree, produced by Sally Field, voted Best Score of 1996 by Film Score Magazine. Benoit has also been a longtime guest educator with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, winning the organization’s “excellence in music education” award in 2001. Through 2010, Benoit will head on the road to perform his latest inspiration from the April 2010 release, Earthglow.  On October 29, 2010, the Pianist was be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at The American Smooth Jazz Awards in Michigan City, Indiana.