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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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408 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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819 events
416 reviews
408 stars
Worst service I've had there. I was ignored for a very long time. Quite unfortunate.
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Geri Allen: Tribute to Eric Dolphy
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Geri Allen is an amazing composer and pianist. Since 1982, she has recorded, performed or collaborated an amazing array of artists.  She’s been to Yoshi’s most recently with the tribute to Lee Morgan last winter, and previously as pianist with Charles Lloyd. Her return to Yoshi’s as a leader brings this incredible tribute to Eric Dolphy.

Dolphy was one of several groundbreaking jazz alto players to rise to prominence in the 1960s. His work with John Coltrane and Charles Mingus would be enough to solidify his place in jazz history.  When you figure in his solo work, and all the work he did as a sideman, his contributions to the jazz canon is astounding.

For this gig, Geri has assembled a stellar group that features Oliver Lake on alto and bass clarinet, Don Byron on clarinets, Dwayne Dolphin on bass and the amazing Jeff “Tain” Watts on drums.