Venue Details

6490 Star Starred
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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Kenny Burrell
52 ratings
4.7 average rating
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93 events
14 reviews
63 stars
attended Jul 31 2011

So lucky to catch the late show, the last set, the last day, in the closing current gig at Yoshi’s Jack London Square. For “Kenny Burrell’s 80th Birthday Celebration,” this final set was THE performance to be at, when Burrell and the Jazz...continued

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Theater lover Red Velvet
122 events
21 reviews
15 stars
attended Jul 29 2011

Simply the best jazz band I have heard in years! IN the first 5 mintes, my friend leaned over to me and mouthed the words thankyou as you could tell from the first note that this was going to be first rate sound! Every single note sang and we were...continued

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124 events
66 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 28 2011

Great concert. Burrell is still hip and tasteful at 80, particularly on ballads. The eight member band is an all star ensemble with the likes of Steve Turre' on trombone and Billy Childs on piano.

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Quotes & Highlights

“The greatest guitarist in jazz history.”—Time

Description

Kenny Burrell is among a handful of guitarists who have forever changed the role of the instrument in jazz. For over fifty years, his distinct style, tone, and phrasing have graced recordings and performances by almost every major performer in jazz history. Combine a consummate sense of swing, lush tones with harmonic creativity and you have the one-and-only jazz guitar artistry of this legendary figure in jazz. From his early years as a sideman with the likes of John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith, James Moody and more, Burrell has always been swinging. Kenny played on his first major recording session in Detroit in 1951, with a Dizzy Gillespie combo that included John Coltrane, Milt Jackson, and Percy Heath and this living legend continues to be a towering giant of jazz. He is a master improviser, prolific composer and distinguished educator.

Yoshi's Oakland Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> Yoshi's Oakland WinterFest at California's Great America Alex Ramon's <em>IMpossible</em> Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em>