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Yoshi's Oakland
In Jack London Square across the street from BevMo 510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
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741 events
391 reviews
188 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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Norman Brown
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33 events
23 reviews
30 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

I swear Norman Brown has magic fingers. His guitar(s) were acting a lil janky but it didn't stop the music he gave to his fans; nothing less than magnificent. His daughter has a beautiful voice and his keyboardist (Gayle Johnson) was a beast on...

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12 events
4 reviews
28 stars
attended Sep 04 2011

Fantastic performance, Norman Brown was GREAT. He introduced his daughter, who also has a amazingly great voice. Mr. Brown had Yoshi's jammin with his energy. Top musicians on stage!!!

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1 events
1 review
7 stars
attended Sep 04 2011

This was by far one of the BEST shows that I've had the pleasure of attending in many year!!!

Mr. Norman Brown really put on an EXCELLENT show...

The combination of Yoshi's quaint setting & Norman's smooth sounds, madef for a great evening...continued

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Learn more about Norman Brown at his website.


Norman Brown has a lot to live up to. Since the release of his critically Grammy Award winning album Just Chillin’, this innovative and original guitarist has been front and center in the fast evolving fusion of pop, R&B and jazz that has captured the imagination of true music aficionados across the country and around the world. Over the course of five landmark releases and a virtually constant itinerary of international touring, this gifted and gloriously versatile guitarist and vocalist has established himself as one of a handful of preeminent instrumentalists and composers in contemporary musical realms, setting a standard for virtuosity that has placed the Shreveport, La. native in a category of one.

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.