Venue Details

301 Star Starred
Yoshi's Oakland
In Jack London Square across the street from BevMo 510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
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Park in lot
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Parking is a breeze
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Parking is cheap
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Food and drinks for purchase
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Casual but not tee shirts and jeans
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There's a garage and also plenty of parking on the street
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Get dinner with the show at Yoshi's
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Appetizers (which are less pricey) are available along with drinks during the show.
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Steer clear of the sushi, it's too much $ for not enough sushi.
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Super easy parking.
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Reviews & Ratings

415 ratings
4.7 average rating
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167 stars
attended May 28 2013

My second time seeing Sara at a Yoshi's and she was excellent both times. She's got a beautiful, clear voice and interprets music in interesting ways. Her band really... continued

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210 stars
attended Feb 11 2014

Nice venue especially when not too crowded. Competent middle of the road playing with some good side guitar from Dark Star Orchestra members. Not bad for a Tuesday night.

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210 stars
attended Jan 04 2014

Pharaoh Sanders has been peculiar for a long time. Given the incoherent performance I saw by him 20 years ago my expectations were low. Something of a legend though and... continued

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February 21 & 22, 2014: *The Association

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  • February 23, 2014: *"*Kiho’alu — Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tour*":**
  • George Kuo is known as one of Hawaii’s premiere Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar artists playing in the traditional nahenahe (sweet, soothing) style, bridging today’s generation with the older generations. George has been twice recognized with excellence in recording achievement by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, for Instrumental Album of the year in 1995 for Hawaiian Touch and 1996 for Aloha No Na Kupuna – Love for the Elders.  

March 6, 2014, 8:00pm: Michelle Coltrane

Vocalist Michelle Coltrane was born in Paris France, and is the only daughter of Alice and John Coltrane. Her current project is a collaboration with guitarist Shea Welsh, whom is also the musical director for the band. Michelle and Shea are writing new material, and arranging new and classic standards to create the bands unique modern/retro sound. They are currently in the studio recording material for Michelle’s second CD which is scheduled for release in early 2014. The band is comprised of LA’s finest musicians including: Nedra Wheeler, Ryan Cross, Tim Lefebvre, Cameron Graves, Mahesh Balasooriya, Ralph Penland and Kamasi Washington.

Schedule is current at time of publication, but subject to change without notice.

About the Ticket Supplier: Yoshi's Oakland

Yoshi's began in 1973 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by a trio of struggling students with plenty of dreams. Its founder and namesake, Yoshie Akiba, orphaned during World War II, came to the U.S. to study fine arts, dance and dance therapy. She opened Yoshi's Japanese Restaurant with her two best friends Kaz Kajimura, a journalist and carpenter, and Hiroyuki Hori, a painter and Japanese cook. The original North-Berkeley, 25-seat restaurant quickly became successful and by 1977 the three partners moved to a larger space on Claremont Avenue in Oakland and began introducing live music in their restaurant. Over the next 20 years, Yoshi's built itself into one of the world's most respected jazz venues and won a reputation as the Bay Area's premier location for people who were looking for great food and the best jazz. Yoshi's has hosted legendary jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr. and Oscar Peterson among hundreds of others.

In 1997, Yoshi's was invited by the Port of Oakland to relocate to Jack London Square as part of a plan to revitalize the area. Together with Morimoto Architects, Yoshi's built an award-winning 330-seat jazz club with a state-of-the-art sound system and design. Occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Jack London Square, the club is in it's tenth year in that location which has become one of the East Bay's greatest destinations. The restaurant and lounge have a combined capacity of 220. In 1998 Peter Williams was hired as the club's artistic director. Under his leadership, the club has continued to present the finest in jazz music, as well as world music, blues, neo-soul, latin jazz and afro-cuban music. In fall of 2006, Kajimura decided that it was time to elevate the menu to the quality of the jazz by recruiting Executive Chef Shotaro 'Sho' Kamio, one of the Bay Area's top chefs to make the change. Chef Kamio (formerly of Ozumo) brought a whole new generation of modern Japanese cuisine to Yoshi's, which instantly put it on the map as a destination to dine in addition to the best place to hear great live music.