Yoshi's Oakland: The Best Live Jazz in the East Bay
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Tue, Apr 29
8:00pm (Dee Bell & Marcos Silva)
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Wed, Apr 30
8:00pm (Martin Luther)
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Wed, May 14
8:00pm (Daryl Stuermer of Genesis)
Check Availability $7.50
Wed, May 21
8:00pm (Mark Hummel's Blues Blowout)
Thu, May 22
8:00pm (Avery Sunshine)
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Tue, May 27
8:00pm (Dahrio Wonder)
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Hadley LoudenRed Velvet
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Larry and Krew were fabulous! I've been a fan for over 40 years and he's only gotten better. Unfortunately, the table service at Yoshis is so terrible - typically a 45 minute wait to receive a beverage and that's AFTER being forced to wait outside in the cold for 30 minutes - that it's becoming a substantial deterrent to seeing otherwise fantastic shows?!?!?
February 21 & 22, 2014: *The Association
The Association is one of the most popular and successful bands to have come out of the sixties. They have sold over eighty million records, tapes, CDs and DVDs, earn- ing six gold discs and two platinum. Their number one hits; NEVER MY LOVE, WINDY and CHERISH have achieved ‘standard’ status, receiving almost as much airplay today as they ever have. At the turn of this millennium, BMI’s announcement of the Top 100 Most Played Songs of All T’ime placed the Assooiation’s hits at #2 NEVER MY LOVE, #22 CHERISH, and #61 WlNDY.
- February 23, 2014: *"*Kiho’alu — Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tour*":http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3957**
- 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 OaklandYoshi'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.