Jazz Musicians Graham Dechter and Eric Darius to Perform at Yoshi's 11/16-17

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Jazz-Musicians-Graham-Dechter-and-Eric-Darius-to-Perform-at-Yoshis-1116-17-20010101Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant on Fillmore Street just added the following concerts at its world-renowned San Francisco venue: Graham Dechter with Jeff Hamilton Trio on Friday, November 16 at 8pm and 10pm, and Eric Darius on Saturday November 17, at 8pm and 10pm. Tickets for these performances just went on sale at 10am on October 25, and can be purchased by clicking on the following links: Graham Dechter, Eric Darius.

Graham Dechter with Jeff Hamilton Trio

Friday, November 16
8pm, $22 & 10pm, $16
Graham Dechter (Guitar)

Tamir Hendelman (piano)
John Clayton (bass?)
Jeff Hamilton (drums)

Born in Santa Monica, CA, guitarist Graham Dechter began his study of music at the age of five when he started taking violin lessons and composing orchestral pieces. He discovered his passion for guitar and jazz at Idyllwild Arts Academy, the prestigious residential arts high school. Upon graduation, Graham entered the Jazz Studies program at the Eastman School of Music. In 2005, after completing a year at Eastman, Graham moved back to Los Angeles, after being invited by Jeff Hamilton to join the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (CHJO). He was 19 at the time and became the youngest member of the acclaimed orchestra. He has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Asia and has performed and recorded with some of the most respected names in music, including: Michael Buble, Benny Golson, James Moody, John Pizzarelli, Larry Goldings, Jon Hendricks, Nancy Wilson, Kurt Elling, Billy Taylor, Benny Green, Bill Charlap, Paquito D'Rivera, Curtis Fuller, Wycliffe Gordon, Terell Stafford, Clark Terry, Snooky Young and Wynton Marsalis.

Eric Darius

Saturday, November 17
8pm, $28 & 10pm, $22

“I want my music to be a vehicle for change and to transcend boundaries from age to race. I believe my music can make a difference in the world,” states the commanding and strikingly handsome 20-something musician, composer, and performer, known for his dynamic and exhilarating live shows. Darius’ explosive arrival on the contemporary jazz scene at age 17 caused a frenzy. This was not a surprise as the ambitious saxophonist, who has shared the stage with everyone from Prince, Carlos Santana, Wynton Marsalis, Wyclef Jean, George Benson, and Brian McKnight, had just released an auspicious recording debut and several years prior had already made an appearance at the famed Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Garnering accolades from critics, musicians and fans alike, there seemed to be a consensus that this young man was bringing a sense of history but yet a youthful and forward-thinking approach to the genre. Eric Darius, who has scored a #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Charts and several top ten hits, has steadily proven to be anything but your typical ‘smooth jazz guy.’ The savvy business school grad whose iPod features a mix of everyone from John Coltrane and Bob Marley to Jay-Z , the Rolling Stones and Alicia Keys, confesses, “Contemporary jazz is the genre that has embraced my music, but I see myself as a musician first. I play every style of music from Jazz, R&B, Pop, Reggae, Hip-hop, Rock to Gospel. As I continue to evolve and grow musically, it’s the journey to explore new things that keeps me excited and hungry to do what I do.”

For more information on these shows, visit www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco.

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