Jeff Bradshaw, Catherine Russell and More Among Yoshi's San Francisco's 13 New Shows, March-June 2013
Yoshi's San Francisco has announced newly-added shows fro March, April and June 2013, featuring Jeff Bradshaw, The Family Stone, DJ Afrika Bambaata, The Tubes feat. Fee Waybill, Dawn Richard, Freddie Jackson, Boca Do Rio, Marcus Johnson, Portland Cello Project Play Beck, Brubeck & Bach, Pharoah Sanders, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks and Catherine Russell. More details below.
For more information on these shows, click the links below or go to yoshis.com/sanfrancisco. Yoshi's San Francisco Live Music & Restaurant is located at 1330 Fillmore Street in San Francisco, Calif. For tickets and more info, call 415.655.5600 or visit yoshis.com/sanfrancisco. For dinner reservations, go to yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/restaurant.
Hidden Beach Recording's soul/jazz trombonist
Tue, Mar 5, 8pm
This Philly born soul/jazz innovator has changed the way people view the trombone. Hidden Beach Recording Artist Jeff Bradshaw has shared the stage and recorded with artists like: Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Jay Z, Mary J Blige, Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott, and Tyler Perry, just to name a few. His warm, tantalizing sound and smooth yet gripping performances are what people like most about this Sexy Philly Soul/Jazz Man! He has just released his sophomore CD Bone Appetit (Hidden Beach/2012), which features Raheem Devaughn, Maysa, Kindred The Family Soul, Marsha Ambrosious, Natalie The Floecist Stewart, Coko (of SWV), and PJ Morton. Bone Appetit made its debut three times in the Top 20 and twice in the Top 10 on the BILLBOARD CONTEMPORARY JAZZ CHARTS, and also earned a NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINATION FOR "BEST JAZZ ALBUM." This Trombonist/Vocalist/Producer/Writer is on his way to making history with The Trombone. World take notice, and prepare for a Soulful Jazzy Entree known as Bone Appetit. Read more here.THE FAMILY STONE
Wed, Mar 6, 8pm
$26 adv, $30 door
Original founding members, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and R&B Pioneer Award Winners -- Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson and Greg Errico -- the first inter-racial / inter-gender band in Rock & Roll history bring you the hits of Sly & The Family Stone. Featuring the powerful voices of Alex Davisand Trina Johnson, they bring you the message of peace, love, and social consciousness through musical harmony, with some of the funkiest players of all time. Players like Nate Wingfield on the guitar and Musical Director Blaise Sison on bass add the proper pocket to the raw Family Stone sound. The Family Stone continues giving you the musical experience that has brought them in front of over half a million people through Europe and the US, spreading the roots of funk that is The Family Stone. Read more here.DJ AFRIKA BAMBAATA
Hip Hop pioneer
Fri, Mar 8, 10:30pm in the club
$24 adv, $28 door
Afrika Bambaataa was an important rap-music pioneer who became a forgotten elder statesman as rap evolved. Bambaataa, who took his name (which means "affectionate leader") from a movie about Zulu warriors, quit the notorious Black Spades street gang in the mid-1970s and formed Zulu Nation, a music-oriented "youth organization." Among the members who became minor rap luminaries were DJs Red Alert, Jazzy Jay, and Whiz Kid, as well as Afrika Islam, who went on to work with Ice-T. Read more here.THE TUBES feat. Fee Waybill
'70s & '80s Rock & Roll as Theatre band
Thu, Mar 14, 8pm
$30 adv, $34 door
From humble beginnings in Phoenix, Arizona, to the streets of San Francisco, THE TUBES were catapulted into Rock and Roll's limelight in the mid 1970s and made there most memorable mark on Rock history throughout the '70s and '80s with such classic rock staples as "White Punks On Dope," "What Do You Want From Life," "Mondo Bondage," "Don't Touch Me There," "Sushi Girl," "Talk To Ya Later" and their Number 1 Billboard hit "She's A Beauty." No matter how memorable THE TUBES' recordings were, the lifeline of the band has always been their live performance. From the exuberant and imaginative to the outrageous, THE TUBES continue to perform for hordes of fans throughout the world. The current line up of THE TUBES (still retaining four original members) consists of the enigmatic and unforgettable vocalist Fee Waybill, the elusive guitarist Roger Steen, the solid bass playing of Rick Anderson, the legendary Prairie Prince on drums, and keyboardist extraordinaire David Medd. THE TUBES didn't invent the idea of Rock & Roll as theater, but they have certainly thrived on the concept. Few bands have had a more entertaining and over-the-top live show than THE TUBES. Read more here.
Lead singer of Danity Kane tours solo album Goldenheart
Wed, Mar 20, 8pm
$20 adv, $24 door
Singer/Songwriter Dawn Richard is a founding member of the Bad Boy Records multi-platinum selling group Danity Kane. Born and raised in New Orleans, Richard grew up with music constantly surrounding her. Her father, a musician and choir director was one of the members of RCA Records' R&B group,Chocolate Milk. Attending the University of New Orleans on a full scholarship, Richard's first claim to fame was as a opening act for Anthony Hamilton. Five years later, the songstress auditioned for Making The Band, Season 3. After making the group, Richard wrote several records for Danity Kane's second platinum album Welcome to the Dollhouse and eventually wrote for other Bad Boy recording acts including Day26 and Diddy himself. In 2010, Richard joined Diddy to form the critically acclaimed group, Dirty Money. Richard wrote on five records for the Last Train To Paris album that has sold over 500,000 copies since its 2011 debut. On March 27, 2012, Richard released her Armor On EP which debuted at the #1 spot on iTunes R&B/Soul Charts. The EP landed on the Billboard charts at the #4 spot on the Heatseeker Charts, #15 on the Independent Charts and #28 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts.
Coming off the heels of her critically acclaimed #1 EP, Armor On, singer/songwriter, Dawn Richard released her debut LP, Goldenheart. The 16-track LP marks the solo debut from the New Age R&B singer, introducing fans and newcomers alike to the first of a three-part series of love, loss and redemption. The album was released worldwide on January 15, 2013, with the help of Altavoz Distribution. The album features production from longtime collaborator and GRAMMY-nominated producer Andrew "Druski" Scott (Trinitee 5:7, Michelle Williams, Letoya Luckett), The Fisticuffs (Miguel, Jhene Aiko) and Deonte(Will.I.Am, Chris Brown, Lloyd). Read more here.
GRAMMY Nominated, American Music Award winning vocalist
Thu-Fri, Mar 21-22, 8 & 10pm $25-$42
Thu 8pm $35, 10pm $25
Fri 8pm $42, 10pm $35
For You (Entertainment One Music/2010) embodies all of the qualities that have made Freddie Jackson one of contemporary R&B's most beloved icons. In a recording career that spans more than a quarter-century, the New York-bred vocalist has set a much-emulated standard for sophisticated, romantic balladry, spotlighting a smoothly expressive voice that's one of the most recognizable in popular music. Although he's already produced a large and influential body of music, For You makes it clear that Jackson is currently creating some of his most compelling music to date. The new album maintains the artist's established style, while simultaneously expanding into exciting new musical territory. On such heart-touching new tunes as "I Don't Wanna Go," "Slow Dance," "Incognito" and "A Dozen Roses," Jackson's singular voice combines with heartfelt lyrics and distinctive grooves to make music that carries the timeless appeal of his best work. Read more here.
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