Young Dubliners, Barbary Coast Burlesque and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 1/19
Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through January 19, plus new shows through April 2014. Details below!
Yoshi's San Francisco is located at 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA. For tickets and more info: 415.655.5600 or Show Tickets. For dinner reservations: 415.655.5600 or Dinner Reservations. For current restaurant menu, click here. LOCALS DISCOUNT:Enter promo code 94115 for 20% select shows for locals only. Limit (4) tickets per purchase. Must show ID with 94115 home zip code, when you pick up tickets at the box office.
JON B with Full Live Band
(Richly soulful and accomplished musician, songwriter & producer returns with full band!) Fri-Sat, Dec 27-28, 8 & 10pm
Fri: 8pm $34, 10pm $29
Sat: 8 & 10pm $34
Jon B is a consummate artist, an accomplished musician and noted songwriter and producer with severAl Gold and platinum records under his belt. His is a richly textured body of music, a testament to one man's love for all things soul. His beginning was seasoned by early influences including Duran Duran, Inxs, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Babyface, Prince and Sade. He spent the summer after high school writing, producing and recording 40 incredible songs and began making his rounds to all major record labels. Within a few months, he'd met Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and his wife, Tracy Edmonds, who were interested in signing Jon to their label imprint, Edmonds Record Group (formerly Yab Yum). The relationship between Jon and Edmonds Record Group immediately bore fruit. His debut album "Bonafide" went platinum and he was nominated by the Grammys for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for the single, "Someone to Love." Read more here.
ELLIOTT YAMIN(Multi-talented American Idol (Season 5, Top 3 finalist) pop, contemporary R&B singer-songwriter returns to Yoshi's SF)
Sun, Dec 29, 8pm
Yamin has already earned a prestigious reputation as both a world-class recording artist and a deeply compelling live performer, having built an impressive body of work as well as an intensely loyal international fan base. On Let's Get to What's Real, the multi-talented artist raises the musical and personal stakes, tapping into the emotional honesty and sonic intimacy of classic soul to create the most inspired and distinctive music he's ever made. The resulting album is the purest expression to date of the musical talent and personal charisma that were first introduced to the public during Yamin's stint as one of the most acclaimed performers to ever compete on TV's American Idol.
Read more here.
NEW YEAR'S EVE w/ THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
With opening set by DJ Harry Duncan (Bay Area R&B meets the streets of New Orleans)Tue, Dec 31, 8 & 10:30pm
BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT!
To those who have seen the California Honeydrops, it may come as a shock that the young frontman, Lech Wierzynski, was born in Warsaw, Poland. The son of Polish political refugees raised in Chicago and Washington DC, Lech was exposed to a wide range of musical influences. "When my dad was growing up in communist Poland in the '40s and '50s, old American music was illegal and therefore very cool," he says. "He passed on the love of old stuff to me: everything from Louis Armstrong to Sam Cooke." Like his early influences, Lech has the unique ability to carry a tune casually, conversationally and powerfully as well. But the California Honeydrops are not just another throwback band. "My brother and I had to assimilate to modern American society," Wierzynski explains, "so we loved all the popular stuff on the radio too, especially Hip-Hop, R&B. Knowing music was our way of proving we were American." After studying ethno-musicology at Oberlin College, Wierzynski arrived in Oakland, California in 2004. There, he couldn't help but to continue expanding his musical horizons. "At first," he recalls, "I played mostly on the street, and then as I got more established I started playing a lot of blues and soul music in clubs and touring. There is a rich heritage of that music here in the Bay, and I was lucky enough to play with a lot of older musicians who taught me what it was all about." Read more here.
Brian McKnight W/ FULL BAND
(Multi-Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Producer)(Touring in support of new album More Than Words [Entertainment One Music / 2013]) Thu-Sun, Jan 2-5Thu: 8pm $55, 10pm $50Fri, 8pm $65, 10pm $60
Sat, 8pm $65 <~ SOLD OUT!, 10pm $60
Sun: 7pm $55, 9pm $50
As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 15 albums to date, seven of them have gone platinum, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. McKnight is also a multi- instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. Brian McKnight holds a GRAMMY Awards record having received 16 nominations without a win. Winner: Soul Train Awards 1999, Best R&B/Soul Male Album and Image Awards 2000, Outstanding Male Artist: "Back At One." Read more here.
Tommy Igoe BIG BAND - The Music of Duke, Basie & Monk(Featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians!)
Tue, Jan 7, 8pm$22
A night of incredible music celebrating three legends of jazz: Duke Ellington, Count Basie & Thelonious Monk. Drumming icon, Tommy Igoe and his band are putting a fresh, global spin on a proud American art form. This elite 15-piece unit is comprised of San Francisco's finest players, hand-picked from Tower of Power, Santana, The Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs and many more. Cherished music from Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and Count Basie share the stage with unforgettable songs from Spain, Cuba, Brazil and New Orleans. Blues, Funk, Brazilian, Latin and incredible special guests make every show a unique journey. Experience one of the world's finest drummers leading this breathtaking ensemble and be a part of San Francisco's new Tuesday Tradition!
Read more here.
YOUNG DUBLINERS(Celtic rock band) Wed, Jan 8, 8pm
$19 adv, $23 door
The Young Dubliners are quite possibly Celtic rock's hardest working band, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more. Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called 'Celtic Rock,' that label, as labels often can be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it's not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. Read more here.
(Imaginative and masterful acoustic guitar virtuoso)Thu, Jan 9, 8pm
Andy McKee's acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass doghouse bass-and-banjo duo, and virtually anything else his pastoral compositions and tasteful covers require. In 10 years and 5 records, he's written an oeuvre that globally inspires and intrigues music fans. His robust 200 dates-a-year tour itinerary-often spanning domestic rural to the exotically remote, from Arizona to Zimbabwe and everything in between-and his fans-first commitment, make him a worldwide ambassador for a new era in acoustic virtuosity. Andy's imaginative and masterful approach to the instrument and his Guitar Masters tour franchise-a tour package of edgy progressives-is helping to redefine our conception of acoustic guitar. Recently he's garnered plum exposure touring with Dream Theater (where he played to 10,000 in Mexico City) and Eric Johnson (who made a rare acoustic showing on the Guitar Masters Tour) where he's been able to share his unique artistry with a wide and diverse audience. Fans of sophisticated holiday music had the opportunity to hear Andy on Josh Groban's GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum Christmas album, Noël. Read more here.