Yoshi's SF Releases Updated Calendar Through February 9
Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through February 9, plus new shows through April 2014.
"Rhythms are changing at Yoshi's San Francisco. The six-year-old Fillmore Street landmark first gained its reputation as a jazz club, with a longer history in the genre going back to the early 1970s in the East Bay. But now, the popular venue anchored in the heart of the evolving Fillmore District is becoming increasingly known for the eclectic array of performers who play on the Yoshi's San Francisco stage and entertain audiences with a wide range of musical styles. Peter Murphy -- dubbed the 'king of goth' -- recently played at Yoshi's San Francisco, as have Erykah Badu, the Winery Dogs, the Dramatics and Graham Nash."
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AN EVENING WITH Shawn Colvin (3X GRAMMY winning singer-songwriter) Tue-Thu, Jan 14-16, 8pm
In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor. In the 23 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three GRAMMY Awards, released nine albums, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work. Read more here.
MINT CONDITION("Sounding just as energetic and commanding as ever, Mint Condition can still do it all, from writing and producing...to shifting seamlessly among R&B/funk, hip hop, jazz and rock-all without falling into the formulaic abyss. Mint Condition is proof positive that it's OK to keep doing your thing." ~Billboard Magazine)
Fri, Jan 17, 8pm - SOLD OUT!!!
Fri, Jan 17, 10pm - SOLD OUT!!!
Sat, Jan 18, 8pm - SOLD OUT!!!
Sat, Jan 18, 10pm - SOLD OUT!!!
In an industry when acts constantly come and go, Mint Condition has managed to maintain and grow a devout following. Their strategy has been simple. "We have focused on staying true to what we do. Our music gives the people a kind of insight into who we are. There is a vulnerability that comes across in the music and people embrace that, whether it's joy, love or pain," explains the band. 2011 was a banner year for Mint Condition, who celebrated their 20th anniversary. Their album 7... was critically hailed, featuring a top ten hit ("Not My Daddy" with Kelly Price, which earned two GRAMMY nominations) and two top 20 singles ("Caught My Eye" and "Walk On"). Jet Magazine called 7... "The kind of CD you can put on and play all the way through, and The Philadelphia Inquirer raved, "This is what honest, open, mature soul sounds like. Pay attention!" Mint Condition was also tapped to appear on Prince's Welcome 2 America tour and they were selected as the house band for TV One's Way Black When. Prince has often called Mint his favorite band. "In many ways, he (Prince) continues to be a mentor for us," says keyboardist Lawrence El. "He's a musical genius yet he is never condescending. He has a way of making you feel he's your biggest fan-we certainly are his! He's the best. Watching him perform always sends you back to the shed; you know you still have work to do." Read more here.
BARBARY COAST BURLESQUE feat. Kitten DeVille <~ NEWLY-ADDED SPECIAL GUEST
(Unique sensuality of classic to neo-burlesque)
Sun, Jan 19, 8pm, 18+
$15 adv, $20 door
Barbary Coast Burlesque is a cabaret featuring today's most talented burlesque performers from all over the world. This cabaret of dazzling beauty has gained a reputation as one of the greatest burlesque shows in the country. With all of the unique sensuality of classic to neo-burlesque, Barbary Coast Burlesque is an unforgettable experience to have at Yoshi's in San Francisco. Read more here.
ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: The Music of ABBA(The world's greatest ABBA show back by popular demand!)
Tue-Wed, Jan 21-22, 8pm
$29 adv, $34 door
Arrival From Sweden was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 Gothenburg, Sweden. They soon became one of the world's most popular and most selling ABBA show band and since their start in 1995, the band has toured over 35 nations and appeared on several TV and radio shows all over the world. This production is the closest you ever will get to see ABBA! Arrival From Sweden is the only group who has gotten an unreleased ABBA song directly from ABBA. The song was released worldwide in 2009. Arrival From Sweden is the only group who has the exclusive right to copy ABBA's original outfits, and they are the only group who has the exclusive permission and trademark ABBA in their production name ABBASOLUTELY - permitted by Universal. Read more here.
AIRTO MOREIRA & EYEDENTITY
(Brazilian percussionist/drummer with long-time collaborator group Eyedentity perform a wide variety of styles such as Afro-Brazilian, Samba and Bossa Nova, straight ahead Jazz and funky Jazz Fusion)
Thu, Jan 23, 8pm
$22 adv, $24 door
In 1965, Airto met the singer Flora Purim in Rio de Janeiro. Flora moved to the USA in 1967 and Airto followed her shortly after. When in New York Airto began playing with musicians such as Reggie Workman, JJ Johnson, Cedar Walton and bassist Walter Booker. It was through Booker that Airto began playing with the greats - Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Paul Desmond and Joe Zawinul, to name a few. Zawignul recommended Airto to MiLes Davis for a recording session in 1970 for the "Bitches Brew" album. Davis then invited Airto to join his group, which included such jazz icons as Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea and later John McLaughlin and Keith Jarrett. He remained with Miles for two years, and appears on such releases as "Live/Evil", "Live at the Fillmore", "On the Corner", "The Isle of Wight", "Bitches Brew" and later releases including the "Fillmore Sessions." Read more here.
(Soul-infused R&B hit-makers of classics such as "I'll Be Around," "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" and "One Of A Kind (Love Affair).")
Fri-Sat, Jan 24-25, 8 & 10pm
Fri: 8pm GA $39, M&G $65; 10pm GA $29
Sat: 8pm GA $39, M&G $65; 10pm GA $39
It should come as no surprise that The Spinners have always made timeless music. Their classic group sound and approach never loses its universal appeal. Throughout the years they have acquired twelve (12) gold records with hits on top of both Pop and R&B charts and they are one of the few groups who can boast of four lead singers. Today, original member Henry Fambrough is joined onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, high tenor Harold "Spike" Bonhart and a soul-infused 5-piece band. Read more here.
PEDRO SÁ MORAES (Brazilian singer/songwriter blending Boss Nova, Tropicália & customary pop)
Sun, Jan 26, 7pm
$12 adv, $16 door
Considered one of the most important songwriters in the new Brazilian Popular Music scene, Pedro Sá Moraes, "one of the ten artists you should have known in 2012" (NPR - 2013) will be touring the US in support of his new album, "Além do Princípio do Prazer" (Beyond Pleasure Principle) in January of 2014. Produced by the Brazilian Music Award winner Ivo Senra, the album explores an unlikely crossroads of unpredictable harmonies, a wide pallete of African-Brazilian and self-created rhythms, and textural, dramatic layers of electronica and electro-acoustic landscapes. Read more here.
SF Sketchfest Presents: Wheels Off: THE RHETT MILLER SHOW
(Music, Comedy and More!)
Mon, Jan 27, 8pm
Wheels Off: The Rhett Miller Show is a new variety show featuring Rhett Miller and his all-star friends. Modeled after an old-school variety show, Wheels Off will feature music, comedy, a little bit of discussion, and maybe even a skit here and there. This SF Sketchfest iteration features Paul F. Tompkins and more to be announced. Always a blast--come on down! Read more here.
CHRISTIAN PEPIN - A TOUR OF LATIN AMERICA Special Guest Appearance Flamenco Vocalist Kina Mendez <~ NEWLY-ADDED SPECIAL GUEST
(Puerto Rican born GRAMMY-nominated Latin Jazz percussionist)Tue, Jan 28, 8pm
$12 adv, $14 door
A GRAMMY nominated percussionist, Christian Pepin is a "musical multilinguist" who embodies the soul of a percussionist that inherently stirs the human spirit. From his supersonic slaps to the thunderous open tones and heavy hitting bass notes, the young Christian Pepin shows perceptiveness and adoration for Latin music. His keen sense, gifted interpretation of music, and the influence of the New York streets has allowed Christian to translate his bliss. Whether it be on the stage or set to Avant-garde Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz, he can make his drums speak fluently to any listener. Read more here.
FREDDY CLARKE AND FRIENDS - Journey To Freedom(Refreshing mix of international musicians and traditions)
Wed, Jan 29, 8pm
$20 adv, $24 door
This group of internationally recognized musicians is a powerful collaboration and their music is an ethno-layering of melodic, rhythmic and poetic ideas from several very different musical traditions that fit powerfully into a brilliant world music. Founded by flamenco guitarist Freddy Clarke, Wobbly World is a myriad of musicians and singers from West Africa, Morocco, Bulgaria, Netherlands,Lebanon, Viet Nam & the U.S. that deliver a bold, brave, joy-filled celebration of international musical synergy. Wobbly World's music is a refreshing mix where each player brings a contrasting musical tradition, yet the music flows and soars with a deep sense of cohesion. The band is committed to promoting peace through music and freedom to enjoy music without borders. Read more here.
(Male Voice of modern Fado)
Thu, Jan 30, 8pm
$31 adv, $35 door
With his earthy and atmospheric songs, honeyed tones and sensitive interpretations, faso sensation Antonio Zambujo pushes Portugal's soulful folk tradition into the contemporary. Born in southern Portugal, Zambujo infuses his fado with Cante Alentejano - the male choral chanting tradition of his birthplace. He also incorporates elements of Brazilian Bossa Nova, M.P.B. and jazz, adding a playfulness and inventiveness to the tradition. After recording his first album O mesmo fado in 2002, Zambujo won the prestigious Radio Nova FM prize for the 'Best New Fado Voice" and the Amália Rodrigues Foundation's Award for Best Male Fado Singer. He has recorded four more albums since: Por meu cante (2004); Outro Sentido(2007 - named 'Top of the World' album by Songlines) and Guia (2010), which are all available in the US on the World Village label. This tour will celebrate Zambujo's latest album, Quinto (2012), which was just released on Universal.
Read more here.
ERIC ROBERSON plus Algebra Blessett
(R&B and Soul Singer/Songwriter/Producer)Fri, Jan 31, 8pm & 10pm
8pm: $29 adv, $33 door
10pm: $25 adv, $29 door
Singer/Songwriter/Producer Eric Roberson continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio. Erro, as he is affectionately known by fans and friends alike, has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists like Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green and countless others, to releasing 8 albums under his Blue Erro Soul imprint. This Rahway, NJ native and Howard University alum has been nominated in both 2010 and 2011 for a GRAMMY Award in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category and continues to blaze trails unheard of from an independent artist. His latest release Mister Nice Guy debuted in the top 5 on the iTunes R&B/Soul Charts. Read more here.
SF Sketchfest Presents: THE GIRLS with Alison Brie, Cyrina Fiallo and Julianna Guill (Music, Comedy and More!)
Sat, Feb 1, 8 & 10pm
THE GIRLS are a Los Angeles based trio performing folky-rock-style covers of some of their favorite songs, from classic rock hits to more contemporary fare, as well as some originals. Featuring Cyrina Fiallo, Julianna Guill, and Alison Brie, THE GIRLS will woo you with angelic harmonies and hilarious bits! Just kidding...or are we? Read more here.
CALVIN KEYS POWER QUARTET
(Veteran Jazz Guitarist)
Sun, Feb 2, 7pm
$14 adv, $17 door
For nearly 50 years, jazz guitarist Calvin Keys has been a leader of his own bands, producer of his recordings and on first call for his exceptional style as an accompanist and soloist by many other legends of jazz. It was after hearing him with Ahmad Jamal that Charles Earland asked Calvin to join his band for a special New York City performance. After moving to Los Angeles in 1969, Keys became the guitarist in the house band at the Persian Room with Red Holloway. During this same period Calvin co-led a band with Blue Mitchell. During this same period Calvin connected with yet another master organist, Doug Carn whom he later recorded on Doug's Adams Apple that featured the great Jean Carn on the famed Black Jazz label. It was after a 1974 moved to Oakland, California, that Calvin's nearly 20 years with the great Ahmad Jamal started. He toured extensively throughout Europe with a live recording in Paris at the famed Salle Pleyel, which finally made its way to the US. While performing is always a priority for Calvin Keys, he has found time to record 15 CDs, including his internationally acclaimed An Evening With Calvin Keys and his new release, the Jazzweek chart topper at #18, Electric Keys. Read more here.
Tommy Igoe BIG BAND w/ special guest TBD (Featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians!)
Tue, Feb 4, 8pm
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.
MADS TOLLING QUARTET feat. KIM NALLEY
(Collaborating for the first time, 2x GRAMMY-winning violinist Mads Tolling and
internationally-acclaimed jazz vocalist Kim Nalley will explore the universe of jazz, R&B and Tolling originals.) Wed, Feb 5, 8pm
$19 adv, $23 door
Mads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist, violist, and composer originally from Copenhagen, Denmark. As a former member for over eight years with the pioneering string group, Turtle Island Quartet, Mads has received two GRAMMY Awards. He regularly tours with acclaimed bassist Stanley Clarke, and he was featured on Stanley's album, "Toys of Men." Since 2007 Mads has lead his own group, Mads Tolling Quartet. His recording The Playmaker released in the fall of 2009, features Stanley Clarke and jazz greats Russell Ferrante & Stefon Harris. Mads' latest album with his quartet Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty - Live at Yoshi's came out in the spring of 2012. Mads has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition and his recordings have received rave reviews in Downbeat Magazine, Strings Magazine, Washington Post & San Francisco Chronicle. Mads has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron Leo Kottke & Paquito D'Rivera. Read more here.
MARCUS SHELBY ORCHESTRA feat. THE DYNAMIC MISS FAYE CAROL (In 1999, upright bassist and composer Marcus Shelby formed the Marcus Shelby Orchestra.) Thu, Feb 6, 8pm
$20 adv, $23 door
In 1999, Marcus Shelby's interest in composing for big band orchestra and his work in collaboration with the Bay Area multidisciplinary arts organization Intersection for the Arts led him to form the Marcus Shelby Orchestra. The MSO is comprised of San Francisco Bay Area musicians and have featured and performed with many respected guest artists such as Faye Carol, Kenny Washington, Ledisi, Roberto Gamberini, Gerri Allen, Mary Stallings, Kim Nalley, Clairdee, Joanna Haigood, Paul Flores, and many, many more. In the past 15 years, Shelby has written an extensive series of original compositions, suites, tone poems, film scores, ballets, and arrangements for the orchestra and has partnered with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Intersection for the Arts, Z Space, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and Living Jazz to present many of these commissioned works. Shelby has been awarded two residencies with the Intersection for the Arts through Theater Communications Group and Meet the Composer. Shelby has also been awarded two creative work fund grants, a Gerbode Foundation grant, an Irvine Foundation grant, and two San Francisco Commission individual artist grants to support work created and performed by the Marcus Shelby Orchestra. Read more here.
HOUSE OF FLOYD: The Music of Pink Floyd(These shows will be the album Pulse in its entirety Part 1 and Part 2)
Fri, Feb 7, 8 & 10pm
8pm $24 - performing Pulse 1994 Earl's Court (part 1)
10pm $18 - performing Pulse 1994 Earl's Court (part 2)
All Night Pass $35 - Access to both shows.
The Bay Area's House of Floyd will perform in its entirety a re-creation of Pink Floyd's 1994 Pulsefrom London's Earls Court. Included in this show is the complete "Dark Side of the Moon," as well as hits from "Wish You Were Here," "The Wall," "Division Bell," "Momentary Lapse of Reason" & "Meddle." House of Floyd is San Francisco's immersive Pink Floyd tribute band. Rather than simply replicating the iconic band's recorded songs, House of Floyd focuses on the adventurous live arrangements and sonic explorations of their namesake. Read more here.
Duncan Sheik(GRAMMY and two-time Tony Award winner, composer of Spring Awakening) Sat, Feb 8, 8 & 10pm
8pm $29 adv, $34 door
10pm $21 adv, $26 door
After breaking through in the late '90s with his Top 20 single "Barely Breathing," Duncan Sheik spent much of the subsequent decade taking a breather from the usual rock singer/songwriter rituals. His focus was on albums that broke with pop music conventions and, additionally, theatrical musicals like Spring Awakening, the Broadway sensation that won him two Tony Awards and a GRAMMY. As he explains this lengthy diversion now: "After a while you get boring to everyone else, but you get really bored with yourself. There was a moment where I was much more interested in these kind of longer narrative arcs, and being able to sing from the perspective of somebody else's persona, as opposed to Duncan Sheik's." (Read more here.)
ANA POPOVIC (The 4x Blues Music Awards nominee blends smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and tight blues
groove with soulful feminine vocals. Her incredible stage presence makes her an irresistible force in the music world.)
Sun, Feb 9, 7pm$24 adv, $28 door
Ana Popovic was born in the war torn town of Belgrade, formerly Yugoslavia. Ana grew up in a warm and loving family where music was very important. Her father would, throughout her youth, always invite friends over for nightly jam sessions where Ana listened and analyzed the deep artistic roots of her music. In this atmosphere, she quickly picked up her father's impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and went to work at a young age of 15. Since then, Ana Popovic has developed into an phenomenal guitarist/vocalist who currently resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Today Ana and her phenomenal four -piece band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues / jazz and rock festivals around the world. Read more here.