Graham Nash, The Wee Trio, Tuck & Patti and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru Dec 15

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through December 15, plus new shows through February 2014. Details below!

Yoshi's San Francisco Live Music & Restaurant is located at 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, Calif. 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.

New Daily Happy Hour:
5-7pm in the Bar & Lounge Only
$4 Bar Snacks
$5 Wine, Well Drinks & Draft Beer

$6 Cocktails
Daily Specials

Tommy Igoe BIG BAND - The Music of Basie & Buddy

(Featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians!)
Tue, Nov 12
$22
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.

JOHNNYSWIM plus 6Roses
(VH1's "You Oughta Know" New Artist! Soul-folk duo composed of Amanda Sudano & AbneR Ramirez)

Wed, Nov 13, 8pm
$17
There are approximately 2,000 miles between Nashville and Los Angeles. Both cities are home to JOHNNYSWIM. However, the duo's music far transcends that distance. It's easy to understand why A Prairie Home Companion declared that AbneR Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez are "21st century troubadours." As JOHNNYSWIM, they embody the tradition of the well-traveled singer-songwriter while cultivating a modern style that's uniquely their own. Read more here.

An Evening with Graham Nash

(Legendary singer-songwriter)
Thu, Nov 14, 8pm
$89
Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash will perform a series of "An Evening With" concerts in the eastern United States this September and the western United States this November, with a run of dates in the UK with Crosby, Stills & Nash's 2013 tour in October. The tour kicks off onSeptember 11 at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, and concludes November 18 at the McCallum Theatre of the Performing Arts in Palm Desert, CA. Highlights from the September run include shows at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA, and multiple nights at City Winery in New York City. Read more here.

An Evening with MASON JENNINGS (solo)

(Touring in support of new album Always Been (out today, Nov 12).
Singer/songwriter blending poetry and jazz with a rock & roller's passion)

Fri, Nov 15, 8pm & Sat, Nov 16, 8 & 10pm
Fri, 8pm $29
Sat, 8pm $29, 10pm $24
As one grows into adulthood, remaining steadfastly single-minded about one's pursuits gets increasingly difficult. The musician becomes a band mate navigating the creative energies of those around them. He becomes a boyfriend, a husband, a businessman. She becomes a lover, a mother, a practitioner of her art. Life becomes multifarious, and the pressure to not let the disparate threads of a chaotic life unravel can cause strain on any relationship. With his new album Minnesota, Mason Jennings crafts a collage of love trying to survive the transition into being a grown-up in a complex world. Read more here.

SIR MIX-A-LOT

("Baby Got Back" hip hop innovator / Open Dance Floor)
Fri, Nov 15, 10:30pm
Sir Mix-A-Lot parlayed a gonzo tribute to women with large buttocks into hip-hop immortality. But even before he struck crossover gold, Sir Mix-A-Lot was one of rap's great D.I.Y. success stories. Coming from a city - Seattle - with barely any hip-hop scene to speak of, Mix-A-Lot co-founded his own record label, promoted his music himself, produced all his own tracks, and essentially pulled himself up by the proverbial American bootstraps. Even before "Baby Got Back," Mix-A-Lot was a platinum-selling album artist with a strong following in the hip-hop community, known for bouncy, danceable, bass-heavy tracks indebted to old-school electro. However, it took signing with Rick Rubin's Def American label - coupled with an exaggerated, parodic pimp image - to carry him into the mainstream. Perceived as a one-hit novelty, he found it difficult to follow his breakout success, but kept on recording, and even toured as part of a rap-rock supergroup called Subset, a collaboration with the Presidents of the United States of America. Read more here.

BARBARY COAST BURLESQUE

(SF's classiest burlesque show!)
Sun, Nov 17, 8pm, 18+
$15 adv, $20 door
Barbary Coast Burlesque is a cabaret created and produced by International Burlesque Star, Bunny Pistol. The show features today's most talented burlesque performers and has gained a reputation as one of the greatest burlesque shows in the country. With all of the unique sensuality of a classic show of cabaret, Barbary Coast Burlesque is an experience that will evoke fond memories of a burlesque's gloried past. Read more here.

Mon, Nov 18

Restaurant and Club closed

JORGE BEN JOR

(Brazilian Legend / Open Dance Floor)

Tue-Wed, Nov 19, 20, 8 & 10pm
8pm $40 standing, $55 seated; 10pm $35 standing, $50 seated

Jorge Ben Jor (born March 22, 1942 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian popular musician. His characteristic style fuses samba, funk, and rock into samba-rock, with lyrics that blend humor and satire with often esoteric subject matter. Born Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes, he initially took the stage name Jorge Ben after his mother's name (of Ethiopian origin) but later changed it to Jorge Ben Jor (commonly written Benjor), allegedly in response to an incident where some of his royalties had accidentally gone to American guitarist George Benson.

Read more here.

PlazaCUBA presents: Septeto Nacional de Cuba, Ignacio Pineiro
(GRAMMY-nominated Cuban son group founded by master musician & son originator Ignacio Piñeiro / Open Dance Floor)

Thu-Fri, Nov 21-22, 8 & 10pm
Thu, 8pm $28, 10pm $23
Fri, 8pm $30, 10pm $26 (Fri, 10pm includes PLAZACuba after-party)
The history of the Septeto Nacional is closely associated with one musician - who if he were a Pope for Cuban Son would long since have been canonized - Ignacio Piñeiro, an excellent sonero, singer and composer lived in Pueblo Nuevo, the black quarter of the city. Even as a child, Ignacio Piñeiro sang in choirs and played drums with the Afro-Cuban cabildos. Then he formed his own first line up, Los Roncos, the Hoarse Ones, for which he composed choir music. In 1926, he played bass with the Sexteto Occidente, whose leader was Maria Teresa Vera. Read more here.

John Waters: This Filthy World
(One-man spoken-word show celebrating John Waters' film career & obsessional tastes)

Sat, Nov 23, 8 & 10pm
8pm $40, 10pm $30,

8 & 10pm VIP $75 <~ VIP SOLD OUT!!!
John Waters' one-man spoken-word show is a "vaudeville" act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of Trash." Focusing in on Waters' early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, and the extremes of the contemporary art world, this joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy in life into a call to arms to "filth followers" everywhere. Read more here.

LYNETTE & BRIDGETTE BAILEY
(A Thanksgiving Gospel Experience w/ Special Guest Anika Evans & Hosted by Dennis Gaxiola)

Sun, Nov 24, 5pm

$27 GA, $35 VIP
The Bailey Sisters, Bridgette Bailey and Robin Lynette Bailey, known to many as "Lynette," are native San Franciscans born into a musical family. Their grandfather, L. B. Edwards, was the founder of the Providence Baptist Church Male Chorus and their grandmother, Arnetta Edwards, was one of the lead Altos in the Chancel Choir. The Edwards family, long-time members of Providence Baptist Church, were well known singers in the church community of the Bay Area, especially the daughters of L. B. and Arnetta; the three sisters known as "The Edward Sisters." The group consisted of Bridgette and Lynette's mother, Lois and her two sisters Arnette and Inez. With high regards for their fore parents' musical history, Bridgette and Lynette state that it has been their mother, Lois E. Bailey, an accomplished pianist, who has influenced them the most. As young children, were given piano lessons and began singing in the Providence Baptist Church Juniorette Choir and went on to join the Youth and Young Adult Choir. They currently sing with the Voices of Providence. Read more here.

Mon, Nov 25

Restaurant and Club closed

Tommy Igoe BIG BAND - Direct from Santana: Vocalist Tony Lindsay

Tue, Nov 26, 8pm

(Featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians!)
$22

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.

INTERNATIONAL STRING TRIO w/ special guests from Hot Club of SF

(Cosmopolitan Gypsy Jazz Tribute with guitar violin and bass) Wed, Nov 27, 8pm

$17 adv, $21 door

True to its name, the International String Trio (IST) has honed an expansive repertoire embracing nearly a dozen styles from far-flung lands. Employing their instruments as passports, the adventurous trio unlocks the doors to a global array of tunes drawn from jazz, folk, popular, classical, film and other sources. Featuring Russian-born guitarist Slava Tolstoy, British violinist Ben Powell and American acoustic bassist Greg Feingold, the IST's players embody its cosmopolitan aesthetic. Read more here.

Thu, Nov 28

From our family to yours: HAPPY THANKSGIVING

LED ZEPAGAIN

(The Ultimate Tribute To Led Zeppelin / Open Dance Floor)
Fri, Nov 29, 8 & 10pm

8pm $22 - Songs from Led Zeppelin I & IV

10pm $18 - Songs from Physical Graffiti & House of the Holy

All Night Pass $32 - gets you in to both shows!

Led Zepagain takes their audience to a place that not only replicates a Led Zeppelin concert, but captures the heart and soul of the world's greatest band. A Led Zepagain show features all of the Zeppelin highlights, from the high-energy electric classics, to the beautiful acoustic works; from the soaring leads on the double-neck guitar, to the brilliant keyboard passages, and from the high, Robert Plant screams, to the trademark pounding rhythms. From the moment Led Zepagain hits the stage, you'll believe, this is definitely the "Real Deal!" Read more here.

Proper Fashions presents:

A NIGHT OF ELEGANCE & FASHION

Fri, Nov 29

10:30pm in The Lounge, 21+

BOBBY V

(Touring in support of new album Journey to Peach Moon (Due Dec 12).

R&B/soul singer/songwriter performing new music Back to Love)

Sat, Nov 30, 8 & 10pm

8pm GA $26, VIP seats/Meet & Greet $46

10pm GA $22, VIP seats/Meet & Greet $42

He's had No. 1 singles, platinum and gold albums, has toured the world and has appeared on songs with Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, R Kelly, 50 Cents among many others. Seven years into a remarkable solo career, Bobby V (formerly Bobby Valentino) has experienced the best the music industry has to offer while working with some of the game's elite. From virtually any angle, Bobby V's career seems to be heaven sent. Bobby scored a hit when he was only 15 years old with as one-fourth of the 1990s R&B group Mista, with "Blackberry Molasses," a tune produced by Organized Noize (OutKast, TLC) that became a Top 10 R&B hit. Even with this success, Mista dissolved. Bobby V then enrolled at Clark Atlanta University, where he graduated with a communications degree and developed a keen business sense. Read more here.

SupaBad Ent. presents:

The Ol' School House Party feat. NAUGHTY BY NATURE

Sat, Nov 30
10:30pm in The Lounge 21+

Ray Charles PROJECT CHRISTMAS SHOW

feat. David K. Mathews, Tony Lindsay & Chris Cain

(A meeting of elite jazz and blues musicians)

Sun, Dec 1

7pm $19

Ray Charles charmed audiences with songs like "Georgia on My Mind," "I got a Woman" and "Hit the Road Jack," leaving a legacy that lives on. A band of prominent musicians is perpetuating that legacy and bringing his music to Yoshi's San Francisco. The band is a meeting of elite jazz and blues musicians including 11-time GRAMMY Award winner and Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay, noted Bay Area guitarist Chris. A talent-packed rhythm section will back them, including Hammond B-3 player Eamonn Flynn, bassist DeWayne Pate and drummer Deszon Claiborne. The band was the idea of keyboard player David Mathews, a Santana bandmate, and bassist DeWayne Pate. They recruited the current slate of musicians to round off the band, which also includes HooDoo Rhythm Devils singer Glenn Walters. Read more here.

Mon, Dec 2

Restaurant and Club closed

Tommy Igoe BIG BAND - DOUBLE DRUM NIGHT! feat. David Garibaldi (Tower of Power)

(Featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians!)
Tue, Dec 3, 8pm

$22
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.

THE WEE TRIO

("The Wee Trio often veers from the expected...questioning the rules of jazz orthodoxy. They keep the music substantive and riddled with direction surprises. Definintely a group to watch." ~DownBeat)
Wed, Dec 4, 8pm
$17 adv, $21 door
The Wee Trio burst onto the scene with Capitol Diner Vol. 1, winning huge international acclaim and being picked for the Top Ten CDs of '08 by The San Francisco Chronicle, Boston's Patriot Ledger and All About Jazz. The 'Bi-Coastal' band (with James living in New Orleans) toured extensively, playing across the US at venues and festivals such as The Green Mill, The Ottawa Jazz Festival, Jazz at The Bistro, Le Poisson Rouge, The Fox River Jazz Festival, Snug Harbor and the Jazz Bakery. In 2010 the release of Capitol Diner, Vol. 2: Animal Style, an exciting evolution of the trio' sound, brought a fresh round of excitement and praise from critics and fans alike. Read more here.

AGA ZARYAN - Remebering Nina & Abbey

(A Tribute to Nina Simone & Abbey Lincoln)
Co-presented with KulturePlus Productions
Thu, Dec 5, 8pm

$19 adv, $25 door
European vocalist Aga Zaryan conveys the finest of jazz to today's audiences, continuing the traditions of great divas like Shirley Horn, Carmen McRae and Joni Mitchell. She is known for her distinctive style and intimate approach to singing with a characteristic lightness of phrasing and slightly matte-toned voice. Warm, engaging and very personal, she's the unique interpreter of both contemporary and classic jazz repertoire - "A rare gem" they say. Read more here.

KRS-One

("The conscience of hip hop" ~Rolling Stone / Open Dance Floor)
Thu, Dec 5, 10:30pm, 18+
$25
Every culture produces its own "keeper." Every culture produces its own principles, its own history, its own advocates, and its own prophet pointing the way to a higher quality of life. For the urban-street culture known in the world today as "Hip Hop," KRS-One is all of the above. Appearing on the rap scene in 1986 as Boogie Down Productions releasing his first hit single "South Bronx" with the late DJ Scott La Rock, KRS "the one" made it clear that Hip Hop was going to have to take itself a lot more serious. Read more here.

An Acoustic Evening with AL STEWART
(Scottish singer & folk-rock star w/ hits "Year of the Cat," "On The Border" & "Song On The Radio"

- with special guest Dave Nachmanoff)
Fri, Dec 6, 8pm
$24 adv, $28 door
Ask Al Stewart to sum up where he is now, musically speaking, and you're likely to wind up two steps behind where you started; this is by no means an unusual circumstance in conversation with Al, keenly aware as he is that making a leap forward often entails taking a step backward. Sometimes it's into the library stacks where the late historian Ms. Tuchman dug for material. Sometimes it's into the record stacks where the late rocker Mr. Cochran made his mark as a teenager singing his "Summertime Blues" so many summertime's ago. Read more here.

THE TUBES feat. Fee Waybill

(San Francisco-based rock band)

Fri, Dec 6, 10:30pm
$29 adv, $33 door
The Tubes will go down in the rock history books as one of the most exciting, in-your-face tight-knit group of musicians who epitomised the hilarity of popular American culture by making it into a the ultimate rock'n'roll extravaganza. Their live shows involved mock bondage rituals, simulated sex, 12-foot high rock stars by the name of Quay Lude singing 'White Punks On Dope', exploding televisions, chainsaws and an array of semi-clad dancers. Some say they were about 15 years ahead of Madonna, and light years ahead of the politically correct. Read more here.

Guitar Player & Bass Player Presents: MIKE STERN BAND feat. Randy Brecker, Anthony Jackson & Keith Carlock
(6X GRAMMY nominated jazz / jazz-fusion guitarist & composer)

Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8
Sat: 8pm $28, 10pm $22
Sun, 7pm $25, 9pm $20
In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Born in Boston in January 1953, Stern grew up in Washington, DC, then returned to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music. After college, he got his start as a guitar player with Blood, Sweat & Tears at age 22. Following a brief stint with Billy Cobham's powerhouse fusion band from 1979 to 1980, he moved to New York City, where he was recruited by MiLes Davis to play a key role in Miles' celebrated comeback band of 1981 (which also included bassist Marcus Miller, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Mino Cinelu and saxophonist Bill Evans). During his three-year period with Miles, Stern appeared on three recordings with the jazz maestro - Man with the Horn, Star People and the live We Want Miles. He toured with Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth Band from 1983 through 1985 and returned to Miles' lineup for a second tour of duty that lasted close to a year. Read more here.

Mon, Dec 9

Restaurant and Club closed


Tommy Igoe BIG BAND w/ special guest

(Featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians!)
Tue, Dec 10, 8pm

$22
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.

TUCK & PATTI
(Husband and wife jazz duo extraordinaire)

Wed-Thu, Dec 11, 12, 8pm
Wed, 8pm $22
Thu, 8pm $23
Vocalist Patti Cathcart and guitarist Tuck Andress have been a steady performing duo for so long now, going on three decades, that it's somewhat surprising that I Remember You-their new T&P Records recording, licensed to Universal Music-zeroes in on the Great American Songbook. Surely they've already recorded their take on these enduring standards. But no, it just seems so, seems as if everything they've written and recorded is already a standard. In their 11 previous releases, only a handful of tunes would fall under the typical, pre-rock era, standards banner. Read more here.

Sheila E. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

(Touring in support of new album Icon (Released Nov 8).

Queen of percussion, musician, producer, writer, philanthropist.)

Fri-Sat, Dec 13-14, 8 & 10pm

Fri, 8pm $39, 10pm $34
Sat, 8 & 10pm $39
Sheila Escovedo picked up the drumsticks and started making music at the precocious age of three. Sheila delivered her first solo performance to a live audience two years later and has since established herself as one of the most talented percussionist/drummers and performers in the world. Best known to music fans as Sheila E., she became a top session and touring musician before the age of 20, performing and/or recording with George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Con Funk Shun, Marvin Gaye (on his final world tour), Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, Patti LaBelle, and Steve Nicks among others. Read more here.

Guitar Player presents: JIM CAMPILONGO TRIO with Chris Morrissey & JOSH DION
(Dream Dictionary CD Release Christmas Show. Dream Dictionary (Due Jan 21).

Fender Guitars Signature Telecaster Jim Campilongo connects blues, rock, country, jazz and R&B.)
Sun, Dec 15, 7 & 9pm
7pm $21, 9pm $16
Billboard Magazine calls Jim Campilongo, "an American treasure," an accolade this guitarist's artistry and influential career has richly earned him. With nine albums of original material and guest appearances on dozens of recordings; from the Bammie-winner's contribution on Cake's million-selling "Prolonging the Magic" to (most recently) doing lead guitar duties with Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson and The Little Willies, his band with Norah Jones. Read more here.

DEC

16 HAVANA REUNION with Jimmy Branly, Carlitos del Puerto and Iván "Melón" Lewis <~ New Show On Sale Now

17 Tommy Igoe BIG BAND w/ Kenny Washington
18 VOENA: Voices of the Season - Starry Night

18, 9:30pm YUNA <~ New Show On Sale Now
19 Greg Adams & EAST BAY SOUL: Sweet Soul Christmas

20 Count Basie ORCHESTRA

21, 10:30pm in The Lounge NENE MAJO

22 CHRISTMAS WITH THE CELTS

23 NATASHA MILLER'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT

24 CLAIRDEE - 11th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE SHOW

27 JON B

31 NEW YEAR'S EVEN w/ THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS

JAN

2-5 Brian McKnight W/ FULL BAND

8 YOUNG DUBLINERS

9 ANDY MCKEE

10-11 Amel Larrieux <~ New Show On Sale Now

14-16 AN EVENING WITH Shawn Colvin

17-18 MINT CONDITON

22 ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: The Music of ABBA

24-25 THE SPINNERS

30 ANTONIO ZAMBUJO

FEB
7 HOUSE OF FLOYD: The Music of Pink Floyd

8 Duncan Sheik

9 ANA POPOVIC

16 PIERS FACCINI & DOM LA NENA <~ New Show On Sale Now




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