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Macy Gray, Avant, Lynette & Bridgette Bailey and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 11/25

Yoshi's San Francisco announces its updated calendar for club and restaurant through November 25. Details below!

Yoshi's San Francisco Live Music & Restaurant, 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.

THE Tommy Igoe BIG BAND. Gypsy Night w/ Colin Hogan

(Featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians! Gypsy Night. Tangos & more w/ Colin Hogan on accordion.)

Tue, Oct 22, 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.

LEON RUSSELL <~SOLD OUT!!!
(Music legend and Rock 'n' Roll Hall-of-Famer)
Wed, Oct 23, 8pm
Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music. Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records. As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader, and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists. Read more here.

Macy Gray and Her Band
14th Anniversary of ON HOW LIFE IS TOUR
Thu, Oct 24, 8 & 10pm
8 & 10pm $48
Add-on - Meet & Greet + Extras: $75
A gifted songwriter and dazzlingly singular singer, the mom of three teenagers has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since kicking off her music career with her debut 2000 CD, On How Life Is. That musical calling card spawned the classic single "I Try," and both the CD and single were massive global hits. They kicked off a career ride that includes multiple Grammys and MTV awards, over 25 million units sold, and a thriving acting career. Read more here.

HOWARD HEWETT

(Former lead vocalist of the R&B group Shalamar)

Fri-Sat, Oct 25-26, 8 & 10pm
8pm $31, 10pm $27
According to one Rolling Stone writer, Howard Hewett is the premier vocalist in the post - Marvin Gaye era of romantic pop. Like Gaye, Howard Hewett soars to new heights and seduces his audience. It is no wonder Howard Hewett is responsible for selling some ten million records; his voice is irresistible. Read more here.

Dream Quest Media Presents:

HALLOWEEN MONSTER'S BALL
Fri, Oct 25, 10:30pm in The Lounge

SUSSAN DEYHIM
(Iranian composer, vocalist and performance artist)

Sun, Oct 27, 7pm
$36 adv, $40 door
Sussan's wide-ranging collaborations with leading artists from across the spectrum of contemporary art have included, Ornette Coleman, Bobby McFerrin, Peter Gabriel, Bill Laswell, Talvin Singh, Micky Hart, Branford Marsalis, Jerry Garcia, Doug Wimbish, Adrian Sherwood and The Blue Man Group and with two of the most prominent female visual artists Shirin Neshat and Sophie Calle. Her composition Windfall/Beshno Az Ney was recently used by U2 throughout the US and Europe. "U2s 360 tour" in one of the largest scale tock tours to this day. Beshno Az Ney is an intro to U2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday" a moving number in solidarity with Iran's Green movement. Read more here.

PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH REUNION TOUR with Camp Lo
(Collaboration of two legendary Hip-Hop duos)

Open Dance Floor! 18+

Sun, Oct 27, 10:30pm
$34 adv, $39 door
As one of Hip-Hop's most iconic producer's, Pete Rock utilized obscure soul and jazz records as sample resources, frequently making use of horn-driven hooks. Lead vocalist CL Smooth's vocal style tended toward the philosophical. Their signature hit "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" has been recognized as one of the most memorable Hip-Hop records of all time. The duo's "Mecca & the Soul Brother" LP has been acclaimed and praised for the manner in which it's lyrics, music, and melodies combined to tell soul stirring and honest stories of urban romance and life. Read more here.

LOS PERICOS <~ ALMOST SOLD OUT!!!
(Argentinian Rock Band / Open Dance Floor)
Mon, Oct 28, 8pm
$30 standing, $40 seated
Los Pericos is an Argentinean rock band known for its experimental music where reggae and ska are predominant. In 1987, with a little help of two local DJs in a Buenos Aires' radio station, Los Pericos had the chance to make their music heard. Their song "El Ritual de la Banana" became an instant hit which gave the band the opportunity to get a deal with Berlin Records. Los Pericos was released in December 1988, selling 150,000 units in just a few months. After touring Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile, a second record, called King Kong, was produced by Paralamas' Herbert Vianna. The international consolidation came with "Fronteras en America," Los Pericos' first video rotated by MTV Latino. Rab A Dab Stail was released in 1990 and Big Yuyo in 1993. On September 17, 1994, Los Pericos shared a concert with UB40 and Paralamas at Estadio Monumental de River Plate in front of 50,000 people. The same year, Pampas Reggae appeared in music stores. Read more here.

PATRICIA BARBER

(American jazz singer, pianist, songwriter & bandleader)
Tue, Oct 29, 8pm
$25
From her early days leading a jazz trio in small Chicago nightclubs, Patricia Barber has drawn extravagant accolades. The praise came at first from local writers, impressed by her unique arrangements and coolly composed piano improvisations. As she added vocals to her repertoire, the praise poured in from national reviewers intoxicated by her recordings. And when (after years of international touring) she began to focus on her own compositions, kudos arrived from new fans, besotted by her lapidary lyrics and her often indelible imagery. Read more here.

BERNHOFT plus Sivert Høyem
(Back by popular demand! Norwegian retro-soul singer/multi-instrumentalist)

Wed, Oct 30, 8pm
$23 adv, $27 door
Since releasing his sophomore album Solidarity Breaks in early 2011, Norwegian retro-soul singer/multi-instrumentalist Bernhoft has thrilled crowds around the world with his stripped-down yet amped-up one-man-band act. Largely on the strength of his looping-enhanced and wonder-inspiring live show, Bernhoft racked up 250,000 sales of Solidarity Breaks and earned more than three million views for "C'Mon Talk" (a beatbox-infused, acoustic-guitar-laced single that Bernhoft performed during his September 2011 appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show). With his irresistibly of-the-moment approach to classic R&B and soul, Bernhoft also nabbed the Best Artist and Best Male Artist of the Year awards at the 2012 Spellemannprisen, which are the equivalent to the GRAMMYs in Norway. Now, the former frontman of acclaimed alt-rock band Span is returning to the U.S. with an unforgettable live performance in which his ingenuity in looping magically reproduces the sound, feel, and energy of a complete band. Read more here.

CAMEO'S FUNKY HALLOWEEN

(Pre-Party with DJ Spooky Electronica 6:30-8pm. '70s vs '80s Costume Party / Open Dance Floor)
Thu, Oct 31, 8 & 10pm
8 & 10pm $46
Cameo topped the R&B charts for more than a decade, and has sold more than 17 million albums; and Cameo is one of the most popular Funk/ Rock and Soul bands of its era! Line-ups change, styles evolve, and record labels merge, but Cameo has maintained its core funkiness for nearly four decades. From the seventies through today, CAMEO has been churning out trailblazing hits. The group's pivotal sounds are a part of music history. Cameo has permanently marked major turning points in music and set the standard that many have tried to duplicate and follow. Now, CAMEO's creator and producer; Larry Blackmon, along with founding member Tomi Jenkins, is once again ready to challenge the way the world listens to music! CAMEO is ready to introduce a new generation to their Music. Read more here.

Ankh Marketing Presents:
FREAKS & BEATS Costume Party & Halloween Celebration

Thu, Oct 31, 10:30pm in The Lounge:

AVANT
(The voice of modern soul)

Fri-Sat, Nov 1-2, 8 & 10pm
8pm $33, 10pm 29
The masterful crooner is back on point with his seventh album, Face the Music (Feb. 5, 2013). Inspired by the R&B legends-Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Luther Vandross and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds-who have been guiding lights in Avant's career, the project marks the singer's first release on the Capitol/EMI-distributed independent label Mo-B. But the set does more than just pay homage to R&B masters. Thanks to Avant's inventiveness, Face the Music cooks up a tantalizing blend of contemporary and traditional sounds.
Read more here.

MAKANA
("Slack Rock," or slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga)

Sun, Nov 3, 7pm
$17 adv, $23 door
Virtuosic and versatile, Makana defies description. His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic and jazz and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai'i. From the 200-year old slack key tradition, rooted in a very personal folk music expression of beautiful surroundings and Hawaiian way of life, Makana has evolved his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined "Slack Rock," or slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga. Praise for Makana comes from many unexpected sources including Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist for Metallica and Spanish Flamenco master Pepe Romero. In 2008, he was among the top 3 winners in Guitar Player Magazine's 2008 National Guitar Superstar Competition, and in 2012, he was featured on the soundtrack of the George Clooney movie The Descendants. Read more here.

Mon, Nov 4
Restaurant and Club closed

Tommy Igoe BIG BAND "Groove Night" feat. Tom Politzer from Tower of Power

(Featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians!)
Tue, Nov 5, 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.

TIGRAN - Shadow Theatre
(Punk jazz improvisations fused with the rich folkloric music of his native Armenia.)
Wed, Nov 6, 8pm
$18
Tigran Hamasyan is a young musician born 1987 in Armenia. In 2003, Tigran moved with his family to Los Angeles, California. He began playing piano at the age of 3. Since the age of 13, he has played in European festivals. His reputation has steadily grown with every performance. He has won prestigious piano competitions, most notably, the 2006 Thelonious Monk jazz piano competition under supervision of Herbie Hancock. He has earned serious recognition with 4 albums and hundreds of concerts all around the world (Montreux, Montreal, North Sea, Juan Les Pins, Marciac, London Jazz Festival, Winter Festival in NY). Recently, Tigran was named the winner of the 2013 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Contemporary Music. His new album "Shadow Theater," recorded with his band, is due to be released Fall 2013. It exhibits continued growth as an original artist. It is fueled by his passion, atmospheric punk jazz improvisations fused with the rich folkloric music of his native Armenia. "Shadow Theater" is a fresh, inspiring sound that combines many colorful elements, capturing the listener into a musical journey. Read more here.

PONCHO SANCHEZ LATIN JAZZ BAND

(Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa)

Fri-Sat, Nov 8-9, 8 & 10pm
8pm $30, 10pm $25
At 24, after working his way around the local club scene for several years, Poncho Sanchez landed a permanent spot in Cal Tjader's band in 1975. Sanchez remained with Tjader until the bandleader's death in 1982. That same year, he signed with Concord for the release of Sonando!, an album that marked the beginning of a prolific musical partnership that spans 30 years and, with the September 25, 2012 digital release of Live in Hollywood, 26 albums. Whether it's salsa, straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, or even elements of soul and blues, the mesmerizing array of sounds and colors from Poncho Sanchez's youth have telegraphed across the decades and continue to inform his creative sensibilities to this day. Read more here.

Ankh Marketing Presents:

GZA

Saturday, Nov 9, 10:30pm in The Lounge

DAVE MASON <~ CANCELED; TO BE RESCHEDULED

(Rock and Roll Hall of Famer & Founding Member of Traffic)

Sun, Nov 10, 7pm


Mon, Nov 11
Restaurant and Club closed

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
(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 on September 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)

(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.

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 (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 <~ 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.



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