September-20th-2007, 08:51 PM
Yoshi's S.F. to open with jazz legend Roy Haynes
Yoshi's S.F. to open with jazz legend
By Jim Harrington
The Bay Area jazz community has long expected that the new Yoshi's San Francisco would make its debut in grand style.
It appears those expectations will be met - even exceeded.
The second Bay Area outpost for the club - the other is in Oakland - will kick open its doors Nov. 28 with one of the genre's legends - Roy Haynes, a drummer who has set the beat for such jazz immortals as Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.
Haynes will be appearing as part of Yoshi's Birds of a Feather Super Band, a one-night-only cast that includes vibraphonist Gary Burton, trumpeter Nicholas Payton and saxophonist Ravi Coltrane.
The opening night bill - as well as the rest of the new club's current lineup for the fall and spring - was announced at a news conference Tuesday.
Check out the schedule at www.mercurynews.com/music.
Yoshi's San Francisco will be located at 1330 Fillmore St., on the ground floor of the new Fillmore Heritage Center - a 13-story mixed-use development being built to the tune of $72 million. The club will complement the existing location at Jack London Square in Oakland, which many consider to be the country's finest jazz venue.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Oct. 29. For more information, visit www.yoshis.com.
September-21st-2007, 02:11 AM
Outa sight! I'm off that night, and if they don't make the opening night price too crazy I'm going to go!
from Yoshi's San Francisco site: http://www.yoshis.com/sf
Grand Opening Night November 28, 2007
and the Yoshi’s Birds of a Feather Super Band with Gary Burton, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, Kenny Garrett, David Kikoski, and John Patitucci
November 29th - December 2nd
Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band
December 4th - 9th
Chick Corea and the Freedom Band with Hubert Laws, Eddie Gomez, and Airto
December 12th - 16th
Charlie Hunter with special guests The Campbell Brothers
December 18th - 22nd
Mike Stern with Richard Bona, Dennis Chambers, and Bob Francescini
December 26th - 31st NEW YEAR’S EVE
The Count Basie Orchestra with special guest Ledisi
January 7th - 9th
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quintet
January 10th - 13th
January 17th - 20th
Bill Frisell Trio Featuring Joey Baron and Tony Scherr
January 29th - February 3rd
February 20th - 23rd
Pat Metheny Trio featuring Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez
February 26th - March 2nd
Arturo Sandoval’s Mambo Mania Big Band
April 9th - 13th
Billy Cobham and Spectrum Revisited featuring Brian Auger, Victor Bailey & Dean Brown
September-21st-2007, 11:08 AM
Wow in SF now, huh? Having schlepped a few times under the bay to two different locations in Oakland late at night, I really can appreciate this. (SHIT - it was ALWAYS worth it though - Great Place for jazz with great artists.) Too bad I don't live there anymore though. Great Stuff. Congratulations, Yoshi's!!!
September-21st-2007, 01:29 PM
I was at the press conference & walk around of the soon to be open facility on Tuesday.
It's going to be yet another fabulous venue!
September-21st-2007, 02:24 PM
I never got to go to the original but went to the "new" Yoshi's in Oakland, 90s sometime, I can't remember the year, and thought it was a really great place, by jazz club standards. Good seating, good lines of sight, all around. I took my best pal and his (then new) gal pal out for dinner and then we went to Yoshi's to hear Gene Harris and Jack McDuff. It was the first time either of them had ever been out to hear a live jazz show, and we had a great time.
Away from the delusionary forces that turn music into a step to fame and fortune it becomes a reason to live." (David Morris)