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Yoshi's Jazz Clubs
Oakland & San Francisco

The world renowned San Francisco Bay Area jazz club, Yoshi's in Jack London Square in Northern California is expanding, opening another club across the bay in San Francisco. The new club, located in the Fillmore District, includes an upscale restaurant featuring a modern Japanese cuisine, developed by the same chef who is in charge of the kitchen at the world-class restaurant in the Oakland Yoshi's. The club is located on the ground floor of the Fillmore Heritage Center occupying 28,000 square feet, with valet or self parking available in the garage under the building. There is seating for 417, with a custom sound system designed by JK Sound and a beautiful 9' Hamburg Steinway Grand Piano.

Yoshi's began in 1973 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by a trio of struggling students with plenty of dreams. The 25-seat restaurant quickly became successful and by 1977 they moved to a larger space on Claremont Avenue in Oakland, and began introducing live music in their restaurant. Over the next 20 years, Yoshi's built itself into one of the world's most respected jazz venues in the world, moving to it's present location in the historic Jack London Square at the port of Oakland ten years ago. Occupying 17,000 square feet with 330 seats, they provide a unique atmosphere where every seat is a good seat and the acoustics are impecable.

Yoshi's features both straight ahead jazz and Smooth Jazz shows, as well as world music, blues, neo-soul, latin jazz and afro-cuban music. There are two shows per night at both locations. They offer cocktail and dining service throughout each show and request a 1-drink minimum per customer. Yoshi's is open to all ages.

The grand opening will take place on November 28, 2007, with a community open house afternoon event December 1.


Grand Opening Night November 28, 2007
Roy Haynes
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 3rd
Frank Jackson

December 4th - 9th
Chick Corea and the Freedom Band with Hubert Laws, Eddie Gomez, and Airto

December 10th
Mimi Fox Organ Trio

December 12th - 16th
Charlie Hunter with special guests The Campbell Brothers

December 17th
Rebeca Mauleon

December 18th - 22nd
Mike Stern with Richard Bona, Dennis Chambers, and Bob Francescini

December 23rd
Boney James

December 26th - 31st NEW YEAR’S EVE
The Count Basie Orchestra with special guest Ledisi

January 7th - 9th
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quintet

January 10th - 13th
Stanley Clarke

January 17th - 20th
Bill Frisell Trio Featuring Joey Baron and Tony Scherr

January 29th - February 3rd
Cassandra Wilson

February 7th - 10th
Richard Elliot & Rick Braun

February 20th - 23rd
Pat Metheny Trio featuring Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez

February 26th - March 2nd
Arturo Sandoval’s Mambo Mania Big Band

March 5th - 8th
Dr. John

April 9th - 13th
Billy Cobham and Spectrum Revisited featuring Brian Auger, Victor Bailey & Dean Brown




Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street (at Eddy)
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 655-5600


Box Office ~ Open daily from 10am to 11pm
Shows ~ 7 nights a week / 8pm and 10pm
Sundays 7pm and 9pm
Bar & Lounge ~ Monday - Saturday 5pm to 1am
Sunday 5pm to 1am



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