Wednesday, June 3 WILLIE JONES III QUARTET with GILBERT CASTELLANOS (Trumpet) MARCUS SHELBY (Bass) ADAM SHULMAN (Piano)
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 4, 5, and 6 legendary jazz vocalist extremely rare live appearance NANCY WILSON
Sunday, June 7 2pm Matinee (one show) JAMES NEWTON & JON JANG
Sunday, June 7 7pm (one show) IRIS DEMENT
Monday, June 8 UPTOWN TRIO
Tuesday, June 9 BRIAN BLADE & THE FELLOWSHIP BAND featuring JON COWHERD, MELVIN BUTLER, MYRON WALDEN and CHRIS THOMAS
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 10, 11 and 12 KIND OF BLUE at 50 featuring JIMMY COBB'S SO WHAT BAND Jimmy Cobb - Drums Wallace Roney - Trumpet Javon Jackson - Tenor Saxophone Vincent Herring - Alto Saxophone Larry Willis - Piano Buster Williams - Bass
2009 marks the 50th Anniversary of the original release date of Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue. The album was released in August 1959, stunning the jazz world by practically creating a new language of music. Its influence goes far beyond jazz. Kind of Blue is universally considered to be one of the best albums of all time, of any genre. Fifty years later, Kind of Blue-the epitome of spontaneous invention- is still the best selling jazz album ever.
Legendary jazz drummer, Jimmy Cobb (the only surviving member from the original recording) leads a contemporary all-star band (musician detail above.) The group will perform their interpretations of Kind of Blue's five masterpieces: "So What", "Freddie Freeloader", "Blue In Green", "All Blues", and "Flamenco Sketches" plus other classics by Davis, John Coltrane, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, and original compositions inspired by this era.
Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14 CHRISTIAN McBRIDE & INSIDE STRAIGHT Christian McBride (Bass) Steve Wilson (Alto/Soprano Saxophone) Warren Wolf (Vibes) Eric Reed (Piano) Carl Allen (Drums)
Monday, June 15 JAZZSCHOOL STUDIO BANDS
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 16 and 17 BUCKY PIZZARELLI & BENNY GREEN
Thursday, June 18 TIEMPO LIBRE
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 19, 20 and 21 MICHAEL FRANKS
Monday, June 22 JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND
Tuesday, June 23 THE ADAM SHULMAN QUINTET 'Patterns of Change' - CD Release with Dayna Stephens (Tenor Saxophone) Mike Olmos (Trumpet/Flugelhorn) Adam Shulman (Piano) Jon Arkin (Drums) John Witala (Bass)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 26, 27 and 28 PONCHO SANCHEZ'S LATIN JAZZ BAND
Monday, June 29 BOBBE NORRIS & LARRY DUNLAP
Coming Soon to Yoshi's Oakland:
Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends - July 17, 18 & 19 Hawaiian World Fest with Hapa, Led Kaapana & John Cruz - July 25 & 26 Orchestra Baobab - August 1 & 2 Dwele - August - 7, 8 & 9 Terence Blanchard - August 28, 29 & 30 Hiroshima - September 11, 12 & 13
Monday, June 1 JAZ SAWYER PRESENTS 'BAY AREA YOUTH ALL-STARS'
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 2, 3 and 4 HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 5, 6 and 7 ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (solo) 'Celebrating Senzo'
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8, 9 and 10 CHARLIE HADEN, BOBBY HUTCHERSON and GEORGE CABLES First ever meeting of "Three Friends" Yoshi's San Francisco Exclusive
Thursday, June 11 The Brooklyn Circus SF presents RYAN LESLIE
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 12, 13 and 14 CHARLIE HADEN, GONZALO RUBALCABA and LEE KONTIZ Debut Performance Yoshi's San Francisco Exclusive
Monday, June 15 PUNK FUNK MOB part of the 'We Got The Funk' Series
Tuesday, June 16 B'NAI REBELFRONT part of the 'We Got The Funk' Series
Wednesday, June 17 GREG SCOTT part of the 'We Got The Funk' Series
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 18, 19, 20 and 21 "A Yoshi's Exclusive -- 1st Ever Collaboration" EDDIE PALMIERI AND THE PAN-CARRIBEAN ALL-STARS FEATURING GIOVANNI HIDALGO, DAVID SANCHEZ, BRYAN LYNCH, CARLOS HENRIQUEZ AND HORACIO "EL NEGRO" HERNANDEZ "THE SUMMIT"
Monday and Tuesday, June 22 and 23 Yoshi's Inaugural GO LEFT FEST: WHERE CREATIVE ARTS COLLIDE celebrating with Sun Ra Arkestra Leader MARSHALL ALLEN - Distinguished Author ISHMAEL REED - ROSWELL RUDD - MYRA MELFORD/MARK DRESSER DUO - MATTHEW SHIPP - JOE MORRIS - SUNNY MURRAY - OLUYEMI THOMAS - LAFAYETTE HARRIS - BETH CUSTER and more
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 25, 26, 27 and 28 PHAROAH SANDERS QUARTET WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST ZAKIR HUSSAIN
Tuesday, June 30 KURT RIBAK TRIO with special guests 'gone' CD Release
Wednesday, July 1 FAREED HAQUE & THE FLAT EARTH ENSEMBLE
Coming Soon to Yoshi's San Francisco:
Kurt Elling sings 'Coltrane/Hartman' featuring Ernie Watts - July 9-12 Chicago Afrobeat Project - July 13 Seldom Scene - July 14 Spencer Day - July 24-26 Les Nubians - August 26-27 Stanley Clarke - Hiromi - Lenny White - October 9-11
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You wake up in the middle of the night. It is 3:00 am and you cannot get back to sleep. Ideas, street scenes and dreams swirl around in your head activating your creative membranes with words that you know you will forget by dawn. What do you do? Always keep a pen and paper by your bed and jot down those words and ideas. No need to form those words. Those words will become meaningful as you meld them together with your ideas during daylight hours.
The craft of writing poetry does not adhere to the 9 to 5 seven day week venue. Poetry comes to you when you are least expecting it and when you are open to its visit. If you treat poetry as a job it will inevitably fill your days with writer’s block. Poetry is born of the heart and soul and not the brain. The heart holds the poem and the brain forms the style. The following quote by poet Lucille Clifton most adequately describes poetry in its most raw form.