A Jazz Lover’s Paradise at Yoshi’s…

I love this time of year at Yoshi’s Jazz and Supper Club in Oakland. The new year brings some wonderful performers to the club. This is also when I am breaking my piggy bank trying to go see as many acts as possible.
The Jacky Terrasson Trio will be performing Tuesday through Thursday of this week at 8 and 10pm. The trio features Jacky Terrasson on piano, Sean Smith on bass and Eric Harland on drums. Tickets are half-price for the 10pm show.
The following week legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner will begin his 9th annual two-week residency at Yoshi’s. In week one (1/21 – 1/26), McCoy is joined by vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson , bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Jack DeJohnette. In week two (1/28 – 2/2), McCoy leads a trio with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Lewis Nash. I attended both week’s of his residency last year and am definitely planning to do so this year as well. These two weeks sell out quickly so get your tickets early.
A couple of romantic and enchanting evenings with Ledisi on Tuesday, 2/11 and Wednesday, 2/12. Shows at 8 and 10pm.
Pieces Of A Dream will be warming your heart with their contemporary R&B and jazz from Thursday, 2/13 through Sunday, 2/16. Shows at 8 and 10pm. I have been enjoying this group since their first album in 1981 so I am sure this will be a great show.
The James Carter Trio with special guest legendary saxophonist David Murray will be performing from Tuesday, 2/18 through Sunday, 2/23. The trio features James Carter on saxophones, Hammond B3 organist Gerard Gibbs, and drummer Leonard King. Shows at 8 and 10pm.
Other upcoming performances include Shirley Horn, Oscar Peterson, Christian McBride, Abbey Lincoln, and Brandford Marsalis.
Tickets, dinner reservation, and upcoming show information are available on the Yoshi’s website or by contacting the Yoshi’s Box Office @ 510-238-9200.

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