Join us at the Waterfront at Jack London Square for Yoshi's Jazzfest, a celebration of music, food and community
Sunday, August 25 from Noon to 5 pm featuring performances by Salvador Santana, The Julian Coryell Trio, Dos Four and the Oaktown Jazz Workshop Performance Ensemble. Free to the public. Presented by Yoshi's Jazz Club in conjunction with Jack London Square, the event will feature top-notch Jazz performances and light eats by Yoshi's Japanese Restaurant.
Salvador Santana: keyboardist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter with strong Bay Area roots, knows what it means to navigate the infinite options of music. Music truly thrives in his veins. His maternal grandfather was blues pioneer Saunders King and his paternal grandfather was the internationally celebrated violinist and mariachi bandleader Jose Santana. And, of course, his father is 10X Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana... who’s also a frequent collaborator. (Salvador co-wrote ‘El Farol’ from 1999’s smash album “Supernatural”).
Julian Coryell has been playing and recording music for almost twenty years on a variety of instruments with everyone from Carole King to Jewel to Aimee Mann. More recently he's toured and recorded domestically and abroad with Americana chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux and Japanese rock legend Kazuya Yoshii. An Alumnus of the Berklee College of Music, he has performed with Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham among others. He's produced legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, as well as acclaimed singer/songwriter Jim Boggia's "Safe In Sound" CD on Blu Hammock records. He's taught at the Musician's Institute of Technology, as well as privately for over ten years.
Dos Four is rapidly gaining respect nationwide. His ability to mix urban rhythms such as Reggaeton, Musica Urbana and Hip-Hop with the more traditional rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and other Latino-based rhythms is what gives him a sound unlike any other musical artist.
Based in Oakland, California, the Oaktown Jazz Workshop Performance Ensemble celebrates jazz music as an American indigenous art form of profound and artistic significance. Don't miss this afternoon of music, community and fun.
Co-sponsored by KPFA