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Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yoshi’s Jazz Club (SF) | 1330 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA



Yoshis Free Jazz: Sexy Cello Music | SF Yoshi’s San Francisco now offers free live music in The Lounge and restaurant seven nights a week as part of Yoshi’s Local Talent Series.

Sunday, April 8th features Dirty Cello - A rockin’ band, a sexy cello player and an exciting stage presence

Yoshi’s Free Lounge Concerts
7 Nights a Week
April 2012 (6:30p to 11pm)
- Yoshi’s San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore, SF
- FREE

April 2012 Schedule
All concerts take place in the lounge and have no cover charge.

Thursday, April 5th 
NaJe
6:30pm – 10pm

NaJe curates the best of the great American songbook and beyond with a soulful, sultry voice heavily influenced by jazz greats – Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’ Day, and Julie London. She currently resides in San Francisco and has performed at top music venues and festivals throughout the country: Coda Jazz Supperclub, Yoshi’s Jazz Club, The Sambucca Jazz Café, The Athens Music and Film Festival, The Athens Jazz Festival, Chicago’s New Music Festival, The Cotton Club, The Fabulous 40 Watt, The Tongue and Groove, The Georgia Theatre, The Atomic Music Hall, The Cat’s Cradle, The Covered Dish, and The Velvet Elvis

Friday, April 6th
J Kevin Durkin
6:30pm – 10pm

Born and raised in San Francisco, J Kevin was influenced by his parents as the likes of Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, Mel Torme, and the sound of “West Coast Jazz” echoed thoughout the household.  Being drawn to music at a young age, he quickly learned to listen to the nuances of each vocal performer, and developed his own style that is often described as chocolate, smokey or the sound of velvet.  Now he has taken a step towards you to share his love of music, which spans Jazz Standards, to lovely ballads..

Saturday, April 7th
Six Roses
6:30pm – 10pm

Sunday, April 8th
Dirty Cello
6:30pm – 10pm

Led by cellist Rebecca Roudman, who has shared the stage with everyone from Elvis Costello to Carlos Santana and Ry Cooder, Dirty Cello presents unique and dynamic music that mixes virtuosic classical playing with the soul of blues, gypsy, folk and rock music. Think Jimi Hendrix meets Rostropovich.

Always popular with a wide range of audiences, Dirty Cello presents an eclectic show with something for everyone.  A rockin’ band, a sexy cello player and an exciting stage presence make Dirty Cello a band not to be missed

Monday, April 9th
Yoshi’s Jazz Supper Club: David Correa and Cascada
6:30pm – 10pm

David Correa and CASCADA have been entertaining crowds at city summer concert series events, music festivals and cultural events since 1999 with their passionate and distinctive blend of instrumental Latin Guitar World Fusion. David Correa and CASCADA have toured throughout the west coast, northwest & southwest regions and have won numerous accolades and awards including best Latin band in the North Bay three years in a row from 2005 through 2007. Signed to prestigious Baja/TSR Records in ’06 and releasing “Rumba de la Selva” in 2007. in 2008 “Gypsy Spice” Best of New Flamenco was released and featured the track “Linda” from “Rumba de la Selva” along side artists such as Ottmar Liebert, Jesse Cook, Armik, Young & Rollins, Luis Villegas & Benise.

Tuesday, April 10th
Wrapped in Plastic Jazz Band
6:30pm – 10pm

Wrapped in Plastic, located in San Francisco, CA, provides the freshest sounds of old and new jazz to the bay area.

Wednesday, April 11th
Chris Amberger Trio & Jazz Jam
6:30pm – 9pm (Dinner Show), 9:30pm – 11pm (Jam Session)

Chris Amberger’s dexterity on the bass has traveled wide and deep. Many remember him as the house bassist at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco, ferociously pushing the limits of his instrument while maintaining a strong groove with the likes of Sam Rivers, Art Pepper, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Dexter Gordon, and Horace Silver. After his dinner set, if you’re a musician, come on out and jam with the band!

Thursday, April 12th
Grant Levin
6:30pm – 10pm

Grant Levin is a dynamic and dedicated jazz pianist based in Northern California. No style of jazz left untouched, “the list” always a length in progress, and improvisation at its most vibrant, his style is well appreciated both by listener and musician alike.
He has performed with Little Anthony and the Imperials, Greg Gisbert, Michael Marcus, Madeline Eastman, Chris Amberger, Bishop Norman Williams, Akio Sasajima, Vince Wallace, Lori Bell, Larry Hancock, Josh Jones, Paula Chase, Clint Strong, Sheherezade Stone, Darrell Green, Mike Olmos, Tekanawa “Rufus” Haereiti, and many other great musicians.

Friday, April 13th
The Ways & Means Committee
6:30pm – 10pm

Infused with the musical spirit of the Bay Area, this locally grown and educated septet delivers straight-ahead jazz influenced by Herbie Hancock, Jerry Gonazalez, Buster Williams, and Fort Apache Band.

Saturday, April 14th
The Ways & Means Committee
6:30pm – 10pm

Infused with the musical spirit of the Bay Area, this locally grown and educated septet delivers straight-ahead jazz influenced by Herbie Hancock, Jerry Gonazalez, Buster Williams, and Fort Apache Band.

Sunday, April 15th
Hermann Lara and his Jazz Nexus
6:30pm – 10pm

San Francisco saxophonist and composer Hermann Lara loves crossing musical boundaries. His compositions and play aim to keep the listener fixated on what they’ll hear next. “Rhythm and melody are really just an essential part of my being,” explains the alto and tenor saxophonist.  Having been raised in a musical family and in the vibrant and pulsing Mission District of the 1970’s, Lara leans into his roots with a mature jazz sensibility nurtured in bebop and the post bop era on his debut album, “New Mission.”

Monday, April 16th
Yoshi’s Jazz Supper Club: David Correa and Cascada
6:30pm – 10pm

David Correa and CASCADA have been entertaining crowds at city summer concert series events, music festivals and cultural events since 1999 with their passionate and distinctive blend of instrumental Latin Guitar World Fusion. David Correa and CASCADA have toured throughout the west coast, northwest & southwest regions and have won numerous accolades and awards including best Latin band in the North Bay three years in a row from 2005 through 2007. Signed to prestigious Baja/TSR Records in ’06 and releasing “Rumba de la Selva” in 2007. in 2008 “Gypsy Spice” Best of New Flamenco was released and featured the track “Linda” from “Rumba de la Selva” along side artists such as Ottmar Liebert, Jesse Cook, Armik, Young & Rollins, Luis Villegas & Benise.

Wednesday, April 18th
Chris Amberger Trio & Jazz Jam
6:30pm – 9pm (Dinner Show), 9:30pm – 11pm (Jam Session)

Chris Amberger’s dexterity on the bass has traveled wide and deep. Many remember him as the house bassist at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco, ferociously pushing the limits of his instrument while maintaining a strong groove with the likes of Sam Rivers, Art Pepper, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Dexter Gordon, and Horace Silver. After his dinner set, if you’re a musician, come on out and jam with the band!

Thursday, April 19th
NaJe
6:30pm – 10pm

NaJe curates the best of the great American songbook and beyond with a soulful, sultry voice heavily influenced by jazz greats – Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’ Day, and Julie London. She currently resides in San Francisco and has performed at top music venues and festivals throughout the country: Coda Jazz Supperclub, Yoshi’s Jazz Club, The Sambucca Jazz Café, The Athens Music and Film Festival, The Athens Jazz Festival, Chicago’s New Music Festival, The Cotton Club, The Fabulous 40 Watt, The Tongue and Groove, The Georgia Theatre, The Atomic Music Hall, The Cat’s Cradle, The Covered Dish, and The Velvet Elvis.

Friday, April 20th
The Ways & Means Committee
6:30pm – 10pm

Infused with the musical spirit of the Bay Area, this locally grown and educated septet delivers straight-ahead jazz influenced by Herbie Hancock, Jerry Gonazalez, Buster Williams, and Fort Apache Band.

Saturday, April 21st 
Michael LaMacchia
6:30pm – 10pm

Michael LaMacchia was born in Kenosha Wisconsin, he moved to San Francisco at 18 and began his musical career.  A gifted guitarist and prolific composer, there is always a buzz in Michael’s music with a feeling of freshness and passion.  Bridging musical worlds together, Michael creates a sound that is personal and unique – drawing from experiences of Jazz, Brazilian, African, Latin, Classical and Pop.

Michael has played with many of the Bay Area’s/Worlds finest musicians, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Alan Hall, Scott Amendola, Paul Van Wagenigen, Jim Ogios (Cheryl Crow, Counting Crows), Deszon Claiborne, Bill Kruetzman (Grateful Dead) Todd Sickafoose (Ani Difranco), Derek Jones, Dan Fieszli, Sam Bevan, Dann Zinn, Matt Renzi, Ken Cook, Jon Arkin, Mark Bernfield, Rob Fordyce, Matt Heulitt, Andy Stohler (Tracey Chapman), Kim Nalley, Jim Bove, Sandy Griffith, Narda Michael Walden, Raz Kennedy, James Bove, James Moseley, Neils Myrner, Alex Aspinal, Edo Castro, Lynn Asher.

Sunday, April 22nd
Raquel
6:30pm – 10pm

Raquel is an eight-time award winning singer and songwriter who performs jazz, bossa nova, Latin music and blues, and sings in English, Spanish and Tagalog. She is a passionate performer whose memorably beautiful voice ranges from soothing and sultry to powerfully soulful; this petite Filipina singer’s surprisingly large sounds prompted KCSM’s Chuy Varela to refer her as “a pint of dynamite!”  She will be accompanied by veteran jazz pianist Kelly Park, venerable upright bassist Saul Sierra, and multi-talented drummer and percussionist Alexey Berlind.

Monday, April 23rd
Yoshi’s Jazz Supper Club: David Correa and Cascada
6:30pm – 10pm

A passionate and distinctive blend of instrumental Latin Guitar World Fusion.Signed to prestigious Baja/TSR Records in ’06 and releasing “Rumba de la Selva” in 2007. in 2008 “Gypsy Spice” Best of New Flamenco was released and featured the track “Linda” from “Rumba de la Selva” along side artists such as Ottmar Liebert, Jesse Cook, Armik, Young & Rollins, Luis Villegas & Benise.

Wednesday, April 25th
Chris Amberger Trio & Jazz Jam
6:30pm – 9pm (Dinner Show), 9:30pm – 11pm (Jam Session)

Chris Amberger’s dexterity on the bass has traveled wide and deep. Many remember him as the house bassist at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco, ferociously pushing the limits of his instrument while maintaining a strong groove with the likes of Sam Rivers, Art Pepper, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Dexter Gordon, and Horace Silver. After his dinner set, if you’re a musician, come on out and jam with the band!

Thursday, April 26th
Grant Levin
6:30pm – 10pm

Grant Levin is a dynamic and dedicated jazz pianist based in Northern California. No style of jazz left untouched, “the list” always a length in progress, and improvisation at its most vibrant, his style is well appreciated both by listener and musician alike.

Friday, April 27th
The Ways & Means Committee
6:30pm – 10pm

Infused with the musical spirit of the Bay Area, this locally grown and educated septet delivers straight-ahead jazz influenced by Herbie Hancock, Jerry Gonazalez, Buster Williams, and Fort Apache Band.

Saturday, April 28th
Michael LaMacchia
6:30pm – 10pm

Michael LaMacchia was born in Kenosha Wisconsin, he moved to San Francisco at 18 and began his musical career.  A gifted guitarist and prolific composer, there is always a buzz in Michael’s music with a feeling of freshness and passion.  Bridging musical worlds together, Michael creates a sound that is personal and unique – drawing from experiences of Jazz, Brazilian, African, Latin, Classical and Pop.

Sunday, April 29th
Sandra Aran Quartet
6:30pm – 10pm

Ms. Aran made her performace debut at age 5 in her native Mexico city. In 1991 she was accepted to the National School of Music in Mexico City where she studied classical piano, composition and voice for the following 5 years.  In 1994 she also enrolled in the Jazz Studies Program at the Superior School of Music where she formed her first Jazz Quartet: Art Deco.   In 1996, she joined forces with other jazz singers in Mexico to form the vocal octet, “Cuicanitl”, with whom she opened for blues legend B.B. King as well as for jazz great George Benson during his Mexico City concert in 1997. They released an independent album,”Solo Voices” to critical acclaim in 1999.


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