DONALD HAYES – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – August 23rd, 2017

DONALD HAYES

Steeped heavily in gospel and blues

DONALD HAYES

Wed 8.23

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA

$23.00

Donald Hayes
Donald Hayes
When he picks up the saxophone, the melodies that follow come straight from the heart; there is no mistaking the distinct sound of Donald Hayes. A native of Memphis, TN, Donald is a musician, arranger, orchestrator, artist, and feature film/television composer. His music has taken him all over the world, but he has never strayed from his gospel and blues music roots. His approach to music is simple: to make soulful music that inspires people to dance, love, connect, and just feel good about life.

Donald has been blessed and very fortunate to be one of the most sought-after musicians and arrangers in the country, and he has recorded and toured with some of the biggest artists in the world including: Beyoncé, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Janelle Monae, Yolanda Adams, Earth, Wind and Fire, Robin Thicke, Fred Hammond, Queen Latifah, The Temptations, CeeLo Green, Marcus Miller, Marvin Sapp, Joonie, John P. Kee, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Detrick Haddon, Black Eye Peas, James Brown, The Whispers, Eric Benet, Rev. James Moore, Jamie Foxx, Dave Hollister, Tank, Kirk Franklin, Goapele, Faith Evans, Kurt Carr, Wayman Tisdale, Chaka Kahn, Beverly Crawford, Dorinda Clark Cole, Philip Bailey, CeCe Winans, Raphael Saadiq, Maya Rudolph, and Stevie Wonder.

After working behind so many talented artists, Donald has stepped from the background, recording his first solo project aptly titled, Front Ground. The first single, “Riverside Drive”, went straight to Billboard’s most added list, and his current single, “Funky Dreams”, features Marcus Miller. Donald’s next single, set to drop in June, is titled “What Dreams May Come”, and features the late and great Wayman Tisdale.
Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
http://www.yoshis.com/