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Yoshi's Oakland

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5:30pm to 9:00pm

5:30pm to 10:00pm

5:00PM to 9:00PM
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Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200

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'In the Mood for Moody' celebrating James Moody's 85th Birthday with Frank Wess, Joey DeFrancesco, Nnenna Freelon, Randy Brecker (April 22+23), Jon Faddis (24+25) and more!

Apr 22-Apr 25, 2010

James Moody is ill and will not be able to be present at the show. Join us, in an all-star tribute and celebration to the great Mr. Moody!

Mr. Moody is ill but getting stronger every day.Still, he will have to miss the wonderful invititation from Yoshi's to celebrate his 85th Birthday concert.

Moody wants to thank Peter Williams, everybody at Yoshi's, Frank Wess for stepping in and all the other musicians on board to make this a wonderful birthday treat for him.

8pm show $22
10pm show $16

8pm show $22
10pm show $20

8pm & 10pm shows $22

2pm matinee show $5 kids, $18 adults (with kid) $22 Adults (general)
7pm show $22



For over six decades, saxophone master James Moody has serenaded lovers with his signature song Moody's Mood for Love an improvisation on the chord progressions of I'm in the Mood for Love.

Whether Moody is playing the soprano, alto, tenor, or flute, he does so with deep resonance and wit. Moody has a healthy respect for tradition, but takes great delight in discovering new musical paths, which makes him one of the most consistently expressive and enduring figures in modern jazz today. To quote Peter Watrous of the New York Times, "As a musical explorer, performer, collaborator and composer he has made an indelible contribution to the rise of American music as the dominant musical force of the twentieth century." James Moody plays on Keilwerth saxophones exclusively.