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Yoshi's Oakland

Dining Reservations

Student Discounts

5:30pm to 9:00pm

5:30pm to 10:00pm

5:00PM to 9:00PM
*Open 2 hours before the show

Happy Hour:

Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200

Jazz Club
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Robben Ford

Mar 01-Mar 3, 2013

The preeminent jazz & blues guitarist

Friday, March 1
8pm $28 & 10pm $25 / $12.50 students

Saturday, March 2
8pm $28 & 10pm $28

Sunday, March 3
6pm $28 & 8pm $25

Robben Ford - guitar
Jim Cox - organ
Stephen Baxter - trombone
David Piltch - bass
Lamar Carter - drums







Robben Ford is one of the premiere electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues playing as well as his ability to be comfortable in a variety of musical contexts.

A four-time Grammy nominee, he has played with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Phil Lesh, Bonnie Raitt, Claus Ogerman, Michael McDonald, and many, many others. On his interest in jazz, Ford says,” I fell in love with the sax playing of Paul Desmond and The Dave Brubeck Quartet, and before long found Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp, Yusaf Lateef, Roland Kirk, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and of course, Miles Davis.” These influences have stayed with Ford, playing a large part in his particular blend of jazz and blues that define him as a guitarist and allow him to play in a wide variety of settings.

Robben currently lives in Ojai, California with his wife Anne, with whom he collaborates with on various musical projects including her recent CD “Weill", which Robben produced on their own Illyria label.