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Dinner:
Monday-Wednesday
5:30pm to 9:00pm

Thursday-Saturday
5:30pm to 10:00pm

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

Happy Hour:
Mon-Sat
4:30-6pm



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


Jazz Club
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Quijerema with Alex de Grassi

April 12, 2012


music of the Americas with Windham Hill's Alex de Grassi & acoustic instrumental ensemble Quijerema

Quijerema is
Quique Cruz (Chile: strings, Andean wind instruments & percussion)
Jeremy Allen (USA: bass & percussion)
Maria Fernanda Acuña (Venezuela: percussion & venezuelan cuatro)
Henry Hung (USA: trumpet, flugal horn, percussion)
John Calloway (USA: piano, flute & percussion)

Thursday, April 12
8pm & 10pm $20


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"A potent mix of Latin American folk music and jazz" -- SF Chronicle

"Using various methods of artistic expression, Quijeremá is more than just a band. They are poets and multi-media designers. Combining sounds from almost all over Latin America, their music contains a multi-cultural vibe that is guaranteed to impress anyone." -- SF ReMezcla

Quique Cruz (Chile: strings, Andean wind instruments & percussion)
Jeremy Allen (USA: bass & percussion)
Maria Fernanda Acuña (Venezuela: percussion & venezuelan cuatro)
Henry Hung (USA: trumpet, flugal horn, percussion)
John Calloway (USA: piano, flute & percussion)

Quijeremá is a dynamic musical force driven by sweeping bandola choruses,  a firm foundation of acoustic bass and the deep reverberations of the Cajon, a Peruvian "beat box." Melodies are based in the percussion, interwoven with trumpet and the complex rhythm of Venezuelan maracas.

Quijeremá has traveled with its music nationally and internationally for over 10 years and in 2007, performed for the president of Chile. Quijeremá was also nominated by the International Documentary Association for Best Soundtrack in 2009 for their PBS film Archeology of Memory. Their current work, Al Son del Tunduki, is a musical journey to unearth and celebrate the importance of the African Diaspora in the Americas.

In 2000, Alex de Grassi and Quique Cruz collaborated in the creation of "Tatamonk," a true fusion of original compositions based on andean music and jazz. They are reuniting to continue collaborating, this time in Quique's new project with his band Quijeremá.

Alex de Grassi has become widely acclaimed as a leading innovator and virtuoso of acoustic guitar, fusing a variety of guitar traditions into a highly orchestrated sound. His early Windham Hill recordings of original music as well as his arrangements of folk, jazz, and world music have influenced a whole generation of young players. His GRAMMYnominated recording The Water Garden (1998) and his Turning: Turning Back, considered one of the "top ten essential fingerstyle recordings" by Acoustic Guitar magazine, are just a fraction of Alex's work which includes thirty years of international touring and performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Montreux Jazz Festival among other numerous guitar festivals. The Alex de Grassi Fingerstyle Guitar Method will be published by String Letter Publishing in the spring of 2012.