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Yoshi's San Francisco

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Dining Reservations

Box Office:
Open Daily 12:00pm

Monday Closed

Tuesday - Thursday
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Friday & Saturday


Tuesday - Sunday
Open 5:00pm

Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115
Phone: 415.655.5600

Jazz Club
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May 21, 2014

Yoshi's Local Talent Series: FREE live music in The Lounge 6:30 to 10pm!

Seating in The Lounge is first come, first serve.

Jazz pianist

"A hard-swinging, inventive pianist" "She prefers to describe herself as a jazz pianist who also sings, but the truth is that Schell handles both those hyphenates with plenty of style, imagination and grace" - Don Heckman (The International Review of Music)



Described as “one of the West Coast’s best kept secrets”, Schell pulls in the listener with a minimalist approach that shines with interpretive sensibility rather than pure musicality.  Known among her peers for swinging every single note, subtle phrasing, and unique, lyrical writing, this West Coast-based pianist/ vocalist is a native of Alberta, Canada where she grew up playing music from an early age.

Gaea is a graduate of acclaimed McGill University in Montreal and spent time in New York as a recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts grant studying with pianist/composer Richie Beirach. Accomplished and versatile, she - as drummer Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath says, "plays the heck out of the piano with them small hands".

Gaea Schell has three acclaimed CDs out, is a sideperson on multiple recordings,  and has played with many notable names (Bob Sheppard, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Bobby Watson, Clare Fischer Big Band, Ingrid Jensen and Stacy Rowles to name a few) in addition to often leading her own trio at venues regionally and internationally including Steamers in Fullerton, Vibrato Grill & Jazz in Bel Air, Plaza Bistro in Sonoma, Disney and Holland America cruise lines, and Knickerbocker in New York City.

Gaea recently headlined twice at the San Jose Jazz festival.

Gaea Schell's website