QUARTET SAN FRANCISCO – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – June 11th, 2018


Redefining the sound of chamber music


Mon 6.11

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

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA


Quartet San Francisco
Quartet San Francisco
Non-traditional in their delivery, QSF redefines the sound of chamber
music. "When the music says swing, we swing. When the music says
groove, we groove."

Grammy nominees for their last four CD releases (2013, 2009, 2007, and
2006) and International Tango competition winners (New York, 2004),
Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic
playing. Quartet San Francisco was founded in 2001 by celebrated Bay Area
violinist and composer-arranger Jeremy Cohen. Along with violinist Joseph
Christianson, violist Chad Kaltinger, and cellist Andrés Vera, these
crossover specialists excel in multiple styles — from jazz to tango, pop to
funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond.
Since its concert debut in 2001, Quartet San Francisco has offered its
groundbreaking literature to local, national and international audiences in
performing arts centers, tango and concert halls, jazz festivals, museums, and
classrooms. In 2002 the quartet began its on-stage collaborations with tango

Quartet San Francisco recently toured China, South Korea, Japan, and
Turkey, performing in Seoul, Tokyo, Hyogo, Sanda, and Istanbul. Recent U.S.
appearances include the Monterey Jazz Festival, Napa Valley Opera House,
Berkeley Art Museum, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Minn., Old Town Temecula
Community Theater, New York's Le Poisson Rouge, Yoshi's Jazz Club in San
Francisco as the inaugural guests of “The Artist Sessions,” the Brubeck Room
in the Wilton (Conn.) Library, the Mendocino Music Festival, in concert with
the Marin Symphony and Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead in San Rafael, Calif.,
the Bay Area’s Peninsula Symphony, the Tulsa Symphony, and the San Jose
Chamber Orchestra. They have appeared at the Corning Museum of Glass in
Corning, N.Y., Troy Music Hall in Troy, N.Y., Herbst Theatre in San Francisco,
Café Tortoni in Buenos Aires, Portland (Ore.) Friends of Chamber Music, the
La Jolla Music Society, Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society Summer
Music Festival, University of Vermont Lane Series, San Luis Obispo Mozart
Festival, St. Peter's Church in New York, N.Y., Dumbarton Concert Series in
Washington, D.C., Manhattan School of Music, Berklee College of Music, The
Jazzschool in Berkeley, Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, San Francisco
Performances, Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival, and the University of
the Pacific’s Brubeck Festival at Mills College in Oakland, Calif.

QSF’s September 2013 CD release, Pacific Premieres: New Works by California
Composers, features new chamber music from Gordon Goodwin, Vince Mendoza, Patrick Williams, and Jeremy Cohen which showcases the swing,
jazz, and lyrical leanings of the group. In 2009 they celebrated the music of
the great Dave Brubeck with their release QSF Plays Brubeck which was
awarded two Grammy nominations and featured on NPR's Weekend Edition
Sunday in a studio interview. Their Latin and tango CD, Látigo (2006), was
honored with Grammy nominations for Best Classical Crossover and Best
Engineered, Classical. The quartet members were again Classical Crossover
Grammy nominees for Whirled Chamber Music (2007), "…what could easily be
the most cheerful and brilliantly-executed release of 2007" (Judith
Schlesinger, All About Jazz).
Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607