Keiko Matsui, a very talented contemporary jazz pianist and one of my favorite performers, is coming to the Bay Area on her 25th Anniversary Tour, and will be performing at Yoshi’s San Francisco on Tuesday August 20th.
With packed concert halls and more than a million units sold in the U.S. alone, she is one of the most recognized artists in the genre. Her elegant piano melodies and gentle jazz grooves have enormous appeal and never disappoint her loyal fan base, which she has cultivated with over a dozen albums (beginning with 1987’s A Drop of Water) and stunning live shows. She is the first Japanese musician to top the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts. Matsui frequently uses her music for philanthropic purposes, having raised money for breast cancer awareness, bone marrow donation, and world hunger. www.keikomatsui.com
On this 25th Anniversary tour, Keiko Matsui is releasing her new CD Soul Quest, a riveting new collection of songs that unfold like an epic journey. With an all-star cast that includes such heavyweights as producer and drummer Narada Michael Walden, guitarist Chuck Loeb, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and bassist Marcus Miller, among others, Keiko explores themes of love, loss, spirituality and environmental consciousness.
This show will probably sell out, so get your tickets now!
WHEN: Tuesday August 20 … 6:30pm, so that we can meet, talk and have a drink prior to the 8pm show.
WHERE: Yoshi’s Restaurant & Jazz Club, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA. Meet in the bar inside Yoshi’s at 6:30pm.
RSVP: Please RSVP “Yes” on our Meetup event page.
TICKETS: Please purchase your own General Admission tickets for the 8pm Tuesday August 20th show on Yoshi's website:
General Admission tickets for the 8pm show are $25 per person (plus Yoshi’s $4 ticketing fee). Make sure to pre-purchase your concert tickets online (see the link above) and pick up the tickets at the box office upon arrival. These tickets are for open (unreserved) seating so we need to get into the theater early to grab unassigned seats in the back of the club. Yoshi’s is small enough so that even the seats in the back are great seats.
We can order appetizers and small plates as well as drinks during the show, so you won’t have to eat dinner beforehand.
Hope you can join us!