August 17, 2016 at Yoshi’s Oakland in Oakland.
The eloquent and soft-spoken but yet deliberate musician tours relentlessly and seeks to make a genuine connection with her audience. “Everybody has so many things going on in their lives but my concerts are special for me. The music creates a oneness. The exchange I share with my audience is the root of my energy. It’s like my mission.” Matsui has worked alongside the best including Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masakela and Bob James. A true humanitarian, Keiko has lent her voice to raise awareness for such causes as The Daniel Pearl Foundation, The United Nations World Food Programme, Be The Match Marrow Registry and The National Donor Program and Marrow Foundation. She has also lent her efforts to the continued revitalization and healing of Japan in the wake of the recent Tsunami and Fukushima disasters. “I still have these images of kindergarten teachers holding their kids in order to protect them. I also think about all of the older people who did not make it and the children who lost parents,” reflects Keiko, the first Japanese musician to top the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts. “But when I think about the people who did survive, I think that they may be the strongest souls there are. Out of this pain, I have found the greatest strength from these individuals.”
Keiko Matsui’s new recording Soul Quest, is 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.
Wednesday August 17, 2016
Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$33 – $65
Doors: 9:45 PM / Show: 10:00 PM
Patrons dining at Yoshi’s can get their seats reserved for the show! Please purchase a ticket and our staff will reserve your seats while you enjoy a meal. Pick up your tickets at the box office and show them to the dining room host, or your server if dining in the lounge. (cut off time for reservations is 1 hour before show). Yoshi’s is happy to reserve seats for groups of 10 or more. Please contact the box office to arrange for tickets and seating.
Premier Seating + Meet and Greet
Yoshi’s will provide seating in the first two rows for the performance. The Meet and Greet (approx. 20 min) will begin 1 hour prior to the performance and will take place in the club.