Hiroshima will perform at Yoshi’s Oakland
OAKLAND – Hiroshima will perform August 12 and 13 at Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West (in Washington).
Hours and prices: 10 p.m. Friday (doors open at 9:45 p.m.), $34; 9:30 p.m. on Saturday (doors open at 9:15 p.m.), $37. The 8 p.m. show on Friday and the 7:30 p.m. show on Saturday are sold out.
Hiroshima is in the middle of the “Domo Tour”. “Domo” is Japanese for “thank you” – thank you for the years of support. After 42 years of recording and touring, the band decided to “cool down”. Not stopping at 100%, but live dates will be significantly reduced.
The band’s current CD is titled “2020” with three songs that were on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz charts (“Groove Latino”, “Someday Soon” and “Sidestreet”).
One of America’s most unique and engaging bands, Hiroshima brings their unique blend of jazz, R&B, salsa and oriental sounds, with a diverse program of songs from their more than 20 CDs, including worldwide hits like “One Wish”. and “Thousand Cranes”, featuring new music inspired by the “2020” project. Both early release singles charted solidly in the top 20 of the Billboard Jazz Charts with “Groove Latino” residing at number two for over six weeks.
The two-time Grammy-nominated ensemble includes koto extraordinaire June Kuramoto (“World’s Greatest Koto Player” – Stanley Clarke), winds/shakuhachi frontman/producer Dan Kuramoto, Hawaiian Kimo Cornwell (Al Jarreau/Maze/Kalapana) on keyboards, Dean Cortez (Boz Skaggs/Caldera/Willie Bobo) on bass and super drummer Land Richards (Hubert Laws/Gladys Knight/Earth Wind and Fire/Stevie Wonder/Sonny Stitt).
Hiroshima is synonymous with diversity. It’s an exploration and celebration of cultures, music, art and the heart. “America’s greatest asset is our multiplicity – our cultural richness,” says Dan Kuramoto. “We try to embrace it, as well as the joy of our differences.”
When Hiroshima toured with Miles Davis in 1990, he impressed them with the idea that music is an ever-changing path.
Hiroshima’s “Domo Tour” stop at Yoshi’s will be a celebration of new music, Hiroshima “classics” and a celebration of over four decades of sharing magic.