Yoshi’s is the world’s most respected jazz venues in San Francisco Bay Area serving Japanese food and the best jazz. In the past, Yoshi’s Oakland has hosted legendary jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr. and Oscar Peterson among hundreds of others. In 1998 Peter Williams was hired as the club’s artistic director. Under his leadership, the club has continued to present the finest in jazz music, as well as world music, blues, neo-soul, latin jazz and afro-cuban music. The restaurant and lounge have a combined capacity of 220. It is a great place to eat dinner, then walk to the club in the same building!!