Brian Culbertson

Thursday  29 September  2016  8:00 PM    Sunday  2 October  2016 10:30 PM
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Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer who crosses genres between contemporary jazz, R&B, and funk. Heralding from the musically rich city of Chicago, he began his musical studies at the early age of 8 on piano and quickly picked up several other instruments by age 12 including drums, trombone, bass, & euphonium. Inspired by the great R&B/Jazz/Pop artists of the 70s like EWF, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn, and others, Brian Culbertson started composing original music for his 7th grade piano recital and hasn't stopped having self-produced 16 solo albums, most of which have topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts.

Having worked and performed with countless industry all-stars like Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Chuck Brown, and Bootsy Collins just to name a few, Brian has received numerous awards including being nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award and a 2012 Soul Train Award. Also in 2012, he founded the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway now in its 5th year.

Brian is always striving to push the boundaries of the jazz scene, which is evident by his forthcoming album, Funk! due out this September. This new set is a throwback to the stanky P-Funk records from back in the day combining infectious bass lines, greasy horn licks, sing-a-long hooks and of course, landing hard on the One. This record is also a follow-up to his widely successful Bringing Back The Funk album from 2008, which was co-produced by the late Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire.

Regardless of his success, fans can be rest assured that with the 16 albums and counting, Brian Culbertson always brings his very best – and brings the very best out of others – in all his broad-ranging musical endeavors.

Thursday September 29, 2016
Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$36 - $69
Doors: 9:45 PM / Show: 10:00 PM
$36

Friday September 30, 2016
Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$39 - $69
Doors: 9:45 PM / Show: 10:00 PM
$39

Saturday October 1, 2016
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
$49 - $75
Doors: 9:15 PM / Show: 9:30 PM
$49

Sunday October 2, 2016
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
$39 - $69
Doors: 8:45 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
$39

Ticket
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.

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Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, 94607, CA, United States
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, 94607, CA, United States