By Skye Morgan About a month ago, I went to Yoshi’s Jazz Clubin San Francisco for the first time. Although it is a smaller venue, this establishment blew me away. I was immediately transported back to the 1950’s (or what I imagined the 1950’s be). It’s an incredibly intimate stage, surrounded by little private tables with dimly lit lamps. Everyone is sipping cocktails or nibbling on appetizers and basically getting a private performance. What has happened to simple and classy productions? Most live spectacles today have too much glitz and glam for my liking. At Yoshi’s, they focus on the three most important components: food, drink and music.
I had the pleasure of seeing the very talented jazz singer, Sophie Milman. I discovered her about two years ago while I was procrastinating and instead, browsing iTunes. I have listened to her almost every day since. I haven’t heard an artist perform live and sound exactly as they do on an album in a long time. She serenaded a full house and received multiple standing ovations. I was lucky enough to get a photo with her after the concert.
This experience was just another one of my discoveries and lead me to one more feature I love about this city: being able to walk four blocks and seeing the best show of your life- now that’s entertainment.