510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
By Milto Ungashe, Courier Staff Writer
Last week, my family and I went to Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Japanese restaurant for dinner; both the highly acclaimed restaurant and the night’s music were both delightfully pleasant.
Up and coming singer-songwriter Tad Worku charmed guests with his swoon-worthy voice. His voice sounded like a refreshing mix between the style of Jazz singer Michael Bublé and the voice of American R&B singer John Legend. The event was also the release concert of Worku’s highly anticipated eponymous EP.
By blending the genre styles of pop, jazz and soul, Worku creates his own style at a time when the music industry continues to produce acts that are strangely alike in style and sound.
From the sweet tribute song to his mother “Ethiopian Queen” to the empowering lyrics of “Freedom”, Worku undoubtedly has the skill of writing songs that can relate to a wide range of fans.
The food was also exceptionally pleasant. I ordered the Teriyaki Chicken with a side of rice. Though the portions were relatively small, it was gratifying nonetheless, and we were served well.
All in all, it was a memorable experience. From the great food, to the great music, I am sure that this won’t be the last time I hear of Tad Worku, or the last time I dine at Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant.