Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar @ 23 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
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With a repertoire ranging from cool jazz lounge and space-age bachelor pad to dance floor throw down, The Oakland Crush serve up a surprising musical journeys for the mind, body and soul.
The Oakland Crush are a collective of veteran Bay Area musicians who have performed or collaborated with many notable musicians including Buckethead, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, Bill Laswell, Les Claypool and the members of Primus, Tommy Guerrero, Adrian Young (No Doubt), Brain (Gun's and Roses, Tom Waits, The Crystal Method), Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Dub legend Scientist, The Avengers, Ramellzee, Ray White (Frank Zappa), Lagos Roots feat. members of Fela Kuti's Africa 70, Alfredo Ortiz (Beastie Boys, Ozomatli), DJ Disk (Invisbl Skratch Piklz, Herbie Hancock), Kenny Brooks (Bob Weir's Ratdog), M.I.R.V., Ezra Gale (Aphrodesia, Bitches Brew, Molly Tigre, Super Hi Fi), Frank Mitchell (Thievery Corporation, Fort Knox Recordings), Flex Mathews (Congo Sanchez, SEE-I,
Fort Knox Recordings), Undercover Ska, Will Bernard (TJ Kirk, Motherbug) and Joe Bagale (Rat Dog, Jazz Mafia, Otis McDonald).
Inspired by artists like Booker T & The MGs, Jimmy Smith, The Meters, The JBs, El Chicano, Herbie Hancock, The City Champs, Sound Stylistics The Oakland Crush expands on this heritage by infusing elements of West African Afrobeat, Brazilian Samba and Jamaican Dub effects in which electronic effects become instruments of improvisation. With a repertoire ranging from cool jazz lounge and space-age bachelor pad to dance floor throw down, The Oakland Crush serve up a surprising musical journeys for the mind, body and soul.
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