YOSHINOBU TAKEDA, a.k.a. TAKEZO, was born in Kagawa, Japan, and grew up in Kyoto. Takezo began singing in bands and composing music at the age of 12. Among his earliest influences were American movie soundtracks, The Beatles, and Otis Redding. His instincts brought him to San Francisco, California in 1985 to pursue a career in music. Since then, he has performed as a rhythm and blues singer/guitarist with artists such as Elvin Bishop, Angela Strehli, Joe Louis Walker, Norton Buffalo, and many others.
“Takezo sings the blues as natural as someone born in Oakland, raised in a church, and studied with Junior Parker. He was meant to live the blues.”
– Tom Mazzolini, Producer, SF Blues Festival
Blues shows most Wednesdays at the Empress lounge.
Shows will be updated here as they’re scheduled, or check https://empresstheatre.org/events/.
Date(s) - Wed, Jun 14, 2023
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Empress Theatre Lounge
324 Virginia St., Vallejo
Upcoming events at this location
- Mad Hatter Parade Party – Andy Santana and West Coast Playboys - Sat, Dec 2, 2023 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- Baxter Robertson - Wed, Dec 6, 2023 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- Evan Thomas Blues Band - Wed, Dec 13, 2023 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- Aki Kumar – Bollywood Blues - Wed, Dec 20, 2023 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- Timm Walker, Willy Jordan and Bob Welsh - Wed, Dec 27, 2023 - 12:00 am
- Kid Anderson and John “Blues” Boyd - Wed, Jan 3, 2024 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- Blues Defenders - Wed, Jan 10, 2024 - 12:00 am
- Terrie Odabi - Wed, Jan 17, 2024 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- Terrie Odabi - Wed, Jan 17, 2024 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm