Hiroshima in Memorial Weekend Concerts


From left: Danny Yamamoto, Shoji Kameda, June Kuramoto, Dan Kuramoto, Kimo Cornwell, Dean Cortez.

OAKLAND — The Grammy-nominated band Hiroshima will be at Yoshi’s Oakland for a special six-show engagement on Memorial Day weekend, Friday-Sunday, May 27-29.

Two shows nightly will feature special guest star Terry Steele and a preview of the band’s new CD.

The Los Angeles-based band’s Bay Area concerts have become an annual tradition.

“To be honest, we had planned to debut our follow-up CD to the Grammy-nominated ‘Legacy,’ but we are not yet done recording,” stated band leader Dan Kuramoto. “A combination of indecision about what the CD that starts our NEXT 30 years in music should be and our involvement in Japan relief events around the country have changed our scheduling. We now plan to release the new project in July, and we are also recording a new holiday CD to be released this fall.

“We will, however, be featuring a number of our new songs, as well as Hiroshima vocal favorites with the incomparable Terry Steele (former Hiroshima vocalist) joining us. In fact, he’s also going to sing his original version of ‘Here and Now,’ a song he wrote for Luther Vandross.

“Add to that the live version of June’s latest CD title track, ‘Under the Stars,’ and some other surprises and we hope you can come and share the music and great vibes with us.  Finally all CD sale profits go to Japan relief.”

Dan Kuramoto and June Okida Kuramoto are original members of the band.

Two shows nightly, Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10 p.m., Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $28 and can also be purchased by calling the box office at (510) 238-9200. The box office is open from 12 to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 12 to 10 p.m. Sundays.

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