Matt Toshima and Yoshiko Oda started hosting free jazz concerts to local music lovers in Saratoga in 2004. The property was painted in PINK and that became the foundation of the naming of “Pink House”. They invited local, national, and sometimes international musicians. Those concerts were named as “Pink House” Concerts.
In 2009, the “Pink House” moved to the second floor of the current “Café Pink House” building in downtown Saratoga. Matt and Yoshiko continued supporting home concerts at new “Studio Pink House” until 2014 when they decided to start commercial live jazz venue which they named “Café Pink House”. Yoshiko was very happy that she could paint the building from “GREEN” to “PINK” finally.