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David James’s GPS: Jazzy Border Crossings
June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $15 - $20
David James (Afrofunk Experience, Beth Custer Ensemble) brings his rhythm-horns-and-strings sextet back to the Poppy for an evening of stylistic border-crossing. This performance will feature songs from the acclaimed album Billionaire Blues, as well as new compositions and arrangements.
David James – guitar, voice
Beth Custer – clarinets
Alan Williams – trombone
Ela Polak – viola
Lisa Mezzacappa – bass
John Hanes – drums
GPS (Good People, Son) is a jazz-meets-chamber rock sextet led by celebrated guitarist and composer David James and featuring local luminaries Beth Custer, Alan Williams, Lisa Mezzacappa, Ela Polak, and John Hanes. A lifelong Bay Area resident, David has been involved with seminal local groups for decades, sculpting guitar feedback and ambient sounds with Thessalonians, touring and recording hip-hop with Spearhead and the Coup, playing Afrobeat with Afrofunk Experience, and presenting funky art-song with the Beth Custer Ensemble, all of which has led to GPS, whose 2016 album, Billionaire Blues, was highlighted as an outstanding debut by NPR.
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Time: Doors 7:30PM / Show 8:00PM
Admission: $15-20 sliding scale
Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event – please arrive at the Red Poppy when doors open to purchase tickets. All ages are welcome.