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February 2016
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February 6th MAPP: Stories of Revolt

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MAPP

The Red Poppy Art House presents Stories of Revolt, a trans-Bay, interdisciplinary exploration in narratives of belonging and displacement, culturally generative creative practices, and restorative justice. In collaboration with Dance Mission’s annual festival, D.I.R.T. – Dance in Revolt(ing) Times, the Red Poppy will feature original works from music, dance, film and storytelling artists that investigate how image, body and language become tools for transformation in a sacred space.

MAPP Schedule:

3:00-4:00pm: From Azonto to Zouk: Afro-Urban Dance Stories with Nkei Oruche
Presented by Dance Mission…

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Free

ARTE by Adrian: Celebrating Dreams, Friends, Poetry, Love – Closing Reception

February 7 @ 1:25 pm - 4:10 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Bay Area artist Adrian Arias presents his latest mixed media works on paper and canvas with themes related to dreams and metamorphosis. Sunday afternoon of February 7th will be dedicated to Silvia Parra, great friend and “comadre” of Adrian, who left this world only a few weeks ago. Silvia and Adrian worked together in the development of games and psycho-magical rituals, as well as in several video-art and art installations in both San Francisco and Mexico. Programming for the afternoon includes LoCura acustiKo,…

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$20

Moy Eng with Bill Murphy and John Stowell: An Exploration of the Great American Songbook

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Jazz luminary Miles Davis was asked to describe his music and responded quickly with “call it anything.” Describing a performance by vocalist and composer Moy Eng with her long-time duet partner, guitarist Bill Murphy, and with guitarist John Stowell, one could take the expression a step further. “Call it everything” is an apt description of an evening of song with this trio. An exploration of the Great American Songbook intersects classical lyricism and then winds down through the plains of Africa and fields of the blues to…

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$10

PC Muñoz: SMASH/HITS – Curated by Derek Lassiter

February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
PCMunoz

After nearly a decade focusing on producing and playing drums for other artists, Bay Area maverick PC Muñoz returns as a songwriter/leader in 2016, with a new album of original songs, Echo, and a new duo with longtime guitarist/collaborator Marc Weibel. The evening will feature two sets of material ranging from angular, instrumental free-jazz deconstructions (SMASH) to stripped-down pop-influenced songs (HITS).

PC Muñoz is a musician and producer based in San Francisco. His body of work includes recordings across multiple…

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$10

Amaranth Quartet: Dichotomies of Love

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Amaranth Color

With a love of tackling the string quartet canon and as fierce a passion for discovering newly composed works, Amaranth Quartet was founded in 2013 and proudly calls the Bay Area home. Members Katie von Braun, Abigail Shiman, Erica Zappia, and Helen Newby strive to present classical music to divergent audiences in a variety of locales. Upcoming projects include a residency and performance with the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra as well as appearances…

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$15

[DOUBLE SHOW] Alex Conde: Descarga for Monk: Latin Jazz Thelonious Monk Tribute

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Spanish pianist Alex Conde finds his own path to the music of the great jazz musician, Thelonious Monk. Named in “Best of 2015” by DownBeat Magazine and All About Jazz Magazine, Conde’s album Descarga for Monk incorporates flamenco, swing and Latin rhythms with unmistakable virtuosity and lyricism.

After graduating at the conservatory of music in Valencia, Spain, Alex Conde came to study at Berklee College in Boston with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and George Garzone. He has toured around the globe with flamenco companies…

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$10

Rob Reich Quintet: Shadowbox: Accordion-Led Evocative Chamber Jazz

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Accordion player and pianist Rob Reich is quintessentially what makes the San Francisco music scene a vibrant and vital mecca for independent music; he’s become one of its stalwart underground artists. Shadowbox, the musician’s debut album, marks a fully-realized collection of original compositions. The tunes branch off from his work with revered Bay Area ensemble Tin Hat Trio, mixing improvisational romps with refined and melodic ensemble arrangements. Doses of wry humor and elements…

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$20

Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents: Guarneri Jazz Quartet

February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Guarneri

In partnership with the Red Poppy Art House, Jazz in the Neighborhood presents the Guarneri Jazz Quartet. Led by trumpeter Mario Guarneri, the concert will feature his own works as well as the music of Thelonious Monk. The Bay Area quartet has been performing together since 2000 and has recorded three CDs, which are available on berp.com. Their first album, From My Heart, has been praised by Herb Alpert for its “wonderful sound, great heart and beautiful ideas.”

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$20

Big Strings, Small World: Strings Without Borders – ft. Maria Cleary, Diana Rowan, Winnie Wong & Colm Ó Riain

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
BigStrings

A Welsh harp, an Irish harp, a guzheng and a violin. Four string virtuosos with their hands and feet in multiple worlds come together for an evening of musical exchange. Drawing threads and strings from a rich tapestry of histories and geographies – Chinese, Irish, period, classical, jazz, blues, Middle Eastern, Balkan – Maria Cleary, Diana Rowan, Winnie Wong and Colm Ó Riain, all expert improvisers in their fields, explore our world through music.

Featuring:
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$10

The Sherri Roberts / Harvie S Quartet w/ Special Guest Sheryl Bailey: Spring is Just Around the Corner

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
SherriHarvie

A rare live performance of two simpatico artists, Sherri Roberts reunites with longtime collaborator bassist Harvie S to preview songs from their upcoming recording ‒ a jazz tribute to springtime ‒ and to revisit material from their earlier acclaimed CDs. Sherri is heavily influenced by the West Coast cool vocal style of the 50’s, and Harvie first cut his musical teeth on the bandstand with countless East Coast jazz heavyweights ‒ most notably in his longstanding duo project with vocal legend, Sheila Jordan.…

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$10

Allison Au Quartet: Traditional Jazz in Modern Times

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Allison Au Quartet is a Toronto-based contemporary jazz ensemble. Since its formation in 2009, the group has performed at major jazz venues across Canada and have earned a JUNO award nomination for their debut release, The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey. The quartet was also awarded the TD Jazz Fellowship Scholarship (2011), The Alfred and Phyllis Balm Scholarship (2012), and The Margareta and Benno Nigg Scholarship (2013) to conduct artist residencies at the acclaimed Banff Centre. Celebrating the release of their latest album, Forest Grove,…

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$10

MoAD Stories Presents: Revolution: Exploring Black Femininity and Empowerment

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Reddy Poppy Revolution

Join MoAD Stories in the exploration of black femininity and empowerment through a short film by a local female filmmaker, followed by an invigorating panel discussion. The journey will bear witness to the history and emerging identities of women artists from MoAD’s current exhibitions, featuring Alison Saar and Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle.

About Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD):
The Museum of the African Diaspora showcases the art, history, and cultural richness that…

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March 2016
$20

Uxía & Narf: A Night of Galician Music

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Uxía & Narf unite for the first time to present a joint musical project that features reinterpretations of classics, including poems by Rosalía de Castro and García Lorca, original compositions, and adaptations of traditional alalás, the oldest and best-known form of Galician music. Building bridges across cultures through music, they create their respective repertoires after more than 20 years of traveling and exchanging experiences with artists from Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, and Guinea-Bissau. The duo unites harmonious vocals and…

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$10

Guarandinga: Latin Afro-Pop: Venezuela to Oakland

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Guarandinga

With a sound described as Latin Afro-Pop, Guarandinga‘s music is propelled by heavy Afro-Caribbean beats from the central coast of Venezuela. The band hails from the San Francisco Bay, integrating these rhythms with the gritty East Bay funk that runs deep from Oakland to Richmond. Fronted by the dynamic and charismatic singer/percussionist Rowan Jimenez, Guarandinga plays high-energy music that is alluring and infectious.

Featuring:
Rowan Jimenez – vocals, cuatro, percussion
Jeremy Allen – bass, vocals, cuatro, percussion
Luis Rodrigues…

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$20

The Mark Growden Quintet: Soulful Chamber/Folk

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MarkGrowden

For a rare Bay Area performance, Mark Growden and his long-time collaborators bring to the Red Poppy a combination of soulful vocals with elements of chamber, folk, and jazz.

Mark Growden is a composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and the director/founder of The Calling All Choir. Raised in a small mountain community in Northeast California, his work emanates earthy, soulful and poetic tones. Growden has ten years of experience teaching music in schools and currently leads singing workshops…

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$20

Jacqui Sutton with the Frontier Jazz String Trio: Jazz and Bluegrass Swing Together

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Imagine if Billie Holiday, Dolly Parton and Aaron Copland came together to create music for a night. This would be the sound of Jacqui Sutton described by music/arts critic C. Michael Bailey as “where jazz meets the American frontier.” Drawing on over 20 years of musical and stage experience, Jacqui interweaves jazz and bluegrass with orchestral, pop and Americana influences. In her ears, the banjo, mandolin and fiddle continually intermingled with jazz, eventually coalescing into her…

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$20

Will Bernard & Beth Custer: Melodic Chamber Jazz

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Musicians Will Bernard and Beth Custer come together for an intimate evening of groove-filled duets.

Guitarist Will Bernard is a Grammy-nominated bandleader and founding member of all-star Bay Area jazz conglomerate T.J. Kirk, as well as Galactic drummer Stanton Moore’s rollicking trio. Bernard is a virtuosic performer whose bone-deep, groove-heavy playing was a vital part of Peter Apfelbaum’s Hieroglyphics Ensemble and the guitarist’s own funky quartet, Motherbug. Bernard’s latest Posi-Tone release, Just Like Downtown, is…

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$15

Gari Hegedus & Faisal Zedan: Traditional Eastern Rhythms

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus is joined by master percussionist Faisal Zedan and his ensemble for an evening of instrumental music rooted in Turkish, Arabic and Greek traditions.

Gari Hegedus began devoting his life to music 25 years ago with the study of early European, Celtic and Bretagne music. From there he was led east into the intense practice and performance of Turkish classical and Mevlevi ceremonial music. His repertoire and playing styles span outward from…

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$15

The Cressman, Faquini and Kleinmann Trio: Homage to Guinga

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
SandyIanRebecca

Paying homage to Brazilian guitarist/composer Guinga, musicians Sandy Cressman, Ian Faquini and Rebecca Kleinmann join together for an intimate evening of passionate and rhythmic music from Brazil. Having had the pleasure of studying with Guinga at California Brazil Camp for a number of years, the performance will feature a selection of his compositions in addition to originals by Faquini and Cressman.

Born in New York City and based in the SF Bay Area, vocalist/composer Sandy Cressman began…

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$10

[DOUBLE BILL] Bastet w/ Blaine Billingsley: Grunge Jazz and Stravinsky-Style Guitar

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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From grunge jazz to Americana-meets-Stravinsky guitar instrumentals, Bastet and guitarist/composer Blaine Billingsley come together for a special double bill at the Red Poppy Art House.

Led by guitarist Justin RockBastet takes the art of improvisation and the art of the trio to fresh new levels. The group’s chemistry on stage is contagious, and their music creates a thought-provoking and exploratory ambiance as if time is being…

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$15

Rachel Efron: Poetic Pop – “Angel No More” EP Release Show

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Oakland singer/songwriter/pianist Rachel Efron offers a refreshingly new take on the classic song form. With captivating melodies and chord progressions rooted from deep-seated classical and jazz sensibilities, Rachel’s lyrics offer an intimate access to a wildly distinct experience of the world. Her newest recording project, Angel No More, is her boldest statement to date as she creates a more direct and robust sound space for her ever-ethereal voice, words, and harmonies. The EP features musicians…

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$10

Diana Gameros: I Am Home: A Musical Reflection on Love, Migration and Identity

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
DianaGameros

For an evening of Latin-influenced indie pop and folk, Diana Gameros shares original compositions inspired by her life as an immigrant, her constant search for “home” and by the stories of others she met along her journey.

Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Diana Gameros is a singer-songwriter and music instructor. She creates authentic, inspiring music that reflects the 21st century experiences of an artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages and genres. Whether she is in…

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