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December 2017
$15 - $20

Mean to Me: Classic Vocal Jazz Set to a Modern Tune

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Mean to Me: Classic Vocal Jazz Set to a Modern Tune
Thursday, December 14 @ 7:30PM

Mean to Me is a jazz quintet that resurrects classic jazz of the 1920s through 1940s–sometimes interlaced with the more modern stylings of Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Ahmad Jamal–and an eclectic variety of soul-jazz and Latin jazz.   FEATURING: Judy Butterfield - vocals Ben Slater - saxophone, piano Cairo McCochran - drums Dave Shaff - trumpet Scott Foster - guitar Adam Gay - bass   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Mean to Me is comprised of four core members: Judy, who…

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$20 - $25

Caminos Flamencos with Javi & Luis Jimenez of Barrio Manouche: Flamenqueando

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Caminos Flamencos with Javi & Luis Jimenez of Barrio Manouche: Flamenqueando
Friday, December 15 @ 7:30PM

Six members of flamenco group Caminos Flamencos and Django-inspired Barrio Manouche explore the boundaries between both musical worlds to form an exciting mix of flamenco, jazz, and Roma jazz. Directed by Emmy Award-winning choreographer/dancer Yaelisa, Artistic Director of Caminos Flamencos, this performance is a smaller version of the highly successful Gypsy Jazz Meets Flamenco.   FEATURING: Jason "El Rubio" McGuire - guitar Felix de Lola - vocals Yaelisa - dance Fanny Ara - dance Javi Jimenez - guitar Luis Jimenez…

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$15 - $20

Michelle Alany & The Mystics: Sephardic Soul & Balkan Music

December 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Michelle Alany & The Mystics: Sephardic Soul & Balkan Music
Saturday, December 16 @ 8:00PM

Michelle Alany & The Mystics brings fresh interpretations of ancient melodies, hypnotic strings, and wild improvisation with their energizing soulful music. The band consists of seasoned jazz, classical, and globally folk-minded musicians with diverse musical backgrounds in Middle Eastern, Balkan, and Klezmer music.   FEATURING: Michelle Alany - violin, vocals Gregory Masaki Jenkins - clarinet Misha Khalikulov - cello Travis Hendrix - upright bass Faisal Zedan - percussion Andrew Cohen - accordion   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Violinist and vocalist Michelle…

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January 2018
$20 - $25

The Project: Stringed Instruments from Around the World

January 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Project explores Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, Eastern European, Celtic, Medieval, and West African music through original compositions and unexpected instrumentation, including tarhu duets.   FEATURING: Daniel Berkman - kora, percussion Gary Haggerty - oud, tarhu Peter Maund - percussion Sarah Michael - kanun, tarhu Diana Rowan - harps   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Daniel Berkman is a San Francisco-based composer, multi-instrumentalist, accompanist, singer-songwriter, and electronic musician. He specializes in the gravikord and kora—a 21-stringed West African harp—on which he has produced…

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$15 - $20

Renzi/Johnston/Shulman/Vogler: Bye Bye Bartok – Reimagining Great Symphonic & Chamber Themes

January 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
BelaBartok

What if Béla Bartók wrote “Bye Bye Blackbird”? What if Charlie Parker wrote a prelude in E, or Sun Ra, a symphony in C? We may never know, but four Bay Area voices come together to groove, swing, and do their thing over themes by Bach, Bartok, Satie, Tchaikovsky, and others, followed by a set of their own compositions. Chamber jazz from the heart, this evening marks the inaugural performance of the new quartet.   FEATURING: Darren Johnston - trumpet…

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$15 - $20

DOUBLE BILL – Sisu Brassland & Mughal Muesli: Music for Brass & Saxophone

January 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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First up on the bill, Sisu BrassLand performs original music for brass composed by bandleader Aaron Priskorn. Crossing many genres while remaining connected to classical voice leading, the group creates aural paintings and emotive jams through various textures, grooves, and melodies. Mughal Muesli then presents tunes from their debut album, Imperial Cereal, an exploration of an alternate-historical merging of cultures represented by their most imaginative musical exports. The album seeks to construct a new edifice on the ancient and fertile…

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$25

Howard Alden w/ Kit Eakle’s DjangoSphere: Music of Thelonious Monk, Django Reinhardt & More

January 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Prominent jazz guitarist Howard Alden joins veteran violinist Kit Eakle and his project DjangoSphere for an evening of standards, originals, and the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk and Django Reinhardt. In the words of Bay Area jazz reviewer Andrew Gilbert, "DjangoSphere is a rhythmically dexterous rollercoaster ride that artfully melds the sounds of two irreducibly brilliant artists."   FEATURING: Howard Alden - guitar Kit Eakle - violin Rory Judge - drums Don Bennett - bass   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: A…

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