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July 2017
$15 - $25

Michael Zilber: Trane, Wayne, and Other Originals

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Michael Zilber: Trane, Wayne, and Other Originals
Thursday, July 27 @ 8:00PM

On the heels of a celebrated new album, acclaimed saxophonist/composer Michael Zilber brings in some of his favorite musicians (and some of the Bay's very best) for an evening of modern acoustic jazz steeped in the tradition of John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter but firmly in the present, too. Featuring: Michael Zilber - saxophones Peter Horvath - piano Peter Barshay - bass Jason Lewis - drums Bay Area-based saxophonist and composer Michael Zilber has been described by NEA Jazz Master…

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$15 - $20

Boca do Rio: A Brazilian Celebration

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Boca do Rio: A Brazilian Celebration
Friday, July 28 @ 7:30PM

Boca do Rio, the immensely danceable result of a two-decade musical partnership between guitarist/singer Kevin Welch and percussionist Alex Calatayud, brings their multi-layered electro-funk party boat to the Poppy. Their musicá organicá, born of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, showcases the rhythms of living and working between the Americas. Featuring: Kevin Welch - guitar, vocals Alex Calatayud - percussion Learn more: Website | Facebook   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets…

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$15 - $20

Fula Brothers: Multilayered African Roots & Blues

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Fula Brothers: Multilayered African Roots & Blues
Saturday, July 29 @ 7:30PM

Fula Brothers is the high-spirited meeting of three seasoned touring performers, each of whom has spent decades pursuing the shared heartbeat in music from around the globe. All three musicians creatively weave a history filled with intercontinental collaborations–from West Africa and Scotland to Haiti and the U.S.–into a rich tapestry of sound and rhythm. The result? An ecstatic and intricate groove-based dialogue which the heart (and the feet) cannot resist. Featuring: Mamadou Sidibe - Kamale Ngoni Walter Strauss - guitar…

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$15 - $20

Douyé Trio: A Night of Jazz

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Douyé Trio: A Night of Jazz
Sunday, July 30 @ 7:30PM

Los Angeles-based singer Douyé brings her trio to the Poppy to celebrate her first album of jazz standards, Daddy Said So. After two well-received R&B releases, the Nigerian-born vocalist goes back to her roots with an evening of classics inspired by legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington. Featuring: TBA Her upbeat R&B track “Life Is Good” made it to #9 on the UK soul chart, but Douyé, born in Lagos, Nigeria, is right at home as…

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August 2017
$15 - $20

Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira: Brazilian Jazz Celebration

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Homenagem Brasileira plays the full spectrum of Brazilian jazz, from Rio-based bossa nova and samba to baião and frevo from Brazil’s northeast. At their Red Poppy show, they’ll present music from classic composers like Jobim and Caymmi, as well as music from Cressman's most recent album, Entre Amigos, which features collaborations with Jovino Santos Neto, Ian Faquini, Antonio Adolfo, Spok, and other contemporary composers. Featuring: Sandy Cressman - vocals, percussion Jeff Cressman - trombone Murray Low - piano Fred Randolph…

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$15 - $20

Danny Green Trio: Jazz, Classical & Brazilian Music

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Southern California pianist and composer Danny Green, renowned for his beautifully articulated touch and melodically charged sensibility, arrives at the Poppy with bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm for a night of Green's latest works, as well as music from their critically acclaimed 2016 release, Altered Narratives. Featuring: Danny Green - piano Justin Grinnell - bass Julien Cantelm - drums Learn more: Website | Facebook     EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding…

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$15 - $20

The Creak: Original Indie Folk

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Five-piece string band the Creak, who blend folk, pop, and Americana with intriguing songwriting, makes their Red Poppy debut with mostly original music from their latest release, You Got Eyes, as well as select covers. Come for the hard-swinging rhythm section and memorable melodies, and stay for the instrumental interplay honed on San Francisco's vibrant street-corner busking circuit. Featuring: Joe Readel - guitar, vocals Korey Kassir - fiddle, mandolin, vocals Ryan Lim - bass, vocals Joe Boone - guitar, vocals…

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$15 - $20

Kavita Shah: Planet Jazz

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, acclaimed composer/jazz vocalist Kavita Shah incorporates her ethnographic research on Brazilian, West African, and Indian musical traditions into her original repertoire. At her first Red Poppy show since 2014, expect to hear songs from her discography, as well as selections from her upcoming album of duets with bassist François Moutin. Featuring: Kavita Shah - vocals Julian Shore - piano François Moutin - bass Ferenc Nemeth - drums…

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$15 - $20

Nathan & Jessie: Travellin’ Blues

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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World travelers Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith bring their signature blend of jazzy folk and blues to the Poppy for an evening of resonator guitars, accordion, and well-honed vocal harmonies. Featuring: Nathan Rivera - resonator guitar, accordion, clarinet, beatbox, vocals Jessie Andra Smith - resonator guitar, vocals Trevor Mulvey - upright bass Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 6:30PM / Show 7:00PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event…

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$15 - $20

Joshua Tazman ft. Brian Hingerty: Modern Jazz Art Songs

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Playing his Red Poppy debut just days before leaving for college, Joshua Tazman will be presenting a mix of nostalgia and new directions. He will be showcasing his most recent work, a song cycle of poem settings by Bay Area great Jack Spicer, as well as music that commemorates his childhood and jazz-filled upbringing. Joining him is his longtime friend, guitarist Brian Hingerty, another young musician both looking back to his jazz origins and reaching into the future. Featuring: Joshua…

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$15 - $20

VidyA: South Indian Classical Meets Jazz

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Red Poppy is proud to welcome back our original resident artists, VidyA, who will present an evening of their characteristically seamless blend of Carnatic and jazz music with saxophone, bass, and drums. Having approached this music deeply for years together, the separate idioms dissolve as the group dwells and expresses in the essence itself. At this, their first show in years, expect material from the ensemble’s latest album, In the Source, as well as old favorites and new works.…

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$15 - $20

Dave Amato and Friends: Jazz, Blues & Grooves

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Bay Area guitarist Dave Amato – acclaimed as a solo and ensemble performer, composer, educator, host of KUSF’s “Guitar Journeys,” and stringed-instrument repairman – assembles an all-star cast for a kid- and parent-friendly afternoon of laid-back explorations and improvisations. Featuring: Dave Amato - guitar John Trombetta - trumpet Eric Schugren - sax Willem Von Hambracht - bass John Pahmer - keyboard Dave Amato grew up in Walnut Creek and graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.M. in…

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$15 - $20

Terrence Brewer: The Acoustic Jazz Project

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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San Francisco-based bandleader, record producer, concert performer, studio musician, and music educator Terrence Brewer brings his Acoustic Jazz Project to the Poppy for a night of unplugged jazz. Expect to hear selections from his 10 acclaimed albums in a special acoustic setting. Featuring: TBA Award-winning guitarist Terrence Brewer, a 2016 inductee into the Pittsburg Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame, runs his own record label, Strong Brew Music, and has performed on dozens of other albums as a side man.…

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$15 - $20

Yassir Chadly and The Moroccans: Moroccan Trance Music

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Moroccan musician, composer, professor of Sufi and Islamic studies, imam, and storyteller Yassir Chadly makes a rare visit to the Poppy, where he will weave together traditional Moroccan Sufi trance music, wisdom from the Sufi tradition, and music from his most recent recording, Asheeq Zeen. Featuring: TBA Yassir Chadly, a Casablanca native and Bay Area resident since 1977, has performed with many American artists, including Alvin Ailey, Omar Sosa, and Steve Coleman. He’s also the co-founder of the acclaimed Moroccan…

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Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba
Sunday, July 23 @ 2:00PM

Rumba music originated in the Afro-Cuban neighborhoods of Havana and Matanzas as the soundtrack to community, partnered dancing and get-togethers as a means of cultural expression. Its global diaspora means rumba rhythms have found their way into other genres of music such as country, rock, and blues, and continue to impact the genres of today. Rumberos de Radio Habana are bringing their own contribution to the Red Poppy for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking, and good company.   EVENT…

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