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August 2015
$20

Performance: Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Series 2 – The Marcus Shelby Ensemble

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Discussions and Performance by Marcus Shelby
Research and Workshops by Jacqueline Ramos
with Support from the The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present the second series of Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on June 18, July 9, August 13, and August 28, 2015. Marcus Shelby returns to the Red Poppy for the continuation of interactive discussions concerning our justice system.

Led by composer, bassist, and bandleader, Marcus Shelby,…

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$10-15

Leni Stern African Trio: Groove-Filled African Jazz

August 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Leni Stern African Trio trio performs original compositions in the funk, jazz, rock, and folk styles, all through the lens of West African rhythms and tonalities. Leni Stern is an awarded electric guitarist and songwriter, leading a trio with Senegalese master musicians Alioune Faye and Mamadou Ba. Their lyrics are poignant and emotional, using naturalistic imagery to convey borderless ideas and stories, music that is meaningful to audiences of all ages and races.…

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September 2015
$15-20

The Musical Art Quintet: Chamber with Soul

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

The Musical Art Quintet was formed in 2008 as part of the Classical Revolution movement. Although classically trained, the members of The Musical Art Quintet are skilled improvisors that each bring with them an area of expertise. Whether it is Argentine tango, Afro-Cuban son, klezmer, classical works, or even electronica, the Quintet is at home. Their debut recording, Nuevo Chamber, has received much critical acclaim and a second album, Chamber con Alma, is currently in the works.

Featuring:
Anthony Blea – violin
Jory…

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$10-20

Daniel Riera Ensemble: “The Wind Controller:” Future Flutist With Electric Ensemble

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

Drawing inspiration from 70’s jazz and funk and the rhythmic tug of post-Dilla hip-hop, Daniel Riera premieres works for flute, wind-controller and electric ensemble. A San Francisco native, Daniel is a flutist, bassist, producer, sound-designer and teacher known for his enchanting performances on the wind-controller, a digital woodwind delivering earth-shaking bass, acidic melodies and even chords. Winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, he graduated Berklee College of Music with honors. He performs with the groups Soltrón and The Congress.

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$10

Marcus Shelby Presents: Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Series 3, Discussion 1

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

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present the third series of Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10, 2015. Marcus Shelby and Jacqueline Ramos return to the Red Poppy for the continuation of these interactive discussions concerning our justice system.

Led by composer, bassist, and bandleader, Marcus Shelby, the series explores the prison industrial complex, restorative justice, prison abolition, the death penalty, the school-to-prison…

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$10-20

Broken Shadows: New Roots & Chamber Folk

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

With songs that place an emphasis on spontaneity, lyrics, and story-telling, Broken Shadows‘ take on roots music includes grooves with origins from around the globe. Broken Shadows is comprised of a highly-adaptable collection of musicians under the leadership of trumpeter/composer Darren Johnston. The ensemble brings poetry, interplay, vocal harmonies, and a cross section of musical interests into a curious new blend of roots/art/dance music. Collectively, members have played and recorded with Electric Squeezebox…

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$10-20

Ramon & Jessica’s A Cappella Big Band: Six Voices Sing Gertrude Stein

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

Long-time Bay Area collaborators Dina Maccabee and Jesse Olsen Bay present a new incarnation of their eclectic ensemble Ramon & Jessica, as a vocal sextet with special guest singers.

Inspired by Gertrude Stein’s playful language and imagery, this new song cycle builds on the composer’s signature style, using tuneful melodies and complex rhythmic interplay, to bring Stein’s classic book for children, The World Is Round, to life.

Featuring:
Dina Maccabee and Jesse Olsen Bay – vocals, composition

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$20/$25-30/$5

Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents: Steve Erquiaga and Frank Martin – Second Show of “Three in a Row”

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

As part of the new monthly series at the Red Poppy Art House, Jazz in the Neighborhood presents Three in a Row – three concerts highlighting the music of local jazz guitarists. The series will feature Jeffrey Burr Trio on August 9, Steve Erquiaga and Frank Martin on September 13, and John Schott’s Actual Trio on October 11.

Steve Erquiaga and Frank Martin have been musical compadres going back to the 1970s. They first toured and…

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$15-20

Amendola vs. Blades: From Avant Garde to Funk, Bebop to Rock

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Wil Blades and Scott Amendola conjure various sonic deities as only a duo, covering everything from avant garde to funk and bebop to rock. Amendola vs. Blades got their start as a group when Scott had the vision of performing Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite with Wil. While quite a daunting task executing a suite (originally written for a big band) as a duo, the…

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$15-20

Musette Explosion: French Musette Emphasizing Improvisation

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

Prizing improvisation and emotionally honest performances, Musette Explosion takes upbeat, French accordion music to new heights. Musette Explosion is comprised of virtuoso musicians, each with a distinctive voice on his instrument, that explore and expand on the challenging French musette repertoire. The trio brings new life to this multicultural, accordion-driven dancehall music through their highly improvisational communication style and original compositions. Their debut album, Introducing Musette Explosion, was featured on NPR.

Featuring:
Will Holshouser – accordion
Matt Munisteri…

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Cine+Más SF Presents: 7th Annual SF Latino Film Festival – Film Screenings @ RPAH

September 24
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Cine+Más SF presents the San Francisco Latino Film Festival (September 18-27, 2015) in theatres and cultural centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, screening award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary and feature films throughout Latin America, South America and the USA. The audience will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with local and visiting filmmakers after many of the screenings.

The Cine+Más SF Latino Film Festival celebrates its seventh…

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$15-20

Big Galut(e) with Guest Narrator Daniel Barton: Jewish Folk with Jazz and Tango Sensibilities

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Hailed as “a real treat for open minds” and an “alleged klezmer band,” Big Galut(e) brings its mix of folk, jazz, klezmer, classics, and more to the Poppy. This East Coast quintet performs music ranging from Argentine Yiddish tangos and Renaissance Jewish sonatas, to Mahler compositions with a klezmer sensibility. For the second set, Big Galut(e) will be joined by Daniel Barton, a San Franciscan lawyer and circus veteran. Barton will narrate The…

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$15-20

DOUBLE SHOW: Lavay Smith And Her All-Star Soultet

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

Country Soul: Lavay Smith Sings Music Made Popular by
Dinah Washington, Esther Phillips, and Ray Charles

The Red Poppy Art House warmly welcomes back Lavay Smith and Her All-Star Soultet. Lavay Smith brings a show dedicated to the combination of R&B and country music made popular by Dinah Washington, Esther Phillips, and Ray Charles.

Lavay Smith and Her All-Star Soultet bring a bracing, bluesy jolt of energy to the jazz and country crossroads with her new show Country Soul, a project featuring her scorching Soultit. In…

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October 2015
$10-20

ACKAMOOR/MOLINA DUET: A Ritualistic Musical Journey Improvised With Traditional & Invented Instruments

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Using a multitude of traditional acoustic and invented instruments, ACKAMOOR/MOLINA DUET creates a ritualistic, improvised musical journey that takes the listeners through various sonic territories, including ambient, experimental, jazz, American folk, and more.

Using modern technology, Molina creates sparse and dense layers, which can range from hauntingly beautiful and meditative to dark and unnerving soundscapes. Idris uses his collection of alto and tenor saxophones, keyboards, and invented instruments to provide a contrast and celebrate the forms of jazz exposed by John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra,…

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$10

Marcus Shelby Presents: Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Series 3, Discussion 2

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present the third series of Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10, 2015. Marcus Shelby and Jacqueline Ramos return to the Red Poppy for the continuation of these interactive discussions concerning our justice system.

Led by composer, bassist, and bandleader, Marcus Shelby, the series explores the prison industrial complex, restorative justice, prison abolition, the death penalty, the school-to-prison…

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$15-20

Ramana Vieira: Portuguese Fado Music With a Contemporary Sensibility

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Ramana Vieira and her group performs traditional, ballad-style fados that pay homage to the “Queen of Fado,” Amália Rodrigues, along with up-tempo compositions from their new album, Fado Da Vida. Her new work captures both the language and cultural heritage of Portuguese-speaking countries in a musical tapestry that ranges from whispering, haunting ballads to collaborations featuring the works of famous Portuguese-Canadian poet, Euclides Cavaco. Two of the tracks on the album were internationally…

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$20-25

Oded Tzur Quartet (NY): West Coast Album Release Tour

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

Oded Tzur Quartet is a New York-based ensemble that prizes improvisation while exploring the territories of contemporary jazz and Indian music. The Quartet defines its sound by making use of the microtonality and melodic architecture of Indian classical, known as raga, within a jazz setting. Their debut album, Like a Great River, has been released by Enja Records and has received worldwide critical acclaim. This October, the ensemble will be touring the west coast to celebrate…

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$20/$25-30/$5

Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents: John Schott Actual Trio – Third Show of “Three in a Row”

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

As part of the new monthly series at the Red Poppy Art House, Jazz in the Neighborhood presents Three in a Row – three concerts highlighting the music of local jazz guitarists. The series will feature Jeffrey Burr Trio on August 9, Steve Erquiaga and Frank Martin on September 13, and John Schott’s Actual Trio on October 11.

John Schott Actual Trio, playing guitarist…

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Free

LOVE Stories: Call & Response, Curated by Mi’Jan Celie – 11th Annual Lit Crawl SF

October 17 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Five writers with fresh work and crazy talent will read on the topic of evolving love. The stories will range from the funny, surreal, soul-crushing and redeeming aspects of loving people, language, culture, community and self.

About Lit Crawl:
The 11th annual Lit Crawl will span over three hours in the Mission District’s Valencia Street corridor, featuring an astonishing 101 literary readings and events, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comedy and more, in bookstores, bars, galleries,…

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Free

Fleshing it (in) OUT: Work in Progress Dance, Music & Performance Art – Curated by Amara Tabor-Smith

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Amara Tabor-Smith returns to the Red Poppy with Fleshing it (in) OUT, an informal evening of early stage work in progress dance, music, and performance art, rough and ready to be witnessed. Following the performances, the audience is invited to eat delicious food and engage in a discussion about the work. This event is an opportunity for artists and audience to break bread together, ask questions, and share dialogue about art making in an intimate and supportive environment.

Featuring:
Chris…

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