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March 2017
$15 - $20

Five Spot Jazz ft. Mike Greensill: Jazz Standards and Originals

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Five Spot Jazz ft. Mike Greensill: Jazz Standards and Originals
Thursday, March 30 @ 7:30PM

This all-star group of Bay Area jazz-scene stalwarts is as traditional as they come: Tenor and alto saxophones in the front line, with piano, bass, and drums in the rhythm section. Their setlist is comprised of standards with new arrangements and original tunes by the band, all featuring pianist/composer/vocalist Mike Greensill. Featuring: Mike Greensill - piano, vocals Charlie McCarthy - saxophone Joe Cohen - alto saxophone John Clark - bass Jack Dorsey - drums   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors…

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$15 - $20

Gari & Faisal: Middle Eastern Melody & Rhythm

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Gari & Faisal: Middle Eastern Melody & Rhythm
Friday, March 31 @ 7:30PM

Multi-string player Gari Hegedus and Arabic percussionist Faisal Zedan return to the Poppy with a concert of original compositions by Hegedus and traditional instrumental music from various regions in the Middle East. Their focus: Dialogue and interplay between melody and rhythm.   Gari Hegedus began devoting his life to music more than 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…

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April 2017
Free

STOOP: “Our Spring” in the Mission

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
STOOP: “Our Spring” in the Mission
Sat, April 1 @ 12:00PM

"Our Spring" in the Mission: Through music, art, and song, we reflect traditions of protest and resilience inspired by the popular demonstrations in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan between 2010 and 2013.   ABOUT STOOP: Mission Stoop Fest (STOOP) is a civil society arts experiment that transpires on the front stoops of local residences, where traditional and contemporary artists perform and where local residents share stories and histories. The front stoop represents a literal threshold…

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Free

MAPP: N.E.W. Experiences

April 1 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MAPP: N.E.W. Experiences
Saturday, April 1 @ 7:15PM

The next edition of MAPP, on April 1, highlights the work of an international collective of producing artists who will be featured in the New Experimental Works Festival at CounterPulse on May 4-7th, 2017. The N.E.W. Festival, dedicated to radical theater-making and performance, is part of a collaborative effort between the California Institute of Integral Studies and the University of Chichester in West Sussex, England. The mission of the festival is to break traditional norms for both audience and performers,…

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$15 - $20

The Jimmy Grant Ensemble: The Music of Django Reinhardt

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Jimmy Grant Ensemble infuses swing-era pieces, originals, and traditional Roma tunes with Django Reinhardt’s crunchy rhythms and hot harmonies, creating a signature mix that includes Russian folk, bluegrass, Celtic, and classical music while remaining true to Django’s innovative guitar technique. Featuring: Jimmy Grant - guitar Javi Jiménez - guitar Sascha Jacobsen - bass Northern California native Jimmy Grant has performed with artists such as David Grisman, Gonzalo Bergara, Ludovic Beier, Andreas Oberg, Tim Kliphuis, Paulus Schafer, Robin Nolan, Trio…

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$15 - $20

Janam: Balkan & Appalachian Groove

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Combining funky Balkan rhythms, gritty Appalachian ballads, arresting vocal harmonies, and enchanting acoustic textures, Janam unites some of the Bay Area's most playful and imaginative devotees of southern Balkan and American roots music to weave together folk tunes and their own colorful compositions, taking their audiences on a labyrinthine musical ride. Featuring: Dan Auvil - percussion, vocals Tom Farris - laouto, guitar Juliana Graffagna - vocals, accordion Gari Hegedus - oud, saz, mandocello, mandolin Shira Kammen - violin, viola, vocals…

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$15 - $20

The Muted Jewel Tones & Anne Carol Mitchell: Folk, Jazz, and Three-Part Harmony

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Guitarist/singer Anne Carol Mitchell and violinist Nissa Gustafson perform beautiful melodies that invite listeners to reconnect with the natural world. The Muted Jewel Tones, a vocal harmony trio, perform songs from the sophisticated to the ridiculous, bringing a little jazz, a little folk, a little pop–and hopefully, a little smile–to the audience. Featuring: Sandy Lindop - guitar, ukulele, vocals Raena Frohlich - guitar, ukulele, vocals Rose Koron - ukulele, vocals Anne Carol Mitchell - guitar, vocals Nissa Gustafson - violin…

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$10 - $20

Minsky Duo: Exploring the Music of Kapustin and Prokofiev

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Minsky Duo makes its Red Poppy debut with an all-Russian/Soviet program that includes the first San Francisco performance of living composer Nikolai Kapustin’s rollicking “Sonata for Violin and Piano,” Prokofiev’s “Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor” (described by the composer as "wind whistling through a graveyard"), Tchaikovsky's beautifully lyric “Meditation,” Scriabin's explosive “Piano Sonata No. 4,” and Schnittke’s recently-discovered “Fuga for Solo Violin.” Featuring: Nato - violin Monica Chew - piano Monica Chew is a Bay Area pianist who…

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$10 - $15

Jason Yeager Trio: Chamber Jazz Inspired by Latin, Classical & Literature

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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New York-based pianist Jason Yeager returns to the Red Poppy for an evening of catchy and quirky melodies inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's fictional characters, re-imagined standards by the likes of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington, grooves from Argentina and Brazil, and musings on Messiaen. He will also perform music from his forthcoming album with violin/mandolin virtuoso Jason Anick, as well as music by Billy Strayhorn and Stevie Wonder. Featuring: Jason Yeager - piano Doug Stewart - bass Mike Quigg -…

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$15 - $20

Avotcja & Modúpue: Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Blues with Poetry

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Acclaimed Bay Area poet/playwright/percussionist/radio host Avotcja (pronounced “ah-va-cha”) returns to the Red Poppy with her quartet, whose name means “gratitude” in Yoruba. Expect a set of jazz, blues, Afro-Cuban polyrhythms, and powerful poetry. Featuring: Avotcja - poetry, percussion Jon Jang - piano Sandi Poindexter - violin Francis Wong - saxophone, flute “Heshima” Mark Williams - bass Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets will not be sold in advance…

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$15 - $20

Soul y Agua: Latin, Soul, and Folk

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

With an all-acoustic sound, rich harmonies, and soul-soothing rhythms, Soul y Agua blends influences from Mexico, Cuba, and Spain with jazz, R&B, and pop. The Bay Area-based quartet promises truly authentic original compositions along with select favorite traditional pieces. Featuring: Monica Maria Fimbrez - vocals, jarana, guitar Angelica Rodriguez - vocals Daniel Fabricant - bass Marlon Aldana - percussion Learn more: Website | Facebook     EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets…

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$20 - $25

Sophisticated Ladies Vocal Trio: Gershwin Rediscovered

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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This trio of vocalists/musicians from France, the U.K., and the U.S.–Laure Sancho on upright bass, Paola Vera on piano, and Rachael Magidson on drums and trumpet–brings a swinging all-Gershwin program to the Poppy that will feature award-winning musicianship and their signature harmonies. Featuring: Paola Vera - vocals, piano Rachael Magidson - vocals, drums, trumpet Laure Sancho - vocals, upright bass   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $20-25 sliding scale Tickets will not be sold in…

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$20 - $25

Kelly/Szemela/Muñoz Trio: Cello, Violin & Percussion Improvisations

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A trio of acclaimed Bay Area musicians makes its Red Poppy debut with an evening of looped and plugged-in improvisations. Expect daring solo, duo, and trio hijinks, as well as originals and reimagined covers. Featuring: Alex Kelly - cello Matthew Szemela - violin PC Muñoz - drums, percussion Dr. Alex Kelly is a San Francisco-based cellist, composer, and educator. He composes and performs with major symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, new music ensembles, string quartets, cello quartets, big bands, jazz combos,…

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Free

The Poppies: Pop-Up Shop

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join artists Jason Wyman, Donna Marchesano, Andrea Fuenzalida, Ginger Snap, Keegan Roberson, Steve Piasecki, and senseofplace LAB for a special one day only pop-up shop. It's the perfect spot to check out fine art works and handcrafted merchandise. Pick up something for yourself or a loved one. Items for sale include metal prints, Voodoo Kitties, photographic magnets, paintings, coloring zines, Psychogeographic Art 'Kerchiefs, and more! You can even order a custom neon pop art portrait and participate in an art…

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$20 - $25

Sarah Cabral: Contemporary and Classic Songs of Brazil

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Singer/songwriter Sarah Cabral returns to the Poppy with percussionist Alex Calatayud and special guest guitarist Julio Lemos for an evening of contemporary repertoire and Brazilian classics from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. Featuring: Sarah Cabral - vocals Alex Calatayud - percussion Julio Lemos - guitar Sarah Cabral, born in southern Brazil, often explores multiple musical genres, from traditional and popular Brazilian music to modern jazz, avant-garde, and classical. She studied at the California Jazz Conservatory with mentor Marcos Silva, with…

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$15 - $20

Andrea Claburn Sextet: Jazz Album Release Celebration

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Jazz vocalist/composer/arranger Andrea Claburn will be joined by an all-star band to celebrate the release of her debut, Nightshade, a collection of original compositions and new arrangements of lesser-known standards by Duke Ellington, Betty Carter, and Pat Metheny. Featuring: Andrea Claburn - vocals Dan Zemelman - piano Aaron Germain - bass Greg Wyser-Pratt - drums Terrence Brewer - guitar Erik Jekabson - trumpet, flugelhorn San Francisco-based Andrea Claburn, born in Baltimore and raised in the classical tradition, studied both piano…

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$15 - $20

Kristine Barrett: Songs of Sanctuary

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Kristine Barrett presents an evening of experimental folk melodies exploring the concept of refuge: a place that nurtures, extends, bridges; that asks us to appeal to our highest selves, to seek deeply the difficult questions and to be brave in the face of them. Her setlist: traditional music and ritual song from Norway, Iran, Estonia, Ireland, Sephardic Spain, Hungary, Brazil, and the Republic of Georgia. Featuring: Kristine Barrett - vocals, harmonium, piano David Robert Johnson - guitar Temple of Light…

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May 2017
$15 - $20

McKasson & McDonald: A Modern Take on Traditional Folk

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Poppy warmly welcomes Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald, masters of tradition who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges. Pulling from parallel strands of influence, the duo creates a swirling level of intensity that traverses darkness, light, and everywhere in between. Their new album focuses on the relatability of music hundreds of years old, weaving new ideas and tunes with the old to create a timeless sound. Featuring: Ryan McKasson - fiddle, vocals Eric McDonald - acoustic…

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$10 - $15

Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt: Cinematic Jazz, Global Sounds

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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This Canadian quartet explores instrumental music that draws inspiration largely from film scores, jazz, rock, surf, and elements of Eastern European, African, and South American music. At the Poppy, the only San Francisco stop on their first U.S. tour, Atlas Revolt promises music from their acclaimed debut alongside selections from their upcoming album, due this year. Featuring: Bret Higgins - upright bass Aleksandar Gajic - violin Tom Juhas - electric guitar Robbie Grunwald - electric piano Max Senitt - drums…

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$15 - $20

Kathleen Grace: Jazz, Folk & Americana

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ready for authentic storytelling, original compositions, and selections from the Great American Songbook? Globetrotting Arizona native and Los Angeles resident Kathleen Grace brings a pure sound and her honest and soaring voice to the Poppy for an evening of jazz, folk, and Americana. Featuring: TBA Kathleen Grace’s latest album, No Place To Fall, is a sun-drenched landscape of music rooted in her desert upbringing and elegant country spirit. Recorded at Carriage House Studios and produced by Sheldon Gomberg (Ryan Adams,…

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$15 - $20

Darren Johnston’s Broken Shadows: Love, Loss, and Resistance

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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With songs emphasizing lyrics and storytelling, as well as world-class musicianship that prizes spontaneity and dialogue, this highly adaptable ensemble led by trumpeter/composer Darren Johnston brings poetry, interplay, vocal harmonies, and a cross-section of musical interests into a curious new blend of roots/art/dance music. Featuring: Darren Johnston - trumpet, vocals David Phillips - pedals, steel guitar, vocals Jordan Samuels - guitar, vocals Miles Wick - upright bass, vocals Jordan Glenn - drums Since settling in San Francisco in 1997, Canada-born…

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