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May 2017
$15 - $20

Dina Maccabee/Ron Shalom: Viola Ballads & Baroque Death Pop

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Dina Maccabee/Ron Shalom: Viola Ballads & Baroque Death Pop
Thursday, May 25 @ 7:30PM

Dina Maccabee performs lush, ethereal music using viola, vocals, and electronic processing. Taking an experimental approach to folk sensibilities, she crafts a singular, intimate sound world around each of her original and often personal songs. Ron Shalom presents songs from the peripheries of consciousness utilizing electronics, video, and storytelling. Featuring: Dina Maccabee - viola, vocals, laptop Ron Shalom - guitar, vocals Dina Maccabee is a multifaceted string player, songwriter, composer, and performer who was deeply involved in the Bay Area…

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$15 - $20

Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine: Rock Funk Soul Love

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine: Rock Funk Soul Love
Friday, May 26 @ 7:30PM

Standout Bay Area producer/songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Pamela Parker brings her trio to the Poppy for a dynamic performance that will feature selections from her upcoming album, Fantastic Machine, a fresh rock & roll landscape that evokes Alabama Shakes, Thin Lizzy, and Funkadelic. Featuring: Pamela Parker - vocals, piano, guitar Spence Murray - bass Chris McGrew - drums Pamela Parker studied opera and commercial music production before establishing herself as a solo performer in the Washington D.C. area. After touring nationally and internationally,…

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$15 - $20

Josiah Johnson + Friends: Intimate Songwriting, Community Collaboration

May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Josiah Johnson + Friends: Intimate Songwriting, Community Collaboration
Saturday, May 27 @ 7:30PM

Best known for being co-frontman of The Head and The Heart, Josiah Johnson heads an evening of songwriting based in a folk tradition that emphasizes connection to the internal source while recognizing the importance of communion and the connection to the light of others. Featuring: (Full lineup TBA) Southern California native, current Bay Area resident, former Seattleite, one-time Torontonian, and longtime tour-bus resident Josiah Johnson’s solo performances highlight a stripped-down, emotive, lyrics-first kind of songcraft, inimitable in sincerity.   EVENT…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

May 28 @ 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, May 28 @ 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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$15 - $25

Ali Dineen & Hannah Sassoon: Resistance & Healing in Shadow Puppetry & Song

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ali Dineen & Hannah Sassoon: Resistance & Healing in Shadow Puppetry & Song
Sunday, May 28 @ 7:30PM

New York City-based musicians and visual artists Ali Dineen and Hannah Sassoon present an evening of music and shadow puppetry, telling personal and historical tales of healing and resistance. They will perform original music, including new songs from Ali's recent album Light Comes In, as well as selections from different folk music traditions with guitar, accordion, cello, fiddle, vocal harmony, and harmonium. Featuring: Ali Dineen - vocals, guitar, accordion, harmonium Hannah Sassoon - vocals, cello, fiddle Ali Dineen is a…

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June 2017
$20 - $25

Tom Greisser 3: Embracing Tradition and Sedition

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Saxophonist Tom Griesser and his longtime collaborators, bassist Ollie Dudek and drummer Dan Foltz, present selections performed during their three-year stint at the Burritt Room in San Francisco, as well as new compositions to honor visionaries and rebels in a variety of endeavors. The trio draws from a wide range of influences, including 1930s Benny Goodman, 1940s Ellingtonia, the Sonny Rollins Trio recordings of the 1950s, hard bop classics, and avant-garde figures such as Odean Pope and Roswell Rudd. Featuring:…

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$20 - $25

RHQuartet ft. Richard Howell: This Is What Love Sounds Like

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Returning to the roots of improvisation, saxophonist Richard Howell reunites with fellow improvisers from the acclaimed group RHQ, which featured phenomenal pianist Frederick Harris and spirited bassist Gary Brown. Elé Howell, a disciple of the great E.W. Wainwright, brings an energetic flow and a powerhouse approach. Drawing upon the ancestry of jazz, the essence of soul, and the sensibility of pop, award-winning saxophonist Richard Howell and his group RHQuartet push the boundaries of the genre while honoring the roots of…

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Free

MAPP: Mission Arts & Performance Project

June 3
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MAPP: N.E.W. Experiences
Saturday, April 1 @ 7:15PM

Launched in 2003, the Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP) is a homegrown bi-monthly, multidisciplinary, intercultural happening that takes place in the Mission District of San Francisco. On the first Saturday of every even-numbered month, MAPP transforms ordinary spaces – such as private garages, gardens, living rooms, studios, street corners, and small businesses – into pop-up performance and exhibition sites for a day of artistic and cultural exchange. RED POPPY SCHEDULE Stay tuned for details!   EVENT DETAILS   Time:…

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Free

STOOP: Mission Stoop Fest

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

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 between the public and private spheres and is a historic site of spontaneous community interaction and exchange. Occurring during the day on the same bi-monthly dates as sister-project, Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP), STOOP will provide a program and…

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$15 - $20

Girl Named Nino: Indie, Soul, and Jazz

June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Songwriter and producer Nino Arobelidze, born in the formerly Russian republic of Georgia and raised in Chicago, boasts a sound influenced by jazz, soul, indie rock, her time in a funk duo, and her travels around the world. For her Red Poppy debut, Nino will be joined by frequent collaborator Pablo Gordy on guitar and vocals. Featuring: Nino Arobelidze - vocals, guitar, keys Pablo Gordy - electric guitar, vocals (Special guests TBA) Learn more: Website | Facebook | YouTube  …

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$15 - $20

Zona Blu: Soul Jazz Collective

June 8 @ 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 an easygoing evening of friendly, familiar jazz tunes? Local quintet Zona Blu, whose Italian name is a nod to Milanese jazz club “blue zones” and Miles Davis’ iconic Kind of Blue, presents a laid-back night of Latin, funk, and swing grooves that’s sure to ease you into the weekend. Featuring: David Kaufer - guitar Jim Wasco - piano Steve Teich - alto saxophone/flute Greg Galli - drums Tom Donald - bass Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS  …

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$15 - $20

Opera on the Spot: Works by the Romantics

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Bay Area performance troupe Opera on the Spot celebrates intense and passionate love, the sublime, the morbid, the beautiful, and the strange with a show dedicated to art songs and arias from the late 18th-century/early 19th-century Romantic era of Western classical music. Featuring: TBA Opera on the Spot is a group of young, classically trained singers embarking on professional careers in opera. With no set venue, they choose less-conventional places for performances, including bars, restaurants, and community spaces. Learn more:…

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$15 - $20

Ricardo Peixoto and Felipe Senna: An Evening of Brazilian Music

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Bay Area-based Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Peixoto welcomes São Paulo pianist/arranger/composer Felipe Senna for an evening of original compositions, as well as selections of Brazilian classics, including choro, samba, baião, and bossa nova. Featuring: Ricardo Peixoto - guitar Felipe Senna - piano Originally from Rio de Janeiro, guitarist/composer Ricardo Peixoto is among the top representatives of Brazilian guitar in the U.S. today. His fluid, melodic style, original harmonic approach, and keen compositional sense explore Brazil’s rich and diverse traditions, both in…

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$15 - $20

Redwood Tango Ensemble: Modern Tango and Original Chamber Music

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Redwood Tango Ensemble
Fri, Dec 2 @ 7:30PM

Oakland-based Redwood Tango Ensemble presents a concert of new works written by bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski. The sextet focuses on writing that is both fundamentally based in tango and reaching towards a personal and imaginative sound. The new works are influenced by contemporary tango groups in Argentina, modern chamber music, film music, and improvised music. Featuring: Charles Gorczynski - bandoneón Kendra Vernon - violin Mia Bella D'Augelli - violin Anton Estaniel - cello Elyse Weakley - piano Daniel Fabricant - double…

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$15 - $20

Alicyn Yaffee Trio: Pop, Jazz, and Rock

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Singer/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee makes her Red Poppy debut with an evening of indie-pop sensibilities, punk, jazz guitar, and soulful vocals. Her trio includes Santana bassist/musical director Benny Rietveld, who produced her debut album, Someone Else, which features Cindy Blackman, Ronnie Foster, and Rietveld. Featuring: Alicyn Yaffee - guitar, vocals Hamir Atwal - drums Jeff Cressman - trombone Learn more: Website | Facebook | SoundCloud | YouTube     EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding…

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$15 - $20

Mari Black & the World Fiddle Ensemble: A Fiery Fiddle Odyssey

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Multistyle violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black comes to the Poppy with a spirited musical adventure featuring dance music from around the globe: Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling, jazz, tango, klezmer, folk, original works, and more. Featuring: TBA Mari Black’s energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world. Equally at home in a wide variety of musical traditions, Mari is a…

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$15 - $20

Kylland/Cinnamon Lips: Cinematic, Soulful Singer-Songwriters

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Kylland and Cinnamon Lips present a night of all-original music that promises to take listeners from the green knolls of Ireland to the golden hills of Laurel Canyon. These two singer-songwriters blend flavors of traditional folk music with harmonically rich songwriting and cinematic storytelling, beautifully buoyed in the velvety sea of their strong vocals. Featuring: Kylland - vocals Lila Oleszkiewicz - vocals Kylland is an American-Norwegian-Japanese composer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Oakland. She will be releasing her debut…

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$20 - $25

Naomi Wachira: Afro-Folk

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Kenyan singer-songwriter/guitarist Naomi Wachira comes to the Red Poppy from her home in Seattle for an evening of folk music influenced by gospel, the music of Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, and a desire to create music that is poignant, hopeful, and life-giving. Expect brand-new songs from her latest release, Song of Lament. Featuring: Naomi Wachira - vocals, acoustic guitar Since her arrival on the Northwest music scene, Naomi Wachira has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Folk Artist”…

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$15 - $20

Jazz Mafia’s NOT a Brass Band: Chamber Jazz/Groove

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Bandleader Adam Theis and this five-piece ensemble will present a night of new original compositions and arrangements, as well as tributes to artists who have influenced them. Expect a wide dynamic range, rock and EDM rhythms, plus melodies, harmony, and phrasing more common to chamber, jazz, and music from around the world – and a hint of New Orleans second line that occasionally surfaces for a wild horn romp. Featuring: Max Miller-Loran - trumpet/piano Charlie Gurke - baritone sax Adam…

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$15 - $20

David James’s GPS: Jazzy Border Crossings

June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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David James (Afrofunk Experience, Beth Custer Ensemble) brings his rhythm-horns-and-strings sextet back to the Poppy for an evening of stylistic border-crossing. This performance will feature songs from the acclaimed album Billionaire Blues, as well as new compositions and arrangements. Featuring: David James - guitar, voice Beth Custer - clarinets Alan Williams - trombone Ela Polak - viola Lisa Mezzacappa - bass John Hanes - drums GPS (Good People, Son) is a jazz-meets-chamber rock sextet led by celebrated guitarist and composer…

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$20 - $25

Molly Holm Trio: Extended Jazz & Improvised Music

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Vocalist/composer Molly Holm, with her all-star jazz trio, makes her Red Poppy debut exploring the multicultural crossroads of improvised music through original compositions, straight-ahead and modal jazz tunes, and traditional folk songs. Molly's music, often intertwined with the elements of North Indian raga, experimental vocals, or playful free-form improvisation, also reveals the rhythmic and note-bending influences inherited from the music of the African diaspora. Featuring: Frank Martin - piano/arrangements Jeff Chambers - bass Deszon Claiborne - drums Molly Holm is…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

June 25 @ 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, May 28 @ 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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$15 - $20

Amanda Abizaid: Bridging East and West With Song

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Amanda Abizaid makes her Red Poppy debut with an evening of sophisticated pop, lyrics for peace and equality, touches of her Lebanese heritage, and a special appearance by San Francisco pop band Anna Karney and Beautiful Losers. Featuring: Amanda Abizaid - acoustic guitar, flute, vocals Lindsay Gillis - acoustic guitar Kim Manolius - bass Jeff Herrera - drums Lebanese-American artist Amanda Abizaid, best known as the vocalist on the theme song "A Place In…

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