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June 2017
$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
David James’s GPS: Jazzy Border Crossings
Friday, June 23 @ 8:00PM

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 and Her 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
Molly Holm and Her Trio: Extended Jazz & Improvised Music
Saturday, June 24 @ 7:30PM

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, June 25 @ 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

The Helltones: Surf in a Suit

June 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Darwin Siegaldoud and his intrepid Helltones present an evening of music that ranges from surf to jazz to soul and back again, featuring classics by the likes of Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, and an Elvis song or two. Featuring: Darwin Siegaldoud - guitar, vocals Paul Bowman - drums Tim Eggerding - bass Victoria Sepe - vocals Kyle Debuff - vocals Jordan Edwards - vocals The Helltones were first conceived by high school friends and bandmates Darwin Siegaldoud and Paul Bowman…

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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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July 2017
$15 - $20

Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel ft. Alexa Morales: Latin Jazz

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Grammy-winning singer Alexa Morales joins Brian Andres and his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel for a night of original compositions and classic Latin jazz standards. Featuring: TBA The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, rooted firmly in a Bay Area Latin jazz tradition that includes artists from Cal Tjader to Armando Peraza and John Santos to Wayne Wallace, was formed to contribute its own mark to that storied history. Led by Brian Andres and featuring Grammy Award-winning musicians, as well as esteemed music educators, the…

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$15 - $20

Eileen Torrez/Maya Hall/Dyllan Hersey: Acoustic Night

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Local singer/songwriter/guitarists Eileen Torrez, Maya Hall, and Dyllan Hersey present a night of soulful, folky acoustic originals. Featuring: Eileen Torrez - guitar, vocals Maya Hall - guitar, vocals Dyllan Hersey - guitar, vocals Eileen Torrez performs a powerful and unexpected blend of folk-pop and neo-soul. Her music builds on themes of resilience, community, anti-capitalism, and women's empowerment. Vocalist Maya Hall, born in Fukuoka, Japan, moved to San Francisco in 2014 in search of bigger musical pastures. The self-taught guitarist/songwriter’s chord…

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$15 - $20

Trio Colibrí: Classic & Original Latin American Music

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Trio Colibri is comprised of John Santos, Jose Roberto Hernandez, and Manuel Constancio, three stalwart Bay Area musicians drawn together by a common passion for the lyrical and poetic music of Latin America. Using guitars, Afro-Latin percussion, and beautiful vocal arrangements, they transport audiences to other countries, realms, and eras – always with an element of originality – while honoring profound musical traditions and innovators. Mambo, bolero, son, joropo, and guaracha are some of the rhythms they use, igniting dancers…

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$20 - $25

Hafez Modirzadeh/Mark Dresser/Diane Moser/Vijay Anderson: Creative Music Quartet

July 8 @ 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 present an evening of works by four masterful composer/improvisers, each of whom has developed original concepts towards creative music, informed through a lifetime of exploration and reaching beyond an array of musical traditions. Featuring: Hafez Modirzadeh - saxophones Mark Dresser - bass Diane Moser - piano Vijay Anderson - drums Mark Dresser is a Grammy-nominated, internationally renowned bass player, improviser, composer, and interdisciplinary collaborator. Diane Moser has been a featured performer and composer throughout…

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$15 - $20

Joanna Wallfisch: Post-Folk Art Music with Ukulele & Looper

July 9 @ 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 Joanna Wallfisch returns to the Red Poppy with songs from her latest album, Blood and Bone. Come hear tales of love and travel inspired by her 2016 bike tour "The Great Song Cycle," where Joanna biked and sang her way from Portland to Los Angeles (with a stop at the Red Poppy) last year. Featuring: Joanna Wallfisch - vocals, ukulele, looper London-born, Los Angeles/New York-based vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Joanna Wallfisch has emerged as a unique voice in the…

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$15 - $20

French Oak Gypsy Band: French Jazz Manouche & American Dixieland Swing

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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French Oak Gypsy Band, led by vocalist Stella Heath and guitarist Thierry Gabriel Pirard, makes their Red Poppy debut with an evening of songs in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Roma, Catalan, and English. Expect a fresh spin on French and American swing-era classics, as well as a setlist packed with French chanson, jazz manouche, and Dixieland jazz. Featuring: Stella Heath - vocals Thierry Gabriel Pirard - guitar, harmony vocals James Inciardi - bass, tenor, and soprano saxophones TBA - bass Learn…

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$15 - $20

Rini: Dramatic Art-Rock and Indian Electronica

July 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 singer, composer, and violinist Rini comes to the Poppy with her cadre of international musicians, who draw inspiration from Indian classical music, electronica, art rock, and jazz, presenting groovy, pulsing music. Featuring: Rini - vocals, violin, electronics Aleif Hamdan - guitar Achal Murthy - bass Yogev Gabay - drums Íñigo Galdeano Lasheras - saxophone, ewi Harini “Rini” Raghavan has recorded and performed with Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman, headlined festivals in the U.S. and India, and performed as a…

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$15 - $20

Matt Munisteri w/ special guest Rob Reich: Virtuosic Guitar, Accordion & Piano

July 16 @ 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, and songwriter Matt Munisteri brings Red Poppy favorite Rob Reich back to the Poppy for an evening of accordion, piano, guitar, and vocals. Whether singing his own songs, presenting his unearthed and discarded treasures of the American Songbook, or simply playing guitar, Munisteri will demonstrate a distinctly pre-rock sensibility that allows for emotional directness without the gauzy veil of retro-chic. Featuring: Matt Munisteri - guitar, vocals Rob Reich - accordion, piano Called one of “New York’s finest vintage…

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$10 - $20

Honey Whiskey Trio: Folk, Bluegrass, and Melody

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Honey Whiskey Trio celebrates the release of their new album, Rye Woman, by exploring harmony in folk, bluegrass, and melody on a Friday night at the Poppy. With body percussion, haunting melodies, and powerful yet sweet harmonies, this show promises to be a special one. Featuring: Courtney Politano - vocals, mandolin, body percussion Ann Louise Thaiss - vocals, guitar, body percussion Christina Wilson - vocals, banjo, body percussion In 2013, after singing together for only five months, Honey Whiskey…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

July 23 @ 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, June 25 @ 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

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
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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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