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August 2016
$15 - $20

Gari Hegedus and Faisal Zedan: Music of Turkish, Arab & Greek Traditions

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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Master percussionist Faisal Zedan returns to the Red Poppy Art House alongside multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus for an evening of music rooted in Turkish, Arab, and Greek traditions. Displaying a dynamic approach to rhythm and melody, the duo enthusiastically rejuvenates classic styles of Middle Eastern drumming. Featuring: Gari Hegedus - Turkish and Arabic ouds, saz Faisal Zedan - derbakki, riqq, and frame drums Born in Lebanon and raised in Syria, Faisal Zedan grew up impassioned with the derbakki (Arabic drum). At…

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$10 - $20

Taraf de Locos: Balkan-Latin Quintet

August 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
TarafdeLocos

In celebration of a one-night reunion show at the Red Poppy, local band Taraf de Locos performs traditional folk and contemporary tunes rooted in the Balkans, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Spain, Mexico, and Colombia. The evening will mark the group’s first performance together since the end of their last tour in 2015. Featuring: Tano Brock - saxophone, guitar, bata, vocals Miguel Leon - cajon, bata, guira, congas, pandeiro, vocals Mireya Leon - bass Cecilia Peña-Govea - trumpet, guira, vocals Aya Safiya…

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$12 - $15

Ampersan: Mexican Electro-Folk Rock

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ampersan

Join Ampersan in a sonic journey through the landscapes of Mexico and Latin America. Their music brings together the feelings of peasant songs, son, and psychedelica with rock, rap, and electronica. Featuring: Zindu Cano - jarana, acoustic guitar, vocals Kevin García - punteador, electric guitar, vocals Since its inception in 2007, Ampersan has rooted their sound in the traditional acoustic music of Mexico, with forays into contemporary classical music and experimentation. The duo’s compositions have been used for dance performances,…

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September 2016
$20

Ridgeway Arts Presents: Brooklyn Jazz Vocalist Tammy Scheffer

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

Ridgeway Arts presents vocalist and composer Tammy Scheffer as a featured artist in their National/International program, which brings high-profile artists from around the globe to the Bay Area. The Brooklyn-based Scheffer joins double bassist and vocalist Jeff Denson and special guests for a night of contemporary jazz at the Red Poppy. Featuring: Tammy Scheffer - vocals Jeff Denson - double bass, vocals Special guests TBA Tammy Scheffer has been a creative voice in NYC’s jazz circle for almost a decade.…

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$15 - $20

Ya Layl: Explorations of the Middle East

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

Ya Layl presents “Mostly Middle Eastern,” a program of Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, and other music performed by Sarah Michael, Peter Maund, and Suellen Primost. Special guest Niko Bakulich joins the trio for an eclectic evening of lively dance numbers, modal improvisations, American standards, and medieval pilgrim songs. Featuring: Sarah Michael - kanun (Arabic zither) Suellen Primost - cello Peter Maund - percussion Niko Bakulich - bass   Kanun player Sarah Michael has been studying and performing Middle Eastern music for…

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$20

Ricardo Peixoto and Duo Violão Brasil: Brazilian Guitar

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

Bay Area-based Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Peixoto returns to the Red Poppy alongside Rio de Janeiro-based guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber (Duo Violão Brasil). Performing original compositions, as well as a traditional repertoire from composers like Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, and Tom Jobim, the trio will spend the evening exploring the many styles of 20th-century Brazilian music. Featuring: Ricardo Peixoto, Rogerio Souza, Edinho Gerber - guitar   Guitarist/composer Ricardo Peixoto is among the top representatives of Brazilian guitar in the United…

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$10 - $15

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan: New Carnatic Music

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

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan’s performances reflect his love and deep knowledge of Carnatic music. His elaborate structures, extensive improvisations, and utmost sincerity distinguish him as one of the great practitioners of the form. Performed with chamber ensembles, Ganeshan’s music prioritizes authenticity over ethnicity and immediacy over nostalgia. His concerts offer listeners a rare peek into the complex song forms of a rich oral tradition. Founder and director of the Sangati Center, a non-profit chamber music concert series, Gautam Tejas Ganeshan has…

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$10 - $15

Broun Fellinis: Afro-Futurist Jazz

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
BrounFellinis

Broun Fellinis present an evening of postmodern Afro-futurist jazz featuring improvisations and compositions that span their 25-year existence. Their sound, informed by the legacy of black American music, pays homage to the creative women and men who gave us this vast library of music. From field hollers to blues, jazz, funk, hip-hop, and the experimental, Broun Fellinis are part of an ongoing aesthetic cosmic continuum that the Art Ensemble of Chicago coined “Great Black Music from the Ancient to the…

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$10

Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Series 4, Discussion 6 w/ Marcus Shelby

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Marcus Shelby presents Discussion 6 of Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Composer Marcus Shelby and special guests continue these interactive discussions at the Red Poppy Art House on issues about mass incarceration and combating the prison industrial complex. With a focus on dealing with police violence in our communities, this meeting will feature executive director of AFRO SOLO, poet, and activist Thomas Simpson and his presentation, "Guidelines for Surviving a Police Stop."…

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$10 - $15

Steph Johnson Trio: Soul, Jazz, Funk & Blues from San Diego

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
StephJohnsonTrio

Steph Johnson brings her trio to the Red Poppy to celebrate the release of her new album, Music is Art, produced by Grammy Award-winner Kamau Kenyatta. Steph’s rich, fervent vocals and soothing guitar will be accompanied by double bassist Rob Thorsen and drummer Fernando Gomez for an evening of compassionate soul jazz. Featuring: Steph Johnson - vocals, guitar Rob Thorsen - bass Fernando Gomez - drums San Diego-based Steph Johnson is a self-taught musician whose distinctive style of vocal and…

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$15 - $25

Richard Sears Quintet ft. Hard-Bop Legend Tootie Heath: CD Release

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
2013 Angel City Jazz Festival Ford Amphitheatre - Richard Sears Group featuring Tootie Heath - Kneebody - Yosvany Terry Quintet - Greg Osby Group with Anat Chohen

Taking its name from the Southern California foothills, jazz pianist Richard Sears’ Altadena is a five-part suite that features drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath in a mostly free-form musical context, blurring the line between soloist and accompanist. Featuring: Steven Lugerner - alto saxophone, bass clarinet Patrick Wolff - tenor saxophone Richard Sears - piano, compositions Garret Lang - bass Tootie Heath - drums Brooklyn-based pianist Richard Sears has performed with some of the greatest jazz musicians alive, including Chick Corea, Mark…

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Free

Pagodinhos SF: Monthly Rio-Style Pagode de Mesa

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Pagode

The Red Poppy Art House presents a monthly Rio-style pagode de mesa featuring a revolving cast of the finest players in the Bay Area. Pagode, meaning “party,” is the small group subgenre of samba that is played in samba schools, bars, cafes and backyards of Rio de Janeiro. From cavaquinho and guitar, to vocals and percussion, the musical style includes a lively mixture of songs with active audience participation. Admission: Free, donations accepted for musicians ($5-10). Event at 1:00pm. All…

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$10 - $15

Amy LaCour & the Peace Project: A Response to Our Troubled Times – American Soul & Folk

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
amy lacour

Oakland-based vocalist and composer Amy LaCour returns to the Red Poppy with a new ensemble featuring Ruthie Dineen and Daniel Fabricant. The trio’s original songs and cover arrangements, which draw from the American soul and folk traditions, are a response to our collective struggle for dignity and healing. Featuring: Amy LaCour - vocals Ruthie Dineen - piano Daniel Fabricant - bass Amy LaCour has been a performing vocalist and songwriter for nearly 20 years, traveling nationally and abroad. She has…

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$10 - $20

Wahid: Improvisations of Greece and the Levant

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

Using a modern and fluid approach to improvisation, oud player Dimitris Mahlis and frame drummer Chris Wabich explore Greek, Persian, and Indian sounds that date back to antiquity. Described by Digital Jazz News as “eclectic, organic, and unplugged in the truest sense of the word,” Wahid’s newest release, Inside Silence, synthesizes their cross-cultural music into a distinctive jazz idiom. Featuring: Dimitris Mahlis - oud Chris Wabich - tuned frame drums   Admission: $10-20. Doors at 7:00pm. Show at 7:30pm. All…

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$10 - $20

Rob Reich Quintet: New Music for Jazz Accordion

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

Fresh off the release of his debut album, Shadowbox, accordionist, pianist, and composer Rob Reich and his quintet return to the Red Poppy. Mixing improvisational romps with refined and melodic ensemble arrangements, Rob’s idiosyncratic accordion style mixes doses of wry humor and elements of spontaneous revelation that help propel the instrument’s modern renaissance. Rob Reich (photo by Eddy Joaquim) grew up in Long Island, New York, and began studying piano at the age of three. After graduating from Oberlin Conservatory…

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