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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Curated by Derek Lassiter, Our Love Is Alive: A Prayer Cycle features a word score with improvisational music by writer Arisa White and musician Tammy L. Hall. More details TBA.
Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow, an MFA graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is the author of the chapbooks Disposition for Shininess and Post Pardon, as well as the full-length collections Hurrah’s Nest and A Penny Saved.…Find out more »
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,…
Joseph in the Well is the original music project of award-winning Sacramento violinist-looper Joe Kye. Featuring violin, lush string loops, upright bass, and percussion, the band’s sound has been influenced by artists like Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, and Miles Davis. Indicative of Joe Kye’s migrant upbringing, Joseph in the Well draws from multiple genres, including rock, jazz, classical, and more. The final stop on his national tour, this intimate, lively evening…Find out more »
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.
Mostly Kosher is a band based in Southern California with a mission to preserve Jewish musical traditions as well as progressing these genres through the sounds of other cultures and contemporary music. The group takes klezmer and Yiddish theater tunes and incorporates genres ranging from Latin jazz and tango, to Afro-Cuban and even hip-hop. Soon after the release of their debut album, Mostly Kosher’s title track, Ikh Hob Dikh Tsufil Lib (I Love You Much Too Much), earned them a…Find out more »
Drawing from multicultural influences, Vernon Bush brings together the sounds of soul, gospel, and inspirational for a passionate evening of music. Vernon is a singer, composer, and recording artist who worked closely with the late Whitney Houston and even starred in her first music video, You Give Good Love. He has also worked and sung with Stevie Wonder, Taj Mahal, Joan Baez, jazz vocal legend Bobby McFerrin, as well as many other gifted performers. With his musical…Find out more »
Flying Under the Radar and the Red Poppy Art House join together to present an evening of poetry and live music featuring LOAN.
LOAN, founded by poet Tongo Eisen-Martin and guitarist Peck the Town Crier, is a collective of artists that integrates new generation black avant-garde poetry with virtuosic musical exploration. LOAN gives musical shape to the longing for revolution in a landscape of word and chord. It sees today as a time…Find out more »
The golden age of the silver screen and Halloween featuring Betty Boop and Mickey Mouse! For an evening of scary fun and beautiful music, watch the magic of early 20th century cartoons as The Bug Tones play music to make your feet tap and your head bounce.
A composer, bassist, and bandleader, Safa Shokrai is inspired by visual art, architecture, and movement. They inform the color and tone of his work. He strives to create a…Find out more »
Saxophonist Steven Lugerner maintains an active, bi-costal performance schedule between San Francisco and New York City. As a band leader, he has released multiple albums to critical acclaim and has toured the U.S. as a sideman and leader of his own ensembles. He has collaborated with Grammy-nominated pianist Fred Hersch,drum legends Albert “Tootie” Heath and Matt Wilson, pianist Jason Moran, saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom, pianist Myra Melford, trumpeter Darren Johnston, and bassist Todd Sickafoose. Through a contemporary sensibility, Steven…Find out more »
A dynamic night of blues, soul, and swing, the Tiffany Austin Quintet celebrates the great blues singer, Bessie Smith.
Described by NPR’s Kevin Whitehead as “a musician to keep an ear on,” Tiffany Austin is one of the fastest rising jazz singers in Northern California, with a tradition-rooted yet thoroughly contemporary style. After earning her J.D. from Berkeley Law, Tiffany released her debut CD, Nothing But Soul. Her refreshing singing style has attracted…Find out more »
Jazz in the Neighborhood, in partnership with the Red Poppy Art House, presents a monthly jazz series. Come experience some of the best live jazz happening in the Bay Area!
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Jazz in the Neighborhood‘s mission is to celebrate and invigorate the Bay Area’s rich, musical jazz heritage by creating more opportunities for established local musicians to perform, mentor aspiring players, and…
Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada and the U.S. at venues such as Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, Teatro Leon de Greiff (Bogota) and La Viruta (Buenos Aires). The group’s repertoire includes classic Argentine tangos from the golden era, Argentine folklore music, contemporary tangos from Piazzolla, electro-tangos, as well as original compositions. With music that is exciting, virtuosic,…Find out more »