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February 2018
$20 - $25

Sameer Gupta: A Circle Has No Beginning

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Sameer Gupta: A Circle Has No Beginning
Sunday, February 18 @ 7:00PM

This project infuses an element of deep appreciation for cultural diversity and respect for tradition as well as innovation into the musical landscape today. The ensemble's diverse roots, spontaneity, and musical influences of soul, modern jazz, Native American melodies, and Indian classical traditions help bring together a relevant and powerful statement. This work represents the power of collaboration and mindfulness towards others.   FEATURING: Sameer Gupta - drumset, tabla Jay Gandhi - bansuri flute David Boyce - saxophone Rashaan Carter…

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$15 - $20

Alex Hand Band / Three For Silver: Balkan Folk-Jazz Meets Apocalyptic Folk Noir

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A staple in the Bay Area Balkan and gypsy swing scenes in recent years, Alex Hand’s current project explores the common ground of influence between western art music and jazz with folk music of Eastern Europe. The repertoire features uptempo and high-energy dance tunes from Bulgaria and Romania with a progressive edge. Sharing the night is post-folk/rock band Three For Silver, who is currently on tour supporting the newest album, The Way We Burn, released September 2017 on Foggy Night…

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$25

Alex Conde, John Santos & Jeff Chambers: Jazz Flamenco (DOUBLE SHOW!)

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Jazz/flamenco pianist Alex Conde returns to the Bay Area to reunite with his California trio featuring Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos and legendary bassist Jeff Chambers. This extraordinary trio of natural-born improvisors will explore the intersections of jazz, Latin jazz, flamenco, and all the spaces in between, leaving you inspired, elated, and transformed.   FEATURING: Alex Conde - piano John Santos - percussion Jeff Chambers - bass   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Alex Conde is a vibrant and visionary jazz and flamenco…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

February 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, January 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 bring their own contribution to the Red Poppy on the fourth Sunday of each month for a free afternoon of beat-making,…

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$20 - $25

DAC Presents: Qais Essar and Friends: Experimental Afghan Classical Music (DOUBLE SHOW!)

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection and Red Poppy Art House, Qais Essar shares new works for the Afghan rabab, further extending the boundaries of the instrument and presenting it in a new context.   FEATURING: Qais Essar - rabab Eric Zang - percussion, kaval, electronics Antara Bhardwaj - kathak dance   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Qais Essar is a composer, instrumentalist, and advocate with the dual mission of keeping Afghan music alive while also pushing it into the future so it…

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March 2018
$15 - $20

Nick Hours and Katy Stephan: Dreamy Nighttime Music & Visuals

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Nick Hours and his band performs two short sets, one with a rich acoustic ensemble and the second with beats and projected visuals featuring vocalist Claire Gendler. Pianist and singer-songwriter Katy Stephan offers intricate and original handmade songs that may evoke ghosts of the Barbary Coast.   FEATURING: Nick Rattray - vocals, guitar Hamza Tayeb - guitar Holly Mead - cello Claire Gendler - vocals Nate Toutjian - drums Katy Stephan - piano, vocals   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Nick Hours…

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$20 - $25

Gary Haggerty & Faisal Zedan: Classic & Contemporary Melodies from the Eastern World

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Multi-instrumentalist Gary Haggerty and Arab percussionist Faisal Zedan return to the Red Poppy to express the dynamic aspects related to Arab and Middle Eastern drumming and its effect on the melodies performed.   FEATURING: Gary Haggerty - oud, saz, mendochello, tarhu Faisal Zedan - derbakki, riqq, frame drums   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Gary Haggerty is an accomplished performer and composer who specializes in stringed instruments including the oud, saz, violin, mandolin, setar, mandocello, and tarhu. His repertoire focuses on music…

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$15 - $20

Brother Spellbinder / Wolf & Crow: Cinematic Folk Cabaret

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Brother Spellbinder blends elements of folk, chamber pop, and global music through original songs that are both melodic and theatrical. With Instrumentation that includes cello, ukulele, violin, guitar, and three-part harmonies, their performance also features multimedia with live-projected handmade film collages and the release of a new music video. Wolf & Crow then interweaves sweetly chilling harmonies, woody folk-guitar picking, and their trademark rustic slide guitar to form a haunting and beautiful American-Primitive landscape. They've branded their sound as "cinematic…

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$15 - $20

Justin Ancheta Acoustic: Folklyrico Americana – Latin Reggae Flamenco

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Justin Ancheta is an established musician and songwriter in the Bay Area with compelling and eclectic styles that range as far as his ethnicity takes him. With songs in English, Spanish, and Tagalog, Ancheta encompasses his Californian roots with global influences. He is accompanied with melodies by Garcia Scammon on clarinet and saxophone and often has special guests that bridge into new territories of musicality.   FEATURING: Justin Ancheta - guitar, vocals Garcia Scammon - saxophone Jesse Weber - congo,…

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$15 - $20

Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: Compositions of Drummers & Percussionists

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel present their own arrangements of compositions by well-known jazz drummers and Latin jazz percussionists, as well as original music.   FEATURING: Brian Andres - drumset Javier Cabanilas - congas Christian Tumalan - piano Aaron Germain - bass Steffen Kuehn - trumpet   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Lead by drummer Brian Andres, the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel (ACJC) was formed to contribute its own mark to the San Francisco Bay Area’s history of Latin jazz. Featuring…

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$20 - $25

Stephanie Bruce Ensemble: True Stories: Original Notes & Letters

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Stephanie Bruce at The Sound Room, Oakland, August 25, 2015

Stephanie Bruce and her ensemble present original words and eclectic music inspired by a variety of influences, from Debussy to Dylan, with a side of groove.   FEATURING: Stephanie Bruce - vocals John R Burr - piano Aaron Germain - bass Kendrick Freeman - drums   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Stephanie Bruce is a singer, composer, and lyricist who has been performing for over three decades in the Bay Area and beyond. Having spent several years singing jazz in local clubs,…

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$20 - $25

Luminance Ensemble: Harp, Trumpet & Bass Explorations

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Harpist Amelia Romano, along with trumpeter Matt Ebisuzaki and bassist Tim Renner, present an evening of original compositions and arrangements. With influences ranging from South American harp, symphonic brass, and odd-meter dance music, to minimalism, post-bebop, and spaghetti western soundtracks, this intrepid trio finds a song-line under San Francisco's Mission District and tracks it to the Red Poppy Art House.   FEATURING: Amelia Romano - harp Matt Ebisuzaki - C rotary-valve trumpet Tim Renner - upright bass   ABOUT THE…

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$20

Renegade Duo: 21st Century Salon

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Renegade Duo presents Historically (In)appropriate, a 21st century salon with an eclectic program of intimate songs spanning centuries and genres, with sets by Dusan Bogdanovic, California-based composer Gary Eister, obscure pieces by 19th century guitar composers Salvador Castro de Gistau and Karl Eulenstein, songs by John Dowland, as well as a collection of reimagined jazz standards for voice and banjo.   FEATURING: Melinda Becker - mezzo-soprano vocals Jon Mendle - tenor banjo, Renaissance lute, 19th century guitar & modern guitar…

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$15 - $20

Cosa Nostra Strings: Hybrid String Crossover Music

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Cosa Nostra Strings present a program of original works and their own interpretations of a few covers. Ranging from acoustic heavy metal to power ballads and everything in between, they utilize their distinct instrumentation of cello, viola, violin, trombone, bass, and percussion to the fullest extent.   FEATURING: Shaina Evoniuk - violin Adam Theis - trombone, bass Keith Lawrence - viola Lewis Patzner - cello Aaron Kierbel - percussion   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: A branch of the illustrious Jazz Mafia,…

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$15 - $20

Karl Evangelista: Exploring the Filipino-American Avant-Garde

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Filipino-American guitarist Karl Evangelista ranks among a new wave of creative musicians grounded in jazz, 20th century experimentalism, and popular song. Joined by an all-star grouping of Bay Area experimentalists, including members of art rock band Grex, Evangelista explores the meeting point between the throttling power of psychedelic rock and the dark outer reaches of noise and free jazz.   FEATURING: Karl Evangelista - guitar Rei Scampavia - keys (More musicians TBA)   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Signal to Noise magazine…

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$15 - $20

HERMANO: Improvised Soundscapes & Ambient Music

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
HERMANO_Mar2018

HERMANO is about transcending reality through sonorous sounds that engage your subconscious mind on a journey through time and space. Atmospheric improvisations and a musical communication are some of the things to expect from HERMANO.   FEATURING: Dillon Baiocchi - saxophones, clarinet, flute M Michailidis - guitar, effects   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Dillon Baiocchi graduated from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in 2012. He has performed in America, Canada, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and Belgium, and now…

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$20 - $25

Arpege Band: Persian Contemporary Classical Music

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Arpege is an attempt to bridge Persian traditional music and modern life. It combines contrasting elements of exhilaration and sorrow, cognizance and ignorance, dynamics and statics, rhythms and free forms, harmony, and monophony to create a contemporary musical structure while staying loyal to its roots. Arpege is a story about migration.   FEATURING: Sina Dehghan - Persian percussions Farhad Fathieh - kamancheh Amirhossien Kiani - vocals Siavash Bakhtiary - bass Amaan Mehrabian - santour, compositions   Learn more: Facebook  …

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