Jazz Accordion with Hot Rhythm
Avoid Friday the 13th blues and come enjoy the Rob Reich Trio’s musical wonders. The Trio performs new original music and choice old tunes with graceful humor and effortless virtuosity. Reich grew up studying piano from age three. After graduating with a degree in Music Composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he discovered the accordion, now his primary instrument. Reich’s music defies genres. Whether it’s composing art songs based on the poetry of E…
Tales of the Mission: Past, Present and Future
Performing for the first time at Red Poppy is flautist, multi-instrumentalist, and arts educator John Calloway, a long-time Bay Area artist with deep cultural and social ties to the Mission. His new ensemble will present a cross-generational mix of jazz, folk and Latin music, with themes related to the Mission district and social justice.
John, a long time collaborator with John Santos, has also performed internationally…Find out more »
Join us in a Mission Community Celebration of the Posadas, a cultural tradition with a theme of seeking shelter, which speaks to our ongoing struggles in the Mission. We will have a procession that starts at 24th Street and South Van Ness and ends at the Poppy where we will come together for performances, speakers, food, and drink. Candles will be provided. Please bring percussion instruments for the procession. If you are familiar with…Find out more »
Long time Chilean Bay Area performers Mochi Parra and Hector Salgado team up with pianist/guitarist/composer Steve Lam, bass player and recent NY New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music graduate Joel Kruzic, drummer Juan Manuel Caipo of Bang Data, and musical guest and former Grupo Raiz member Fernando “Fena’ Torres, for an exciting night of rhythms and melodies from Latin America.
This new group of local musicians will be playing music from Chile,…Find out more »
Acoustic global fusion bridging Africa and India
Bolo is a dynamic ensemble featuring percussionist/singer Surya Prakasha, bassist and bansuri & ney flute player Eliyahu Sills (The Qadim Ensemble), and multi-instrumentalist Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila). With a fresh improvisational approach, the group creates songs that will move, uplift and transport. With African-sourced grooves, African and Indian melodies and songs, ‘Bolo’ speaks to the heart and to a musical language that bridges continents. Prepare for entrancing music that will inspire…Find out more »
An Evening with Yumi Tomsha, mezzo soprano
Mezzo soprano Yumi Tomsha gave her New York debut recital in 2008 at Bargemusic, the magical ‘floating concert hall.’ As an oratorio soloist, she has been featured in works including Bach’s St. John Passion and Mass in b minor, and Vivaldi’s third Dixit Dominus and Gloria. Yumi is currently working on a solo album that will include the premiere of a song cycle featuring…Find out more »
The Adam Shulman Quintet presents “Strays” The Music of Billy Strayhorn
Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco Jazz scene since he moved to the city in 2002. Before the move, Shulman was a student at UC Santa Cruz where he studied with the great Smith Dobson and the trumpeter/arranger Ray Brown. He received his degree in classical performance under the tutelage of the Russian pianist Maria Ezerova.
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