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September 2016
$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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October 2016
Free

October 1st MAPP: Calling Divine Spirits / Joining Opposing Forces

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:10 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
nkisinkondi

Byb Kongo Bibene presents Nkisi Nkondi: A Divine Sculpture from Central Africa, a public talk which reveals the not so told functions of the nkisi nkondi, the sacred statues found in the great kingdom of Kongo in the 19th century. The Nkisis were power figures used by individuals, families, or whole communities to destroy or weaken evil spirits, prevent or cure illnesses, repel bad deeds, solemnize contracts or oath taking, and resolve disputes. A diviner or holy person would activate…

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$10 - $15

CHIVES: A Bicoastal Contemporary Jazz Collective

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

With a deep musical connection they’ve nurtured since middle school, the bicoastal trio known as CHIVES specializes in a contemporary jazz sound. Sometimes playing inside themes and sometimes soaring far beyond, saxophonist/clarinetist Steven Lugerner accompanies bassist Matthew Wohl and drummer Max Jaffe in a performance that is both elastic and buoyant. Come see this trio of native San Franciscans play a special hometown show at the Red Poppy to celebrate the release of their latest album, Yeaux. Featuring: Matthew Wohl…

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$15

Opaluna: Contemporary Jazz with Latin Rhythms

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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On their debut, self-titled album, Opaluna, Colombian vocalist Susana Pineda and Bay Area guitarist Luis Salcedo present a fresh approach to contemporary jazz and Latin music, exploring every facet of their instruments while incorporating electronic techniques to create new textures and effects. The duo, joined at the Red Poppy by bassist Jeff Denson and drummer Zach Mondlick, melds their disparate backgrounds through a soulful intermingling of cultures, rhythms, and traditions. Featuring: Susana Pineda - vocals Luis Salcedo - guitar Jeff…

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$10 - $20

Fémina: Argentinian Urban Folk

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
femina

Patagonian singer/songwriters Fémina make a stop at the Red Poppy as a part of their first-ever tour of the United States. Commingling rap and funk with Latin genres such as cumbia, candombe, rumba, and bolero, the popular trio boasts a theatrical and potent sound that unites melodic harmonies with poetic hip-hop. Featuring: Sofia “Toti” Trucco - vocals, guitar, ronroco Clara "Wewi" Trucco - vocals, percussion Clara Miglioli - vocals, guitar Hailing from the small mountain town of San Martín de…

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$15

The pickPocket Ensemble: Lounge Music for Spies

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The six-piece pickPocket Ensemble returns to the Red Poppy to celebrate the release of the new album, Pepper Greenwald Presents Lounge Music for Spies. The pickPockets will play selections from the album, transporting listeners into the world of international espionage via European café music. The evening will also include remixes from the record and a set of original pickPocket tunes. Featuring: Rick Corrigan - accordion Yates Brown - guitar Chloe Allen - violin Matthew Souther - trumpet John Slattery -…

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Free

12th Annual Lit Crawl SF: Naughty, Good Magic – Curated by Mi’Jan Celie & Nancy Au

October 15 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
litcrawl2016

Four literary burlesque readers tease you with each story, taking it all off, one word at a time. About Lit Crawl: The 12th annual Lit Crawl will span over three hours in San Francisco's Mission District, featuring 99 events and over 400 performers. From fiction to nonfiction and poetry to comedy, these events will take place in bookstores, bars, galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, and community spaces. One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, San Francisco’s Lit Crawl…

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$12 - $17

Trio Caminos: Latin Jazz Meets Spanish Beats

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
triocaminos

Synthesizing elements of jazz, flamenco, tango, and Latin American music, Trio Caminos is a new acoustic ensemble led by Venezuelan guitarist Carlos Caminos. After moving to the Bay Area, Caminos connected with bassist Sascha Jacobsen and percussionist Sage Baggott to create original compositions and play music by composers such as Astor Piazzolla and Michel Camilo. Together, Trio Caminos boasts a rich, diverse repertoire that marries Latin American music to Afro-Caribbean, Spanish, and joropo beats. Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS…

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$10 - $15

The Brian Hingerty Group: Emerging Bay Area Jazz Talent

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
brianhingerty

Under the guidance of guitarist Brian Hingerty, some of the Bay Area’s finest young jazz musicians join forces to perform a contemporary take on jazz standards. The group, comprised mostly of musicians under 17 and augmented by Northern California bass giant Chris Amberger, combines elements of electronica, funk, and blues as they perform both jazz/rock classics and original compositions. Featuring: Brian Hingerty - guitar Chris Amberger - bass Matthew Stoloff - drums Joshua Tazman - vocals Jasim Perales - trombone…

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$15 - $20

Miguelito Martinez: Cuba le canta a México

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

The music of flautist Miguelito Martinez bridges the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Cuba, the powerful melodies of Mexico, and the sounds of traditional jazz. His latest album, Cuba le canta a México, honors the musicians and composers who have contributed to these musical traditions. Born in Chiapas, Mexico, Miguelito Martinez studied music education and transversal flute at the University of Science and Art in Chiapas and La Universidad Veracruzana, with training in Kodály and Orff. He is the founding director of…

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$10 - $15

Danny Green Trio: Jazz, Classical & Brazilian Convergence

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
dannygreentrio

Pianist/composer Danny Green and his trio return to the Red Poppy to showcase their melodically charged blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical sounds. As a rising force on the national jazz scene, Green distinguishes himself with a beautifully articulated touch and deep affinity for Brazilian music. Featuring: Danny Green - piano Justin Grinnell - bass Julien Cantelm - drums Southern California native Danny Green has garnered a reputation in the jazz community as an emerging artist whose music sounds…

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$15 - $20

Ghost + Spirit: Improvisations by Ben Goldberg, Hamir Atwal & Ila Cantor

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

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg, guitarist Ila Cantor, and drummer/percussionist Hamir Atwal present an evening of improvisations at the Red Poppy. Ben Goldberg established himself as one of the most inventive and vibrant clarinetists in jazz and improvised music in 1992 with his group New Klezmer Trio. Through his many bands and compositional projects, Goldberg has been noted for his exploration into polyphony and collective improvising. He was named #1 Rising Star Clarinetist in the Downbeat Critics Poll in both 2011 and…

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$10 - $20

Karina Deniké: Noirish Torch Songs and ’60s Soul

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

Karina Deniké presents an original set of reflective songs filled with tales of female aviators, love, memory, as well as personal and regional history. Drawing from Eastern European lullabies and sea shanties, as well as pop music from the 1930s-1960s, Deniké’s vocally driven pieces feature a distinctive ensemble that includes bass clarinet, chord organ, piano, and baritone guitar. Bay Area pianist and vocalist Christianna Valentina opens the evening with her raw, minimalist take on Argentine tango, Brazilian and American standards.…

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November 2016
$15 - $20

The Musical Art Quintet: Chamber con Alma

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
musicalartquintet

This celebration of the Musical Art Quintet’s latest album, Chamber con Alma—“chamber with soul”—promises to be an evening of contemporary string quintet music with spirited improvisations and cross-cultural influences. The program includes original compositions by bandleader/bassist Sascha Jacobsen, important works by icons such as Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Tito Puente, and the world premiere of “The Cool, Grey City of Love,” commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission and inspired by the George Sterling poem of the same title.…

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$20

Daniel Riera Ensemble: Future Flutist with Electric Ensemble

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
danielriera

Drawing inspiration from ’70s jazz, funk, and the rhythmic tug of post-Dilla hip-hop, Daniel Riera presents new music for flute, wind controller, and electric ensemble. The multi-instrumentalist is well known for his impressive performances on the wind controller, a digital woodwind delivering earth-shaking bass, acidic melodies, and even chords. Featuring: Daniel Riera - flute, wind controller (Full lineup TBA) San Francisco native Daniel Riera is a flutist, bassist, producer, sound designer, and teacher. A winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz…

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