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March 2017
$20 - $25

Pezhham Akhavass & Shahin Shahbazi: Iranian Classical Music

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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The Red Poppy is proud to host Iranian multi-instrumentalist Pezhham Akhavass and tar/setar player Shahin Shahbazi, who will present an evening of Persian classical music. The performance, which will feature percussion and stringed instruments, promises to showcase these acclaimed artists’ lifelong study of Sufi music and improvisation. Featuring: Pezhham Akhavass - tombak, daf Shahin Shahbazi - tar, setar A veteran of the world’s most prestigious festivals, events, and concert halls, Pezhham Akhavass has been hailed as one of the most…

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$15 - $20

Atwal/Blum/Clifford/Stuart: 21st Century Chamber Jazz

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Influenced by the contemporary jazz canon, rhythms from around the world, hip-hop, R&B, the classical avant-garde, and beyond, this Bay Area-based electroacoustic collective’s mission is to explore ideas around composition and improvisation. Featuring: Hamir Atwal - drums Steve Blum - keyboards Mark Clifford - vibraphone Doug Stuart - bass Steve Blum, a versatile pianist, composer, improviser, and music director, has studied and performed with artists such as Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, Joe LaBarbera, Vinny Golia, and Tony Clifton. He…

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$15 - $20

The Dann Zinn Trio: Evocative Jazz for a Bass-Less Trio

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Saxophonist/flutist Dann Zinn, hailed as a distinctive composer and passionate soloist, leads a sax, guitar, and drums trio that combines virtuosic musicianship with memorable melodies and heartfelt passion. Featuring: Dann Zinn - saxophones Chris Robinson - guitar Alan Hall - drums Dan Zinn’s resume includes stints with Peter Erskine, Taylor Eigsti, Joe Henderson, and Barry Finnerty, among others. He has produced four of his own CDs, including 2015’s Shangri La, which earned a four-star review in DownBeat. Zinn is currently…

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$10 - $20

Adam Shulman Sextet: Post-Bop Jazz in the Style of Horace Silver and Art Blakey

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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San Francisco pianist/composer Adam Shulman presents an evening of post-bop original compositions, performed by a sextet of some of the Bay Area's most prominent jazz musicians. With a hard-swinging group aesthetic and close harmonic writing inspired by the classic groups of Horace Silver and Art Blakey, Shulman and his bandmates embrace history while adding to the legacy of one of America's great jazz communities. Featuring: Mike Olmos - trumpet Patrick Wolff - tenor saxophone Lyle Link - alto saxophone Evan…

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$15 - $20

Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus: Traditional Women’s Choral Music from Eastern Europe

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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The Yale Slavic Chorus was founded in 1969, the first year that women were admitted to Yale University. Since then, the “Slavs,” as they are affectionately known on campus, have been sharing Slavic and Eastern European music with the Yale and New Haven community, as well as communities across the country and internationally. Their recent international tours have included Bulgaria and Georgia. Featuring: Amanda Crego-Emley - vocals Charlotte Finegold - vocals Claire Gottsegen - vocals Athena Wheaton - vocals Kimberly…

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$15 - $20

Colm Ó Riain: Irish Fission (Double Show!)

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Irish-born violinist Colm Ó Riain and some stellar musical friends combine the music of Ireland with rhythms and melodies from all over the musical world – jazz, blues, Roma, India, Cuba, Brazil, and much more. Featuring: Colm Ó Riain - violin Joe Kyle Jr - bass Geoff van Lienden - guitar Wade Peterson - percussion An accomplished and fiery improviser in many genres, as well as a composer for multiple modern dance companies, Colm has enthralled audiences on stages as…

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$15 - $20

MoonCandy: Live Soulful House Music

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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In the spirit of the black church, jazz, the Freedom Singers, and disco sensation Sylvester, MoonCandy creates an environment for survival music to live and thrive through live performance. The eight-piece ensemble, which features five of the East Bay’s most underrated jazz, soul, blues, and gospel singers, specializes in inspirational lyrics and transfixing grooves, giving birth to a “house church” where everyone is welcome to dance for love. Featuring: Scott Keller - drums Shree Shyam Das - bass Lamar Green…

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$10 - $20

Kat Morgan: Songs for Farewell and So Long

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Drawing from folk and R&B traditions, Kat Morgan sings slow and powerful, metaphor-laced melodies about loving and living. Her Red Poppy debut promises to conjure moods from defiant to melancholic, from soppy sweet to broken and blue. Featuring: Kat Morgan - vocals, guitar, keyboards Alena Coons - bass Lien Do - drums Caitlin Ross - vocals Kat Morgan’s soulful, honeyed voice has been compared to Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso or Sharon Van Etten, and she has released two albums,…

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$15 - $20

Mean To Me: Jazz & Soul, Old & New

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Bay Area-based quintet Mean To Me resurrects classic sounds of the 1920s through 1940s–sometimes including the modern stylings of Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Ahmad Jamal–and a wide variety of soul- and Latin-influenced jazz. The three core members of Mean to Me are Judy Butterfield, trained as a cabaret singer but whose love is for soul music; Ben Slater, a pianist who became interested in exploring jazz's roots after living in New Orleans; and Dave Shaff, a trumpeter drawn to…

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$15 - $20

Masha Campagne & Ian Faquini: Intimate Brazilian Encounters

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Vocalist, songwriter, and producer Masha Campagne once again collaborates with young guitar star Ian Faquini to explore the treasure trove of Brazilian music. Expect their reverent tributes to Tom Jobim, Ivan Lins, and Guinga–as well as their own original compositions–to transport you to a sensuous dreamland rich with quiet fire and deep soul. Featuring: Masha Campagne - vocals, melodica, percussion Ian Faquini - acoustic guitar Harvey Wainapel - reeds Brian Rice - percussion With two internationally acclaimed CDs to her…

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$15 - $20

Barrio Manouche & Mallar Bhattacharya Band: A Musical Journey from India to Spain

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Red Poppy is proud to present an evening with Spanish guitarist/composer Javier Jimenez’s Barrio Manouche, purveyors of original, instrumental jazz manouche, and the Mallar Bhattacharya Band, a Bay Area-based traditional North Indian ensemble. Each band will perform a set and then play together, merging both cultures to become one. Featuring: Javier Jiménez - guitar Alex Zelnick - guitar Luis Jiménez - cajón Magali Sans-Cartier - violin Cyril Guiraud - soprano saxophone Sascha Jacobsen - bass Marcos Rodrigues - percussion…

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Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

March 26 @ 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, February 26 @ 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 are bringing their own contribution to the Red Poppy for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking, and good company.   EVENT…

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$15 - $20

Five Spot Jazz ft. Mike Greensill: Jazz Standards and Originals

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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This all-star group of Bay Area jazz-scene stalwarts is as traditional as they come: Tenor and alto saxophones in the front line, with piano, bass, and drums in the rhythm section. Their setlist is comprised of standards with new arrangements and original tunes by the band, all featuring pianist/composer/vocalist Mike Greensill. Featuring: Mike Greensill - piano, vocals Charlie McCarthy - saxophone Joe Cohen - alto saxophone John Clark - bass Jack Dorsey - drums   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors…

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$15 - $20

Gari & Faisal: Middle Eastern Melody & Rhythm

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Multi-string player Gari Hegedus and Arabic percussionist Faisal Zedan return to the Poppy with a concert of original compositions by Hegedus and traditional instrumental music from various regions in the Middle East. Their focus: Dialogue and interplay between melody and rhythm.   Gari Hegedus began devoting his life to music more than 25 years ago with the study of early European, Celtic, and Bretagne music. From there, he was led east into the intense practice and performance of Turkish classical…

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April 2017
$15 - $20

The Jimmy Grant Ensemble: The Music of Django Reinhardt

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Jimmy Grant Ensemble infuses swing-era pieces, originals, and traditional Roma tunes with Django Reinhardt’s crunchy rhythms and hot harmonies, creating a signature mix that includes Russian folk, bluegrass, Celtic, and classical music while remaining true to Django’s innovative guitar technique. Featuring: Jimmy Grant - guitar Javi Jiménez - guitar Sascha Jacobsen - bass Northern California native Jimmy Grant has performed with artists such as David Grisman, Gonzalo Bergara, Ludovic Beier, Andreas Oberg, Tim Kliphuis, Paulus Schafer, Robin Nolan, Trio…

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$15 - $20

Janam: Balkan & Appalachian Groove

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Combining funky Balkan rhythms, gritty Appalachian ballads, arresting vocal harmonies, and enchanting acoustic textures, Janam unites some of the Bay Area's most playful and imaginative devotees of southern Balkan and American roots music to weave together folk tunes and their own colorful compositions, taking their audiences on a labyrinthine musical ride. Featuring: Dan Auvil - percussion, vocals Tom Farris - laouto, guitar Juliana Graffagna - vocals, accordion Gari Hegedus - oud, saz, mandocello, mandolin Shira Kammen - violin, viola, vocals…

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$15 - $20

The Muted Jewel Tones & Anne Carol Mitchell: Folk, Jazz, and Three-Part Harmony

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Guitarist/singer Anne Carol Mitchell and violinist Nissa Gustafson perform beautiful melodies that invite listeners to reconnect with the natural world. The Muted Jewel Tones, a vocal harmony trio, perform songs from the sophisticated to the ridiculous, bringing a little jazz, a little folk, a little pop–and hopefully, a little smile–to the audience. Featuring: Sandy Lindop - guitar, ukulele, vocals Raena Frohlich - guitar, ukulele, vocals Rose Koron - ukulele, vocals Anne Carol Mitchell - guitar, vocals Nissa Gustafson - violin…

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$10 - $20

Minsky Duo: Exploring the Music of Kapustin and Prokofiev

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Minsky Duo makes its Red Poppy debut with an all-Russian/Soviet program that includes the first San Francisco performance of living composer Nikolai Kapustin’s rollicking “Sonata for Violin and Piano,” Prokofiev’s “Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor” (described by the composer as "wind whistling through a graveyard"), Tchaikovsky's beautifully lyric “Meditation,” Scriabin's explosive “Piano Sonata No. 4,” and Schnittke’s recently-discovered “Fuga for Solo Violin.” Featuring: Nato - violin Monica Chew - piano Monica Chew is a Bay Area pianist who…

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