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July 2016
$10 - $20

Jaz Sawyer: Abstract Jazz and Instrumental Experiments

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Jaz Sawyer Trio

An integration of abstract jazz with breakbeats and improvised grooves, Jaz Sawyer explores an instrumental experiment including both originals and arrangements of jazz and pop standards. Featuring: Jaz Sawyer - drums, percussion Sarah Voynow - harp Cava Menzies - piano, keyboards Imalu Menzies - percussion, keyboards Jaz Sawyer began playing drums at the age of two in the Haight Ashbury District of San Francisco. His musical studies have taken him through the various programs at the Ruth Asawa School of…

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August 2016
$20 - $25

Los Vega: Son Jarocho de Veracruz

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
LosVega

Hailing from Veracruz, México, Los Vega brings the tradition of son jarocho music and dance to the Red Poppy. The genre is rich in narrative and performed with traditional instruments such as the jarana, requinto, and the percussive rhythm of zapateado dancing. Los Vega hopes to preserve the rich history of this music and promote the culture of southern Veracruz with notable songs such as Las Poblanas, El Celoso, Zapateado, Balaju, Cascabel and the original Bamba. Featuring: Fredi Vega -…

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$20

Jacqui Sutton with the Frontier Jazz String Quartet: Jazz and Bluegrass Swing Together

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

Jacqui Sutton returns to the Red Poppy with her Frontier Jazz String Quartet. Imagine if Billie Holiday, Dolly Parton and Aaron Copland came together to create music for a night; this would be the sound of Jacqui Sutton. Described by music/arts critic C. Michael Bailey as the place “where jazz meets the American frontier,” Jacqui draws from over 20 years of musical and stage experience, interweaving jazz and bluegrass with orchestral, pop and Americana influences. In her ears, the banjo,…

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Free

August 6th MAPP: “Surface” Artist Reception & Crossover Collaborative Residencies

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
LatanyaTigner

The exhibit Surface: Rodney Ewing & Joyce Nojima brings together works on paper by the two Bay Area artists. Ewing and Nojima have created work offering a transmutation of tactile and visual experience across the surface of the paper. This pairing allows for exploration of the various ways in which this familiar material is treated and how the marks made upon the surface may evoke diverse readings and interpretations. The curators, Modesto Covarrubias and Monica Lundy, present these works in…

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$15 - $25

Soup SF: Summer Edition – A Meal Funding Community Projects in SF

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
SoupSF

SOUP is like Shark Tank meets Kickstarter for social good in our community. Come together with great folks over a delicious meal and fund a creative, community-benefit project with your vote! How It Works: 1) $15-25 donation gets you soup and a vote (no one will be turned away for lack of funds) 2) Three creative community-benefit projects present and answer our Q&A 3) We vote to grant the proceeds from the meal to the most inspiring project Submit a…

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$15 - $20

Lavay Smith: The Songs and Sounds of Duke Ellington

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

Details TBA! Admission: $15-20. Doors at 6:30pm. First show at 7:00pm, second show at 8:30pm. All ages welcome. Join the conversation at the Poppy – volunteer with us! Click here.

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$20

Jeff Denson Quartet: Jazz CD Release Celebration

August 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
JeffDensonQuartet

Bay Area-based double bassist/composer/vocalist Jeff Denson performs a CD release show with his quartet at the Red Poppy Art House for his fifth album, Concentric Circles. Steeped in the jazz tradition, Denson’s music features uncommon instrumentation and a highly individual juxtaposition of composed and improvised material. Featuring: Jeff Denson - double bass, vocals Paul Hanson - bassoon Dan Zemelman - piano Alan Hall - drum set Jeff Denson has balanced a full career as an acclaimed performing musician, a professor…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Community Rumba

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rumberos

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 for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking and good company. Admission: Free, donations accepted for…

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$10 - $20

Jessica & Tony Jones, Peter Apfelbaum & Howard Wiley: Tenor Madness

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

Improvisations, originals, and an exploration of standards unite the four independent viewpoints of tenor saxophonists Jessica Jones, Tony Jones, Peter Apfelbaum, and Howard Wiley. With a deep respect for jazz history and rhythm, and a dedication to finding their own voices, these musicians meet with collective improvisation in its wildest, mercurial incarnation. Featuring: Jessica Jones, Tony Jones, Peter Apfelbaum, Howard Wiley - tenor saxophones   Spearheaded by Jessica Jones, this grouping of four strong, creative tenor sax players from Berkeley…

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$10 - $20

Marta Sanchez Quintet: Elegant, Melodic Music for Jazz Quintet

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MartaSanchez

Combining elements of rock, pop, jazz, folk, and classical, pianist/composer Marta Sanchez creates music that is rhythmically complex and spontaneously melodic. Her most recent release, Partenika, has been hailed as one of the best albums of 2015 by The New York Times, Downbeat, AllMusic and Jazz Journalist Association. Sanchez, a Madrid native who is currently active in New York City’s contemporary music scene, continues to tour around the globe as both a bandleader and sideman. Featuring: Marta Sanchez – piano,…

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$12 - $15

Mamadou and Vanessa: West African Blues

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MamadouVanessa

Details TBA!   Admission: $12-15. Doors at 7:00pm. Show at 7:30pm. All ages welcome. Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event. Please arrive at the Red Poppy when doors open to purchase tickets. Join the conversation at the Poppy – volunteer with us! Click here.

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Free

Pagodinhos SF: Monthly Rio-Style Pagode de Mesa

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Pagode

The Red Poppy Art House presents a monthly Rio-style pagode de mesa featuring a revolving cast of the finest players in the Bay Area. Pagode, meaning “party,” is the small group subgenre of samba that is played in samba schools, bars, cafes and backyards of Rio de Janeiro. From cavaquinho and guitar, to vocals and percussion, the musical style includes a lively mixture of songs with active audience participation. Admission: Free, donations accepted for musicians ($5-10). Event at 1:00pm. All ages…

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$10 - $15

Joanna Wallfisch: The Great Song Cycle

August 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
JoannaWallfisch

Internationally recognized singer-songwriter Joanna Wallfisch comes to San Francisco as part of her West Coast album release tour, which she is doing by bicycle. Beginning in Portland, OR and concluding in Los Angeles, Joanna will celebrate the halfway point at the Red Poppy. She will perform solo, accompanying herself on ukulele, piano and loop pedal, layering vocals and melodies into textured soundscapes. London-born Joanna Wallfisch emerges as an important voice in the international music scene. Behind her voice is a…

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$10 - $15

Willow Steps: Indie Folk Pop

August 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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With simple song structures and catchy melodies, Willow Steps features folky tunes of love and heartbreak by singer/songwriter Jesse Strickman and vocalist Leiya Mahoney. The duo’s introspective harmonies are accompanied by upright bassist Schuyler Karr for the celebration of their new community-funded EP, A Truth Too Big to See. Opening the evening is an acoustic set by eclectic Nevada City songwriters Cactus Cult. Featuring: Jesse Strickman - vocals, acoustic guitar Leiya Mahoney - vocals, various instruments Schuyler Karr - bass…

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$15 - $20

Gari Hegedus and Faisal Zedan: Music of Turkish, Arab & Greek Traditions

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Master percussionist Faisal Zedan returns to the Red Poppy Art House alongside multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus for an evening of music rooted in Turkish, Arab, and Greek traditions. Displaying a dynamic approach to rhythm and melody, the duo enthusiastically rejuvenates classic styles of Middle Eastern drumming. Featuring: Gari Hegedus - Turkish and Arabic ouds, saz Faisal Zedan - derbakki, riqq, and frame drums Born in Lebanon and raised in Syria, Faisal Zedan grew up impassioned with the derbakki (Arabic drum). At…

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$10 - $20

Taraf de Locos: Balkan-Latin Quintet

August 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
TarafdeLocos

In celebration of a one-night reunion show at the Red Poppy, local band Taraf de Locos performs traditional folk and contemporary tunes rooted in the Balkans, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Spain, Mexico, and Colombia. The evening will mark the group’s first performance together since the end of their last tour in 2015. Featuring: Tano Brock - saxophone, guitar, bata, vocals Miguel Leon - cajon, bata, guira, congas, pandeiro, vocals Mireya Leon - bass Cecilia Peña-Govea - trumpet, guira, vocals Aya Safiya…

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$12 - $15

Ampersan: Mexican Electro-Folk Rock

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

Details TBA!   Admission: $12-15. Doors at 7:00pm. Show at 7:30pm. All ages welcome. Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event. Please arrive at the Red Poppy when doors open to purchase tickets. Join the conversation at the Poppy – volunteer with us! Click here.

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