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April 2017
$15 - $20

Andrea Claburn Sextet: Jazz Album Release Celebration

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Andrea Claburn Sextet: Jazz Album Release Celebration
Saturday, April 29 @ 7:30PM

Jazz vocalist/composer/arranger Andrea Claburn will be joined by an all-star band to celebrate the release of her debut, Nightshade, a collection of original compositions and new arrangements of lesser-known standards by Duke Ellington, Betty Carter, and Pat Metheny. Featuring: Andrea Claburn - vocals Dan Zemelman - piano Aaron Germain - bass Greg Wyser-Pratt - drums Terrence Brewer - guitar Erik Jekabson - trumpet, flugelhorn San Francisco-based Andrea Claburn, born in Baltimore and raised in the classical tradition, studied both piano…

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Free

Spectrums & Prisms, Bodies & Realms: Artist Reception w/ Lise Silva

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Spectrums & Prisms, Bodies & Realms: Artist Reception w/ Lise Silva
Sunday, April 30 @ 3:00PM

The Poppy invites you to join the artist and curators behind its second exhibition of 2017, Spectrums & Prisms, Bodies & Realms, on view until June 24. For her first exhibition at the Red Poppy Art House, Lise Silva Gomes has created a fiber art installation that serves as a metaphysical exploration where woven knots of various shapes and colors invade the Red Poppy's performative space, creating an ambiance of other-worldliness that evokes wonder, deep mystery, possibility, fantasy, and curiosity.…

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$15 - $20

Kristine Barrett: Songs of Sanctuary

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Kristine Barrett: Songs of Sanctuary
Sunday, April 30 @ 7:30PM

Kristine Barrett presents an evening of experimental folk melodies exploring the concept of refuge: a place that nurtures, extends, bridges; that asks us to appeal to our highest selves, to seek deeply the difficult questions and to be brave in the face of them. Her setlist: traditional music and ritual song from Norway, Iran, Estonia, Ireland, Sephardic Spain, Hungary, Brazil, and the Republic of Georgia. Featuring: Kristine Barrett - vocals, harmonium, piano David Robert Johnson - guitar Temple of Light…

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May 2017
$15 - $20

McKasson & McDonald: A Modern Take on Traditional Folk

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Poppy warmly welcomes Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald, masters of tradition who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges. Pulling from parallel strands of influence, the duo creates a swirling level of intensity that traverses darkness, light, and everywhere in between. Their new album focuses on the relatability of music hundreds of years old, weaving new ideas and tunes with the old to create a timeless sound. Featuring: Ryan McKasson - fiddle, vocals Eric McDonald - acoustic…

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$10 - $15

Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt: Cinematic Jazz, Global Sounds

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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This Canadian quartet explores instrumental music that draws inspiration largely from film scores, jazz, rock, surf, and elements of Eastern European, African, and South American music. At the Poppy, the only San Francisco stop on their first U.S. tour, Atlas Revolt promises music from their acclaimed debut alongside selections from their upcoming album, due this year. Featuring: Bret Higgins - upright bass Aleksandar Gajic - violin Tom Juhas - electric guitar Robbie Grunwald - electric piano Max Senitt - drums…

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$15 - $20

Kathleen Grace: American Song

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ready for authentic storytelling, original compositions, and selections from the Great American Songbook? Globetrotting Arizona native and Los Angeles resident Kathleen Grace brings a pure sound and her honest and soaring voice to the Poppy for an evening of jazz, folk, and Americana. Featuring: Kathleen Grace - vocals Storm Nilsson - guitar Jeff Denson - bass Kathleen Grace’s latest album, No Place To Fall, is a sun-drenched landscape of music rooted in her desert upbringing and elegant country spirit. Recorded…

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$15 - $20

John Wubbenhorst and Facing East: India Meets Jazz

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Led by bansuri flutist John Wubbenhorst, a composer influenced by decades of studying classical Indian music, Facing East combines Hindustani and Carnatic sounds with modal jazz in the vein of icons such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Weather Report, John McLaughlin, and Oregon. Featuring: John Wubbenhorst - flutes, keyboards, vocals Eric “Doc” Smith - Zendrum Steve McQuarry - keyboards Jason Everett - 7-string bass The compositions of John Wubbenhorst, a disciple of the great Indian bansuri flute maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia,…

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$10 - $20

San Francisco Youth Theatre Presents: Homegrown One Act Festival

May 11 - May 13
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Written, directed, acted, and produced by San Francisco Youth Theatre students, Homegrown is a brilliant collection of original, one-act plays that tells stories of having an incarcerated parent, Black Lives Matter, the beauty standard, LGBT relationships, being an artist, and yes, our changing San Francisco. This project is supported by The Youth Empowerment Fund. Playwrights: Abraham Frankfurter Davis Yasmina Eldredge Kenyah Evans Mateo Friedenbach Lauren Hernandez Xitlally Lupian Camila Raimond Daniel Vigil San Francisco Youth Theatre is dedicated to creating…

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$15 - $20

Darren Johnston’s Broken Shadows: Love, Loss, and Resistance

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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With songs emphasizing lyrics and storytelling, as well as world-class musicianship that prizes spontaneity and dialogue, this highly adaptable ensemble led by trumpeter/composer Darren Johnston brings poetry, interplay, vocal harmonies, and a cross-section of musical interests into a curious new blend of roots/art/dance music. Featuring: Darren Johnston - trumpet, vocals David Phillips - pedals, steel guitar, vocals Jordan Samuels - guitar, vocals Miles Wick - upright bass, vocals Jordan Glenn - drums Since settling in San Francisco in 1997, Canada-born…

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$10 - $20

Naina & Salma: In Search of Eternal Love

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

Performance artist Naina Shastri and visual artist Salma Arastu collaborate on a show that uses Indian classical dance, poetry, video projection, and live music to connect 13th-century Persian mystic Mevlana Rumi and 16th-century Indian saint Meera Bai, who both spoke of finding salvation in love. Featuring: Naina Shastri - dance Salma Arastu - Rumi poetry recitation Ghalib Grooves Carnatic Band - music With over 20 years of experience as a performer, choreographer, and teacher of the Mysore style of Bharatanatyam…

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$15 - $20

Édessa ft. Ezgi Kurt: The Heart of Balkan Music

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Often-rambunctious Balkan quartet Édessa, known for playing intricate time signatures and highly ornamented modal music with authority and joy, brings Turkish guest vocalist Ezgi Kurt to the Poppy for a night of wide-ranging, non-dance repertoire and new material. Featuring: George Chittenden – clarinet, gaida, zurna, guitar Ari Langer – violin Lise Liepman – santouri, accordion Sean Tergis – davul, darabuka, defi Ezgi Kurt – vocals Using both traditional and modern instruments, Édessa plays a variety of styles that interweave melodies…

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$15 - $20

Three Poets and Their Music: LOAN, Contraband, and Fried Axolotl

May 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
LOAN ft. Tongo Eisen-Martin & Peck the Town Crier
Sun, Nov 20 @ 7:00PM

Music, poetry, history, and future converge powerfully when three poets–Tongo Eisen-Martin, Bonnie Kwong, and Josiah Luis Alderete–explore themes of immigration, migration, language, cultural identity, social justice, revolution, and love through collaborations with guitarists Peck the Town Crier, Oliver Mok, and Eli Carlton-Pearson. Featuring: LOAN (Tongo Eisen-Martin, poetry; Peck the Town Crier, guitar) Contraband (Bonnie Kwong, poetry; Oliver Mok, guitar) Fried Axolotl (Josiah Luis Alderete, poetry; Eli Carlton-Pearson, guitar) Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker, educator, and poet who has organized…

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$15 - $20

Dina Maccabee/Ron Shalom: Viola Ballads & Baroque Death Pop

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Dina Maccabee performs lush, ethereal music using viola, vocals, and electronic processing. Taking an experimental approach to folk sensibilities, she crafts a singular, intimate sound world around each of her original and often personal songs. Ron Shalom presents songs from the peripheries of consciousness utilizing electronics, video, and storytelling. Featuring: Dina Maccabee - viola, vocals, laptop Ron Shalom - guitar, vocals Dina Maccabee is a multifaceted string player, songwriter, composer, and performer who was deeply involved in the Bay Area…

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$15 - $20

Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine: Rock Funk Soul Love

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Standout Bay Area producer/songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Pamela Parker brings her trio to the Poppy for a dynamic performance that will feature selections from her upcoming album, Fantastic Machine, a fresh rock & roll landscape that evokes Alabama Shakes, Thin Lizzy, and Funkadelic. Featuring: Pamela Parker - vocals, piano, guitar Spence Murray - bass Chris McGrew - drums Pamela Parker studied opera and commercial music production before establishing herself as a solo performer in the Washington D.C. area. After touring nationally and internationally,…

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$15 - $20

Josiah Johnson + Friends: Intimate Songwriting, Community Collaboration

May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Best known for being co-frontman of The Head and The Heart, Josiah Johnson heads an evening of songwriting based in a folk tradition that emphasizes connection to the internal source while recognizing the importance of communion and the connection to the light of others. Featuring: (Full lineup TBA) Southern California native, current Bay Area resident, former Seattleite, one-time Torontonian, and longtime tour-bus resident Josiah Johnson’s solo performances highlight a stripped-down, emotive, lyrics-first kind of songcraft, inimitable in sincerity.   EVENT…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

May 28 @ 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, March 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 - $25

Ali Dineen & Hannah Sassoon: Resistance & Healing in Shadow Puppetry & Song

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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New York City-based musicians and visual artists Ali Dineen and Hannah Sassoon present an evening of music and shadow puppetry, telling personal and historical tales of healing and resistance. They will perform original music, including new songs from Ali's recent album Light Comes In, as well as selections from different folk music traditions with guitar, accordion, cello, fiddle, vocal harmony, and harmonium. Featuring: Ali Dineen - vocals, guitar, accordion, harmonium Hannah Sassoon - vocals, cello, fiddle Ali Dineen is a…

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June 2017
$20 - $25

Tom Greisser 3: Embracing Tradition and Sedition

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Saxophonist Tom Griesser and his longtime collaborators, bassist Ollie Dudek and drummer Dan Foltz, present selections performed during their three-year stint at the Burritt Room in San Francisco, as well as new compositions to honor visionaries and rebels in a variety of endeavors. The trio draws from a wide range of influences, including 1930s Benny Goodman, 1940s Ellingtonia, the Sonny Rollins Trio recordings of the 1950s, hard bop classics, and avant-garde figures such as Odean Pope and Roswell Rudd. Featuring:…

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$20 - $25

RHQuartet ft. Richard Howell: This Is What Love Sounds Like

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Returning to the roots of improvisation, saxophonist Richard Howell reunites with fellow improvisers from the acclaimed group RHQ, which featured phenomenal pianist Frederick Harris and spirited bassist Gary Brown. Elé Howell, a disciple of the great E.W. Wainwright, brings an energetic flow and a powerhouse approach. Drawing upon the ancestry of jazz, the essence of soul, and the sensibility of pop, award-winning saxophonist Richard Howell and his group RHQuartet push the boundaries of the genre while honoring the roots of…

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$15 - $20

Girl Named Nino: Indie, Soul, and Jazz

June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Songwriter and producer Nino Arobelidze, born in the formerly Russian republic of Georgia and raised in Chicago, boasts a sound influenced by jazz, soul, indie rock, her time in a funk duo, and her travels around the world. For her Red Poppy debut, Nino will be joined by frequent collaborator Pablo Gordy on guitar and vocals. Featuring: Nino Arobelidze - vocals, guitar, keys Pablo Gordy - electric guitar, vocals (Special guests TBA) Learn more: Website | Facebook | YouTube  …

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$15 - $20

Zona Blu: Soul Jazz Collective

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Ready for an easygoing evening of friendly, familiar jazz tunes? Local quintet Zona Blu, whose Italian name is a nod to Milanese jazz club “blue zones” and Miles Davis’ iconic Kind of Blue, presents a laid-back night of Latin, funk, and swing grooves that’s sure to ease you into the weekend. Featuring: David Kaufer - guitar Jim Wasco - piano Steve Teich - alto saxophone/flute Greg Galli - drums Tom Donald - bass Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS  …

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$15 - $20

Ricardo Peixoto: An Evening of Brazilian Music

June 10 @ 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 Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Peixoto returns to the Red Poppy Art House for an evening of original compositions, as well as selections of Brazilian classics, including choro, samba, baião, and bossa nova. Featuring: Ricardo Peixoto - guitar Originally from Rio de Janeiro, guitarist/composer Ricardo Peixoto is among the top representatives of Brazilian guitar in the U.S. today. His fluid, melodic style, original harmonic approach, and keen compositional sense explore Brazil’s rich and diverse traditions, both in his original work…

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