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August 2017
$15 - $20

Terrence Brewer: The Acoustic Jazz Project

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Terrence Brewer: The Acoustic Jazz Project
Thursday, August 24 @ 7:00PM

San Francisco-based bandleader, record producer, concert performer, studio musician, and music educator Terrence Brewer brings his Acoustic Jazz Project to the Poppy for a night of unplugged jazz. Expect to hear selections from his 10 acclaimed albums in a special acoustic setting. Featuring: TBA Award-winning guitarist Terrence Brewer, a 2016 inductee into the Pittsburg Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame, runs his own record label, Strong Brew Music, and has performed on dozens of other albums as a side man.…

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$15 - $20

Taraf de Locos: Balkan, Latin & More – DOUBLE SHOW!

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Taraf de Locos: Balkan, Latin & More – DOUBLE SHOW!
Friday, August 25 @ 6:30PM & 8:30PM

"Taraf" means "band" in Romanian, "Locos" means "crazies" in Spanish, and "de" means "of" in both languages–the perfect name for a group who lives at the intersection of Greek, Albanian, Turkish, New Orleans, Mexican, and Cuban music. If their previous Red Poppy shows are any indication, this quintet’s rare break from a self-imposed hiatus promises to be a very special performance. Featuring: Tano Brock - alto sax, clarinet, guitar, vocals Aya Safiya - violin, vocals Cecilia-Cassandra Peña Govea - trumpet,…

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$15 - $20

Yassir Chadly and The Moroccans: Moroccan Trance Music

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Yassir Chadly and The Moroccans: Moroccan Trance Music
Saturday, August 26 @ 7:30PM

Moroccan musician, composer, professor of Sufi and Islamic studies, imam, and storyteller Yassir Chadly makes a rare visit to the Poppy, where he will weave together traditional Moroccan Sufi trance music, wisdom from the Sufi tradition, and music from his most recent recording, Asheeq Zeen. Featuring: TBA Yassir Chadly, a Casablanca native and Bay Area resident since 1977, has performed with many American artists, including Alvin Ailey, Omar Sosa, and Steve Coleman. He’s also the co-founder of the acclaimed Moroccan…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

August 27 @ 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, August 27 @ 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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September 2017
$15 - $20

La Mandanga & Banda Sin Nombre: Rumba & Folk Music from Around the World

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

Mission-based street band Banda Sin Nombre and six-piece rumba group La Mandanga come together for an evening of world folk music, combining rumba, flamenco, cumbia, chicha, and americana. This will be a send-off party for Banda Sin Nombre’s upcoming, month-long tour of Spain, so come out and dance for a good cause! Featuring: La Mandanga: Alberto Gutiérrez - guitar, vocals Javier Jiménez - lead guitar, vocals Mark Bell - cajón Luis Jiménez - cajón Joe Nemzer - bass Steve Gardner…

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$20 - $25

Ramana Vieira: Portuguese Fado & Soulful Music

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ramana Vieira: The Essence of Fado
Sat, Feb 18 @ 7:30PM

Internationally acclaimed fado artist Ramana Vieira returns to the Poppy for an evening of ballad-style fados and uptempo compositions from her latest album. Featuring: Ramana Vieira – vocals Ela Polak – violin Brad Bivens – guitar Leo Nobre – bass Steve Fowler – bass Others – TBA Ramana Vieira, described by Mundo Portugues newspaper as the “New Voice of Portuguese World Music,” has headlined the world's largest Portuguese festival, the New Bedford Portuguese Feast in Massachusetts, and had her song…

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$15 - $20

Jessica Fichot: French Chanson & Shanghai Jazz

September 3 @ 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 her multi-ethnic French/Chinese/American upbringing, chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot returns for a night of chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, and international folk. Her accordion, toy piano, and multilingual vocals will be accompanied by a fiery trio of clarinet/saxophone, upright bass, and guitar. Featuring: Jessica Fichot - vocals, accordion, toy piano Adrien Prévost - guitar Mike Bjella - clarinet, saxophone Ippei Ichimaru - upright bass LA-based chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris — French at heart, but…

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$15 - $20

Wahh World Fusion Band: High-Energy East Meets West

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Rooted in India's rich traditional musical culture and enveloped in an artful weave of jazz, rock, and funk, Wahh World Fusion Band plays original music that features contemporary music with Indian and Eastern Influences, including dynamic vocal percussion and Indian raga elements. Featuring: Shankh Lahiri - vocals, tabla Peter Mongaya - guitar Rajib Karmakar - sitar Michael Washington - drums Michael Gam - bass Learn more: Website | Facebook | YouTube   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show…

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$15 - $20

Jenna & the Charmers: Cinematic Chamber Pop & Jazz

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Through a creative approach on some of their favorite songs from the past 40 years, Jenna & the Charmers delight in their dreamy, swinging, and sometimes rocking explorations of the songs that influenced them. Their Red Poppy debut will feature their own original compositions, as well as songs by Joni Mitchell, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Jon Brion, the Beatles, the Finn Brothers, and others. Featuring: Jenna Mammina - vocals Steve Bissinger - guitar Ryan Lukas - bass Jeremy Steinkoler - drums…

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$15 - $20

The Gerald Beckett Quintet: Modern Jazz Flute

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Eight years of classical training at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as well as extensive jazz studies with some of the leading teachers in the Bay Area, have given Texas-born flutist Gerald Beckett a firm command of both his instrument and the jazz idiom. His quintet makes its Red Poppy debut with selections from Beckett’s latest release, Oblivion. Featuring: Gerald Beckett - flute Ruben Salcido - alto saxophone Steve McQuarry - piano Ollie Dudek - bass Greg German - drums…

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$20 - $25

Subhi: Indian Pop with Jazz Influences

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Chicago-born singer/songwriter/composer Subhi's music​ showcase​s​ a blend of her Indian roots, pop, the jazz culture of her hometown, and everything in-between. At her first Red Poppy performance, she’ll be presenting selections from her debut album, Shaitaan Dil (“Naughty Heart”), written during her travels between Mumbai and Chicago, as well as the Indian jazz album she’s currently producing. Featuring: TBA Subhi’s songs have been featured on NPR (WBEZ), WLUW 88.7 FM (Radio One Chicago), WGN-TV and international show Music from around…

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$20 - $25

Brooklyn Raga Massive: New Indian Classical & Raga-Inspired Experiments

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Brooklyn Raga Massive, headed by percussionist Sameer Gupta, brings together a diverse roster of artists who specialize in modern jazz, Indian classical music, and a full spectrum of other genres. At their only Poppy show in 2017, this New York-based collective will present exciting new works and concepts while featuring several special guests. Featuring: Jay Gandhi - bansuri Arun Ramamurthy - violin Neel Murgai - sitar Michael Gam - bass Sameer Gupta - drums Special guests - TBA Brooklyn Raga…

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$15 - $20

Zona Blu with Suzanne Kramer: Soul Jazz

September 21 @ 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 jazz quartet Zona Blu, who specialize in Latin, funk, and swing grooves, returns to the Poppy with singer Suzanne Kramer, renowned for her alt-pop country/folk vocals with indie band Sugar Ponies. Featuring: Suzanne Kramer - vocals Jim Wasco - piano David Kaufer - guitar Steve Teich - alto sax/flute Greg Galli - drums Learn more: Zona Blu | Sugar Ponies   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets will not be…

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$15 - $20

Homenaje: Different Cultures, Universal Emotions

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Los Angeles trio Homenaje invites special guest vocalist (and Red Poppy all-star) Dina Zarif to the stage for an evening that incorporates heavy influences of Cuban and African music along with jazz, classical, and folk. Expect to hear selections from Homenaje's new album, La Mariposa y el Mentiroso ("The Butterfly and the Liar"), which tells the story of a spirit’s journey through life, complete with joy and sadness. Featuring: Will Brahm - guitar Chris Wabich - percussion Ross Schodek -…

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$15 - $20

Maracujá: A Musical Journey Around Latin America

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Maracujá: A Journey Around Latin America Through Music
Saturday, February 25 @ 7:30PM

Vocalist/multi instrumentalist Caitlin Belem and guitarist Terrence Rosnagle take you on a trip through Latin America, playing music from Brazil to Cuba and everywhere in between – samba, bossa nova, cumbia, son, and more. It’ll be a Saturday night for listeners and dancers. Featuring: Caitlin Belem - vocals, saxophone, guitar, fiddle, hand percussion Terrence Rosnagle - guitar Caitlin Belem grew up in a house full of music in Northern Wyoming, fell in love with the fiddle at a young age,…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

September 24 @ 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, August 27 @ 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

Joanna Rozewska & Yulia Fomicheva: Piano & Cello in Eastern Europe

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Polish pianist Joanna Rozewska and Russian cellist Yulia Fomicheva, two highly respected international competition winners and alumna of San Francisco Conservatory, will present an evening of piano and cello music by Chopin, Myaskovsky, Rachmaninov, and other great Polish and Russian composers. Featuring: Joanna Rozewska - piano Yulia Fomicheva - cello Yulia Fomicheva is a cellist and cello teacher born in Moscow, Russia. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from renowned institutions in Moscow and a professional studies diploma from San…

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$20 - $25

Colm Ó Riain: Irish Fission

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Violinist/composer Colm Ó Riain and some stellar musical friends mix the soul of his native Ireland with rhythms and melodies from all over the world — jazz, blues, Roma, India, Cuba, Brazil, and more — while exploring new frontiers of sound, all with a developed sense of humor. Featuring: Colm Ó Riain - violin, vocals Joe Kyle, Jr. - bass Geoff van Lienden - guitar Other special guests - TBA An accomplished and fiery improviser in many genres, a global…

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$20 - $25

Custer/James/Amendola/Glasgow: Film Scores Without Films

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Four Bay Area musical treasures convene for one night to present the music of Beth Custer and David James, and to explore spontaneous improvisations. Custer's growling bass clarinet meets James's versatile guitar, on a bed of grooves by Amendola and Glasgow. Featuring: Beth Custer - clarinets David James - guitar Scott Amendola - drums Jordan Glasgow - keyboards Beth Custer is an Emmy Award-winning composer, performer, recording artist, bandleader, and the proprietor of BC Records. She has numerous recordings out…

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