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September 2017
$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
Joanna Rozewska & Yulia Fomicheva: Piano & Cello in Eastern Europe
Thursday, September 28 @ 7:30PM

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
Colm Ó Riain: Irish Fission
Friday, September 29 @ 7:30PM

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 Kate Brubeck - vocals An accomplished and fiery improviser in many genres, a global musician,…

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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
Custer/James/Amendola/Glasgow: Film Scores Without Films
Saturday, September 30 @ 7:30PM

Joined by New York vocalist Diana Mangano, 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 Diana Mangano - vocals Beth Custer is an Emmy Award-winning composer, performer, recording artist, bandleader,…

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October 2017
$20 - $25

Kellye Gray: Postmodern Jazz Vocals

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Kellye Gray: Postmodern Jazz Vocals
Sunday, October 1 @ 7:30PM

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Kellye Gray–renowned for her powerful voice, four-octave range, and 1990 Top 20 hit, Standards in Gray–comes to the Poppy to celebrate the release of a new album, Rendering. Featuring: TBA Texas native Kellye Gray has recorded seven albums as a leader, performed nationally and internationally at world-class venues and festivals, and shared the stage with many top names in jazz and blues. A songwriter since the age of 17 and a self-taught guitarist, Gray has produced one-woman…

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$15 - $20

Melford, Morris, Mezzacappa & Adams: Energetic Avant-Jazz

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

Pianist Myra Melford, bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, and saxophonists Angela Morris and Steve Adams perform original compositions and spontaneous improvisations. Ranging from melodic free jazz to energetic sonic explorations, they bring their unique chemistry to the West Coast for the first time this fall. Featuring: Myra Melford - piano Angela Morris - tenor saxophone Lisa Mezzacappa - bass Steve Adams - saxophones Pianist, composer, and Guggenheim fellow Myra Melford is a singular voice in piano improvisation. Known for her restless curiosity…

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$15 - $20

Highest Ani: Armenian Folk Music

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Highest Ani plays traditional Armenian songs blended with diverse musical influences. Committed to paying homage to Armenian music, while incorporating musical identities taken from rock, jazz, indie, blues, and others, Highest Ani is a band that strives to carve out its own sound. Featuring: Mark Sarkis Ohanesian - qanon Avo Chalaganyan - drums, vocals Marina Hovhannisyan - vocals, guitar Aaron Kruziki - saxophone, duduk, clarinet Learn more: Facebook   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20…

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$15 - $20

Primary Colors: Harp, Saxophone & Percussion Trio

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Blending elements from their own musical upbringings with influences from Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, and other Latin American countries, Los Angeles-based Primary Colors focuses on original compositions and arrangements. At their first Red Poppy show, expect to hear selections from their upcoming debut album. Featuring: Liza Wallace - harp, vocals Josh Johnson - saxophone Ryan Knudsen - percussion Josh Johnson is an alto/soprano saxophonist and composer recognized for his unique sound and captivating approach to improvisation. He has performed with Wayne…

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$20 - $25

Fred Frith: Solo Guitar

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Fred Frith, revolutionary of the electric guitar and pioneer of a form of improvisation which refuses all constraints, stylistic or otherwise, will present his first Bay Area solo performance in many years. Featuring: Fred Frith - prepared electric guitar Fred Frith learned his craft playing in rock bands, notably Henry Cow, and creating music in the recording studio. His compositions have been performed by Ensemble Modern, Arditti Quartet, Robert Wyatt, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, ROVA Sax Quartet, and the BBC Scottish…

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Free

13th Annual Lit Crawl SF: The Republic of Sin / The Escapery

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Readings, live music accompaniment, and vivid projected images will recreate an episode of "The Republic of Sin" podcast, the story of a lost English-speaking colony of pirates, spies, and mercenaries on the legendary Coast of Sin, a tropical paradise full of dark secrets. After the intermission, writers with close connections to animals and language and translation will share their stories that explore the rugged linguistic space between words. About Lit Crawl: The 13th annual Lit Crawl will span over three…

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$20 - $25

Degenerate Art Ensemble: Skeleton Flower

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - October 19 @ 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Degenerate Art Ensemble’s Skeleton Flower is an immersive performance that combines rich imagery, live music and song, visceral solo dance, and storytelling ritual. The work will be performed in a rare duo performance by the company's two co-artistic directors, dancer Haruko Crow Nishimura and musician/composer Joshua Kohl, over two nights at the Poppy. Featuring: Haruko Crow Nishimura - dance, voice Joshua Kohl - guitar, electronics Degenerate Art Ensemble has shown their work throughout the U.S. and Europe known for their…

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$15 - $20

French Oak Gypsy Band: French Gypsy Jazz & Dixieland Swing

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
French Oak Gypsy Band: French Jazz Manouche & American Dixieland Swing
Thursday, July 13 @ 7:30PM

Join French Oak Gypsy Band as they take you on a caravan ride through many lands, with songs in French, Spanish, Roma, Catalan, Portuguese, Russian, and English. Highlighting both French music and the French relationship to American jazz, French Oak aims to reach into the depths of an emotion-fueled Piaf song and the light coquettishness of a Cole Porter tune. Featuring: Stella Heath - vocals Gabriel Pirard - guitar, harmony vocals Jimmy Inciardi - saxophone TBA - bass Learn more:…

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$15 - $20

Dohee Lee with Raphael Radna: MU/巫 (Connector)

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

Using cutting-edge wireless sensors to control technology and seamlessly integrate sound, dance, singing, and percussion, acclaimed Bay Area-based artist Dohee Lee brings to the Poppy a singular presence that blends her Korean roots with postmodern performance styles and electronics. Lee’s ritualistic approach to composition and choreography, which frames her creation in the form of Korean shamanic ritual, will be accompanied by composer/multi-instrumentalist Raphael Radna. Dohee Lee, born on Jeju Island, South Korea, is trained at the master level in Korean…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

October 22 @ 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, September 24 @ 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

Adrienne Shamszad: American Folk/Soul & Traditional Persian Songs

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Oakland-born Iranian-American artist Adrienne Shamszad blends folk, soul, and singer-songwriter elements with traditional Persian music and lyrics that are as inspired by the mystic poets of Iran as they are by the folk poet-songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s. At her Red Poppy debut, expect to hear songs from her recent EP, which features her Persian songs. Featuring: Adrienne Shamszad - vocals, guitar Schuyler Karr - bass TBA - percussion Adrienne Shamszad has traveled extensively, studying theater, music, and dance…

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$20 - $25

The Kilbanes & Voci Angelica Trio: Rock Opera & Haute Folk

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Kilbanes kick off Halloween weekend with songs from the forthcoming record of their rock opera, Weightless, which has played to sold-out crowds in several Bay Area theaters. Voci Angelica Trio debuts at the Poppy with a set that straddles Western classical and folk music from around the world, aiming to reinvigorate traditional songs for contemporary audiences. Featuring: The Kilbanes Kate Kilbane - vocals, electric bass Dan Moses - vocals, piano Voci Angelica Trio Jodi Hitzhusen - vocals, percussion Meena…

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