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June 2016
$20

[DOUBLE BILL] Rebecca Mimiaga and Bird Call: A Night of Cinematic Chamber Pop

June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rebecca_BirdCall

Born and raised in California, Rebecca Mimiaga has been performing her own music since age 16, fronting various rock, folk and blues projects. She completed her BFA in Vocal Performance Studies at the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Her music and debut EP, Words in the Dark, feature strong, intimate vocals set to piano and orchestral arrangements. When she's not Rebecca Mimiaga, she is the voice and writer for LOUIZA, her loud indie-rock project.…

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$10 - $15

Mostly Kosher: Indie-Global Collective

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Mostly Kosher, a Los Angeles-based indie-global collective band, radically reconstructs Judaic and American cultural musical roots. Through ravenous post-klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains, Mostly Kosher highlights the architecture of heritage music with influences of jazz, Latin, rock, hip hop and folk. Mostly Kosher has accumulated an international legion of fans and is on a trajectory to bring their rhythmic hullabaloo to all of the streaming sound waves across the planet. The band most recently graced the stage of the Dorothy…

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$10 - $20

Jure Pukl Trio: East Coast Tenor Sax

June 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
JurePukl

Performing a repertoire of standards and originals, Jure Pukl Trio invites you for a night of swinging music with a hint of contemporary jazz. Recipient of the Slovenian highest national award for arts (Nagrada Presernovega sklada 2015), Jure Pukl is one of the most prolific and creative saxophonists of the younger Slovene jazz generation. He obtained university education abroad studying both classical and jazz saxophone. Throughout his studies, Pukl performed and recorded extensively with his own projects as well as…

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$15 - $20

3 Leg Torso: Cinematic Chamber Music with Punk Attitude

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
3legtorso

Formed in 1996, 3 Leg Torso began as a violin, cello and accordion trio with the mission of creating original, contemporary chamber music for their distinctive instrumentation. Over the following years, the ensemble has expanded its musical mission and size to become a quartet that performs an eclectic synthesis of chamber music, tango, klezmer, Latin, and Roma music. The cinematic nature of their compositions has led to work with many filmmakers, including Oscar-nominated documentary artist Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me),…

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July 2016
$10 - $20

Sparks Fly: 21st Century Street Jazz ft. Saxophonist Avram Fefer w/ Vijay Anderson & Dan Seamans

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

Avram Fefer’s explosive trio work has been well documented over the years with critically acclaimed albums and international tours. He draws from the musical worlds of Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Ethiopiques, and Charles Mingus. With tunes that create fertile ground for development and improvisation, Avram’s music encompasses soulful intelligence, lyricism, and groove. Featuring: Avram Fefer - saxophones, bass clarinet, composition Vijay Anderson - drums Dan Seamans - bass Saxophonist Avram Fefer spent his formative years in the company…

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$10 - $20

Sound Underground: Acoustic Chamber Jazz from Miami

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
SoundUnderground

Miami-based trio Sound Underground traverses the lengths of acoustic jazz and beyond. Intimate and conversational, their music ranges from from artful compositions and introspective ballads, to unusual instrumentation and clever sonic explorations. Featuring: Jonah Udall - guitar David Leon - alto saxophone Alec Aldred - trumpet Sound Underground was formed as a natural extension of the shared musical explorations and mutual admiration of three roommates with disparate backgrounds. In 2014, they released their self-titled debut with an Eastern European tour,…

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$10

Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Series 4, Discussion 5 w/ Marcus Shelby & Jackie Ramos

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present the fourth series of Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 16, April 20, May 18, June 8, and July 7. Marcus Shelby and Jackie Ramos return to delve into our justice system, its flaws, and show how music and the arts can be used as agencies for reform and change—both in front and behind bars. These interactive discussions explore the blues, the prison industrial complex, mass incarceration,…

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$15

Shades of Love: Padams & Javalis

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

In this concert, Ganesh Vasudeva and Snigdha Venkatramani showcase a selection of poems from South India through Bharatanatyam, a form of Indian classical dance that originated in the temples of Tamil Nadu. These male-oriented and heroine-based poems are taken up to portray myriad shades of love. Featuring: Ganesh Vasudeva - abhinaya (miming) Snigdha Venkatramani - abhinaya, vocals Srinivas Pisharath - vocals Akshay Venkatesan - percussion Nyantara Narasimhan - violin Ganesh Vasudeva, one of the Bay Area's leading Bharatanatyam dancers, has…

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$10 - $20

The Village Road Trio: Folk-Inspired Classical Music

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
VillageRoadTrio

The Village Road Trio reimagines classical music with their folkloric instrumentation for a program of spirited and expressive sounds. From American bluegrass and swing, to Romanian tunes and favorite classical melodies, the trio takes on an extensive range of styles. Featuring: Alisa Rose - violin Rob Reich - accordion Daniel Fabricant - bass   Bassist Daniel Fabricant grew up in Ashland, Oregon, where he began playing guitar and trumpet in grade school. Since moving to the Bay Area ten years…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Community Rumba

July 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 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 are bringing their own contribution to the Red Poppy for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking and good company. Admission: Free,…

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$10 - $20

Ultrafaux w/ Rob Reich: Jazz Manouche & Musette Waltzes

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ultrafaux_RobReich

Drawing influences from manouche, Romani and Balkan music, Ultrafaux joins together with accordionist Rob Reich and chanteuse Alexis Tantau for an evening of traditional musette, Piaf tunes, and originals. Featuring: Michael Joseph Harris - guitar Sami Arefin - guitar Eddie Hrybyk - upright bass Rob Reich - accordion (featured artist) Alexis Tantau - vocals (featured artist)   Baltimore band Ultrafaux performs original music with musette, swing manouche, funk, blues, and Dixieland influences. The band is an acoustic powerhouse of Sami…

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Free

Pagodinhos SF: Monthly Rio-Style Pagode de Mesa

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Pagode

As a followup to our SF Carnaval weekend of Brazilian music, the Red Poppy Art House presents the first of 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,…

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$15 - $20

Tito Gonzalez y Su Son de Cuba: Una Noche Cubana

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
tito

Tito y Su Son de Cuba takes you back to old Havana, interpreting and redefining classic Cuban son at its best. With his mastery of the tres guitar, Tito Gonzalez combines the traditional music of Cuba including chachacha, son montuno, guaracha, bolero and danzon. Featuring: Tito Gonzalez - guitar, tres, lead vocals David Frazier - congo Sandy Poindexter - violin Rubin Hurtado - piano Antonio Garcia - bass Singer/composer Tito Gonzalez is a master showman with a voice that has…

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$15 - $20

Eva Salina & Peter Stan: Romani Songs from the Balkans via Brooklyn

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
EvaSalina_PeterStan

Drawing on their strong musical friendship and shared love of Romani music, Eva Salina & Peter Stan create an inviting, intimate space where mournful contemplation nestles amongst songs of riotous joy. Featuring: Eva Salina - vocals Peter Stan - accordion Santa Cruz native Eva Salina is an internationally recognized interpreter of Balkan song traditions. A remarkable performer and devoted educator, she has spent the last three years immersed in the Šaban Bajramović songbook. Based in Brooklyn, Eva has been collaborating with…

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$15 - $20

Scott Amendola Trio: Original Music & Sonic Soundscapes

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
ScottAmendola

The Scott Amendola Trio presents original music from Scott as well as a selection of cover songs. From structured forms to more outside-the-box sonic soundscapes, the trio's breadth of possibilities are endless. Featuring: Karl Evangelista - guitar Jason Hoopes - electric bass Scott Amendola - drums/electronics For Scott Amendola, the drum kit isn’t so much an instrument as a musical portal. As an ambitious composer and savvy bandleader for some of the world’s most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his wide-ranging…

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$10 - $20

Michael Zilber: A Saxophonist’s Tribute to Jazz Greats

July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Berkeley Jazzschool Summer Youth Program Faculty Show

A tribute to saxophone giants, San Francisco’s Michael Zilber performs music from his upcoming album of all originals. The recording features New York jazz greats Dave Kikoski on piano, James Genus on bass, and Clarence Penn on drums. Accompanying Zilber at the Red Poppy is a group made up exclusively of New York expatriates, including pianist Matt Clark, bassist Peter Barshay, and drummer Akira Tana. Saxophonist and composer Michael Zilber is described by NEA Jazz Master David Liebman as "one…

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$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

CANCELLED – Soup SF: Summer Edition

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

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience! 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…

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$15 - $20

Lavay Smith: The Songs and Sounds of Duke Ellington

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
LavaySmith

Internationally recognized chanteuse Lavay Smith and her world-class band come to the Red Poppy to pay tribute to the great Duke Ellington. Performing popular favorites, as well as obscure gems, Lavay and her band evoke an authentic feeling of classic blues and jazz. Featuring: Lavay Smith - vocals Jules Broussard - alto and tenor sax Danny Armstrong - trombone, vocals Chris Siebert - piano Ron Belcher - bass Lavay Smith is the vocalist and bandleader of the San Francisco-based Red…

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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 musical styles, 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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$15 - $20

Mamadou and Vanessa: Mali Blues

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

Mamadou and Vanessa perform original, poignant music from Mali. Their sound, influenced by West African rhythms and southern American blues, features the traditional 14-stringed kamele ngoni (hunter's harp) and the karinye, a traditional percussion instrument. Master kamele ngoni player Mamadou Sidibe is from the Wassoulou region of Mali, West Africa. He has toured with Malian greats Oumou Sangaré and Coumba Sidibé throughout Europe and Africa. Vanessa Sidibe, from New York, is an accomplished Afro-Cuban and salsa musician. They are joint…

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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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