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June 2017
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Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

June 25 @ 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, July 23 @ 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

The Helltones: Surf in a Suit

June 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
The Helltones: Surf in a Suit
Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30PM

Darwin Siegaldoud and his intrepid Helltones present an evening of music that ranges from surf to jazz to soul and back again, featuring classics by the likes of Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, and an Elvis song or two. Featuring: Darwin Siegaldoud - guitar, vocals Paul Bowman - drums Tim Eggerding - bass Victoria Sepe - vocals Kyle Debuff - vocals Jordan Edwards - vocals The Helltones were first conceived by high school friends and bandmates Darwin Siegaldoud and Paul Bowman…

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$15 - $20

Amanda Abizaid: Bridging East and West With Song

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Amanda Abizaid: Bridging East and West With Song
Friday, June 30 @ 7:30PM

Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Amanda Abizaid makes her Red Poppy debut with an evening of sophisticated pop, lyrics for peace and equality, touches of her Lebanese heritage, and a special appearance by San Francisco pop band Anna Karney and Beautiful Losers. Featuring: Amanda Abizaid - acoustic guitar, flute, vocals Lindsay Gillis - acoustic guitar Kim Manolius - bass Jeff Herrera - drums Lebanese-American artist Amanda Abizaid, best known as the vocalist on the theme song "A Place In…

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July 2017
$15 - $20

Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel ft. Alexa Morales: Latin Jazz

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel ft. Alexa Morales: Latin Jazz
Saturday, July 1 @ 7:30PM

Grammy-winning singer Alexa Morales joins Brian Andres and his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel for a night of original compositions and classic Latin jazz standards. Featuring: TBA The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, rooted firmly in a Bay Area Latin jazz tradition that includes artists from Cal Tjader to Armando Peraza and John Santos to Wayne Wallace, was formed to contribute its own mark to that storied history. Led by Brian Andres and featuring Grammy Award-winning musicians, as well as esteemed music educators, the…

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$15 - $20

Eileen Torrez/Maya Hall/Dyllan Hersey: Acoustic Night

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Eileen Torrez/Maya Hall/Dyllan Hersey: Acoustic Night
Thursday, July 6 @ 7:30PM

Local singer/songwriter/guitarists Eileen Torrez, Maya Hall, and Dyllan Hersey present a night of soulful, folky acoustic originals. Featuring: Eileen Torrez - guitar, vocals Maya Hall - guitar, vocals Dyllan Hersey - guitar, vocals Eileen Torrez performs a powerful and unexpected blend of folk-pop and neo-soul. Her music builds on themes of resilience, community, anti-capitalism, and women's empowerment. Vocalist Maya Hall, born in Fukuoka, Japan, moved to San Francisco in 2014 in search of bigger musical pastures. The self-taught guitarist/songwriter’s chord…

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$15 - $20

Trio Colibrí: Classic & Original Latin American Music

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Trio Colibrí: Classic & Original Latin American Music
Friday, July 7 @ 7:30PM

Trio Colibri is comprised of John Santos, Jose Roberto Hernandez, and Manuel Constancio, three stalwart Bay Area musicians drawn together by a common passion for the lyrical and poetic music of Latin America. Using guitars, Afro-Latin percussion, and beautiful vocal arrangements, they transport audiences to other countries, realms, and eras – always with an element of originality – while honoring profound musical traditions and innovators. Mambo, bolero, son, joropo, and guaracha are some of the rhythms they use, igniting dancers…

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$20 - $25

Hafez Modirzadeh/Mark Dresser/Diane Moser/Vijay Anderson: Creative Music Quartet

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Hafez Modirzadeh/Mark Dresser/Diane Moser/Vijay Anderson: Creative Music Quartet
Saturday, July 8 @ 7:30PM

The Red Poppy is proud to present an evening of works by four masterful composer/improvisers, each of whom has developed original concepts towards creative music, informed through a lifetime of exploration and reaching beyond an array of musical traditions. Featuring: Hafez Modirzadeh - saxophones Mark Dresser - bass Diane Moser - piano Vijay Anderson - drums Mark Dresser is a Grammy-nominated, internationally renowned bass player, improviser, composer, and interdisciplinary collaborator. Diane Moser has been a featured performer and composer throughout…

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$15 - $20

CANCELLED – Joanna Wallfisch: Post-Folk Art Music with Ukulele & Looper

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Renewal: Artist Reception w/ Mimi Herrera-Pease

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Renewal: Mimi Herrera-Pease
On exhibition June 27 – August 21

The Red Poppy invites you to join the artist and curators of Renewal, its third exhibition of 2017, which will be on view until August 21. For her first solo exhibition at the Red Poppy Art House, Mimi Herrera-Pease picks up the tempo with spring and summer shades on canvas. Come by and feel the harmony between the sonic and visual arts!   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mimi Herrera-Pease is a San Francisco-based painter who was born in Mexico City. Under…

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$15 - $20

French Oak Gypsy Band: French Jazz Manouche & American Dixieland Swing

July 13 @ 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

French Oak Gypsy Band, led by vocalist Stella Heath and guitarist Thierry Gabriel Pirard, makes their Red Poppy debut with an evening of songs in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Roma, Catalan, and English. Expect a fresh spin on French and American swing-era classics, as well as a setlist packed with French chanson, jazz manouche, and Dixieland jazz. Featuring: Stella Heath - vocals Thierry Gabriel Pirard - guitar, harmony vocals James Inciardi - bass, tenor, and soprano saxophones TBA - bass Learn…

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$15 - $20

Rini: Dramatic Art-Rock and Indian Electronica

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rini: Dramatic Art-Rock and Indian Electronica
Friday, July 14 @ 7:30PM

New York-based singer, composer, and violinist Rini comes to the Poppy with her cadre of international musicians, who draw inspiration from Indian classical music, electronica, art rock, and jazz, presenting groovy, pulsing music. Featuring: Rini - vocals, violin, electronics Aleif Hamdan - guitar Achal Murthy - bass Yogev Gabay - drums Íñigo Galdeano Lasheras - saxophone, ewi Harini “Rini” Raghavan has recorded and performed with Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman, headlined festivals in the U.S. and India, and performed as a…

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$15 - $20

Shimkas Jazz Group: Standards, Soul, and More

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Shimkas Jazz Group: Standards, Soul, and More
Saturday, July 15 @ 7:30PM

Vocalist Audrey Shimkas, heavily influenced by Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, and contemporaries such as Mary Stallings, Kenny Washington, and Madeline Eastman, brings her ensemble to the Poppy for a night of American and Brazilian jazz standards, as well as contemporary material by Blood, Sweat & Tears, Prince, Lorde, and Billy Childs. Featuring: Audrey Shimkas - vocals Jason Martineau - piano Peter Barshay - bass Kelly Park - drums Learn more: Website | Facebook   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM…

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$15 - $20

Matt Munisteri w/ special guest Rob Reich: Virtuosic Guitar, Accordion & Piano

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Matt Munisteri w/ special guest Rob Reich: Virtuosic Guitar, Accordion & Piano
Sunday, July 16 @ 7:30PM

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Matt Munisteri brings Red Poppy favorite Rob Reich back to the Poppy for an evening of accordion, piano, guitar, and vocals. Whether singing his own songs, presenting his unearthed and discarded treasures of the American Songbook, or simply playing guitar, Munisteri will demonstrate a distinctly pre-rock sensibility that allows for emotional directness without the gauzy veil of retro-chic. Featuring: Matt Munisteri - guitar, vocals Rob Reich - accordion, piano Called one of “New York’s finest vintage…

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$15 - $20

Cellista/Joshua Icban/Ransom Dance: “Testimony”

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Cellista/Joshua Icban/Ransom Dance: “Testimony”
Thursday, July 20 @ 7:30PM

“Testimony,” a reprise of Cellista’s performance art piece “Wants,” confronts issues of identity, loss, displacement, and acceptance within the Bay Area arts community, is an avant-garde response to the experiences of artists during these uncertain, sour times. The evening features sound design and performance by Cellista, choreography by Lilith Ransom of Ransom Dance, and the ambient music of composer and guitarist Joshua Icban. Featuring: Cellista - cello, live score Lilith Ransom - choreography, dancing Joshua Icban - guitar Cellista is…

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$10 - $20

Honey Whiskey Trio: Folk, Bluegrass, and Melody

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Honey Whiskey Trio: Folk, Bluegrass, and Melody
Friday, July 21 @ 7:30PM

The Honey Whiskey Trio celebrates the release of their new album, Rye Woman, by exploring harmony in folk, bluegrass, and melody on a Friday night at the Poppy. With body percussion, haunting melodies, and powerful yet sweet harmonies, this show promises to be a special one. Featuring: Courtney Politano - vocals, mandolin, body percussion Ann Louise Thaiss - vocals, guitar, body percussion Christina Wilson - vocals, banjo, body percussion In 2013, after singing together for only five months, Honey Whiskey…

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$15 - $20

Lavay Smith: The Great American Road Trip

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Lavay Smith: The Great American Road Trip
Saturday, July 22 @ 7:00PM

Bay Area favorite Lavay Smith returns to the Poppy for a musical road trip that celebrates America's cities, states, and regions. Expect favorites like “Basin Street Blues,” “Bourbon Street Parade,” “Goin’ To Chicago Blues,” “Kansas City,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “Take The ‘A’ Train.” Featuring: Lavay Smith - vocals Jules Broussard - tenor and alto saxophones Danny Armstrong - trombone Ron Belcher - bass Chris Siebert - piano Learn more: Website     EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 6:30PM /…

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Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

July 23 @ 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, July 23 @ 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

Michael Zilber: Trane, Wayne, and Other Originals

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Michael Zilber: Trane, Wayne, and Other Originals
Thursday, July 27 @ 8:00PM

On the heels of a celebrated new album, acclaimed saxophonist/composer Michael Zilber brings in some of his favorite musicians (and some of the Bay's very best) for an evening of modern acoustic jazz steeped in the tradition of John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter but firmly in the present, too. Featuring: Michael Zilber - saxophones Peter Horvath - piano Peter Barshay - bass Jason Lewis - drums Bay Area-based saxophonist and composer Michael Zilber has been described by NEA Jazz Master…

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$15 - $20

Boca do Rio: A Brazilian Celebration

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Boca do Rio: A Brazilian Celebration
Friday, July 28 @ 7:30PM

Boca do Rio, the immensely danceable result of a two-decade musical partnership between guitarist/singer Kevin Welch and percussionist Alex Calatayud, brings their multi-layered electro-funk party boat to the Poppy. Their musicá organicá, born of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, showcases the rhythms of living and working between the Americas. Featuring: Kevin Welch - guitar, vocals Alex Calatayud - percussion Learn more: Website | Facebook   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets…

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$15 - $20

Fula Brothers: Multilayered African Roots & Blues

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Fula Brothers: Multilayered African Roots & Blues
Saturday, July 29 @ 7:30PM

Fula Brothers is the high-spirited meeting of three seasoned touring performers, each of whom has spent decades pursuing the shared heartbeat in music from around the globe. All three musicians creatively weave a history filled with intercontinental collaborations–from West Africa and Scotland to Haiti and the U.S.–into a rich tapestry of sound and rhythm. The result? An ecstatic and intricate groove-based dialogue which the heart (and the feet) cannot resist. Featuring: Mamadou Sidibe - Kamale Ngoni Walter Strauss - guitar…

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$15 - $20

Douyé Trio: A Night of Jazz

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Douyé Trio: A Night of Jazz
Sunday, July 30 @ 7:30PM

Los Angeles-based singer Douyé brings her trio to the Poppy to celebrate her first album of jazz standards, Daddy Said So. After two well-received R&B releases, the Nigerian-born vocalist goes back to her roots with an evening of classics inspired by legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington. Featuring: TBA Her upbeat R&B track “Life Is Good” made it to #9 on the UK soul chart, but Douyé, born in Lagos, Nigeria, is right at home as…

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August 2017
$15 - $20

Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira: Brazilian Jazz Celebration

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira: Brazilian Jazz Celebration
Friday, August 4 @ 7:30PM

Homenagem Brasileira plays the full spectrum of Brazilian jazz, from Rio-based bossa nova and samba to baião and frevo from Brazil’s northeast. At their Red Poppy show, they’ll present music from classic composers like Jobim and Caymmi, as well as music from Cressman's most recent album, Entre Amigos, which features collaborations with Jovino Santos Neto, Ian Faquini, Antonio Adolfo, Spok, and other contemporary composers. Featuring: Sandy Cressman - vocals, percussion Jeff Cressman - trombone Murray Low - piano Fred Randolph…

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MAPP: Mission Arts & Performance Project

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MAPP: Mission Arts & Performance Project
Saturday, August 5 @ 7:00PM

Launched in 2003, the Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP) is a homegrown bi-monthly, multidisciplinary, intercultural happening that takes place in the Mission District of San Francisco. On the first Saturday of every even month of the year, the MAPP transforms ordinary spaces, such as private garages, gardens, living rooms, studios, street corners, and small businesses into pop-up performance and exhibition sites for a day/night of intimate-scale artistic and cultural exchange among a kaleidoscope of individuals and communities. The August…

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$15 - $20

Sehoda: Coco Vocals, Jazz, and Daf

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Sehoda: Coco Vocals, Jazz, and Daf
Thursday, August 10 @ 7:30PM

Priscilla Portes joins David Jacob and Rouzbehan Richard for a tribute to northeastern Brazilian legend Dona Selma do Coco with an evening of vocals, piano and trumpet, and Middle Eastern daf frame drum. Featuring: Priscilla Portes - vocals David Jacob - trumpet and piano Rouzbehan Richard - daf Priscilla met David and Rouzbehan at Berkeley and decided to bring their 10 years of jazz improvisations on a journey to the province of Pernambuco in Brazil. Along this journey, the trio…

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$15 - $20

Danny Green Trio: Jazz, Classical & Brazilian Music

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Danny Green Trio: Jazz, Classical & Brazilian Music
Friday, August 11 @ 7:30PM

Southern California pianist and composer Danny Green, renowned for his beautifully articulated touch and melodically charged sensibility, arrives at the Poppy with bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm for a night of Green's latest works, as well as music from their critically acclaimed 2016 release, Altered Narratives. Featuring: Danny Green - piano Justin Grinnell - bass Julien Cantelm - drums Learn more: Website | Facebook     EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding…

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Red Poppy Private Event

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$15 - $20

The Creak and John Steven Morgan: Original Indie Folk

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
The Creak: Original Indie Folk
Saturday, August 12 @ 7:30PM

Five-piece string band the Creak, who blend folk, pop, and Americana with intriguing songwriting, makes their Red Poppy debut with mostly original music from their latest release, You Got Eyes, as well as select covers. Joined by composer/pianist John Steven Morgan, the evening includes a hard-swinging rhythm section and memorable melodies, along with instrumental interplay honed on San Francisco's vibrant street-corner busking circuit. Featuring: John Steven Morgan - piano Joe Readel - guitar, vocals Korey Kassir - fiddle, mandolin, vocals…

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$15 - $20

Kavita Shah: Planet Jazz

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Kavita Shah: Planet Jazz
Sunday, August 13 @ 7:30PM

A native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, acclaimed composer/jazz vocalist Kavita Shah incorporates her ethnographic research on Brazilian, West African, and Indian musical traditions into her original repertoire. At her first Red Poppy show since 2014, expect to hear songs from her discography, as well as selections from her upcoming album of duets with bassist François Moutin. Featuring: Kavita Shah - vocals Julian Shore - piano François Moutin - bass Ferenc Nemeth - drums…

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$15 - $20

Nathan & Jessie: Travellin’ Blues

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Nathan & Jessie: Travellin’ Blues
Thursday, August 17 @ 7:00PM

World travelers Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith bring their signature blend of jazzy folk and blues to the Poppy for an evening of resonator guitars, accordion, and well-honed vocal harmonies. Featuring: Nathan Rivera - resonator guitar, accordion, clarinet, beatbox, vocals Jessie Andra Smith - resonator guitar, vocals Trevor Mulvey - upright bass Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 6:30PM / Show 7:00PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event…

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$15 - $20

Joshua Tazman: Modern Jazz Art Songs

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Joshua Tazman: Modern Jazz Art Songs
Friday, August 18 @ 7:30PM

Playing his Red Poppy debut just days before leaving for college, Joshua Tazman will be presenting two fresh new works. The first piece is the premiere of "After After Lorca: The Spicer Songs," a searing and whimsical collection of musical settings to Jack Spicer poems for voice, violin, viola, and cello. Tazman will also be performing "The Leaving Suite," a modern jazz song cycle contemplating coming of age and letting go of childhood. Featuring: Joshua Tazman - vocals, piano Solomon…

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