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May 2016
$15 - $20

CARNAVAL WEEKEND: Pagode Dos Amigos w/ Jorge Alabe & Special Guest Beicola do Cavaco

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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In celebration of the 38th Annual Carnaval San Francisco, The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present three days of Carnaval-inspired performances beginning on Friday and wrapping up Sunday afternoon. We are bringing in artists from across the Bay Area to celebrate community, culture and art, all centered around the beloved festival. For a special Carnaval weekend show, master drummer Jorge Alabe and friends bring to the Poppy an authentic Rio-style pagode. Pagode, meaning “party,” is the small group…

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$15 - $20

CARNAVAL WEEKEND: Kata-Vento Brazilian Sextet: Reunion Concert ft. Guitarist Carlos Oliveira – Double Show!

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
KataVento

In celebration of the 38th Annual Carnaval San Francisco, The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present three days of Carnaval-inspired performances beginning on Friday and wrapping up Sunday afternoon. We are bringing in artists from across the Bay Area to celebrate community, culture and art, all centered around the beloved festival. After a hiatus, Kata-Vento reunites to play the moving music of Carlos Oliveira, a long-time important Bay Area musical presence. The concert will feature original compositions by…

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Free

CARNAVAL WEEKEND: Post-Parade Samba Pagode de Mesa: Community Open House w/ Jorge Alabe and Friends

May 29 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Carnaval

In celebration of the 38th Annual Carnaval San Francisco, The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present three days of Carnaval-inspired performances beginning on Friday and wrapping up Sunday afternoon. We are bringing in artists from across the Bay Area to celebrate community, culture and art, all centered around the beloved festival. To round off the weekend, the Poppy will hold a traditional open-house Pagode de Mesa led by master drummer Jorge Alabe and some of the finest musicians…

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June 2016
$7 - $12

Cuban Documentary “Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories” San Francisco Premiere with Filmmaker Q&A

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Directed by Jennifer Ruth Hosek and Jaime Santos Menéndez, Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories tells of bicycling and community in Havana today, 20 years after the Special Period, when over 1 million Chinese bicycles were imported to Cuba to aid survival on an island suddenly without Soviet petroleum. The independent documentary first premiered to sold-out audiences and intensive media interest at the 2015 Havana Film Festival. For its San Francisco debut, co-filmmaker Jennifer Ruth Hosek joins the Red Poppy Art House for an…

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$10 - $20

[DOUBLE BILL] Justin Seagrave and Faust & Fox: Dream Pop and Stories From a Distant Sun

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Brother-sister dream pop duo Faust & Fox join classically trained guitarist Justin Seagrave for a night of hauntingly addictive love songs and whimsical storytelling. Featuring: Justin Seagrave - guitar, vocals Schuyler Karr - bass Matthew DePasquale - percussion, keyboard, trumpet, back-up vocals Trevor Marcom (Faust & Fox) - lead vocals, guitar Kate Marcom (Faust & Fox) - lead/back-up vocals, additional percussion Justin Seagrave’s music is informed by classical, folk, bluegrass, jazz and indigenous music from around the world. His lyrics…

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Free

June 4th STOOP: Mission Stoop Fest

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mission Stoop Fest - "A neighborhood festival initiative to transform resident stoops into sites of oral history and performance" Yes, we changed the name! Formally called PORCH, we discovered there was another Porchfest happening in the Mission, so as to avoid confusion, we are now Mission Stoop Fest (or STOOP for short). STOOP is a civil society arts experiment that transpires on the front stoops of local residences where traditional and contemporary artists perform and where local residents share stories and…

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$15 - $20

Cellista & the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble Present: Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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For an evening of immersive chamber music with elements of theater and visual art, Cellista & the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble bring to the Red Poppy a presentation of Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time. The Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble is an innovative rotating cast of musicians headed and organized by Cellista (Freya Seeburger). The ensemble was formed with the idea of creating a musical entity that reflected the vast diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area. With their ability to…

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$10

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

June 8 @ 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 6. 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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$10 - $15

[DOUBLE BILL] Planes on Paper and Ghost Town Jenny: Folk & Western-Style Soundscapes

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

From dual vocals to ambient soundscapes, Planes on Paper join Ghost Town Jenny for an evening of cinematic folk with a dark side of country and soul. Through the vocal synergy of Navid Eliot and Jen Borst, the two core members of Planes on Paper, a special kind of musical beauty emerges. The Washington-based folk group combines Navid and Jen’s intricate vocal harmonies with instrumental landscapes of acoustic and pedal steel guitars, percussion, bass, drums, and horns. Their latest EP,…

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$10 - $15

Sonando Sur Collective: Tarima, rumba y fandango

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Sonando

The Sonando Sur Collective derived from the shared interest in continuing the work of traditional jarocho music through a contemporary perspective. Formed by Claudio Vega, Esther Cruz and Tacho Utrera, the collective interlinks son jarocho and its cultural context with other traditional Latin American rhythms. Son Jarocho, a musical genre from Veracruz, Mexico, is a melodic combination of Spanish, African and indigenous cultures. A beautiful integration of la jarana, requinto, tarima and versada, Sonando Sur invites you to enjoy the…

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$15 - $20

David Tanenbaum Presents: Jon Mendle: 19th Century Virtuoso Guitar

June 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Curated by classical guitarist David Tanenbaum, Jon Mendle is set to perform a repertoire of both forgotten gems and well-known concert works from the 19th century on original and reproduction 19th century guitars. The program will include works by Antoine de L'Hoyer, Napoléon Coste, Felix Horetzky, Giulio Regondi, and Johann Kaspar Mertz and will be performed in period-appropriate dress. Jon Mendle made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 19. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the San Francisco…

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$15 - $25

Ismail Lumanovski & Alex Conde: Piano and Clarinet Improvisations

June 16 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ismail_Alex

From Spain to San Francisco and Macedonia to New York City, Alex Conde and Ismail Lumanovski join together for an impassioned evening of original compositions. This duo of improvisers will explore the intersection of piano and clarinet, navigating their sonic homelands of jazz, balkan, classical and flamenco influences. Described by The New York Times as “a brilliant, fearless young clarinetist,” Macedonia-born Ismail Lumanovski brings classical training to his Balkan roots. Lumanovski studied at Julliard and has performed as a headlining…

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$10 - $20

Americano Social Club: Music for La Dolce Vita!

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Americano Social Club Trio

The Americano Social Club is led by Michael Zisman on mandolin and features guitarist Jason Vanderford and bassist Joe Kyle Jr. In addition to performing their own dramatic original pieces, they play music for "la dolce vita," a mix of romantic and eclectic melodies from all over the world. From Brazil to European cafés, the trio’s sound draws from various influences including pop, jazz, folk, classical, rock, and opera – all of it re-imagined so you will hear the melodies…

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$10 - $25

[DOUBLE BILL] Ben Zaidi and RZN8R: Future Hypnotic Grooves

June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Electronic producers/singers Ben Zaidi and RZN8R join together for a night of future-soul and sonic grooves. Featuring: Ben Zaidi - vocals, keyboards, electronics Tree Palmedo - trumpet RZN8R - vocals, controllers Austan Found - electric guitar   Seattle-based electronic artist Ben Zaidi (Photo: Riley Corr) creates intimate, plaintive songs in his bedroom studio. He spent several years studying poetry and creative writing at Harvard University before returning to his hometown of Seattle this past year to begin recording and performing full-time. For…

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$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
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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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