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November 2015
$15

DOUBLE SHOW: Istanbul Connection: Balkan & Latin Music

November 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
IstanbulConnection

Istanbul Connection features members of the Bay’s hottest Balkan & Latin bands who came together in preparation for a journey to Istanbul, Turkey. Since inception, the band has played at The Mekan, Arsen Lupen, and Leyla Teras in Istanbul; at Great American Music Hall and Elbo Room in San Francisco; and were featured performers at Burning Man.

Featuring: Paul Bertin – alto sax Sean Tergis – percussion Melissa Cruz – flamenco baile & palmas Bob Sanders – guitar Kata…

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December 2015
$15

The String Quartet Experience: Nahuel Bronzini and the Amaranth String Quartet

December 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
string quartet experience

The String Quartet Experience is Nahuel Bronzini’s arranging journey which joins together the sounds of singer-songwriting and a string quartet. Playing off of the expectations of what a classical string quartet should sound like, Bronzini creates a heightened listening experience of textures and gestures that range between old and new. “I wrote a full string quartet arrangement for each piece in hopes of representing the emotions and images depicted through their music and lyrics, while also printing my own voice as a composer. This is…

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$15

Tito y su son de Cuba: A Night in Old Havana Cuba

December 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Tito  y su son de Cuba

Taking the audience through the streets of Old Havana, Tito Gonzalez returns to the Red Poppy for a night of vibrant tunes with Cuban son and the tres guitar.

Singer/composer Tito Gonzalez is a master showman with a voice that has been compared to that of classic son singer, Daniel Santos. Gonzalez delivers songs that are deceptively simple – between their fluid melodies and retrograde rhythms, they evoke a focus and…

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Free

December 5th MAPP: Mission Arts & Performance Project

December 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MAPP

December 5th MAPP Schedule:

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Classical Revolution
Chamber Music for the People

7:00pm – 7:10pm: Byb Bibene & Chris Babingui
Afri-Contemporary Dance – Presented by Flying Under the Radar

7:15pm – 7:35pm: Ben Baker
Experimental Butoh

7:45pm – 8:00pm: Anna Seva & Jessica Brown
Postmodern Dance

8:00pm – 8:20pm: Camille Mai
Alternative Jazz

8:30pm – 9:00pm: Dina Zarif
Persian/Classical

9:00pm – 10:00pm:…

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$10

Marcus Shelby Presents: Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Series 3, Discussion 4

December 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 third series of Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10, 2015. Marcus Shelby and Jacqueline Ramos return to the Red Poppy for the continuation of these interactive discussions concerning our justice system.

Led by composer, bassist, and bandleader, Marcus Shelby, the series explores the prison industrial complex, restorative justice, prison abolition, the death penalty, the school-to-prison…

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$15

Byb & Kiandanda Dance Theater Present: Ange Aoussou and Chris Babingui – Dance Africa Dance for Peace and Independence

December 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
dance africa dance

In collaboration with the Red Poppy Art House, Byb & Kiandanda Dance Theater present Dance Africa Dance for Peace and Independence. The evening features performances by two African dancers/choreographers, Ange Aoussou from Ivory Coast and Chris Babingui from the Republic of Congo. Performing their respective solo works, J’aime le rouge and Nibo Nano, these pieces touch on the social-political issues of the African continent that is still struggling to gain true independence and development.

Born in Divo (Ivory Coast), Ange Aoussou had trained in traditional African dance, contemporary, modern…

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$10

Marcus Shelby Trio ft. Miss Faye Carol & Joe Warner: The Legacy of the Blues

December 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Details TBA!

Featuring:
Miss Faye Carol – vocals
Joe Warner – piano
Marcus Shelby – bass
 
Marcus Shelby is a bandleader, composer, arranger, bassist, educator, and activist who currently lives in San Francisco, California. Over the past 25 years he has built a diverse biography as a composer. His work and music has focused on sharing the history, present, and future of African American lives, on social movements in the United…

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$10

Derek Lassiter Presents: Nick Hours: Poetic Chamber Pop

December 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
nick hours

In curatorial partnership with the Red Poppy Art House, Derek Lassiter presents Nick Hours. Backed by a skilled and dynamic group of musicians, Nick creates a distinctly rich chamber pop sound in his performances.

Nick Hours is an insightful and ambitious singer-songwriter based in Oakland, CA. Also an accomplished composer for the stage, Nick’s songwriting is mature, playful, and highly atmospheric. Combining poetic lyricism with inspired musicianship and a mixture of classical…

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$15

Mark Growden and Chris Grady: Soulful Chamber/Folk

December 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
mark and chris

For a rare Bay Area performance, Mark Growden and his long-time collaborator Chris Grady bring to the Red Poppy a combination of soulful vocals with elements of chamber, folk, and jazz.

Mark Growden is a composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and the director/founder of The Calling All Choir. Raised in a small mountain community in Northeast California, his work emanates earthy, soulful and poetic tones. Growden has ten years of experience teaching music in schools and currently…

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$10

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco: The Next Generation of Latin Jazz Artists

December 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
LJYE

Performing Latin jazz classics and original compositions, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco (LJYE) is comprised of talented musicians ages 10 to 18. The mission of LJYE is to preserve the traditions of Latin jazz and to create role models for aspiring student musicians. The group has recorded three CDs with original material composed by the students themselves, including LJYE Live at Yoshi’s (2005), Generaciones (2009), and Con Mis Manos (2015).…

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$20

CALI2CUBA Presents: Rhythmic Resistance: The Zen Chaos of Afro-Cuban Drumming – A Lecture/Demonstration by John Santos

December 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
cali2cuba john santos

The Goal:
20% of the proceeds will go to help fund Juan Bencomo’s community project in barrio Jesus Maria, La Habana, such as painting his studio and promoting his business. With the hopes of becoming the first Cali2Cuba Casa, children from all over Habana can come and study the folklore of Cuba with the best teachers and artists in the area.

About Cali2Cuba:
Cali2Cuba is an organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Afro-Cuban culture.…

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$12

Makrú: Exploring New Musical Paths

December 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Makrú

Landing in San Francisco from different parts of the world, Makrú takes elements of rumba flamenca, reggae, cumbia, ska, and other global beats to create an uplifting and unifying sound. The group’s lyrics in Spanish and English bring reality, fiction, and joy together in the hopes of spreading a message of respect and love.

Featuring:
Raúl Vargas – vocals and cajón
Bob Sanders – electric and acoustic guitar
Vinicio Peñate –…

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$30

DOUBLE SHOW: Diaspora Arts Connection Presents: Letters Never Written, Songs Never Sung

December 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
letters never written

Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents Ghazal Shakeri’s Letters Never Written, Songs Never Sung. Join us for an intimate event of drama, nostalgia, and music presented by Ghazal Shakeri and accompanied by Sam Solino Mazahery on piano. Come share the magic on one of the year’s longest nights. (This program is entirely in Farsi).

About Diaspora Arts Connection:
Diaspora Arts Connection is an organization dedicated to promoting music, arts, and culture…

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January 2016
$10

The Adam Shulman Quintet: Strays: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

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

Leaning toward a bebop aesthetic, Adam Shulman and his band adapt Billy Strayhorn’s repertoire to a small ensemble with an emphasis on soloing and spontaneous group interaction. The music of Strayhorn is lyrical and dramatic with an underpinning of great harmonic depth. Refreshing in an age in jazz where angular and heady music seems to predominate, he succeeds in being both cerebral and soulful at the same time.

Adam Shulman has been a staple…

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$15

Ramana Vieira and Fátima Santos: An Evening of Portuguese Fado

January 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
ramana fatima jose

East Coast duo Fátima Santos and José Luis Iglésias join West Coast vocalist Ramana Vieira for an evening of fado-inspired music. Fado, the most widely recognized music of Portugal, is a passionate, soul-stirring genre with soaring vocals and dramatic tales of love, loss and redemption.
Ramana Vieira’s personal relationship with fado music lies deep in her family history. Her grandfather was a well-known musician and composer from Madeira Island, Portugal, and she grew…

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$15

Seth Ford-Young Quartet: Chamber Music Meets Gypsy Jazz

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

For a program of gypsy jazz-inflected tunes, Seth Ford-Young gathers a superlative cast featuring accordion master Rob Reich,  violinist Evan Price and rhythm guitarist Jason Vanderford. The evening will include new material combining the transparent textures and dynamic subtlety of chamber music with the ebullient bounce perfected by Django Reinhardt.

A rhythmic catalyst in the Bay Area music scene for nearly two decades, Seth Ford-Young now resides in Los Angeles and has…

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$15

Flying Under the Radar Presents: Ian Faquini ft. Sandy Cressman & Colin Hogan

January 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
ian sandy colin

The Red Poppy Art House and Flying Under the Radar join together for a three-night co-production of artists from Brazil and the U.S., featuring Ian Faquini ft. Sandy Cressman & Colin Hogan (Thurs 1/7), Brazil Beat (Fri 1/8), and Ricardo Peixoto Quartet (Sat 1/9).

Ian Faquini is a Brazilian guitarist and singer who resides in Berkeley, California. At the age of 15, Ian became the mentoree of the legendary Brazilian guitar maestro Guinga. In a short amount of time, Ian had become…

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Flying Under the Radar Presents: Brazil Beat ft. Sarah Cabral, Alex Calatayud, Eva Scow & Mike Taylor

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

The Red Poppy Art House and Flying Under the Radar join together for a three-night co-production of artists from Brazil and the U.S., featuring Ian Faquini ft. Sandy Cressman & Colin Hogan (Thurs 1/7), Brazil Beat (Fri 1/8), and Ricardo Peixoto Quartet (Sat 1/9).

Brazil Beat is a project comprised of longtime collaborators Sarah Cabral, Alex Calatayud, Eva Scow, and Mike Taylor. With a focus on Brazilian jazz, the group traverses between classics from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s while contributing a…

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$20

Flying Under the Radar Presents: Ricardo Peixoto Quartet: An Evening of Brazilian Music

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

The Red Poppy Art House and Flying Under the Radar join together for a three-night co-production of artists from Brazil and the U.S., featuring Ian Faquini ft. Sandy Cressman & Colin Hogan (Thurs 1/7), Brazil Beat (Fri 1/8), and Ricardo Peixoto Quartet (Sat 1/9).

Originally from Rio de Janeiro and based in the Bay Area, guitarist/composer Ricardo Peixoto is among the top representatives of Brazilian guitar in the US today. His fluid, melodic style and keen compositional sense explore his…

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$10

Concerto Club: Local Classical Musicians As Soloists

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

With a repertoire mainly drawn from the heyday of the string concerto, – the late Baroque period – Concerto Club plays the music of Vivaldi, Bach, Telemann, as well as composers from other periods, such as Arvo Pärt and Alessandro Rolla. All members earn their way into the club by performing a solo concerto in public at a level that meets its standards.

Featuring:
Mia Bella D’Augelli – violin
Yuri Kye – violin
Jacob Hansen-Joseph – viola
Christina Simpson – viola
Lewis Patzner – cello

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$10

Beaucoup Chapeaux: Parisian Bistro, Italian Café and Cirque

January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Since 2009, Beaucoup Chapeaux has played numerous tours throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest and has spent countless Friday evenings in a French café in their hometown of Nevada City, CA. Over 500 concerts later, every show is still a new, lively voyage. The band has been referred to as a talented, astonishing juggernaut with music hauntingly wild and beautiful. Reinterpreting traditional tunes from a wide swath of Europe and the Balkans, Beaucoup Chapeaux also presents original music…

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$15

Chris Duffy’s You Get A Spoon!: A Variety Show and Prize Giveaway

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
chris duffy

A positive way to spend a Thursday night in San Francisco, comedian Chris Duffy brings to the Poppy his hit variety show, You Get A Spoon!, for a special one-night-only Bay Area edition. Three talented guests each perform a set and enthusiastically endorse things they love, which are then given to the audience Oprah-style. Previous audience members have taken home candy bars, books, magazine subscriptions, kitchen appliances, nose flutes, and gaff tape. Every show, one lucky audience member receives a Tovolo mixing spoon…

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$10

Amy LaCour Trio: Music for the Soul-Searching

January 22 @ 8:10 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
amy lacour

Oakland-based vocalist Amy LaCour returns to the Red Poppy with cellist Misha Khalikulov and percussionist Josh Mellinger for a night of original material inspired by the American traditions of folk, soul, blues, jazz, and bluegrass. Amy and Misha began collaborating in late 2013 and quickly discovered a musical chemistry. Misha brings years of classical training and improvisational experience to Amy’s blues and folk-based songwriting. The result is a spare and intimate setting that…

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Ben Goldberg / Ila Cantor / Hamir Atwal: Jazz Trio: “No telling what would happen!”

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
ben goldberg

Interested in the intersection between jazz and the clarinet, Ben Goldberg explores the rich traditions of the woodwind instrument found in klezmer music. Goldberg is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished clarinetists/composers working in today’s jazz scene. He studied with jazz legends Steve Lacy and Joe Lovano before going on to establish himself as a creative force alongside Bill Frisell, Nels Cline and John Zorn amongst countless others. He will be joined by SF Bay…

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$15

BOLO: Global Groove

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
bolo

Joining together rhythms and instruments from many lands, BOLO uplifts audiences with their sacred folk songs and danceable grooves.

BOLO is comprised of Eliyahu Sills (of Qadim Ensemble), Evan Fraser (of Dirtwire), and Surya Prakasha (of Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers). With elements of jazz and influences from Africa, India, and the Middle East, the trio incorporates a diversity of instrumentation ranging from flutes, strings, and percussion.

Featuring:
Eliyahu Sills – Indian…

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$10

Paul Psarras: Baroque Spanish and Contemporary Guitar

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Paul Psarras

An enthusiast of early and contemporary music alike, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Paul Psarras performs a vast array of genres ranging from classical to Greek folk. In 2012, Paul earned an invitation to the GRAMMY’S with the group El Mundo, and later that year he performed in the San Francisco Opera’s Merola program. His previous performances included an appearance with the San Francisco Symphony and at the Fête de la Musique in Switzerland. As a member of the Pacific Guitar…

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$10

Redwood Tango Ensemble: “Unison” Album Release – Contemporary Tango

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
redwood tango ensemble

Celebrating the release of their new album Unison, Redwood Tango Ensemble is joined by the powerful Rafael Delarue / Scott O’Day duo for an opening set of Argentine tango guitar and vocal duets.

Redwood Tango Ensemble is a sextet from Oakland, CA dedicated to both traditional Argentine tango music and original compositions. The ensemble has taken a large step forward with the release of Unison, developing a contemporary and singular voice within the genre. Informed by the creative…

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$10

Janam: Dark Side of Love – Balkan & Appalachian Groove

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

This special reprise of Janam’s 2013 Valentine’s Day show will explore the shadowy side of love with tormented love songs, murder ballads, and more ‒ a perfect tone for a dark midwinter evening.

Integrating funky Balkan rhythms, gritty Appalachian ballads, arresting vocal harmonies and enchanting acoustic textures, the band creates an inspiring musical experience. Janam (a term of endearment) unites some of the Bay Area’s most playful and imaginative devotees of southern Balkan and American roots music. Weaving together…

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February 2016
$15

Tod Dickow with Charged Particles: A Tribute to Jazz Great Michael Brecker

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
TodChargedParticles

Charged Particles joins tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow in tribute to one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz, Michael Brecker. This performance marks the San Francisco premiere for the quartet celebrating Michael Brecker the composer, Brecker the saxophonist, and Brecker the bandleader. The group first performed the tribute concert at THE Jazz Club in Cloverdale, CA to a standing-room-only and standing-ovation audience. Each piece will be preceded by a photo display capturing Michael at the time of the song’s premiere along with a few…

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February 6th MAPP: Stories of Revolt

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
MAPP

The Red Poppy Art House presents Stories of Revolt, a trans-Bay, interdisciplinary exploration in narratives of belonging and displacement, culturally generative creative practices, and restorative justice. In collaboration with Dance Mission’s annual festival, D.I.R.T. – Dance in Revolt(ing) Times, the Red Poppy will feature original works from music, dance, film and storytelling artists that investigate how image, body and language become tools for transformation in a sacred space.

MAPP Schedule:

3:00-4:00pm: From Azonto to Zouk: Afro-Urban Dance Stories with Nkei Oruche
Presented by Dance Mission…

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