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March 2015
$15-25

Jazz Flamenco Quartet: Piano Flamenco, Jazz & the Music of Thelonious Monk (Double Show)

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

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present the music of Thelonious Monk performed by ZOHO MUSIC NYC signed artist and jazz/flamenco pianist, Alex Conde, and his quartet including gypsy singer Jose Cortes and extraordinary flamenco dancers Fanny Ara and Melissa Cruz in a special double show.

 

Alex Conde - piano
Jose Cortes - cante/claps
Fanny Ara - dancer/claps
Melissa Cruz - dancer/claps

 

”Gifted Spanish pianist and ZOHO label artist Alex Conde, has his way with the high priest of bop in an adventurous…

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$20

Final Performance: Marcus Shelby Presents Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2015. A series of interactive discussions, Marcus Shelby will delve into our justice system, its flaws, and how music can be used as a tool for reform and change; both in front and behind bars. This lecture series will culminate with a performance on Friday, March 27th.

These engaging discussions will explore the blues, the prison industrial complex,…

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$10

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

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2015. A series of interactive discussions, Marcus Shelby will delve into our justice system, its flaws, and how music can be used as a tool for reform and change; both in front and behind bars. This lecture series will culminate with a performance on Friday, March 27th.

These engaging discussions will explore the blues, the prison industrial complex,…

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$15-20

Drew Croon’s Misa Gitana Andaluza: A Spanish Classical & Flamenco Evening

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

Flamenco and jazz piano virtuoso Alex Conde from Spain, elegant mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich, and Spanish classical and flamenco dancer extraordinaire Fanny Ara take you on a Gypsy-inspired musical journey that is beautiful, dramatic, and promises to astonish. The fresh new ensemble makes its debut performance, premiering Misa Gitana Andaluza, a never-before-heard hybrid of lavish classical Latin prayers set to exotic flamenco melodies, tones, and chords from Andalusia. These striking artists present a performance unlike any other, of the unique, haunting work by late American composer…

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$20-25

Trance Mission: Trance Dance Music

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

Originally featuring three extraordinary multi-instrumentalists/composers, Trance Mission founders, Stephen Kent and Beth Custer, come together as a duo for this scaled-down performance at the Red Poppy. With mountains of global accolades to their credit, these musicians continue on with their genre-breaking traditions that they started in the 1990′s. The music of Trance Mission is as fresh and alive today as it was at its inception, and the band’s performances snap, crackle and pop with infectious improvisational spirit and humor. Hailing…

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$15

Peia and Ali: The Language of Birds

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

Come be lifted to a place of timeless beauty and mystical union by sacred song preserver Peia and Iranian master tar player Ali Ghamsari. Travel the globe in song and deepen into a world of peace through the universal language of music.

The Language of Birds is a collaboration rooted in the beauty of ancient tradition, while giving voice to the delicate times in which we live. Throughout the ages many mystic traditions have interpreted the language of birds as divine communication, the voice…

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$10

Discussion 2: Marcus Shelby Presents Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex with guest speaker Naima Shalhoub

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2015. A series of interactive discussions, Marcus Shelby will delve into our justice system, its flaws, and how music can be used as a tool for reform and change; both in front and behind bars. This lecture series will culminate with a performance on Friday, March 27th.

These engaging discussions will explore the blues, the prison industrial…

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$15-20

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan: New Music From An Old Tradition

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan writes and sings music that reflects a tradition of intricate song forms, elaborate vocal improvisations, and utmost sincerity of expression. Taking their inspiration primarily from Carnatic music, as well as traditions from around the world, Gautam’s songs offer listeners a fresh experience of lyricism and immediacy. His performances give an intensely personal glimpse into the continued development of a valuable and highly cultured musical heritage. He has performed widely in the Bay Area since 2004, including at…

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$10-15

Taraf de Locos: Balkan and Latin Grooves

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

Taraf de Locos is a group of talented young musicians who grew up together in San Francisco’s Mission District. They met as children at a magical music camp in the heart of California, where they were exposed to traditional music from all over the world for ten days every year. Before they formed Taraf de Locos, the young musicians played with their respective families, each naturally gravitating toward the different styles their families mastered. As they grew older and…

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$10

Discussion 1: Marcus Shelby Presents Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on March 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2015. A series of interactive discussions, Marcus Shelby will delve into our justice system, its flaws, and how music can be used as a tool for reform and change; both in front and behind bars. This lecture series will culminate with a performance on Friday, March 27th.These engaging discussions will explore the blues, the prison industrial complex, mass incarceration, the school-to-prison pipeline, restorative justice, prison abolition, and more led by Marcus Shelby. Using readings, recorded music, poetry, video, these events are open to…

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$15-20

Ricardo Peixoto and Brian Moran: An Evening of Brazilian Guitar

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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 country’s rich and diverse traditions, both in original works as well as in arrangements of Brazilian classics. He has recorded, performed, and collaborated with, among others, Claudia Villela, Flora Purim and Airto, saxophonist Bud Shank, percussionist Dom Um Romão, Toots Thielemans, Dori Caymmi, Guinga,…

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February 2015
$15-20

Colm Ó Riain: Irish Fission

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

Irish-born violinist Colm Ó Riain and some stellar musical friends mix the music of Ireland with rhythms and melodies from all over the musical world – Jazz, Blues, Roma (Gipsy), India, Cuba, Brazil and many more.

An accomplished and fiery improviser in many genres, Colm has performed in festivals and venues throughout the world—from Argentina and Brazil to Sweden and Vietnam — while also thrilling audiences at festivals and venues across the United States. His CD “Bridge Across the Blue”, produced with partner-in-crime, poet Pireeni…

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$10-30

The View From Bernal Hill with Madeline Tasquin + Amaranth: Chamber Jazz, Odd-Meter Soul, and Classical String Quartet

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

The View From Bernal Hill brings forth a hearty amalgam of odd-meter rock, chamber jazz harmonies, and hip hop lyricism. With French-Vietnamese composer Camille Mai, Argentine guitarist Nahuel Bronzini and Seattleite bassist Schuyler Karr at its core, The View’s songwriting lies at the crossroads of dread and beauty, chasing psychological and spiritual extremes. The group has been performing in San Francisco since 2012 with a rotating cast of percussionists, string players, MCs, and other guest musicians. After touring the West Coast…

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$10-15

YeYe Ensemble: Abundant Hearts that Speak

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

The YeYe Ensemble‘s Afro-Latin rhythms, heartfelt songwriting, and original musical compositions are deeply rooted and inspired by immigrant stories. Grounded in vibrant Latin American musical traditions, the ensemble seeks to promote healing and social justice through their art. Journey with the YeYe Ensemble as they share, through their music, the transformative power of spiritual connection.

The YeYe Ensemble is: 

YeYe Suarez - lead vocals
Yuriza Jared - guitar, charango, winds, voice
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$15-20

The Supplicants: Songs of the Universe and Void

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

The Supplicants believe wholeheartedly in the metaphysical spiritual qualities of music. Their music reflects the continuum of this music from a global orientation, embracing the tones and textures of Africa, India, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. It is a music that’s firmly rooted in the past while pointing to the future using the moments of now to express what is truly happening. This is where jazz and the people of earth are headed. The only question is are you ready…

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$15-20

Yumi Tomsha & Friends: Songs of Love and Resilience

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

Yumi Tomsha is a singer, voice teacher, and sound healer living in Brooklyn. She has sung as a soloist at Bargemusic and the New York Ethical Culture Society, and as an oratorio soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and Bach’s Mass in b minor. A dedicated recording artist, she is currently working on an album featuring Japanese songs. This special program at the Red Poppy Art House explores themes of love and resilience, and includes songs by Mozart, Dvořák, and Kosaku Yamada, as well…

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$15-25

Boca do Rio with Special Set from the Sarah Cabral Trio: Brazilian Beats for Valentine’s Sweets

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

After a decade performing all original material during the heyday of San Francisco’s live music scene, Boca do Rio has evolved into a multi-layered electro-funk party boat with a sound that is fluid and edgy, adaptable and free.  Born of the mixing of waters of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, Boca do Rio has created musicá organicá – music that developed through the rhythm of living and working between the Americas. Boca do Rio was founded with deep respect for past traditions, steeped in the sambas…

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$15-20

Trio Garufa: Virtuosic Argentine Tango

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

Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada and the US at venues such as Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, Teatro Leon de Greiff (Bogota) and La Viruta (the largest Tango club in Buenos Aires).  Trio Garufa’s repertoire includes Classic Argentine Tangos from the golden era, as well as Argentine Folklore Music, modern Tangos from Piazzolla, Electro-Tangos and original compositions. The Trio’s music is exciting, virtuosic, and rooted in the dance.  They…

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Free

MAPP: Mission Arts Performance Project

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Black & Brown Lives Matter: From the Mission to Ayotzinapa, Ferguson to Gaza

Co-curated by Melonie J. Green and the Red Poppy Resident Artist Cohort. Conversation hosted by Melonie J. Green and Melorra J. Green

The Red Poppy Art House resident artist cohort collaborates with “Ubuntu: Can Art Save a Community?” documentary and book project featuring artivists, community organizers and residents of neighborhoods addressing engaged social change and gentrification. This amazing mash up of artists, activists and community organizers presents a special opportunity for community members…

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January 2015

Boots & Dangles + Diana Gameros (Double Bill!): Folk and Jazz of the Bay Area

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

More information about this performance will be added shortly. Please check back for more details!

Boots and Dangles is a collaborative quartet comprised of 4 of the bay area’s most unique voices. They explore original music, bridging genres and creating a sonic adventure that is both genuine and whimsical. Collectively, the members of Boots and Dangles have performed with Joe Henderson, Les Paul, Aaron Parks, Ben Goldberg, Greg Osby, Joe Lovano, Fred Frith, Erik Jekabson, tUnE-yArDs and more.

Boots and…

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$15-20

Musical Art Quintet: Classical Meets World Music, Nuevo Chamber

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

The Musical Art Quintet was formed in 2008 in the Mission district of San Francisco during chamber music jam sessions every Sunday night at Cafe Revolution. Each week a new piece of music was written by MAQ band leader Sascha Jacobsen to be performed at Classical Revolution, and ink still wet, they would read through the piece in front of a live audience.  As their repertoire grew, a core group of players emerged and the quintet was founded. Although classically trained, the members…

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$10-15

Amy LaCour Trio: Full-Bodied Folk & Blues

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

“[Amy LaCour's] husky, soulful vocals, as full-bodied as a fine wine, ache with a heartbreak fusion of fortitude and vulnerability, bringing to mind other great singers to whose league she belongs, from Lady Day and Etta James through Fiona Apple and Norah Jones….  LaCour’s songs are mostly mid-tempo ballads of deep soul and jazzy melodic sweetness wed to poetic lyrics of sorrow and triumph.” -Paul Zollo, American Songwriter

Described by Urban Network as “a thinking woman’s cross…

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$10-15

Alejandro y María Laura: Peruvian Duo of Contemporary Songwriters

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

Alejandro y María Laura is a Peruvian duo consisting of singer-songwriters Alejandro Rivas and María Laura Bustamanate. In 2011 they released heir first album “Paracaídas,” produced by Matías Cella. Their second record, “Fiesta para los muertos,” came out in late 2013. 
Alejandro and María Laura started making music together in 2009 – collaborating on each other’s original songs, and doing cover versions of songs from various genres. Back in Lima, at the end of 2010 the duo…

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$15-20

Homenagem Brasileira: Tribute to Brazilian Composers

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

“In this Homage to Brazil, vocalist Sandy Cressman has followed her heart in selecting material from across the musical spectrum.  The result is an exhilarating overview of some of Brazil’s finest artists and composers. ” - Bud Spangler, Sunday Night Suites, KCSM-FM

Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira embraces the diversity of Brazil’s musical traditions. Cressman’s deep connection with Brazilian music began in college when she was first introduced to the music of Ivan Lins, Flora Purim, and Djavan.…

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$10-20

Taraf de Locos: Local Band Brings Mission Flavors to Life

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

Taraf de Locos is a group of talented young musicians who grew up together in San Francisco’s Mission District. They met as children at a magical music camp in the heart of California, where they were exposed to traditional music from all over the world for ten days every year. Before they formed Taraf de Locos, the young musicians played with their respective families, each naturally gravitating toward the different styles their families mastered. As they grew older and music…

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$15-20

Lavay Smith Sings The Etta James Song Book: Double Show!

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

Lavay Smith celebrates the legacy of blues legend Etta James. With a staggering career that spanned six decades, James lived the blues both on and off the stage. From the mid-fifties until her death in 2012, she remained an icon of popular music, leaving a rich catalog of unforgettable songs including “Tell Mama,” “All I Could Do Was Cry,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” and her signature song, “At Last.” Join us for a delightful romp through the history of song from…

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December 2014
$15-20

Caminos Flamencos: An Evening of Flamenco Exploration and Performance

December 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Caminos Flamencos, founded by Emmy Award-winning dancer and choreographer Yaelisa, creates and presents contemporary, traditional and theatrical dance programs that reflect the changing face of flamenco in the 21st century. Their programs seek to preserve the legacy of Spain’s rich artistic heritage and bring them to people of all backgrounds, enriching the lives of people with Spanish and Hispanic ancestry as well as the community at large. They were recently nominated for the Isadora Duncan Dance Award for their newest…

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$10-15

Quijeremá: Latin American, Jazz, and Classical Travels

December 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Quijeremá infuses their original contemporary Latin American compositions with a deep sense of ancient musical traditions. Primal, real, and ethereal environments permeate their music, creating an amalgam of masterfully fused traditional and contemporary styles. They blend rhythm, texture, and color seamlessly and transparently to arrive at a rich sound that integrates traditional Latin American instruments and vocals with jazz, classical, and world idioms. The diversely expert musicians of Quijeremá create tableaus through which the audience is transported and transformed. Travel…

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$10-15

Makrú: A Full Bodied Performance

December 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Landing in San Francisco from different parts of the world, Makrú fuses Rumba Flamenca, Reggae, Cumbia, Ska, and other global beats to create a unifying vibe in the Bay Area through its music. Originally from Madrid and trained in Spanish art forms, lead vocalist and composer, Raúl Vargas, first created a musical/circus/theater group called “La Malamaña” in 2006 – the first of its kind in San Francisco. The musical component of “La Malamaña” would eventually become “Makrú.” Since then, their…

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$10-15

Erik Jekabson Quartet: Straight Ahead Jazz

December 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

“… cutting edge Jazz player and writer.” – Jazztimes

Trumpeter/composer Erik Jekabson brings his quartet to the Red Poppy to play his originals and arrangements of standards.  Jekabson’s music has been described as a “…thoughtful, cerebral post-bop affair that is a perfect balance between melodic artistry and probing, knotty jazz improvisation (Allmusic Guide).” He’s played with Illinois Jacquet, Galactic and John Mayer and is currently leading bands around the Bay Area. “He’s straight-ahead without a real wandering palette.…

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