As part of the programming for the August 1st MAPP, the Red Poppy Art House and EDELO ‘Where the United Nations Used to Be’ invite the public for the closing ceremony of Our Built City, the miniature city thriving on our corner of 23rd & Folsom.
Over the past five months, Caleb Duarte and Mia Eve Rollow of EDELO have been in residence as Artistic Directors in Rotation at the Poppy. For their final curated MAPP,…Find out more »
Engaging, while also charming and melodic, the pickPocket ensemble creates contemporary chamber café music that moves both body and soul. Inspired by a myriad of varying musical traditions from around the globe, the pickPocket ensemble inhabits a country all their own. The ensemble’s original, fresh sound fabricates an intimate and calming atmosphere that allows listeners to travel the world without leaving their seats. The group’s newest CD, Memory, has already been recognized, with two pieces being ranked among the top…Find out more »
Chuck MacKinnon Sextet is a continuation of the work MacKinnon started in New York City under the name “The Mactet,” with which he recorded a CD of mostly original compositions. In preparation for the Sextet’s upcoming album, Covers and Contrafacts, MacKinnon has decided to showcase his arrangements and remake compositions by famous jazz and pop composers. It is with his recent work that MacKinnon has returned to his acoustic jazz roots with hard-hitting arrangements for a 3-horn front line.
Chuck MacKinnon –…
From classic jazz and blues to Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian rhythms, two Bay Area-based bands, Citizens Jazz and Sang Matiz join together for a special double bill at the Red Poppy Art House.
Citizens Jazz is a collective of some of the Bay Area’s most talented jazz musicians led by bassist Caroline Chung. Although all the musicians are trained and educated in jazz, their musical taste and influences cross all genres, span many continents and…Find out more »
Artemisa and Manuel have been performing together since 2014, however their extensive background in music includes choral music, opera, blues and rock as their main influences. The duo was born in the search of dignifying the old Mexican way of making music. The heart of this project lies in those days in which our most profound and intimate feelings were translated into romantic music and lyrics that reflected our desire of love. A simple guitar and two voices in harmony is all they need to…Find out more »
Presented by Diaspora Arts Connection, Sehrang uses the harmonies influenced by jazz, drawing inspiration from melodies Iran, Africa and South America Sehrang, meaning tri-colored in Farsi, is a trio comprised of three young Iranian musicians who share the same vision for making a new sound inspired by and rooted in their common culture. With Farsi lyrics both self-written and from modern Iranian poets such as Ahamd Shamloo, Sehrang’s repertoire consists of original compositions as well as new…Find out more »
The Red Poppy Art House warmly welcomes the George Brooks Trio featuring pianist Osam Ezzeldin and bassist Kai Eckhardt, presented through Jazz in the Neighborhood’s new monthly series at the Red Poppy.
George Brooks is a saxophonist and composer, acclaimed for successfully bridging the worlds of jazz and Indian classical music. He founded the seminal groups grounded in Indian music: Summit with Zakir Hussain, Bombay Jazz with Ronu Majumdar and Larry…Find out more »
The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present Sarah Cabral with Alex Calatayud, Eva Scow and Mike Taylor on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Vocalist and songwriter Sarah Cabral shares in her debut EP a deep connection with Brazilian roots, showcasing contemporary and fresh rearrangements of Brazilian classics as well as original compositions by luminaries from the San Francisco Bay Area
From an in-your-face cover of Cobra Criada by the master João Bosco, to a dreamy original composition by Ian…Find out more »
Fared Shafinury improvises with his voice and setar based on the Radif, the collection of Persian melodies and motifs handed down over generations. He has studied under some of Iran’s most influential masters of Persian classical music for many years. With skill and deep respect, he presents an interpretation of the art form both classically intact and uniquely his, pleasing purists as well as those unfamiliar with the ancient sound.…Find out more »
For a series of four performances by a Carnatic chamber orchestra, Gautam Tejas Ganeshan brings the first body of original songs in English reflecting both love and understanding of Carnatic music.
Gautam Tejas Ganeshan writes and sings music that reflects a tradition of intricate song forms, elaborate vocal improvisations, and the utmost sincerity of expression. He challenges listeners with his sincerity, depth, and affinity for tradition, in performances featuring extensive…Find out more »
Hosted by Melissa Cruz, this round table discussion with panelists from diverse disciplines will delve into the world of assimilation and appropriation as it relates to flamenco. The evening will culminate in a post-talk performance by Melissa and Matiz Flamenco.
Is there room for an “American Style Flamenco” or will American flamenco artists continually seek authentication from Spain and Gypsies? As outsiders are we always limited to mimicry? Or can we assimilate without “disrespectful” appropriation? What is…Find out more »
A collaborative duo since 2014, Natalie Cressman and Mike Bono have developed a repertoire of vibrant and intricate originals which incorporate a combination of genres, including indie rock and contemporary jazz.
Raised in an eclectic musical household, Natalie Cressman has continued to diversify and expand her musical universe throughout her musical career. Still in her early 20s, the trombonist/composer/vocalist has assimilated the full range of her sonic influences into a startlingly-mature and…Find out more »
If you love the Poppy, this is the night to show up and throw down ‒ dance moves and cash, to help us make July’s rent! This is “The little Poppy that could” going up against a real estate market intent on driving us out. We need all your support to keep moving forward. It’s not just a space but a community. We’ll be spinning tunes from the North, South, East, and West; Salsa, Cumbia, N’Dombolo, Bhangra, Balkan, and favorites…Find out more »
The Red Poppy Art House is happy to present Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors. As Sickafoose’s collective band continues to evolve, this evening’s incarnation emphasizes the folk sounds underlying their jazz meets post-rock style by focusing on acoustic instruments.
Bassist/composer Todd Sickafoose makes music that is richly moving and imaginative, often played by long-time collaborators who share his breadth of vision and musical muscle. Along with Jenny Scheinman on violin, Rob Reich on accordion, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, and Allison…Find out more »
The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present True Life Trio and Honey Whiskey Trio together to explore captivating vocal harmonies and melodies.
True Life Trio (TLT) weaves sumptuous vocal harmonies and sultry rhythms from Eastern Europe, the Americas and beyond. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization incorporating different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou. TLT’s improvisation-laced repertoire includes original songs and folk tunes from…Find out more »
With influences of modern pop, R&B, Latin and folk, Monica Fimbrez’s Soul y Agua reflects her Californian roots mixed with traditional, earthly and modern sounds of Latin America. Her sound is both innovative and expressive of a world where cultures coexist, where fear is transformed by compassion, where we learn to truly love ourselves, and where we view the world from an empathetic and blissful state of mind.
Monica Fimbrez – lead…
Discussions and Performance by Marcus Shelby
Research and Workshops by Jacqueline Ramos
with Support from the The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present the second series of Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex on June 18, July 9, August 13, and August 28, 2015. Marcus Shelby returns to the Red Poppy for the continuation of interactive discussions concerning our justice system.
Led by composer, bassist, and bandleader, Marcus Shelby, the series will explore the…Find out more »
The Red Poppy Art House warmly welcomes Tbd–a quartet, presented through Jazz in the Neighborhood’s new monthly series at the Red Poppy. Tbd–a quartet featuring two trumpets, bass and drums, plays linear jazz created through implied harmonies and stretching of traditional forms.
The original music of Tbd–a quartet was written with the ensemble’s particular instrumentation in mind, and has been created since the group began playing together. The band’s original compositions often grow from a small idea and are developed by each of the members…Find out more »
The ReSisters are Pat Wynne, Liliana Herrera, and Hali Hammer, three accomplished performers and songwriters who mix topical commentary with the age-old pleasures of melody, close harmony, and rhythm. While Republicans rant and Wall Street preens, The ReSisters offer tart replies, rhymed mockery, and some positive alternatives, blending their voices in soulful sisterhood.
Pat Wynne – piano, vocals
Liliana Herrera – vocals
Hali Hammer – guitar, vocals
Pat Wynne’s songs draw on the broad, deep currents of North American music, from gospel to George Gershwin,…Find out more »
The Jason Yeager Trio is an interactive, contemporary jazz ensemble characterized by singable melodies, infectious grooves, and evocative harmonies. The new album features Danny Weller and Matt Rousseau, with special guests Noah Preminger, Jean Caze, and Aubrey Johnson. Led by award-winning pianist/composer and Berklee faculty member, Jason Yeager, the trio celebrates its second release, Affirmation, on Greg Osby’s Inner Circle Music label.
Presented by EDELO Nomad in Collaboration with the Community
in Conjunction with the Mission Arts & Performance Project
Our Built City: Transforming the Red Poppy Art House into “Sculptural Housing”
Saturday, June 6, 2015 | 1pm – 10pm | free admission
The Red Poppy Art House collaborates with EDELO ‘En Donde Era La ONU’ and the community for the inauguration of Our Built City: Transforming the Red Poppy Art House into “Sculptural Housing”.…
Award-winning pianist, vocalist and songwriter, Laila Biali, has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega, and Sting. Critically acclaimed as one of North America’s finest jazz musicians, her new album, House of Many Rooms, sees the Brooklyn-based artist venturing into a more pop-oriented sound, full of catchy hooks, sweet melodies, and anthemic musical arrangements. For this special album release concert, Laila is backed by a six-piece ensemble that features strings and an award-winning rhythm section.
House of Many Rooms is Laila’s first album…Find out more »
Derek Lassiter debuts brand new songs of personal truth and universal love for future release. Experience an inspired evening with Lassiter’s dynamic band led by Art Khu and featuring special guest vocalist Cedric Brown. Not to be missed!
Lassiter, a mainstay on the San Francisco arts scene, has received accolades for both his recordings and live performances featuring Bay Area notables such as pianist/composer Tammy Hall, producer/percussionist PC Muñoz, and composer/pianist Art Khu. Lassiter is profiled in Julian C. R.…Find out more »
In celebration of the 37th Annual Carnaval San Francisco, the Red Poppy Art House presents a weekend of performances highlighting music from Ivory Coast and the African Diaspora, featuring Choro Bastardo on Sunday, May 24th.
Using baroque, early jazz, and contemporary classical music as a springboard, Choro Bastardo explores the different streams of music that share elements with the Choro tradition, recreating the atmosphere of cabarets and vaudeville in Rio de Janeiro. Choro is a genre of traditional Brazilian instrumental…Find out more »
In celebration of the 37th Annual Carnaval San Francisco, the Red Poppy Art House presents a weekend of performances highlighting music from Ivory Coast and the African Diaspora, featuring Fely Tchaco. Fely’s music is a fusion of traditional forest music (incorporating rhythms such as Zaouli, Ggegbe, Gahou, and Alloukou) and modern pop with a Latin sensibility.
Fely Tchaco is an award-winning singer-songwriter/performer and Billboard nominee from the Ivory Coast. This spring, she will release her…Find out more »
In celebration of the 37th Annual Carnaval San Francisco, the Red Poppy Art House presents a weekend of performances highlighting music from Ivory Coast and the African Diaspora, featuring La Mixta Criolla on Friday, May 22nd.
La Mixta Criolla is a versatile and hard-swinging Bay Area quintet with deep roots in the creole mix of Latin-Caribbean music. This ensemble returns to the Red Poppy to perform two high-energy dance sets inspired in…Find out more »
The alluring sounds of vocalist Liliana Herrera tantalizes audiences with the unique sound of her band, Los Chilaquiles: Ayla Davila (bass), Camilo Landau (guitar) and Rafael Herrera (percussion). Like any good recipe, it requires combining fresh ingredients with the right blend of spice, heat and sabor! Drawing from her musical family roots and infusing soul, rock and cumbia, the sizzling music at the “Late Night Taco Stand” will stir your spirit and leave…Find out more »
The Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present Fleshing it (in) OUT, an informal evening of work-in-progress dance performances ready to be witnessed. The evening will feature work fragments by local dance makers, followed by a discussion and delicious servings of recession stew. Curated by Amara Tabor-Smith in collaboration with Red Poppy Art House.
Byb Chanel Bibene
NAKA (Jose Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama)
*Photo of…Find out more »
The Red Poppy Art House happily presents Túlio Araújo’s “East” Album Release Concert exploring of the contemporary Brazilian pandeiro. Túlio Araújo is a Brazilian percussionist, composer, producer and sound engineer. For over ten years he has developed a special project using the pandeiro in a contemporary jazz fusion, demonstrating the true power of this “pocket-drum.” With 2 albums recorded (Manguêra in 2012 and East in 2014), Túlio participates in several workshops, live gigs and release concerts throughout San Francisco.
Performing material from their new album “here/there”, the Adam Shulman Sextet’s compositions paint an aural vignette of people and places in the Bay Area jazz scene. Adam Shulman has been a staple of the Bay Area jazz scene since his move in 2002. In addition to leading his own trio and sextet, he has played as a sideman with internationally-renowned artists such as Stefon Harris, Willie Jones III, Miguel Zenon, Mark Murphy, Luciana Souza, Paula…Find out more »