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May 2015
$15-20

Derek Lassiter: Jazz-Driven Poetic Soul

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

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.…

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June 2015
$15-20

Laila Biali & The Radiance Project: Contemporary Jazz-Influenced Chamber Pop

June 5 @ 7:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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…

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Free

MAPP: Our Built City: Transforming the Red Poppy Art House into “Sculptural Housing”

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

Presented by EDELO Nomad in Collaboration with the Community
in Conjunction with the Mission Arts & Performance Project

The Red Poppy Art House collaborates with EDELO (En Donde Era La ONU ‘Where the United Nations Used to Be’) for the inauguration of Our Built City: Transforming the Red Poppy Art House into Affordable Housing on Saturday, June 6, 2015. As part of the programming for the June 6th MAPP, the Art House will transform into a five-hour sculptural performance throughout the evening to address the…

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$12-15

Jason Yeager Trio: Latin-Jazz with Pop and Classical Influences

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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.

Jason Yeager Trio features: 
Jason Yeager - piano
Danny Weller – bass
Matt Rousseau – drums

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$10-20

The ReSisters: An Evening of Music, Satire, Hope, and Three-Part Harmony with the Divas of Dissent

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

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.

Admission: $10-20. Doors at 7:00pm. Show at 7:30pm. All ages welcome.

Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event. Please arrive at the Red Poppy when doors open to purchase tickets.

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$5-20

Tbd–a quartet: Linear Jazz Improvisations

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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…

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$10-20

Discussion 1: Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex

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

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…

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$10-20

Monica Fimbrez & Soul y Agua: Latin-Neo-Soul

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

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.

Featuring:
Monica Fimbrez – lead vocals & guitars
Sergio Duran…

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$15-20

True Life Trio & Honey Whiskey Trio: Riveting Vocal Harmonies

June 20 @ 7:30 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 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 far-flung lands such as Macedonia, Louisiana,…

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$15-20

Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors: Chamber Jazz & Post Rock

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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 Miller on drums, this group…

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$10-50

“Make the Money” Dance for Rent Party – Poppy Benefit

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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…

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July 2015
$10-20

Natalie Cressman & Mike Bono Duo: Indie Rock Meets Contemporary Jazz

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

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 strikingly-original voice. Cressman’s sound melds…

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$10-20

Flamenco: Made in the USA?!, Round Table Discussion of Authenticity and Cultural Assimilation/Appropriation in Flamenco with Post-Talk Performance

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

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…

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$15-30

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan: New Music from an Old Tradition

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110 United States

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 group improvisation in traditional chamber…

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$10-20

Discussion 2: Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex

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

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…

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$15-25

Sarah Cabral: A Contemporary Approach to Brazilian Classics

July 11 @ 7:30 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 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…

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$20

Presented by Diaspora Arts Connection: Sehrang: Iranian Music with Jazz Sensibilities

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

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 arrangements of Iranian folk…

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$10-15

Manuel & Artemisa and Alfredo Gomez: Sounds of Old Folk & Contemporary Mexican Music

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

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…

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August 2015
$10-20

Discussion 3: Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex

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

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…

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$20

Final Performance: Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex

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

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…

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