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April 2015
Free

Black + Brown Lives Matter Performance + Dialogue Series: disruptions – MultiMedia + Spoken Word Open

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

Curated by Mark Sabb and Michael Warr

disruptions will feature writing, spoken word, and digital / multimedia art relevant to the Black + Brown Lives Matter movements. The program will present multimedia works ranging from short experimental video to traditional “poetry films” that fit the theme.

Dialogue: 6pm
Screenings / Open Mic: 7:30pm-10pm
This is a free event.

disruptions is part of the year-long Black + Brown Lives Matter Performance + Dialogue Series featuring performances, exhibits, discussions, and actions led…

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May 2015
$10-15

TARIMBA: Son Jarocho y Sur América

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

TARIMBA explores a rich variety of Latin American genres including boleros, Cuban son, landó and cumbia. TARIMBA is a collective comprised of local Bay Area musicians who have embraced the traditional genre of Son Jarocho music from southern Veracruz, Mexico.

 

Performers:
Kyla Danysh – violin, jarana segunda & vocals
Lolis García – jarana tercera, zapateado, quijada & vocals
Pedro Rosales – cajón peruano & vocals
Aladino Manyoma – guitar & vocals

The…

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$15-20

Satch & Fats: Lavay Smith Sings the Music of Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller

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

In Satch and Fats, vocalist Lavay Smith and her band will be performing favorites like “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Basin Street Blues” by two of the most swingin’ and innovative artists in American history, Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller.Lavay Smith is the vocalist and bandleader of the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, one of the top swingin’ jazz and blues bands in the world. She grew up in Southern California and the Philippines, and has become an internationally recognized diva of…

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$15-25

The Chamber Music Society of San Francisco with Diana Gameros: Honoring Our Mothers: Music by Women Composers

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

Founded in the spring of 2013, the Chamber Music Society of San Francisco (CMSSF) was born out of a collective desire to perform the great chamber music repertoire. Dedicated to bringing these masterworks to diverse audiences, CMSSF is passionate about concertizing in intimate settings, creating close connections between performers and listeners, and cultivating a relationship between music and audiences that extends far beyond the perimeter of the concert hall.

CMSSF brings together Bay Area musicians of diverse musical experience. They…

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$10-15

Adam Shulman Sextet: Original Jazz in the Tradition of Cedar Walton and Horace Silver With a Modern Twist

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

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. The Red Poppy Art House is located at 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the event begins at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10-15 sliding scale. All ages are welcome.  

Adam Shulman has been a staple of the Bay Area jazz scene since his move in 2002. In addition to…

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$10-15

Túlio Araújo: Contemporary Brazilian Pandeiro

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

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.

The lineup:
Túlio Araújo – pandeiro
Marcos Silva –…

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Free

Fleshing it (in) OUT: Dance Pieces in Progress Curated by Amara Tabor Smith

May 13 @ 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 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.

Featured artists:
Byb Chanel Bibene
NAKA (Jose Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama)
Muisi-kongo Malonga
Amara Tabor-Smith

*Photo of Jose by Scott Tsuchitani

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$10-15

Liliana y Los Chilaquiles: Late Night Taco Stand Music

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

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 you wanting more.

Featuring:

Liliana…

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$12-20

CARNAVAL WEEKEND: La Mixta Criolla: Latin Caribbean Roots Music

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

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 the Carnaval traditions of the Caribbean.…

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$15-20

CARNAVAL WEEKEND: Fely Tchaco: Modern Pop Fused with Ivory Coast Traditional Forest Music

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

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 new single “ZANTE” which she…

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$15-20

CARNAVAL WEEKEND: Choro Bastardo: Brazilian Choro Music Meets Baroque, Early Jazz, and Contemporary Classical

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

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…

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$10-20

Terpsichorean: Contemporary Dance, Physical Theater & Performative Juxtapositions

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

In Terpsichorean, performance artists Iu-Hui Chua and Todd Thomas Brown, together with philosopher/mathematician Arezoo Islami, will shape an unusual evening of abstract performance, inquisitive stories, and audience encounters. Terpsichorean means “of, or relating to, dance.” This night explores the movement (dance) of body, sound, word, silence, space, and existential and carnal desire – all that whirls the spirit into serene revolt and surrender.

Collaborating artists include: TBA

More on the lead artists:
Iu-Hui Chua choreographs, performs, directs, and…

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$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
$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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