CHELLE! and Friends: New Orleans Meets the Bay

CHELLE! and Friends: New Orleans Meets the Bay
Friday, November 17 @ 7:30PM
The Poppy is proud to welcome back New Orleans native Michelle Jacques, who has solidified her rep as Oakland's "Queen of New Orleans Music" by stirring jazz, funk, soul, Creole, Cajun, gospel, Caribbean, African, Zydeco, rock, and Mardi Gras Indian chants into a musical gumbo that leaves audiences wanting more.   FEATURING: Michelle Jacques - vocals Rhonda Crane - vocals Bryan Dyer - vocals, horn Donna Viscuso - woodwinds Eric Swinderman - guitar Kevin Scott - bass Michaelle Goerl...
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Homenaje: Different Cultures, Universal Emotions

Homenaje: Different Cultures, Universal Emotions
Friday, September 22 @ 7:30PM
Los Angeles trio Homenaje invites special guest vocalist (and Red Poppy all-star) Dina Zarif to the stage for an evening that incorporates heavy influences of Cuban and African music along with jazz, classical, and folk. Expect to hear selections from Homenaje's new album, La Mariposa y el Mentiroso ("The Butterfly and the Liar"), which tells the story of a spirit’s journey through life, complete with joy and sadness. Featuring: Will Brahm - guitar Chris Wabich - percussion Ross Schodek - ...
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Fula Brothers: Multilayered African Roots & Blues

Fula Brothers: Multilayered African Roots & Blues
Saturday, July 29 @ 7:30PM
Fula Brothers is the high-spirited meeting of three seasoned touring performers, each of whom has spent decades pursuing the shared heartbeat in music from around the globe. All three musicians creatively weave a history filled with intercontinental collaborations–from West Africa and Scotland to Haiti and the U.S.–into a rich tapestry of sound and rhythm. The result? An ecstatic and intricate groove-based dialogue which the heart (and the feet) cannot resist. Featuring: Mamadou Sidibe - Ka...
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Molly Holm and Her Trio: Extended Jazz & Improvised Music

Molly Holm and Her Trio: Extended Jazz & Improvised Music
Saturday, June 24 @ 7:30PM
Vocalist/composer Molly Holm, with her all-star jazz trio, makes her Red Poppy debut exploring the multicultural crossroads of improvised music through original compositions, straight-ahead and modal jazz tunes, and traditional folk songs. Molly's music, often intertwined with the elements of North Indian raga, experimental vocals, or playful free-form improvisation, also reveals the rhythmic and note-bending influences inherited from the music of the African diaspora. Featuring: Frank Marti...
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