Colm Ó Riain: Irish Fission

Colm Ó Riain: Irish Fission
Friday, September 29 @ 7:30PM
Violinist/composer Colm Ó Riain and some stellar musical friends mix the soul of his native Ireland with rhythms and melodies from all over the world — jazz, blues, Roma, India, Cuba, Brazil, and more — while exploring new frontiers of sound, all with a developed sense of humor. Featuring: Colm Ó Riain - violin, vocals Joe Kyle, Jr. - bass Geoff van Lienden - guitar Kate Brubeck - vocals An accomplished and fiery improviser in many genres, a global musician, and a composer for film an...
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Maracujá: A Musical Journey Around Latin America

Maracujá: A Musical Journey Around Latin America
Saturday, September 23 @ 7:30PM
Vocalist/multi instrumentalist Caitlin Belem and guitarist Terrence Rosnagle take you on a trip through Latin America, playing music from Brazil to Cuba and everywhere in between – samba, bossa nova, cumbia, son, and more. It’ll be a Saturday night for listeners and dancers. Featuring: Caitlin Belem - vocals, saxophone, guitar, fiddle, hand percussion Terrence Rosnagle - guitar Caitlin Belem grew up in a house full of music in Northern Wyoming, fell in love with the fiddle at a young age...
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Ramana Vieira: Portuguese Fado & Soulful Music

Ramana Vieira: Portuguese Fado & Soulful Music
Saturday, September 2 @ 7:30PM
Internationally acclaimed fado artist Ramana Vieira returns to the Poppy for an evening of ballad-style fados and uptempo compositions from her latest album. Featuring: Ramana Vieira – vocals Ela Polak – violin Brad Bivens – guitar Leo Nobre – bass Steve Fowler – bass Others – TBA Ramana Vieira, described by Mundo Portugues newspaper as the “New Voice of Portuguese World Music,” has headlined the world's largest Portuguese festival, the New Bedford Portuguese Feast in Massachusetts, ...
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Kavita Shah: Planet Jazz

Kavita Shah: Planet Jazz
Sunday, August 13 @ 7:30PM
A native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, acclaimed composer/jazz vocalist Kavita Shah incorporates her ethnographic research on Brazilian, West African, and Indian musical traditions into her original repertoire. At her first Red Poppy show since 2014, expect to hear songs from her discography, as well as selections from her upcoming album of duets with bassist François Moutin. Featuring: Kavita Shah - vocals Julian Shore - piano François Moutin - bas...
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Danny Green Trio: Jazz, Classical & Brazilian Music

Danny Green Trio: Jazz, Classical & Brazilian Music
Friday, August 11 @ 7:30PM
Southern California pianist and composer Danny Green, renowned for his beautifully articulated touch and melodically charged sensibility, arrives at the Poppy with bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm for a night of Green's latest works, as well as music from their critically acclaimed 2016 release, Altered Narratives. Featuring: Danny Green - piano Justin Grinnell - bass Julien Cantelm - drums Learn more: Website | Facebook     EVENT DETAILS   Time...
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Sehoda: Coco Vocals, Jazz, and Daf

Sehoda: Coco Vocals, Jazz, and Daf
Thursday, August 10 @ 7:30PM
Priscilla Portes joins David Jacob and Rouzbehan Richard for a tribute to northeastern Brazilian legend Dona Selma do Coco with an evening of vocals, piano and trumpet, and Middle Eastern daf frame drum. Featuring: Priscilla Portes - vocals David Jacob - trumpet and piano Rouzbehan Richard - daf Priscilla met David and Rouzbehan at Berkeley and decided to bring their 10 years of jazz improvisations on a journey to the province of Pernambuco in Brazil. Along this journey, the trio has fu...
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Boca do Rio: A Brazilian Celebration

Boca do Rio: A Brazilian Celebration
Friday, July 28 @ 7:30PM
Boca do Rio, the immensely danceable result of a two-decade musical partnership between guitarist/singer Kevin Welch and percussionist Alex Calatayud, brings their multi-layered electro-funk party boat to the Poppy. Their musicá organicá, born of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, showcases the rhythms of living and working between the Americas. Featuring: Kevin Welch - guitar, vocals Alex Calatayud - percussion Learn more: Website | Facebook   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors...
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Ricardo Peixoto and Felipe Senna: An Evening of Brazilian Music

Ricardo Peixoto and Felipe Senna: An Evening of Brazilian Music
Saturday, June 10 @ 7:30PM
Bay Area-based Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Peixoto welcomes São Paulo pianist/arranger/composer Felipe Senna for an evening of original compositions, as well as selections of Brazilian classics, including choro, samba, baião, and bossa nova. Featuring: Ricardo Peixoto - guitar Felipe Senna - piano Originally from Rio de Janeiro, guitarist/composer Ricardo Peixoto is among the top representatives of Brazilian guitar in the U.S. today. His fluid, melodic style, original harmonic approach, ...
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Boca do Rio: Brazilian Space Funk

Boca do Rio: Brazilian Space Funk
Friday, April 28 @ 7:30PM
Boca do Rio, the immensely danceable result of a two-decade musical partnership between guitarist/singer Kevin Welch and percussionist Alex Calatayud, brings their multi-layered electro-funk party boat to the Poppy this Friday. Their musicá organicá, born of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, showcases the rhythms of living and working between the Americas. Featuring: Alex Calatayud - percussion Kevin Welch - guitar (Special guests TBA) Learn more: Website     EVENT DETA...
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Masha Campagne & Ian Faquini: Intimate Brazilian Encounters

Masha Campagne & Ian Faquini: Intimate Brazilian Encounters
Friday, March 24 @ 7:00PM
Vocalist, songwriter, and producer Masha Campagne once again collaborates with young guitar star Ian Faquini to explore the treasure trove of Brazilian music. Expect their reverent tributes to Tom Jobim, Ivan Lins, and Guinga–as well as their own original compositions–to transport you to a sensuous dreamland rich with quiet fire and deep soul. Featuring: Masha Campagne - vocals, melodica, percussion Ian Faquini - acoustic guitar Harvey Wainapel - reeds Brian Rice - percussion With two...
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Maracujá: A Journey Around Latin America Through Music

Maracujá: A Musical Journey Around Latin America
Saturday, September 23 @ 7:30PM
Vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Caitlin Belem and guitarist Terrence Rosnagle take you on a trip through Latin America, playing sumptuous samba, bossa nova, cumbia, son, and so much more as they make their way from Brazil to Cuba and everywhere in between. Featuring: Caitlin Belem - vocals, saxophone, guitar, fiddle, hand percussion Terrence Rosnagle - guitar Caitlin Belem, a Wyoming native who has performed in venues big and small around the world, also teaches music through school progr...
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Karina Deniké: Noirish Torch Songs and ’60s Soul

Karina Deniké
Sun, Oct 30 @ 7:30PM
Karina Deniké presents an original set of reflective songs filled with tales of female aviators, love, memory, as well as personal and regional history. Drawing from Eastern European lullabies and sea shanties, as well as pop music from the 1930s-1960s, Deniké’s vocally driven pieces feature a distinctive ensemble that includes bass clarinet, chord organ, piano, and baritone guitar. Bay Area pianist and vocalist Christianna Valentina opens the evening with her raw, minimalist take on Argentine t...
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Danny Green Trio: Jazz, Classical & Brazilian Convergence

Danny Green Trio
Sun, Oct 23 @ 7:30PM
Pianist/composer Danny Green and his trio return to the Red Poppy to showcase their melodically charged blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical sounds. As a rising force on the national jazz scene, Green distinguishes himself with a beautifully articulated touch and deep affinity for Brazilian music. Featuring: Danny Green - piano Justin Grinnell - bass Julien Cantelm - drums Southern California native Danny Green has garnered a reputation in the jazz community as an emerging ar...
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Pagodinhos SF: Monthly Rio-Style Pagode de Mesa

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The Red Poppy Art House presents a monthly Rio-style pagode de mesa featuring a revolving cast of the finest players in the Bay Area. Pagode, meaning “party,” is the small group subgenre of samba that is played in samba schools, bars, cafes and backyards of Rio de Janeiro. From cavaquinho and guitar, to vocals and percussion, the musical style includes a lively mixture of songs with active audience participation. Admission: Free, donations accepted for musicians ($5-10). Event at 1:00pm. ...
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Ricardo Peixoto and Duo Violão Brasil: Brazilian Guitar

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Bay Area-based Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Peixoto returns to the Red Poppy alongside Rio de Janeiro-based guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber (Duo Violão Brasil). Performing original compositions, as well as a traditional repertoire from composers like Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, and Tom Jobim, the trio will spend the evening exploring the many styles of 20th-century Brazilian music. Featuring: Ricardo Peixoto, Rogerio Souza, Edinho Gerber - guitar   Guitarist/composer Ricardo ...
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Pagodinhos SF: Monthly Rio-Style Pagode de Mesa

Pagode
The Red Poppy Art House presents a monthly Rio-style pagode de mesa featuring a revolving cast of the finest players in the Bay Area. Pagode, meaning “party,” is the small group subgenre of samba that is played in samba schools, bars, cafes and backyards of Rio de Janeiro. From cavaquinho and guitar, to vocals and percussion, the musical style includes a lively mixture of songs with active audience participation. Admission: Free, donations accepted for musicians ($5-10). Event at 1:00pm. ...
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Flying Under the Radar, in Collaboration with Derek Lassiter, Presents: As Três Meninas

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Flying Under the Radar, in collaboration with the Red Poppy Art House, presents three nights of international performance featuring Symbiosis (directed by Kiandanda Dance Theater & Bahiya Movement) on April 21, The Supplicants – Celestial Frequencies on April 22, and As Três Meninas (curated by Derek Lassiter) on April 23. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, As Três Meninas (The Three Girls) is a musical project formed by three bandleaders: Fabiana Passoni, Stephanie Ozer, and Ami Moline...
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The Danny Green Trio: Converging Classical, Jazz and Brazilian Music

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On tour promoting their upcoming release, Altered Narratives, The Danny Green Trio brings together elements of Brazilian, jazz, and classical music. A rising creative force on the national jazz scene, pianist/composer Danny Green has distinguished himself with his beautifully articulated touch and deep affinity for Brazilian music. The San Diego native has wowed critics and audiences alike with a growing portfolio of fresh and engaging jazz piano melodies. His trio, featuring bassist Justin G...
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