Jason Yeager Trio: Chamber Jazz Inspired by Latin, Classical & Literature

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New York-based pianist Jason Yeager returns to the Red Poppy for an evening of catchy and quirky melodies inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's fictional characters, re-imagined standards by the likes of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington, grooves from Argentina and Brazil, and musings on Messiaen. He will also perform music from his forthcoming album with violin/mandolin virtuoso Jason Anick, as well as music by Billy Strayhorn and Stevie Wonder. Featuring: Jason Yeager - piano Doug Stewart - bass ...
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Will Bernard & Beth Custer: Original Melodic Chamber Jazz Duets

Will Bernard & Beth Custer: Original Melodic Chamber Jazz Duets
Fri, Feb 17 @ 7:30PM
Guitarist Will Bernard and clarinetist/vocalist Beth Custer present an evening of original compositions and arrangements exploring blues, jazz, folk, and classical music. Featuring: Will Bernard - guitar Beth Custer - clarinet, vocals Guitarist Will Bernard is a Grammy-nominated bandleader and founding member of all-star Bay Area jazz conglomerate T.J. Kirk, as well as Galactic drummer Stanton Moore’s rollicking trio. Bernard is a virtuosic performer whose bone-deep, groove-heavy playing...
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Matt Renzi’s Arm Sized Legging: Cinematic Chamber Jazz

Matt Renzi’s Arm Sized Legging
Thurs, Nov 17 @ 7:30PM
Arm Sized Legging gets its signature sound both from its unusual instrumentation–woodwinds (saxophone/oboe/clarinet), cello, bass and drums–and an all-original repertoire. Using both free-form improvisation and traditional song forms as the basis of collective soloing, composer/bandleader Renzi’s music explores textures, colors, and sonorities while adding a contemporary classical touch to the mix with cello. Featuring: Matt Renzi - saxophone, oboe, clarinet John Wiitala - bass Hamir Atwal...
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The Musical Art Quintet: Chamber con Alma

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This celebration of the Musical Art Quintet’s latest album, Chamber con Alma—“chamber with soul”—promises to be an evening of contemporary string quintet music with spirited improvisations and cross-cultural influences. The program includes original compositions by bandleader/bassist Sascha Jacobsen, important works by icons such as Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Tito Puente, and the world premiere of “The Cool, Grey City of Love,” commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission and inspir...
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The pickPocket Ensemble: Lounge Music for Spies

THE PICKPOCKET ENSEMBLE
Fri, Oct 14 @ 7:30PM
The six-piece pickPocket Ensemble returns to the Red Poppy to celebrate the release of the new album, Pepper Greenwald Presents Lounge Music for Spies. The pickPockets will play selections from the album, transporting listeners into the world of international espionage via European café music. The evening will also include remixes from the record and a set of original pickPocket tunes. Featuring: Rick Corrigan - accordion Yates Brown - guitar Chloe Allen - violin Matthew Souther - trumpet...
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Sound Underground: Acoustic Chamber Jazz from Miami

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Miami-based trio Sound Underground traverses the lengths of acoustic jazz and beyond. Intimate and conversational, their music ranges from from artful compositions and introspective ballads, to unusual instrumentation and clever sonic explorations. Featuring: Jonah Udall - guitar David Leon - alto saxophone Alec Aldred - trumpet Sound Underground was formed as a natural extension of the shared musical explorations and mutual admiration of three roommates with disparate backgrounds. In 2...
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The Mark Growden Quintet: Soulful Chamber Folk

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For a rare Bay Area performance, Mark Growden and his long-time collaborators bring to the Red Poppy a combination of soulful vocals with elements of chamber, folk, and jazz. Mark Growden is a composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and the director/founder of The Calling All Choir. Raised in a small mountain community in Northeast California, his work emanates earthy, soulful and poetic tones. Growden has ten years of experience teaching music in schools and currently leads singing worksh...
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Mark Growden and Chris Grady: Soulful Chamber/Folk

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For a rare Bay Area performance, Mark Growden and his long-time collaborator Chris Grady bring to the Red Poppy a combination of soulful vocals with elements of chamber, folk, and jazz. Mark Growden is a composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and the director/founder of The Calling All Choir. Raised in a small mountain community in Northeast California, his work emanates earthy, soulful and poetic tones. Growden has ten years of experience teaching music in schools and currently leads sin...
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