Zona Blu with Suzanne Kramer: Soul Jazz

Zona Blu with Suzanne Kramer: Soul Jazz
Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30PM
Bay Area jazz quartet Zona Blu, who specialize in Latin, funk, and swing grooves, returns to the Poppy with singer Suzanne Kramer, renowned for her alt-pop country/folk vocals with indie band Sugar Ponies. Featuring: Suzanne Kramer - vocals Jim Wasco - piano David Kaufer - guitar Steve Teich - alto sax/flute Greg Galli - drums Learn more: Zona Blu | Sugar Ponies   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets will not be sol...
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Taraf de Locos: Balkan, Latin & More – DOUBLE SHOW!

Taraf de Locos: Balkan, Latin & More – DOUBLE SHOW!
Friday, August 25 @ 6:30PM & 8:30PM
"Taraf" means "band" in Romanian, "Locos" means "crazies" in Spanish, and "de" means "of" in both languages–the perfect name for a group who lives at the intersection of Greek, Albanian, Turkish, New Orleans, Mexican, and Cuban music. If their previous Red Poppy shows are any indication, this quintet’s rare break from a self-imposed hiatus promises to be a very special performance. Featuring: Tano Brock - alto sax, clarinet, guitar, vocals Aya Safiya - violin, vocals Cecilia-Cassandra Peñ...
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Zona Blu: Soul Jazz Collective

Zona Blu: Soul Jazz Collective
Thursday, June 8 @ 7:30PM
Ready for an easygoing evening of friendly, familiar jazz tunes? Local quintet Zona Blu, whose Italian name is a nod to Milanese jazz club “blue zones” and Miles Davis’ iconic Kind of Blue, presents a laid-back night of Latin, funk, and swing grooves that’s sure to ease you into the weekend. Featuring: David Kaufer - guitar Jim Wasco - piano Steve Teich - alto saxophone/flute Greg Galli - drums Tom Donald - bass Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM ...
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Soul y Agua: Latin, Soul, and Folk

Soul y Agua: Latin, Soul, and Folk
Sunday, April 16 @ 7:30PM
With an all-acoustic sound, rich harmonies, and soul-soothing rhythms, Soul y Agua blends influences from Mexico, Cuba, and Spain with jazz, R&B, and pop. The Bay Area-based quartet promises truly authentic original compositions along with select favorite traditional pieces. Featuring: Monica Maria Fimbrez - vocals, jarana, guitar Angelica Rodriguez - vocals Daniel Fabricant - bass Marlon Aldana - percussion Learn more: Website | Facebook     EVENT DETAILS   Tim...
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Avotcja & Modúpue: Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Blues with Poetry

Avotcja & Modúpue: Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Blues with Poetry
Saturday, April 15 @ 7:30PM
Acclaimed Bay Area poet/playwright/percussionist/radio host Avotcja (pronounced “ah-va-cha”) returns to the Red Poppy with her quartet, whose name means “gratitude” in Yoruba. Expect a set of jazz, blues, Afro-Cuban polyrhythms, and powerful poetry. Featuring: Avotcja - poetry, percussion Jon Jang - piano Sandi Poindexter - violin Francis Wong - saxophone, flute “Heshima” Mark Williams - bass Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admi...
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Jason Yeager Trio: Chamber Jazz Inspired by Latin, Classical & Literature

Jason Yeager Trio: Chamber Jazz Inspired by Latin, Classical & Literature
Friday, April 14 @ 7:30PM
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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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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Alex Conde: Latin Jazz Meets Piano Flamenco (Double Show!)

Alex Conde: Latin Jazz Meets Piano Flamenco (Double Show!)
Thurs, Feb 16 @ 7:00PM & 8:45PM
The Red Poppy Art House welcomes back Spanish flamenco-jazz pianist Alex Conde for an evening of Latin jazz classics and originals. Conde has received enthusiastic accolades for Descarga for Monk, his 2015 jazz, flamenco, and Latin tribute to piano genius Thelonious Monk, and his double show promises to deliver the same thrills. Featuring: Alex Conde - piano (plus a special guest) Berklee College graduate Alex Conde, a native from Spain, is regarded as one of the foremost exponents of ...
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IndiviDúo: California & Colombian Pop Duo

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Fri, Feb 3 @ 8:00PM
Salsa, bossa nova, boleros, and Colombian cumbia meet in the dynamic Latin pop of IndiviDúo, a cross-continental collaboration between San Francisco-born songstress Tiffany Joy and Colombian songsmith Maqui Reyes. Expect an evening of infectious originals and celebrated hits in the duo’s Red Poppy debut. Featuring: Maqui Reyes - vocals, guitar, ukulele Tiffany Joy - guitar, melodica, percussion (Full Lineup TBA) After meeting in Buenos Aires back in 2010, Tiffany Joy and Maqui Reyes set...
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Trio Caminos: Latin Jazz Meets Spanish Beats

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Thurs, Oct 20 @ 7:30PM
Synthesizing elements of jazz, flamenco, tango, and Latin American music, Trio Caminos is a new acoustic ensemble led by Venezuelan guitarist Carlos Caminos. After moving to the Bay Area, Caminos connected with bassist Sascha Jacobsen and percussionist Sage Baggott to create original compositions and play music by composers such as Astor Piazzolla and Michel Camilo. Together, Trio Caminos boasts a rich, diverse repertoire that marries Latin American music to Afro-Caribbean, Spanish, and joropo b...
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Opaluna: Contemporary Jazz with Latin Rhythms

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Sat, Oct 8 @ 7:30PM
On their debut, self-titled album, Opaluna, Colombian vocalist Susana Pineda and Bay Area guitarist Luis Salcedo present a fresh approach to contemporary jazz and Latin music, exploring every facet of their instruments while incorporating electronic techniques to create new textures and effects. The duo, joined at the Red Poppy by bassist Jeff Denson and drummer Zach Mondlick, melds their disparate backgrounds through a soulful intermingling of cultures, rhythms, and traditions. Featuring: ...
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Taraf de Locos: Balkan-Latin Quintet

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In celebration of a one-night reunion show at the Red Poppy, local band Taraf de Locos performs traditional folk and contemporary tunes rooted in the Balkans, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Spain, Mexico, and Colombia. The evening will mark the group’s first performance together since the end of their last tour in 2015. Featuring: Tano Brock - saxophone, guitar, bata, vocals Miguel Leon - cajon, bata, guira, congas, pandeiro, vocals Mireya Leon - bass Cecilia Peña-Govea - trumpet, guira, vo...
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Mostly Kosher: Indie-Global Collective

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Mostly Kosher, a Los Angeles-based indie-global collective band, radically reconstructs Judaic and American cultural musical roots. Through ravenous post-klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains, Mostly Kosher highlights the architecture of heritage music with influences of jazz, Latin, rock, hip hop and folk. Mostly Kosher has accumulated an international legion of fans and is on a trajectory to bring their rhythmic hullabaloo to all of the streaming sound waves across the planet. The ba...
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Amelia Romano: “New Perspectives” Album Release

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Performing arrangements as dynamic and diverse as Bach and blues to Mexican boleros, Amelia Romano combines Latin rhythms and personal lyrics to produce an intimate and energizing musical experience. With her signature blue electric lever harp, she experiments with various rhythms, tones and textures that demand the listener to re-think the lever harp's role in today's music. Amelia Romano takes the path less traveled. A composer and arranger, she draws on life experience and inspiration to i...
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Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco: The Next Generation of Latin Jazz Artists

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Performing Latin jazz classics and original compositions, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco (LJYE) is comprised of talented musicians ages 10 to 18. The mission of LJYE is to preserve the traditions of Latin jazz and to create role models for aspiring student musicians. The group has recorded three CDs with original material composed by the students themselves, including LJYE Live at Yoshi's (2005), Generaciones (2009), and Con Mis Manos (2015). "Far from a kiddie show, this gr...
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DOUBLE SHOW: Istanbul Connection: Balkan & Latin Music

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Istanbul Connection features members of the Bay’s hottest Balkan & Latin bands who came together in preparation for a journey to Istanbul, Turkey. Since inception, the band has played at The Mekan, Arsen Lupen, and Leyla Teras in Istanbul; at Great American Music Hall and Elbo Room in San Francisco; and were featured performers at Burning Man. Featuring: Paul Bertin – alto sax Sean Tergis – percussion Melissa Cruz – flamenco baile & palmas Bob Sanders – guitar Kata Miletich – voc...
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Fandangueros: Latin/Filipino Folk and Contemporary Music

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Traversing the musical footprints between Spain, Latin America and the Philippines, Fandangueros' compositions value tradition as well as their new iterations. Fandangueros started out as an outfit to support Florante Aguilar’s commissioned compositions and projects. The group’s identity later evolved through Florante and Chus Alonso’s shared passion for their country’s folk music – the Philippines and Spain, respectively. While Florante’s nationalistic approach is a nod to its Spanish influence...
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