Jason Anick & Jason Yeager Quartet: Modern Chamber Jazz with Latin & Pop Influences

Jason Anick & Jason Yeager Quartet: Modern Chamber Jazz with Latin & Pop Influences
Saturday, November 25 @ 7:30PM
Bringing together original compositions and creative covers of music from the Great American Songbook and the Beatles, Berklee College of Music faculty members Jason Anick and Jason Yeager’s "jazz without borders" approach to music-making features adventurous improvisations and a commitment to melody and group interplay. At their first Red Poppy show together, expect to hear songs from their recently released album, United, on Greg Osby's Inner Circle Music.   FEATURING: Jason Anick - vi...
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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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Subhi: Indian Pop with Jazz Influences

Subhi: Indian Pop with Jazz Influences
Thursday, September 14 @ 7:30PM
Chicago-born singer/songwriter/composer Subhi's music​ showcase​s​ a blend of her Indian roots, pop, the jazz culture of her hometown, and everything in-between. At her first Red Poppy performance, she’ll be presenting selections from her debut album, Shaitaan Dil (“Naughty Heart”), written during her travels between Mumbai and Chicago, as well as the Indian jazz album she’s currently producing. Featuring: TBA Subhi’s songs have been featured on NPR (WBEZ), WLUW 88.7 FM (Radio One Chicag...
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Jenna & the Charmers: Cinematic Chamber Pop & Jazz

Jenna & the Charmers: Cinematic Chamber Pop & Jazz
Friday, September 8 @ 7:30PM
Through a creative approach on some of their favorite songs from the past 40 years, Jenna & the Charmers delight in their dreamy, swinging, and sometimes rocking explorations of the songs that influenced them. Their Red Poppy debut will feature their own original compositions, as well as songs by Joni Mitchell, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Jon Brion, the Beatles, the Finn Brothers, and others. Featuring: Jenna Mammina - vocals Steve Bissinger - guitar Ryan Lukas - bass Jeremy Steinkoler - dru...
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The Creak and John Steven Morgan: Original Indie Folk

The Creak: Original Indie Folk
Saturday, August 12 @ 7:30PM
Five-piece string band the Creak, who blend folk, pop, and Americana with intriguing songwriting, makes their Red Poppy debut with mostly original music from their latest release, You Got Eyes, as well as select covers. Joined by composer/pianist John Steven Morgan, the evening includes a hard-swinging rhythm section and memorable melodies, along with instrumental interplay honed on San Francisco's vibrant street-corner busking circuit. Featuring: John Steven Morgan - piano Joe Readel - gui...
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Amanda Abizaid: Bridging East and West With Song

Amanda Abizaid: Bridging East and West With Song
Friday, June 30 @ 7:30PM
Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Amanda Abizaid makes her Red Poppy debut with an evening of sophisticated pop, lyrics for peace and equality, touches of her Lebanese heritage, and a special appearance by San Francisco pop band Anna Karney and Beautiful Losers. Featuring: Amanda Abizaid - acoustic guitar, flute, vocals Lindsay Gillis - acoustic guitar Kim Manolius - bass Jeff Herrera - drums Lebanese-American artist Amanda Abizaid, best known as the vocal...
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Alicyn Yaffee Trio: Pop, Jazz, and Rock

Alicyn Yaffee Trio: Pop, Jazz, and Rock
Thursday, June 15 @ 7:30PM
Singer/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee makes her Red Poppy debut with an evening of indie-pop sensibilities, punk, jazz guitar, and soulful vocals. Her trio includes Santana bassist/musical director Benny Rietveld, who produced her debut album, Someone Else, which features Cindy Blackman, Ronnie Foster, and Rietveld. Featuring: Alicyn Yaffee - guitar, vocals Hamir Atwal - drums Jeff Cressman - trombone Learn more: Website | Facebook | SoundCloud | YouTube     EVENT DETAILS &n...
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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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Guarandinga: Afro-Venezuelan Pop for the Dancefloor

Guarandinga
Sat, Jan 21 @ 7:30PM
Weaving together Afro-Caribbean beats and fueled by folklore, pop, and gritty East Bay funk, Guarandinga descends on the Poppy for an infectious electronic dance party that promises to help you forget the cold, wet weather. Featuring: Rowan Jimenez - vocals, percussion Jeremy Allen - bass, vocals, cuatro, percussion Kenya Moses - percussion, vocals Chris Carter - guitar Brian Andres - drums Edgar Lavado - vocals, percussion Henry Hung - trumpet/synth Makini Duewa - dance Oakland’s ...
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Willow Steps: Indie Folk Pop

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With simple song structures and catchy melodies, Willow Steps features folky tunes of love and heartbreak by singer/songwriter Jesse Strickman and vocalist Leiya Mahoney. The duo’s introspective harmonies are accompanied by upright bassist Schuyler Karr for the celebration of their new community-funded EP, A Truth Too Big to See. Opening the evening is an acoustic set by eclectic Nevada City songwriters Cactus Cult. Featuring: Jesse Strickman - vocals, acoustic guitar Leiya Mahoney - vocals...
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Jaz Sawyer: Abstract Jazz and Instrumental Experiments

Jaz Sawyer Trio
An integration of abstract jazz with breakbeats and improvised grooves, Jaz Sawyer explores an instrumental experiment including both originals and arrangements of jazz and pop standards. Featuring: Jaz Sawyer - drums, percussion Sarah Voynow - harp Cava Menzies - piano, keyboards Imalu Menzies - percussion, keyboards Jaz Sawyer began playing drums at the age of two in the Haight Ashbury District of San Francisco. His musical studies have taken him through the various programs at the ...
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