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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The Kilbanes & Voci Angelica Trio: Rock Opera & Haute Folk

The Kilbanes & Voci Angelica Trio: Rock Opera & Haute Folk
Friday, October 27 @ 7:30PM
The Kilbanes kick off Halloween weekend with songs from the forthcoming record of their rock opera, Weightless, which has played to sold-out crowds in several Bay Area theaters. Voci Angelica Trio debuts at the Poppy with a set that straddles Western classical and folk music from around the world, aiming to reinvigorate traditional songs for contemporary audiences. Featuring: The Kilbanes Kate Kilbane - vocals, electric bass Dan Moses - vocals, piano Voci Angelica Trio Jodi Hitzhusen -...
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Wahh World Fusion Band: High-Energy East Meets West

Wahh World Fusion Band: High-Energy East Meets West
Thursday, September 7 @ 7:30PM
Rooted in India's rich traditional musical culture and enveloped in an artful weave of jazz, rock, and funk, Wahh World Fusion Band plays original music that features contemporary music with Indian and Eastern Influences, including dynamic vocal percussion and Indian raga elements. Featuring: Shankh Lahiri - vocals, tabla Peter Mongaya - guitar Rajib Karmakar - sitar Michael Washington - drums Michael Gam - bass Learn more: Website | Facebook | YouTube   EVENT DETAILS  ...
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The Helltones: Surf in a Suit

The Helltones: Surf in a Suit
Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30PM
Darwin Siegaldoud and his intrepid Helltones present an evening of music that ranges from surf to jazz to soul and back again, featuring classics by the likes of Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, and an Elvis song or two. Featuring: Darwin Siegaldoud - guitar, vocals Paul Bowman - drums Tim Eggerding - bass Victoria Sepe - vocals Kyle Debuff - vocals Jordan Edwards - vocals The Helltones were first conceived by high school friends and bandmates Darwin Siegaldoud and Paul Bowman in 2016....
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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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Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine: Rock Funk Soul Love

Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine: Rock Funk Soul Love
Friday, May 26 @ 7:30PM
Standout Bay Area producer/songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Pamela Parker brings her trio to the Poppy for a dynamic performance that will feature selections from her upcoming album, Fantastic Machine, a fresh rock & roll landscape that evokes Alabama Shakes, Thin Lizzy, and Funkadelic. Featuring: Pamela Parker - vocals, piano, guitar Spence Murray - bass Chris McGrew - drums Pamela Parker studied opera and commercial music production before establishing herself as a solo performer in the...
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Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt: Cinematic Jazz, Global Sounds

Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt: Cinematic Jazz, Global Sounds
Friday, May 5 @ 7:30PM
This Canadian quartet explores instrumental music that draws inspiration largely from film scores, jazz, rock, surf, and elements of Eastern European, African, and South American music. At the Poppy, the only San Francisco stop on their first U.S. tour, Atlas Revolt promises music from their acclaimed debut alongside selections from their upcoming album, due this year. Featuring: Bret Higgins - upright bass Aleksandar Gajic - violin Tom Juhas - electric guitar Robbie Grunwald - electric p...
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The Brian Hingerty Group: Emerging Bay Area Jazz Talent

The Brian Hingerty Group
Fri, Oct 21 @ 7:30PM
Under the guidance of guitarist Brian Hingerty, some of the Bay Area’s finest young jazz musicians join forces to perform a contemporary take on jazz standards. The group, comprised mostly of musicians under 17 and augmented by Northern California bass giant Chris Amberger, combines elements of electronica, funk, and blues as they perform both jazz/rock classics and original compositions. Featuring: Brian Hingerty - guitar Chris Amberger - bass Matthew Stoloff - drums Joshua Tazman - voc...
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Ampersan: Mexican Electro-Folk Rock

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Join Ampersan in a sonic journey through the landscapes of Mexico and Latin America. Their music brings together the feelings of peasant songs, son, and psychedelica with rock, rap, and electronica. Featuring: Zindu Cano - jarana, acoustic guitar, vocals Kevin García - punteador, electric guitar, vocals Since its inception in 2007, Ampersan has rooted their sound in the traditional acoustic music of Mexico, with forays into contemporary classical music and experimentation. The duo’s comp...
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SOLO: Her – Three Women Playing Unaccompanied: West Coast Edition

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From group improvisations to contemporary arrangements of standards, SOLO: Her is an intimate evening of music celebrating the individual voice of three women. Marika Hughes, Fay Victor and Mazz Swift bring together their varying musical styles and influences that extend across jazz, soul, folk, rock, and beyond. Featuring: Marika Hughes - vocals, cello Fay Victor - vocals Mazz Swift - vocals, violin Based in New York, Marika Hughes is a cellist, singer, actress, storyteller, and occasi...
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Industrial Revelation: Liberation & the Kingdom of Nri – PNW Album Release Tour

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On tour for the release of their latest two-disc album, Liberation & the Kingdom of Nri, Industrial Revelation takes on everything from jazz, blues, funk, hip-hop, rock, chamber music, and beyond. Industrial Revelation is about human emotion– the unbridled energy, excitement, passion, beauty and the enjoyment that coincides. Based in Seattle, the band was founded by D'Vonne Lewis through the ambition to continue the musical legacy of his family and to create melodies characterized by a vi...
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Amendola vs. Blades: From Avant Garde to Funk, Bebop to Rock

Amendola vs Blades
Wil Blades and Scott Amendola conjure various sonic deities as only a duo, covering everything from avant garde to funk and bebop to rock. Amendola vs. Blades got their start as a group when Scott had the vision of performing Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite with Wil. While quite a daunting task executing a suite (originally written for a big band) as a duo, the Hammond organ had previously been used in the 1940’s and 1950’s to emulate the sound of big bands. With Wil’s knowledge of this traditio...
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