French Oak Gypsy Band: French Gypsy Jazz & Dixieland Swing

French Oak Gypsy Band: French Jazz Manouche & American Dixieland Swing
Thursday, July 13 @ 7:30PM
Join French Oak Gypsy Band as they take you on a caravan ride through many lands, with songs in French, Spanish, Roma, Catalan, Portuguese, Russian, and English. Highlighting both French music and the French relationship to American jazz, French Oak aims to reach into the depths of an emotion-fueled Piaf song and the light coquettishness of a Cole Porter tune. Featuring: Stella Heath - vocals Gabriel Pirard - guitar, harmony vocals Jimmy Inciardi - saxophone TBA - bass Learn more: Web...
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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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French Oak Gypsy Band: French Jazz Manouche & American Dixieland Swing

French Oak Gypsy Band: French Jazz Manouche & American Dixieland Swing
Thursday, July 13 @ 7:30PM
French Oak Gypsy Band, led by vocalist Stella Heath and guitarist Thierry Gabriel Pirard, makes their Red Poppy debut with an evening of songs in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Roma, Catalan, and English. Expect a fresh spin on French and American swing-era classics, as well as a setlist packed with French chanson, jazz manouche, and Dixieland jazz. Featuring: Stella Heath - vocals Thierry Gabriel Pirard - guitar, harmony vocals James Inciardi - bass, tenor, and soprano saxophones TBA - ba...
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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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Citizens Jazz Presents: Bay Area Women in Jazz

Citizens Jazz Presents: Bay Area Women in Jazz
Fri, Feb 10 @ 7:30PM
This all-star lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best female musicians will pay tribute to the history of jazz, from old-time blues, 1930s and ’40s tangos, choros, valse-musettes, and swing to ’50s and ’60s bebop and ending with a special, contemporary approach on traditional jazz favorites. Featuring: Kally Price - vocals Gabi Cavassa - vocals Caroline Chung - upright bass Amina Michele Scott - upright bass Jenelle Roccaforte - upright bass Gaea Schell - piano Elektra Schmidt - piano R...
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Alex Hand Band: A Balkan Jazz Quartet

Alex Hand Band
Sun, Dec 18 @ 7:30PM
With a setlist that ranges from Bulgarian wedding tunes to hot club jazz, the Alex Hand Band mines the common ground between swing and Eastern European folk dance music–the soundtrack of Western music moving across Balkan borders and being changed by European village music. Featuring: Alex Hand - guitar Kevin Gerzevitz - keys, accordion Gabe Case - bass Valentino - percussion Alex Hand, who has traveled to the Balkans to study folk music, is involved with various projects in the Bay Ar...
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The Village Road Trio: Folk-Inspired Classical Music

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The Village Road Trio reimagines classical music with their folkloric instrumentation for a program of spirited and expressive sounds. From American bluegrass and swing, to Romanian tunes and favorite classical melodies, the trio takes on an extensive range of styles. Featuring: Alisa Rose - violin Rob Reich - accordion Daniel Fabricant - bass   Bassist Daniel Fabricant grew up in Ashland, Oregon, where he began playing guitar and trumpet in grade school. Since moving to the Bay Are...
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[DOUBLE SHOW] Alex Conde: Descarga for Monk: Latin Jazz Thelonious Monk Tribute

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Spanish pianist Alex Conde finds his own path to the music of the great jazz musician, Thelonious Monk. Named in "Best of 2015" by DownBeat Magazine and All About Jazz Magazine, Conde's album Descarga for Monk incorporates flamenco, swing and Latin rhythms with unmistakable virtuosity and lyricism. After graduating at the conservatory of music in Valencia, Spain, Alex Conde came to study at Berklee College in Boston with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and George Garzone. He has toured around the g...
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