The moment I stepped through the apartment door and snapped my fingers during the realtor-led tour of my home I knew that these acoustics were meant to be shared with friends. Since 2012 I've been hosting gatherings under the vaulted ceiling of my living room featuring touring and local musicians and building community. Inspired by intimate venues such as The Red Poppy Art House and The Lost Church, The Red Door House Concerts allow 100% audience attention and 100% of the sliding-scale donation to be paid to the performers. We hope you can join us for our next show!
December 16th - Enzo Garcia and Cello-Table Raga Duo
Doors at 7:00, show at 7:30
BYOB, some snacks provided
Jam session to follow
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Enzo Garcia sings and plays guitar, banjo, accordion, musical saw, jaw harps, enzotar, ocarina, digital looper, percussion and more. He has been performing and recording professionally for over twenty years, the last seventeen of which he has spent in the San Francisco Bay Area. Enzo has been performing his family music show, "Breakfast with Enzo", weekly in San Francisco for the past 16 years, encouraging a wide community of family music makers. All folks - big and small, young and old - are welcome!
Mayor Gavin Newsom proclaimed January 26, 2008 official "Breakfast with Enzo Day" in San Francisco in recognition of Enzo's contribution to the families of the city. Enzo has recorded with Grammy nominated musicians Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Grand Ole Opry fiddler Matt Combs as well as Anti-Records recording artist Jolie Holland. Enzo has recorded thirteen full length CDs, ten of which are for families.
Chris Votek, student of Dr. N. Rajam will perform vocal style ragas on cello accompanied by tabla maestro Neelamjhit Dhillon.
Chris Votek is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, arranger, and educator living and breathing music in Los Angeles. Born the son of a wine grape grower in Sonoma County, Votek’s first musical endeavor was playing rock music on electric bass, but curiosity and devotion to many musical traditions from around the world have guided him along a musical path perpetually branching out. Chris plays regularly with composer/songwriter Julia Holter, Arabic orchestra MESTO, chamber jazz group The Brad Dutz Quartet, and Persian singer Mamak Khadem. He has also performed with FUN, Amanda Palmer, The Dirty Projectors, Father John Misty, and toured extensively at top venues throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and the United States. A devoted student of master Gayaki-Ang violinist Dr N. Rajam and her disciple Jagannathan Ramamoorthy, Votek’s subtle and nuanced sound is greatly informed by his continual study adapting Hindustani raga to the cello.
Dr. Neelamjit Dhillon is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Vancouver Canada, Neelamjit is skilled in both North Indian classical and American jazz music. His music is a reflection of his own multifaceted identity, spirituality, and vision for promoting a more equitable and just society through shared experience and collective action. Neelamjit’s primary instruments are the bansuri, saxophone, and tabla which he continues to study under the tutelage of world-renowned maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain. Neelamjit tours regularly with Snatam Kaur and has performed around the world at prestigious events and festivals in locales such as Somalia, India, South America, Europe, the United States, and Canada.