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Faye & The Folks

A four-week cross cultural, cross genre series hosted by the Bay Area's Queen Songstress, The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol

Join Miss Faye in what are sure to be amazing & unique collaborations with celebrated international artists and the best Oakland has to offer at Geoffrey's Inner Circle 

Week 1: March 8, 2020, 6pm: O.G.s of Jazz featuring legends Buster Williams and Azar Lawrence

Join Miss Faye and this all-star quartet in a night of straight ahead swingin, blues, and luscious ballads.

 

The Bay Area's own The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, backed by an all-star band of young lions and two of the greatest jazz musicians of our time.  

Note: Legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb was originally scheduled to perform, but is unable to participate due to health concerns. In his place we are proud to present saxophone legend Azar Lawrence and young Oakland drum prodigy Genius Wesley. We wish Mr. Cobb a speedy recovery and much health and wellness. 

Azar Lawrence is a master saxophonist known for his powerful sound and regarded as the heir to the late John Coltrane. He has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Patrice Rushen, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, & countless more.

www.azarlawrence.com 

 

Bassist Buster Williams is known as one of the finest bassists in the world today with a long career performing with icons such as Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Nancy WIlson, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, The Jazz Crusaders, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, and countless more. 

www.busterwilliams.com 

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol featuring: Buster Wililiams - bass, Azar Lawrence - tenor saxphone, Joe Warner - piano, Genius Wesley - drums

 

Week 2: March 15, 2020, 6pm
Funky Soul Latin Dance Party featuring Pete Escovedo 
With an all-star ensemble featuring John Santos, Carolyn Brandy, and Jesus Diaz
Thank you to everyone who showed up & showed out, making this concert a huge success!
Thank you to everyone who showed up & showed out, making this concert a huge success!

Dance the night away with Miss Faye and her all-star 8 piece band featuring legendary Bay Area percussionist Pete Escovedo.

 

This iconic artist has a career of over 60 years breaking down barriers between smooth jazz, salsa, latin jazz, and contemporary music. He has shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Boz Scaggs, Poncho Sanchez, Prince, Anita Baker, George Duke, Tito Puente, Chick Corea, his daughter Sheila E, and many more.

www.peteescovedo.com 

From blues to R&B to sizzling latin sounds, this will be a dance party like no other!

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol featuring 

Pete Escovedo - timbales, John Santos - percussion, Jesus Diaz - percussion, Carolyn Brandy - percussion, Bill Ortiz - trumpet, Joel Behrman - trombone, Jeff Marrs - drums, Aidan McCarthy - bass, Joe Warner - piano

 

Limited seating available. If you require or would like a guaranteed seat, please email bobshadel22@gmail.com to ensure availability.

Week 3: March 22, 2020, 6pm: R&B, Hip-Hop, Ya Don't Stop featuring Oakland icon Mistah F.A.B.
Postponed until further notice.  Be sure to join our email list (if you haven't already) to receive updates.

A night of plenty blues, soul, funk, and R&B with this unique intergenerational collaboration.

 

Rapper Mistah F.A.B. is an Oakland icon known as the Freestyle King. He ignited the Bay Area's Hyphy Movement in the early 2000s, is known for his breakout single "Ghost Ride It" and has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, E-40, Too $hort, and Chris Brown. Today he is known additionally as an entrepreneur, producer, community organizer, and activist.

Instagram: @fabbydavisjr1

 

Don't miss this rare collaboration between this O.G. Bay Area vocalist and one of the most prolific rappers Oakland has produced, backed by a slammin' live band. 

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol featuring

Mistah F.A.B. - MC, Ron E. Beck - drums, Ron Belcher - bass,

Joe Warner - piano

 

Postponed until further notice.  Be sure to join our email list (if you haven't already) to receive updates.
Week 4: March 29, 2020, 6pm: Legends of the Blues featuring Grammy-Winner Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush - guitar, harmonica, and vocals,

Faye Carol - vocals, Joe Warner - piano

Kito Kamili - vocals & piano

The Blues Unplugged....An intimate, acoustic, stripped down night of blues, blues, and more blues.

 

Bobby Rush has been performing the blues for nearly seven decades, since the days of juke joints and the chitlin circuit, performing with Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, & Pinetop Perkins. He is as authentic a bluesman as anyone can be and this lucky audience will be treated to the real blues in its purest form: the man, his voice, and his guitar. 

 

www.bobbyrushbluesman.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kito Kamili is opening the concert, generously sharing her unique blend of traditional & contemporary blues.  This young O.G. is one of the most authentic & original pianists, vocalists, composers, producers, and educators on the planet. It is an honor for her to open the show at her legendary mama's concert series! 

Miss Carol will set the stage with her signature blues renditions after which the legend Bobby Rush will take the stage. Who knows, maybe these two warriors of the blues may even join forces!

Geoffrey's offers a full bar and $12 soul food plates.

This project is supported by the Oakland CIty Council and funded by the City of Oakland's Cultural Funding Program. Presented by A Train Productions with Gamble Girls Music. Thanks to Geoffrey's Inner Circle for support.

Saturday April 11, 2020
8pm
Live! In concert at the
Piedmont Piano Company

Join us for a very special evening as Bay Area legend The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol teams up with Oakland School of the Arts' award-winning youth acapella ensemble Vocal Rush for an exclusive works-in-progress preview of a new musical suite celebrating Black LGBTQ+ musical pioneers, commissioned by East Bay Community Foundation's East Bay Fund for Artists.

 

This unique intergenerational collaboration will premiere its new suite at a major venue or festival in 2020, drawing inspiration from pioneers such as Billy Strayhorn, Little Richard, Johnny Mathis, Sylvester, and many more. 

 

Proceeds from this special fundraising event will support the development of this timely project bringing together a Bay Area legend and the next generation of artists.

 

Wine and refreshments will be provided.

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol 
Awesome group from Oakland School of the Arts 
featuring
VOCAL RUSH

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A Few Past Events...

September 23, 2019 7pm

 

A Free Concert for the Community!

Celebrating Black Artists of the East Bay

At The Freight & Salvage

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol

& The O.G. All-Stars

Featuring:

Jules Broussard - Saxophone

Bernard Anderson - Saxophone

Carl Lockett - Guitar

Rustee Allen - Bass

Joe Warner - Piano

Larry Vann - Drums

 

Sponsored by Healthy Black Families, Inc., City of Berkeley, and Zellerbach Family Foundation 

Free for the Community - Reservations Required

VIP Tickets ($25)

Includes reserved seating and signed concert poster

 

Hot Fun in the Summertime!

Sunday July 7 2019 5pm

One-Night-Only Intimate House Concert at a Gorgeous, Historic Landmark Oakland Home

Enjoy luscious sounds, rocking grooves, wine, and refreshments in a beautiful setting

KTVU Channel 2 and KPIX-CBS Channel 5 

featured Miss Carol's February 2019

Black History Month Matinees

For Oakland Youth at Yoshi's

City of Berkeley declares

"Faye Carol Day"

Tuesday March 13, 2018 6pm

The City of Berkeley presented 

Miss Carol with an award and proclamation honoring her decades of work as an Ambassador of Black Music!