Carolizing Christmas with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol

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Carolizing Christmas with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol

Join this legendary vocalist and for an evening of holiday magic + premiere of the commissioned work 'Black Music Through The Ages'

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Geoffrey's Inner Circle 410 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612

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  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol presents

Carolizing Christmas

+ Black Music Through The Ages

Featuring:

Faye Carol – Vocals

Mike Clark – Drums

Joe Warner – Piano

Essiet Essiet – Bass

Byron Hogan - cello

Tristan Williams - viola

Christina Walton - violin

Yeri Caesar - violin

The Bay Area’s Queen of Jazz, Blues, and R&B and her all-star ensemble will groove you through the holiday season and propel you into the New Year. Never before have the sounds of the season been so funky, fun, and fresh. Miss Faye's all-star trio features legendary drummer Mike Clark of the Headhunters, renowned bassist Essiet Essiet, and Miss Faye’s Pianist and Musical Director of over 10 years, Joe Warner. Rounding out the ensemble is Miss Faye's Bangin' Black String Quartet, who will be performing with the trio unique arrangements with of familiar and new holiday classics.

Also premiering the new musical suite Black Music Through The Ages, commissioned by Zellerbach Family Foundation & InterMusic SF

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol is known as an icon in the Bay Area and beyond, highly regarded for her powerful voice, astonishing versatility, and gift of connecting with her audience. Equally at home in jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, funk, latin, and hip-hop, she has developed her own authentic sound and unique delivery, delighting audiences young and old across the globe. After beginning her career with gospel music, Faye Carol made her name singing with Oakland blues and funk legend Johnny Talbot & De Thangs before forming her own trio and gaining fame in San Francisco’s jazz, blues, and cabaret clubs of the 1970s and 80s. Over a 60-year career in music, this living legend has developed her own unique acoustic sound and style in Black Music – drawing from funk, blues, gospel, and straight ahead swingin’ – and cultivated an audience that remains as diverse as her uplifting music. She has maintained a high level of musicianship in her groups, mentoring some of the Bay Area’s brightest young talent including pianist Benny Green, bassist/composer Marcus Shelby, saxophonist/composer Howard Wiley, and her daughter, pianist/compser Kito Kamili. Her vocal proteges include international superstars Kehlani and Ledisi.

Miss Faye has shared the stage with Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Pharaoh Sanders, Joan Baez, Billy Higgins, Albert King, Bobby Hutcherson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Otis Redding, Buster Williams, Azar Lawrence, Steve Turre, Roy McCurdy, Casey Benjamin, Dennis Chambers, Bernard Purdie, Lenny White, Robert Randolph, Mistah F.A.B., Henry Butler, Gary Bartz, Cedar Walton, Ledisi, Philly Joe Jones, Dorothy Donegan, Pete Escovedo, David Murray, Chester Thompson, Charles Brown, and Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson, among others. Miss Faye is also a dedicated educator and founder of School of the Getdown. She has been honored with the proclamation of a city-wide “Faye Carol Day” in the City of Berkeley and inducted into the Oakland Walk of Fame, the Meridian Mississippi Walk of Fame, and the Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts Hall of Fame, and has received countless awards including the 2014 Bay Area Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Hero Award, Jefferson Award for Public Service, four Cabaret Gold Awards, Top Star Awards Entertainer of the Year, and a prestigious 2021 Hewlett 50 Arts Commission.

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