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Faye & The Folks

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Geoffreys Inner Circle

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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

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. Miss Faye has shared the stage with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Joan Baez, James Brown, Otis Redding, Pharoah Sanders, Albert King, Charles Brown, and Bobby Hutcherson. Join this East Bay legend in what are sure to be amazing & unique collaborations with celebrated international artists and the best Oakland has to offer.

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

A night of straight ahead swingin', blues, & luscious ballads from 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. 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. 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.

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.

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

www.busterwilliams.com

www.azarlawrence.com

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Week 2: March 15, 2020, 6pm: Funky Soul Latin Dance Party featuring Pete Escovedo, backed by a Bay Area supergroup featuring John Santos, Carolyn Brandy, and Jesus Diaz

Dance the night away with Miss Faye and her all-star octet 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. From blues to R&B to sizzling latin sounds, this will be a dance party like no other! Limited seating available. If you require or would like a guaranteed seat, please email bobshadel22@gmail.com to ensure availability.

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

www.peteescovedo.com

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Week 3: March 22, 2020, 6pm: R&B, Hip-Hop, Ya Don't Stop featuring Oakland Icon Mistah F.A.B.

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. 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 feautirng: Mistah F.A.B. - MC, Ron E. Beck - drums, Ron Belcher - bass, Joe Warner - piano

Instagram: @fabbydavisjr1

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Week 4: March 29, 2020, 6pm: Legends of the Blues featuring Grammy-Winner Bobby Rush

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. Bobby Rush 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. Miss Faye 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...

Opening the show is Kito Kamili, one of the Bay Area’s most prolific artists. Known widely as a pianist, singer, rapper, producer and educator, she has worked with artists such as David Murray, Amiri Baraka, Archie Shepp, Albert King, Pharaoh Sanders, and her mom Faye Carol.

Bobby Rush - guitar, harmonica, and vocals, The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol featuring Joe Warner - piano, Kito Kamili - piano and vocals

www.bobbyrushbluesman.com

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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 GGM. Thanks to Geoffrey's Inner Circle for support.

www.fayecarol.com @thedynamicmiss


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