Sunday, March 8th
Geoffrey's Inner Circle
410 14th Street, Oakland
An Historic Institution in Oakland's Dynamic Downtown District
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
This is week one of 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 versatlity, 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.
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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 Fuding Program. Presented by A Train Productions with GGM. Thanks to Geoffrey's Inner Circle for support.