Faye Carol hosts ‘dynamic’ Black History Month concerts on Sundays at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle

The dynamic Miss Faye Carol, in collaboration with world-renowned guest artists, organizes a four-week concert series, “Faye and The Folks”, celebrating Black History Month every Sunday in February at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle .

The first two Sundays featured saxophonist Rickey Woodard of the Ray Charles Band and singer Kenny Washington.

This Sunday, Feb. 20, the famed Bay Area singer will perform with her all-star sextet, presenting an evening across the musical spectrum from jazz to blues to funk and beyond starting at 6 p.m.

The ensemble will include some of the greatest musicians of our time – drummer Dennis Chambers, Berkeley-raised flautist Elena Pinderhughes, trumpeter Bill Ortiz, trombonist Steve Turre, bassist Essiet Essiet and pianist Joe Warner.

These incredible artists have shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, George Duke and many more.

The series will conclude on February 27 at 6 p.m. as Faye Carol teams up with world-renowned pedal steel guitar virtuoso Robert Randolph for a clean and intimate evening of roots music ranging from church to blues and more.

Presented in solo and duo, it will be a historic evening of roots music across the generations.

The dynamic Miss Faye Carol is known as an icon in the Bay Area and beyond, highly regarded for her powerful voice, stunning versatility and gift for 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 alike across the world.

Miss Carol has shared the stage with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Joan Baez, James Brown, Otis Redding, Buster Williams, Bernard Purdie, Pharoah Sanders, Albert King, Lenny White, Charles Brown and Bobby Hutcherson.

Join this Bay Area legend in celebrating Black History Month with what are sure to be amazing and unique collaborations with famous international artists and the best of Oakland. Tickets are $40 and are available at the door or at fayeandthefolks.eventbrite.com

Geoffrey’s is located at 410 14th St. in downtown Oakland and offers a full bar and $15 soul food plates.

This project is supported by the City of Oakland and the California Arts Council.

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