Just in from the Back RoomThey are experimenting with Faye Carol performing every Sunday at 5pm. Join them to listen to one of the finest jazz singers who is a great entertainer with warmth and a voice you can’t help but fall in love with.

Faye Carol is one of the premier vocalists of her time. Her unique style and gift of connecting with her audience is astonishing. This Bay Area living legend is a recipient of countless awards and honors including:

  • 2014 Bay Area Jazz Hero Award,
  • 2016 City of Berkeley Lifetime Achievement Award,
  • 2015 induction into the Oakland Blues Walk of Fame, and
  • four Cabaret Gold Awards.

After beginning her career with gospel music, Ms. Carol was an integral part of Oakland’s innovative funk scene in the 1960s and later went on to form her own trio. She soon built a reputation as a daringly versatile and consistently creative vocal stylist arranging standards and popular songs in her own unique way.

She has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Albert King, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Billy Higgins, Charles Brown, Bobby Hutchinson and Pharaoh Sanders. Now established as a world-class artist at the top of her craft, she continues to dazzle and delight audiences at home and beyond. She will be accompanied by Joe Warner on piano.

“Faye Carol is one of the greatest singers on the planet…There is nobody singing the blues and jazz like she is.” – Charles Brown

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The Backroom – 1984 Bonita Ave in Downtown Berkeley – books all acoustically-based genres, including Jazz, Blues, Folk, Bluegrass, Americana and more. It’s an intimate, comfortable venue with no food or drink other than water or soft drinks. Adults can BYOB. Local musician Sam Rudin wants to keep the music venue small and comfy with a Steinway grand piano on stage and thrift shop overstuffed chairs below.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance or you may buy at the door the day of the show with no service fee. Doors open at 4pm.