Babatunde Lea & Friends with Faye Carol – April 24

Healdsburg Jazz and the Healdsburg Center for the Arts present …

babatunde lea by george wellsAn Evening of Soulful Jazz

Date: Friday, April 24
Two shows: 7 pm and 9 pm
Location: Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, 95448
Tickets: $25
Ways to Purchase tickets:

  • Online at 
  • Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 11 am – 5 pm
  • at the door the night of the event, subject to availability

“Lea drives his stellar groups from the drum kit or congas with ferocity and grace, picking up where the post-bop greats of the 60’s and 70’s left off.”
— San Francisco Weekly

Fronted by the high energy drummer-percussionist and local favorite, Babatunde Lea and Friends return for their annual concert at Healdsburg Center for the Arts on Friday, April 24. With Babatunde will be an outstanding group of players including saxophonist Azar Lawrence (who played with Miles Davis), Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, Angela Wellman on trombone, Frank Martin on piano, Gary Brown on bass and special guest vocalist, the dynamic Ms. Faye Carol.

faye carol by george wells (2)This concert coincides with Operation Jazz Band (OJB) week in the schools April 20-24, 2015. All of the performers are participants in the popular community program which educates 5th grade students in the Healdsburg/Geyserville area about the jazz band and art of jazz. This concert will be an opportunity for OJB parents and others in the community to experience the energy and talent of these top-flight musicians.

Download print-sized poster HJF15_poster_babatunde_page