When: Sun., Dec. 8, 6 p.m.
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol can turn the most mundane situation into a celebration. Come the holiday season, she’s the angel topping the tree, the rum in the eggnog, the cousin who makes sure everyone feels welcome at the gathering. Accompanied by her trusty sidekick, the persuasively swinging pianist Joe Warner, Carol delivers a soul-steeped program of seasonal jazz, blues and R&B standards, tailored to her exacting standards. More than a Bay Area treasure, Carol is an invaluable artist who has devoted herself to sharing hard-won wisdom gleaned over decades on the scene. There’s no better forum for experiencing one of her concert master classes than in front of a convivial hometown audience.