I had the pleasure of photographing “Night with the Divas” – a concert benefiting Black Coalition on AIDS and Rafiki Wellness Center in San Francisco. The featured divas included Paula West, Jennifer Bryce, Denise Perrier, and Faye Carol. They were backed by the Marcus Shelby Trio featuring Marcus Shelby on bass, Adam Shulman on piano, and Jeff Marrs on drums. It was a spectacular evening of music serving a great cause.
For 25 years, BCA has been helping to address the urgent health needs of San Franciscoâ€™s Black community, beginning with HIV/AIDS. In recent years, through its Rafiki Wellness project, BCA has been providing information, education and support to individuals and families coping with a myriad of health disparities impacting Black communitiesâ€•from HIV/AIDS to diabetes to breast cancer. For more information, please visit their website, www.bcoa.org.
Ms Marrs - Love your photo of Faye and Jeff. It is packed with meaning. Jeff’s respect for Faye is great, and he’d be in the obscure background performing with her any time. She’s a powerful, kind-hearted lady whom we adore. Faye appreciates the musicians she works with, always letting them shine, even when she’s on stage as a diva.