Bob Athayde & Friends - Lafayette Art & Wine Festival

Bob Athayde & Friends 


Lafayette Art & Wine Festival – Fiesta Stage


Sunday, September 22, 2024

11:00 am to 1:00 pm


It’s always exciting to hear the many well-known and accomplished jazz musicians who show up to play with Bob Athayde on Sunday at the Festival!

Bob is an accomplished musician and has been voted BEST in our Art & Wine Festival “Battle of the Bands.” Each year Bob assembles a “who’s who” of local jazz greats. He has been joined by Zac Johnson, John Santos, Kenny Washington, Allan Smith, Deszon Clairborne and Dewayne Pate.


Professional photos by James Jordan/


Bob Athayde is a musician, performer and educator. Yet his greatest contribution to Lafayette is his ability to lead all of us to try new things, take chances, work together and most of all enjoy music.

Every great community has a couple of key people, places or history that helps them define themselves. In the beautiful suburb know as Lafayette, Ca. there is no argument that MUSIC and Bob Athayde are some of the most important pieces in the fabric of our town. For Bob its bringing kids and music together. It’s hard to be a kid in Lafayette and not be pulled into the music scene that seems to get its energy from Bob.

Jay Lifson

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