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About


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About


About

Many thanks to our 2o18 sponsors

 

The 6th Annual San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival was produced by Eliel Redstone and Wendy DeWitt and sponsored by The Golden Gate Blues Society.

 

PLATINUM LEVEL

Eliel Redstone and Linda Haley

Stephen and Nancy Grand

Jim and Amy Harwood

Douglas and Leni Herst

Gigi La - Sterling Bank & Trust

Paul and Mia Levy

Peter and Delanie Reed

Howard and Ann Sohn

 

GOLD LEVEL

Steve and Bunny Fayne

Kevin and Kathlen McDonough

Philip and Amy Mezey

John Plut

 

SILVER LEVEL

Larry Baskin and Kathlyn Capdeville

Vincent and Suzanne Caprio

David Catania and Diana Gay-Catania

Alrene Flynn

Richard and Susan Grant

Russ and Susan Holdstein

Mark and Susan Lachtman

Mark and Lori Litwin

Brian and Caroline Lurie

Jay and Susan Mall

Flicka McGurrin - Pier 23

Dr. Gary Nelson and Dr. Kellie Magee

Hon. Stuart and Lee Pollak

Jeffrey and Susan Rudsten

Danny Scher

Michael and Rochelle Schermer

Chuck Schwartz

Burr Snider and Patricia Taylor

Adam Strauss, Pekin Singer Strauss, Asset Management

John Ulrich and Blanche Korfmacher

Harold and Mary Zlot

 

WINE SPONSOR

Elizabeth Spencer Wines,  Napa, CA.

 

PIANO SPONSOR

Piedmont Piano

 

SF BOOGIE CONTRIBUTORS

Wendy DeWitt and Kirk Harwood

Brad Robertson, Treasurer of The Golden Gate Blues Society

The Board of Directors - The Golden Gate Blues Society

Kathleen Lawton- KCSM Announcer for “Crazy ‘bout those blues.” 

Jeffrey Schaub - KCBS radio and TV

Liz DiGiorgio - Stage Manager

Peter McCandless  - Video Production

Leslie Redstone - Visual Designer

Tina Abbaszadeh - Photographer

Marshall Craigmyle - Audio

Bill Martinez - Legal counsel

Grent Becvar - Artist Hospitality

Susan Becker - Artist hospitality

 

VOLUNTEERS

Gerrie Davis

Vanessa Franco

Nancy Jamieson

Ari Redstone

 

Festival Producers


Festival Producers


Producers: Eliel Redstone and Linda Haley

This is Eliel Redstone and Linda Haley's first venture in producing a musical event. They have been interested in Boogie Woogie music for many years. After attending Silvan Zingg's Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano, Switzerland, they decided to organize a festival in San Francisco. Along with Wendy DeWitt, they have turned this desire into a reality.

Eliel and Linda had an architectural firm in San Francisco for the past 39 years. They specialize in residential renovations and include local artisans in their designs. Eliel's mother was a wonderful ragtime piano player and played the piano in her father's silent movie house in the early 1900's. 

Eliel and Linda live in Marin County and have a son, Ari.

 
 
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Co-Producer: Wendy DeWitt

Along with performing, Wendy has a long history of producing shows. The Queens of Boogie Woogie is a well known annual event at Yoshi's, Oakland, and features top artists from around the U.S. The Blues Piano Orgy series appears at Piedmont Piano and Rancho Nicasio. Producing an international boogie woogie festival has been a dream for many years, and Wendy is thankful for the partnership with Eliel Redstone that made the dream a reality.