The 5th Annual San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival was produced by Eliel Redstone and Wendy DeWitt and sponsored by The Golden Gate Blues Society.
Eliel Redstone and Linda Haley
Stephen and Nancy Grand
Jim and Amy Harwood
Douglas and Leni Herst
Paul and Mia Levy
Howard and Ann Sohn
Amy and Philip Mezey
Amy Hess and Jim Badzik
Larry Baskin and Kathlyn Capdeville
Vincent and Suzanne Caprio
Steve and Bunny Fayne
Russ and Susan Holdstein
Mark and Lori Litwin
Richard and Susan Grant
Drs. Gary Nelson and Kellie Magee
Flicka McGurrin - Pier 23
Hon. Stuart and Lee Pollak
Jeffrey and Susan Rudsten
Burr Snider and Patricia Taylor
Frank and Paula Szoka
Norman and Carol Traeger
John Ulrich and Blanche Korfmacher
Harold and Mary Zlot
Elizabeth Spencer Wines, Napa, CA.
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
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.
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.