The 4rd 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
Amy and Jim Harwood
Mia and Paul Levy
Ann and Howard Sohn
Bunny and Steve Fayne
Nancy and Stephen Grand
Leni and Doug Herst
Amy and Philip Mezey
Victoria and Howard Palefsky
Rochelle and Michael Schermer
Amy Hess and Jim Badzik
Marcia Fortnof and Allan Basbaum
Kathlynn Capdeville and Larry Baskin
Susan and Richard Grant
Susan and Russ Holdstein
Susan and Mark Lachtman
Lori and Mark Litwin
Dr. Gary Nelson
Lee and Stuart Pollak
Susan Kay and Jefrey Rudsten
Paula and Frank Szoka
Cathryn Selby and Henry Taylor
Blanche Korfmacher and John Ulrich
Mary and Harold Zlot
Elizabeth Spencer Wines, Napa, CA.
SF BOOGIE CONTRIBUTORS
The Board of Directors - The Golden Gate Blues Society
Brad Robertson, Treasurer of The Golden Gate Blues Society
Kathleen Lawton- KCSM Announcer for “Crazy ‘bout those blues.”
Jeffrey Schaub - KCBS radio and TV
Scott Henry - Marin Independent Journal Newspaper
Thomas Gladysz - Music critic, Huffington Post
Liz DiGiorgio - Stage Manager
Peter McCandless - Video Production
Leslie Velasco - Visual Designer
Tina Abbaszadeh - Photographer
Matt Kerslake - Audio
Claire Colvin and Bill Green - 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.