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About


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About


About

Many thanks to our 2o16 sponsors

 

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.

 

PLATINUM LEVEL

Eliel Redstone and Linda Haley

Amy and Jim Harwood

Mia and Paul Levy

Ann and Howard Sohn

 

GOLD LEVEL

Bunny and Steve Fayne

Nancy and Stephen Grand

Leni and Doug Herst

Amy and Philip Mezey

Victoria and Howard Palefsky

John Plut

Rochelle and Michael Schermer

 

SILVER LEVEL

Amy Hess and Jim Badzik

Marcia Fortnof and Allan Basbaum

Kathlynn Capdeville and Larry Baskin

Susan and Richard Grant

Susan and Russ Holdstein

Gigi La

Susan and Mark Lachtman

Margo Leicht

Lori and Mark Litwin

Dr. Gary Nelson

Lee and Stuart Pollak

Susan Kay and Jefrey Rudsten

Danny Scher

Paula and Frank Szoka

Cathryn Selby and Henry Taylor

Blanche Korfmacher and John Ulrich

Mary and Harold Zlot

 

WINE SPONSOR

Elizabeth Spencer Wines,  Napa, CA.

 

PIANO SPONSOR

Piedmont Piano

 

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

 

VOLUNTEERS

Gerrie Davis

Vanessa Franco

Kirstie Harless

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.