Thursday, November 29, 2007


Narada Michael Walden is presenting The Spirit of Giving Concert In Tribute to Singer & Songwriter Angela Bofill at Grace Cathedral, Dec. 8. Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Bonnie Hayes and other area musicians perform in support of the jazz-pop- R&B songstress.

Music industry extraordinaire and Marin County resident Narada Michael Walden has rallied his colleagues and friends, including Carlos Santana, to perform at The Spirit of Giving concert, in tribute to singer, songwriter and Bammy-award winner Angela Bofill.

When: Sat., Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Grace Cathedral Episcopal Church, 1100 California St., Nob Hill, San Francisco

Ticket Purchase: or 866-468-3399 (toll-free). Tickets go on sale on Nov. 1.
For more information: or 415-749-6300

DETAILS: On Sat., Dec. 8, award-winning and platinum-selling music producer, musician and songwriter Narada Michael Walden will present The Spirit of Giving, a concert featuring a number of his friends and colleagues, including Carlos Santana, as members of the music community will perform in tribute to singer and songwriter Angela Bofill.

Other musicians performing at The Spirit of Giving include:

· - R&B and dance hit singer Jeanie Tracy (, who once was one of Sylvester's back-up singers along with Martha Wash.

· - Canadian singer Naomi Striemer (, whose 2006 CD Images was produced by Walden. Carlos Santana plays on the CD's single, "Cars;" and

· - Percussionist Karma Moffett (, whose music features Tibetan Singing Bowls, Tibetan Longhorns, Hand Bells, Tingsha Cymbals, Conch Shells, Drums, and Bone Horn Trumpets

Marin County-based Walden has produced countless number-one hits with legendary artists such as Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, and Whitney Houston. He is credited with launching the careers of Houston and Mariah Carey, and the list of his collaborators reads like a Who's Who of popular music - Sting, Al Green, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Steve Winwood, Clarence Clemons and Weather Report. He also produced soundtracks for popular films including: The Bodyguard, Free Willy, and 9 ½ Weeks.

Carlos Santana is a music legend almost without peer. He has 18 gold, platinum and multi-platinum records spanning his nearly 40-year career. He has recorded with his band since 1968, and in collaboration with, among other music luminaries, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Rob Thomas of the band matchbox 20, Eric Clapton and Lauryn Hill.

About Angela Bofill (
Bofill scored several dance hits in the 1970s and 80s, such as Angel of the Night, in 1978 and 1983's Too Tough, but has recently suffered significant health setbacks. Walden and Bofill have worked together for more than 25 years - Arista Records' then-chief Clive Davis teamed Bofill with Walden in 1981 to produce her first commercial jazz-pop-R&B crossover recording, Something About You. Walden produced her next two recordings, 1983's Teaser and Too Tough.

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