The Narada Michael Walden Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created by Grammy award winning producer, drummer, performer and hit songwriter, Narada Michael Walden, dedicated to promoting music education among Bay Area youth and making a difference with music in the lives of young people. The annual Holiday Jam 2012 "Beach Party Freak Out!" includes special guest Sammy Hagar plus Narada Michael Walden & his Christmas Band: Frank Martin Gary Brown Cedricke Dennis Matthew Charles Heulitt Wayne Wallace Louis Fasman Jeff Eaton Ray Clemente Bob Knapp James Henry With Special Guests: Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers Lara Johnston Jeanie Tracy Sakai Nikita Germaine Tony Lindsay Kimrea The Performing Stars Drummers Dr. David Laub aka “Dancing Dave” Kelly Covington Lynn Asher & the Narada Michael Walden Foundation Singers Derek Evans Caroline Sky Jimmy & Kelly Dillon Manuel Romero Janice Maxie Reid Prince Brian Christian Anderson and his dancing boys Marin School of the Arts Jazz quartet Emily Rath Razz Kennedy Maestro Michael Morgan of the Oakland East Bay Symphony Alex Cotharp Zydeco Boys
Angela Harris performs as the harmonist for Wendy Bird and Her Band Of Miscreants
MoeTar plays its second southern California show.
Sounds Like: Jeff Beck, Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, The Black Keys, Bill Frisell's Music
Bio: Guitarist and composer Matthew Charles Heulitt wields an uncanny ability to bridge the worlds of jazz, contemporary pop, and original music into a tapestry of soulful music. His lines on the guitar draw a constant sense of unfolding and searching that go well beyond the idioms of jazz improvisat...See Full Bio
““…this adventurous player shakes it up harmonically or tonally to keep the music sounding bold and unique…””