Talking House and The Recording Academy© team for MusiCares and Music in Schools benefit at historic Warfield Theater

San Francisco — 1 August 2006 — Some of California’s and the Bay Area’s greatest music stars of the past 50 years will gather Friday, Oct. 6 at The Warfield to perform a once-in-a-lifetime concert: “An All-Star Tribute to San Francisco Music, Past and Future,” celebrating San Francisco’s rich history and fertile future as a world center of creativity and popular music. Over 2,000 music and entertainment VIPs, AES Convention attendees and Bay Area music students will converge to enjoy the private music industry concert, reception and fundraiser.

Co-hosted by Talking House Productions, San Francisco’s center for inspired music creation and development, and the SF chapter of The Recording Academy (Grammys), the event will raise funds for Bay Area music education and musician disaster relief, and will coincide with the 121st Audio Engineering Society Convention at Moscone Center, which is expected to attract more than 20,000 audio industry professionals from around the world.

Promising an evening of unique performances and modern rockin’ versions of some of history’s biggest hits by SF artists, the Bill Graham Special Events production will bring some of today’s biggest music stars together on stage with classic artists from the Bay Area’s golden past and rising new local talent.

A highlight of the event will be a silent auction dubbed the Magnificent Music Memorabilia Museum — featuring a treasure chest of historic Bay Area music memorabilia up for bid — to raise money for Music in Schools Today (MuST), a non-profit organization that provides supplemental music education to K-12 students in the Bay Area.

While the tribute is an invitation-only event, limited reserved seating is being offered to industry members in exchange for donations to The Recording Academy’s MusiCares charity to benefit musicians affected by Katrina and other natural and personal disasters.

For ticket information:, or call 415-749-0779.

Talking House Productions is a boutique production company specializing in thoughtful, fresh, critically acclaimed music, often socially and politically aware. The Talking House team has provided production for many of the world’s best-selling Grammy™-winning recording artists, and for talented San Francisco-based independent artists; original scores for internationally distributed television, and for independent films; and commercial music for global Fortune 500® companies, startups, and non-profits.

The new Talking House production complex on Bryant at 10th Street is the first major music production facility to be built in San Francisco in several years. It was designed by Walters-Storyk Design Group principal John Storyk, an internationally acclaimed architect/acoustician whose credits include Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios, Alicia Keys’ Oven Studios, and Allaire, the famed Woodstock, NY luxury destination studio.

Celebrating 47 years of musical excellence through the GRAMMY© Awards, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community. The GRAMMYs are the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.

For more information:


Michael Coats, (707) 935-6203

Dennis McNally, (415) 648-4832,


Howard Sherman, (212) 777-4711,


John Paulsen, (831) 325-6028