Narada Michael Walden Holiday Jam – 12/17/11

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Star musical acts from around the country came to the 142 Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley on December 17 for Narada Michael Walden’s annual Holiday Jam and once again, this intimate show proved priceless. Can you name another show in a small venue sold out to no more than a few hundred attendees with appearances by musical geniuses as big as Carlos Santana, Narada Michael Walden and Tommy Johnston? I didn’t think so. The band rocked on for nearly four hours as guest after guest took turns on the stage giving audience members a show that was sure to be remembered.

Proceeds benefit the Narada Michael Walden Foundation which promotes and supports music education for Bay Area youth.

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Lynn Asher
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Jeanie Tracy
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Tevin Campbell
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_Trumpet
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Narada Michael Walden
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_Santa
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Sakai
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Nikita Germaine
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Dale “Satchmo” Powers
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Narada Michael Walden
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Manuel Romero
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Lara Johnston
Lara Johnston
Lara Johnston
Lara Johnston

Tommy Johnston
Tommy Johnsto
Tommy Johnsto
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Tony Lindsay
Tony Lindsay
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Tevin Campbell
Tevin Campbell

Lynn Asher
Lynn Asher
Lynn Asher

Jeanie Tracy
Jeanie Tracy

Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana Band Leader
Carlos Santana
Narada Michael Walden
Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana Wide

Nikita Germaine
Nikita Germaine
Carlos Santana
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Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana End
Narada Michael Walden Gift

End Notes: I shot this show entirely with the Pentax K20d at 1600 ISO. I used the 70-200 f/2.8 for the majority of the show by shooting from the sides of the theater and from the balcony. I did my best to move around and get up close to the stage to shoot with the 50mm f/1.4 and 16-45 f/4.

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