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Michelle Schmitt’s Annual Holiday Concert Benefits MOWSF

Posted September 30, 2013

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MICHELLE SCHMITT

BRINGS ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT TO SFJAZZ CENTER

BENEFITS MEALS ON WHEELS OF SAN FRANCISCO

One Night Only
Wednesday, December 18
Tickets On-Sale Tuesday, October 1st at 10 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO (September 30, 2013) – Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (MOWSF) Executive Director, Ashley McCumber, is thrilled to announce that Bay Area singer-songwriter Michelle Schmitt will bring her 5th annual holiday concert – benefiting MOWSF – at the SFJazz Center (201 Franklin St, San Francisco) on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Advance tickets go on-sale Tuesday, October 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $20 for General Admission (provides four meals) and $100 for VIP tickets (provides twenty meals)  and available online at SF Jazz, by phone at 866-920-5299 or at the SFJAZZ Box Office. VIP tickets include a pre-performance VIP food and wine reception at SFJAZZ beginning at 6:45 p.m., priority seating and Schmitt’s latest album, “MESSAGES.”

“The holidays wouldn’t be the same without Michelle’s benefit concert.  Her longtime support of the organization – not only with her concerts – is essential and touches so many lives every day.   As the baby boomers continue to age, our services are more important than ever. The proceeds from this event will provide thousands of meals to homebound seniors in San Francisco,” says McCumber.

Schmitt, who serves on MOWSF’s Honorary Board says, “I look forward to doing what I can for my Meals On Wheels family and friends.  At the end of the day it is important to me to know that I have impacted my community in a positive meaningful way.  I can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than with a concert where 100% of the proceeds go to one of San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations – homebound seniors.”

Michelle Schmitt is a Bay Area singer-songwriter who has been making music since the age of 12. Schmitt, who has lived in the Bay Area since the late-seventies, grew up in Detroit and was exposed to great music and credits artists like Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Carole King, Bonnie Raitt, Annie Lennox, Tracy Chapman, Sade, & Stevie Nicks for her inspiration.

“MESSAGES,” her latest album, will be released on Wednesday, December 18 and features lush orchestral arrangements which incorporate a blend of rock, Americana and a Middle Eastern  sounds that are background for Michelle’s original songs and lyrics.

Schmitt’s songs are inspired by her life experiences and shared journeys of the heart that spread messages of faith, love & hope. Her soulful vocals are accompanied by drumming sensation, Ricky Fataar, as well as gifted guitarists George Marinelli & Drew Zingg and Michael Bluestein on keyboards.  Schmitt’s band also features the talented Marc Levine on bass, Anton Patzner on violin and Lewis Patzner on cello.

Benefit attendees will enjoy the debut of “MESSAGES” as well as songs from Schmitt’s “Christmas on Pine Mountain,” which was recorded as a gift to MOWSF.  All proceeds from the album go to MOWSF in perpetuity. Michelle’s nine CDs, including  MESSAGES, will be available for purchase at the concert, with 100% of the evening’s proceeds of CD sales going to MOWSF.

Advance tickets go on-sale Tuesday, October 1 at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $20 for General Admission and $100 for VIP tickets and available online at SF Jazz, by phone at 866-920-5299 or at the SFJAZZ Box Office. VIP tickets include a pre-performance VIP food and wine reception at SFJAZZ beginning at 6:45 p.m., priority seating and Schmitt’s latest album, “MESSAGES.”

About Meals On Wheels of San Francisco

Founded in 1970, Meals On Wheels of San Francisco is committed to the belief that all seniors have the right to live independently with dignity and respect for as long as it is safely possible. Its mission is to provide isolated homebound seniors in San Francisco with nutritious meals, daily human contact and supportive services to prevent their premature institutionalization. To donate, volunteer or get more information, visit www.mowsf.org.

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Audio Links

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Late Tonight” from Late Tonight

Winter Song” from Christmas on Pine Mountain

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