Narada Michael Walden

Narada Michael Walden is one of the most influential, innovative and original artists of all time. Producer of hits for artists as diverse as Aretha Frank (including the platinum “Freeway of Love .”),”), Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd and Whitney Houston), Stevie Wonder and The Temptations, Jeff Beck, Stevie Wonder and Tom Jones have all been part of the production of music that spans the decades. His music ranges from rock, soul and pop to the rare realms of jazz and fusion music. Narada, along with Jeff Beck, wrote and played the drums on “Wired”, which earned them their first Gold Album. Walden was instrumental in introducing Whitney Houston to millions of people worldwide. He also produced and wrote their iconic hits, which first brought them to the attention of millions. He was named by Billboard Magazine as one of the Top Ten Producers. He has a remarkable songwriting and production resume that Narada Michael Walden has amassed over the past 30 years. However, he also has a reputation as a recording artist and performer. Narada began his career as a drummer with the Mahavishnu Orchestra at 21. He was also involved in touring with Jeff Beck, Tommy Bolin and Weather Report. He has released eleven critically acclaimed solo albums and expanded his sonic horizons. Walden’s music has been featured in blockbuster films like The Bodyguard, Free Willy and Beverly Hills Cops II. He also composed the soundtrack for Stuart Little’s EMMY-winning song “One Moment In Time”, which was the theme to the 1988 Olympic Games. This is just a small sampling of Narada Michael Walden’s many accomplishments, but his artistry goes beyond chart positions and record sales. This gifted artist has a strong spiritual component. It is an intuitive and attuned approach that combines a deep appreciation of music’s transformative power with a profound appreciation. Narada Michael Walden’s art is about the heart of matter and matters of the heart. This commitment extends to the philanthropic realm as Walden regularly lends his talents and time to fund music programs in schools across the country through his foundation. He has been the Music Director of the Rainforest Foundation Concert in Carnegie Hall for seven years. This high-profile conversancy benefit, which was started by Trudie Styler and Sting, has seen the likes Elton John and Ravi Shankar, James Taylor and James Taylor as well as the likes of Elton John and Bruno Mars. His Narada Michael Walden Foundation provides services through a network non-profit organizations that have proven success in youth education, community empowerment. The Foundation provides scholarships for aspiring musicians, and grants production support and coaching to young artists around the globe. Narada performed with Jeff Beck Band for a two-year tour in 2010 and was a huge success. In February 2012, Narada Michael Walden returned to the White House with an all-star band in President Obama’s “Red, White and Blues” Concert. King, Buddy Guy and Mick Jagger were among others. Trombone Shorty and Booker T Jones were also present. 2013 saw Narada establish Tarpan Records, his independent label, and release Thunder 2013 and Rising Sun, two solo albums. Tarpan Records signed Cheyanne Elliot, the grand-daughter of Dionne Warwick, in spring 2014. Narada is currently busy with the production of Cheyanne’s EP, due out in fall 2014. It will feature a stunning duet featuring Dionne Warwick. Walden’s extraordinary energies have always driven him to stay on the cutting edge in the music industry. Narada continues performing, writing

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