See the following artists perform at the Recreation Park Bandshell as part of Make Music Day.
HarmoniChaos is a group comprising members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal-State Long Beach. All members are seniors aged 50 or better and have chosen to learn to play the harmonica, study some music theory and perform to showcase their progress. Music genres include pop, folk and blues music played in the straight harp and cross harp styles. Music is usually accompanied by guitars and occasionally by other instruments and/or voice.
The BACKBITERS (11:30am-12:30pm)
Comprised of : Ann De Jarnett on the fiddle, mandolin, and vocals, Silky Johnson, tenor guitar, mandola, and vocals, and Feter Martin Homer, guitar and vocals. Our tunes range from early folk to The Velvet underground and some carefully selected originals.
OLLI Jam Group (1-2pm)
The OLLI jam group consists of 30 plus musicians playing guitar, banjo, harmonica and ukulele. Individual skills, tips, and experience help us develop not only musically, but also with playing along with others. We play our favorite Folk, Blues, Country and Pop tunes.
Jennifer Corday is an award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist who’s shared stages with Melissa Etheridge, Sarah McLaughlin, Cher, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, The B-52s, Cyndi Lauper, and many many more. Ranging from acoustic indie to Rock her music and videos have been awarded by LA Weekly, GLAMA Awards, LA Music Awards and she’s been a Battle of the Band Finalist for KISS FM and STAR 98.7.
Per Se (4-5pm)
Per Se is a Pop Fusion Ensemble Band with original lyrics that tell stories combined with music that is good for the heart and soul.
Golden Sands Chorus (5:30-6:30pm)
Women’s A Cappella Barbershop Chorus (in Long Beach since 1952) with 30+ members. Variety of music including standards and patriotic.
4 Level Interchange (6:45-7:45pm)
The 4Level Interchange (4LI) is a Fusion Jazz/Rock ensemble based in Long Beach, California. The 4LI meld their influences of funk, post bop, progressive rock, and world music into compositions that serve as a basis for improvisation and group interplay.
The Damngivers are a roots rock flavored band fronted by lead singer and writer Gerry Gomez. They have good hooks, simple song structures, folky & introspective lyrics and can flat out rock, whisper, or jam – along with induce lasting memories. Their music is familiar, rootsy and comfortable. Gerry Gomez’s songs reflect his desire to form a more perfect union between his social, personal & political leanings. Learn more about them at Damngivers.com