Brother Pines is four guys rooted in the city playing good time music with good folks from Long Beach, CA. Sean Blake – Guitar & Vocals | Steve Hartnell – Mandolin & Vocals | Ted Smith – Banjo, Doboro & Vocals | Shea Newkirk – Bass & Vocals
My name is David Witham and I am a musician. A pianist primarily, I also use synthesizers, samplers, and various other noisemakers in my music. I studied piano with Jaki Byard at the New England Conservatory of Music, and Alan Broadbent in Los Angeles. I’ve had writing and performing associations with saxophonist Ernie Watts, bassist/composer […]
I’m a long-time Long Beach artist. My early training was in music and I’ve been a singer/songwriter most of my life. Five years ago I began painting and taking photographs as another way of exploring my creativity. Since then I have had multiple gallery exhibits in Long Beach, San Pedro and North Hollywood.
I am a Jazz Musician and a POC. My aim is to establish our art in this city, and highlight other artists of our Genre. We want to play for this whole city.
We are a very eclectic trio of musicians unrestricted by themes belonging to only one genre of music we choose to channel them all. Our music is original, exciting, thought provoking and fun. We work hard at our art and hope to both represent and impact Long Beach in a positive way. Peace, Love and […]
Revered as one of the hottest jazz bands in LA, multi-genre, award-winning Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band continue to bring musical excellence to the community. Led by award-winning guitarist and vocalist Gregg Young, The 2nd Street Band is currently the house band at the iconic California Landmark, The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center in […]
Jennifer Kumiyama was born with Arthrogryposis and uses a wheelchair daily. Kumiyama received voice lessons at Long Beach City College and California State University of Long Beach. In 2000, Jennifer earned a spot on Warner Bros. reality TV show “Popstars 2” and earned national accolades from many publications including Variety Magazine and TV Guide – […]
Nicole M. Mitchell is an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader, poet and educator. Having emerged from Chicago’s innovative music scene in the late 90s, and having relocated to Long Beach, California in 2011, Mitchell’s music celebrates contemporary African American culture. She is the founder of Black Earth Ensemble, a multi-generational and gender-balanced group that is celebrating […]
Writing as an openly gay man, my poetry, fiction, and scholarly work cannot help but be political. However, my poems, and to some extent my novels and stories, are not only based in a fildelty to facts (be they from science, history, current events, or my personal experience) but also in a commitment to curiosity […]
Awarded Best of Long Beach Entertainers in 2012 and 2013, we perform modern arrangements of classic jazz and pop standards from the 20’s and beyond, including those in the Great American Songbook. Scarlett’s beautiful voice is a throwback to the great jazz singers of the ’40s and ’50s. She is backed by Dr. Bob on […]
Long Beach songwriter and banjo player Katie Jo Oberthaler, along with her full band Katie Jo & The Mijos, plays classic country fit for a roadhouse hoedown with lyrics as tender as the partner you’d dance with.
Orange Peal Vibrations is a percussion duo formed in 2012 by free-lance percussionists Gabriel “Slam” Nobles and Joseph Mitchell. As educators and performers, Slam and Joseph recognized the value of developing a percussion centric ensemble that would not only entertain but enlighten. Through their combined years of experience OPV found audiences curious about the instruments […]