Contact Stan DeWitt for more information about the concerts: E-mail, or call 562-420-3393, extension 18.  All concerts are free-will donation tickets except for John McEuen (January 30, 2016). Tickets for that concert are seated and first-come, first serve, and should be ordered in advance via PayPal (link below). Tickets for all events are available at the door unless otherwise noted.


12 by 6 cover

NOVEMBER 14, 2015
8:00 PM

The Tall Men Group is made up of performing songwriters Marty Axelrod, Ed Tree, Severin Browne, Jeff Kossack, John Stowers and Jimmy Yessian. Paul Zollo wrote of TMG: “the sound of these voices together is transcendent, so that any time the whole group sings a line in harmony there’s a kind of musical momentum created – something compelling and hypnotic.”

Genre: Americana Music

flourishbearcoon janAndrea Walker and Solange Igoa have been positively tearing up the Long Beach music scene in the past two years, winning the 2014 Buskerfest, headlining the LB Folk Revival Festival, and recording their debut album, “El Guapo.” They are embarking on their 1st North American tour in 2015, so this show will be their homecoming. It’s not often you have the chance to see someone who, years later, you can say “I saw them when…”.

Genre: Americana Music

flourishmceuen jan2Multiple Grammy Award Winner. Need anymore be said? OK, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, that formed in Long Beach in 1966. This year they have been touring and celebrating their 50th anniversary. So to recap, Multiple Grammy Award Winner for a band that is returning to where it all started 50 years later.  Uh-huh, you’ll be there.

Genre: Singer-Songwriter

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flourishchristine MarchChristine brings an immense wealth of experience to her singing. She has worked with many legendary musicians including Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Diane Schuur, Maynard Ferguson, Mercer Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Mel Torme, Bobby McFerrin, and Darmon Meader.  She is also the Director of Vocal Jazz at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB. This will be a tremendous night with a tremendous talent.

Genre: Jazz Vocalist

flourishWhyman aprilThe Whyman Project is a fascinating collaboration of four string players and a rhythm section. Each accomplished in their own right, these musicians came together to play original music and arrangements by Ryan Whyman. Crossing genres between classical, jazz, pop, rock, and film music, they bring their own unique twist to everything they do, redefining and expanding the piano quintet and jazz genres.

Genre: Eclectic Chamber Music

flourishDewey mayDewey Erney is a perennial favorite in the Grace First concert series, with a delightful approach to singing the Great American Songbook, and always accompanied by some of the finest jazz musicians in Southern California, including pianist Gerry Schroeder, guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes and drummers such as Paul Kreibach and Kendall Kay. Come hear what they have in store.

Genre: Jazz Vocalist
flourishspirit juneThe Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles; a unique choral ensemble, blessed with a special message of hope, life and love. Founded by Byron J. Smith, the chorale has received critical acclaim for their performances. They have performed and recorded with artist such as Barry Manilow, Clifton Davis, Hector Oliveras, Andre Crouch, Della Reese, Larnelle Harris, and Richard Smallwood.

Genre: Gospel Choir


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