Veterans. Community. The works.
The group meets every Thursday in Long Beach, CA. It’s all about harnessing the healing energy of music through composing, playing as a band, recording and experiencing the natural high only music can produce. At each meeting an original song is written and recorded in about 90 minutes.Learn More
Veterans pursuing a career in the entertainment/media field are introduced to accomplished professionals for mentoring and opportunities to collaborate on projects.Learn More
We improve communities by applying the mindset and training of veterans to civilian life.Learn More
Project Director & Founder
Jeff Norman is a former TV actor-writer-producer and standup comedian. Nowadays he collaborates with veterans on community development, arts and media projects .
Marine veteran Melvin Ishmael Johnson is a playwright, director and community organizer. He created a 10-week program that trains veterans in the theater arts and conflict resolution.
Mental Health Consultant
Donna focuses on homeless issues and music/art therapy. She is a former Adjunct Professor at North Park University in Chicago, where she taught Clinical Psychology.
Director of Special Events
Todd is a highly-experienced live event producer and facilities manager. He is the former Director of Operations for Live Nation's Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, and Production Manager for Holland America Lines.