Date & Time: February 22, 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Virtual

Music on the Inside (MOTI) invites you to an experiential live performance featuring prominent Jazz musicians and talented musically-engaged individuals in reentry from incarceration.

Demonstrating what MOTI does in the prisons, participants will be taught an eight-bar blues structure and encouraged to write and share an original blues piece. This event will demonstrate the healing power of music in building bridges of connection, humanity and hope.

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About the Speaker

Alina Bloomgarden

Alina Bloomgarden

Alina Bloomgarden is the founder of Music on the Inside Inc. (MOTI), a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to bringing music education and mentorships with professional musicians to individuals impacted by incarceration. She was a department director and producer at Lincoln Center for over 23 years, where she proposed and produced Jazz at Lincoln Center bringing Wynton Marsalis on as Artistic advisor, in a role he now serves for MOTI. Alina is motivated by the power of music to build direct human connection to our common humanity.


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