Jazz for Justice: Top Musicians Playing It Forward
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.
About the Speaker
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.