Arturo O'Ferrill, six time Grammy winner, and his Afro Jazz Orchestra partnered with Alina Bloomgarten's Music On The Inside teaching music and much need skills to residents transferring out of the prison system.
film by Fredric King
writer, Jill Danenberg
Performance by Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Arturo O’Ferrill, piano
Richard Miller, guitar
Todd Neufeld, bass
Antoinette Montague, vocals
Eric Taller, programming and production
“Lean On Me” Bill Withers
“Oye Como Va” Santana
Special Thanks to:
Superintendent Dennis Breslin,
DSP Michelle Yon,
Recreation Coordinator Felix Ali,
SVS Obefemi Wright,
and the staff of Queensboro Correctional Facility.
Anthony J. Annucci, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision,
Daniel Martuscello, Acting Executive Deputy Commissioner
Darren Ayotte, Assistant Commissioner
and also James Van Bramer, Council Member and David Weprin, Assembly Member for their advocacy of arts in corrections.
Ann Jacobs, Director, Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Music on the Inside, Inc. (MOTI) is delighted to be collaborating with The Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance to bring its music programming to Queensboro Correctional Facility.
With gratitude to Arturo O’Farrill, MOTI teaching artists, Richard Miller, Antoinette Montague and Judy Gray and the residents who brought so much talent and heart to our classes.