Interview with Alina Bloomgarden


Download the mp3 here

Alina is the person who brought jazz to Lincoln Center, helping forever transform the way jazz is presented globally.

Her latest project Music on the Inside brings jazz , music education, and mentorship to incarcerated people and people re-entering society after being imprisoned.

Music on the Inside hosts a streaming concert every Sunday at 6 PM eastern.

You can support this organization directly as well as the musicians who contribute their time – and we strongly recommend you do so.

Tech note: Thanks to all the darn conferencing apps we’ve added to the computer in recent months and the way that some of them (i.e. Zoom) hijack and scramble settings on our computer, the normal headphone setting we had on was, unbeknownst to us, switched off even though it indicated it was on. Thus our end of the conversation was recorded off the computer’s speakers. This is the reason for the poor audio quality of the recording and the constant air conditioner’s hum in the background.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!

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