MUSICIANS FOR JUSTICE
(formerly known as Music While We're Inside)
BRINGING MUSIC AND JOY
FROM OUR LIVING ROOMS TO YOURS
FEATURING PROMINENT MUSICIANS ALONGSIDE
MUSICALLY- ENGAGED INDIVIDUALS IMPACTED BY
Clips From Our Past Performances:
ANTOINETTE MONTAGUE AND RICHARD MILLER
Host, singer and Master Teacher for Music on the Inside is an entertainer, educator, producer and promoter, who hails from the Great City of Newark, New Jersey. She is Adjunct Professor at Marymount Manhattan College, and teaches for Jazz Power Initiative and the Newark School of the Arts. Ms.Montague, CEO of Jazz Woman to the Rescue Foundation, hosts a Saturday morning Jazz radio talk show on WHCR 90.3fm and counts among her mentors Etta Jones, Carrie Smith, and Inez McClendon. The Antoinette Montague Experience has headlined at the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Charlie Parker Festival, Jazzmobile Summerfest, NJPAC Dorthaan’s Place, the Newark Museum’s Jazz in the Garden series. She is on the Board of Directors of The Duke Ellington Center For the Arts and is Advisory Board Chair for International Women in Jazz.
Tech Director, guitarist and Master Teacher for Music on the Inside, served as Director of Education Programs for the Afro Jazz Alliance. while maintaining a busy performance schedule in New York and across the country. Mr. Miller has a PhD focused in Music Theory which he taught at Columbia University. A long-time practitioner of yoga and surfing, Richard created the Balanced Guitar retreat to enable students to learn a holistic lifestyle that will ensure many years of healthy and creative guitar playing. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, recent performances included Merkin Hall in NYC, the Kennedy Center, a State Department concert and a special performance for Pope Francis. Mr. Miller is a transformational coach for serious guitar students, including formerly incarcerated participants in MOTI’s One on One Music Mentorship program.
A Bistro award winner, hails from St. Louis Missouri and is a singer on a mission. Each of her cabaret solo shows has been for the benefit of a worthy cause including New York Common Pantry, Operation Lipstick and Music on the Inside. She has worked in partnership with Music Director Rick Jensen for a dozen years, and with her significant other, Chet Whye Jr.since 2016. Her musical influences include the rhythm of the streets of New York, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Odetta, and New York powerhouse Lina Koutrakos. Ms. McGrath is a steady and valued volunteer for Music on the Inside, helping to market events and maintain communications with MOTI’s growing list of attendees and supporters.