BEST EXAMPLE OF SPREADING THE MUSIC (2006)
Instrumentos de la Libertad
The days when music lessons were a sign of wealth and privilege are over in Denver — or, at least, they’re on their way out, thanks to local jazz saxophonist Jason Justice. When Justice saw a need for better music education for children in poor urban communities, he formed Instrumentos de la Libertad, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing inner-city kids with free instruments and instruction by musician-volunteers. Not only does music enrich the soul, Justice figured, but studies have proven that it can actually add points to a child’s IQ. Instrumentos is still in its fledgling stages and always in need of donations; for more information on how to help, visit www.instrumentosdenver.org.
Jason Justice, our founder and executive director, was interviewed in an article in La Voz newspaper, a Denver Hispanic community newspaper. We were very pleased to receive the coverage, and you can download the pages of this article here: page 1 and page 2.