Changing lives through the power of music

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ROCK OUT! w/JGD - Sept. 5, 2014

JGD Benefit with Wayne Kramer & Friends at the Ford Theatres - Friday, Sept. 5, 2014


Pictures of our Team

Wish List

1. Guitar Strings/ Acoustic and Nylon
2. P.A. Systems*
3. Microphones and Cables*
4. Music Stands
5. Electric Guitars w/straps and cases*
6. Acoustic electric guitars w/straps and cases*
7. Electric bases w/straps and cases*
8. Acoustic electric bases w/straps and cases*
9. Instrument Cables
10. Acoustic pick-up mics*
11. Guitar Amps w/Effects*
12. Alto and/or Tenor Saxophones w/reeds and cases
13. Trumpets and/or trombones w/extra mouthpieces and cases
14. Clarinets w/reeds and cases
15. Violins and/or cellos w/bows, cases, resin, strings
16. Cajon

*Please donate only items in good working order. Inmates have no funds for repairs.


Jail Guitar Doors Videos

Chicago Ideas Week: Wayne Kramer

ABC 7 - Wayne Kramer Helping Inmates Through Music

For more videos, visit our YouTube Channel!

Mission Statement

Jail Guitar Doors USA seeks a more fair and just America. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, California providing musical instruments and opportunities to help rehabilitate prisoners. We organize prison outreach programs and produce concert events. We advance new solutions to diminish prison violence. We support organizations that engage in policy reform efforts and partner with social service groups to help people in prison reconnect with the outside world.

JGD-USA Founders:
Billy Bragg, Wayne Kramer, Margaret Saadi Kramer

JGD-USA Board of Directors:
Cary Caruso, Esq., Matt Dwyer, Bryn Freedman, Thomas W. Lynch, Adam McKay, Danny Passman, Esq., Shira Piven, Todd Rubinstein, Esq., Stan Savage, Paul Vinetz

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