JTLA is proud to support Desert Music Institute (DMI).
Desert Music Institute is the evolution of what started as the “Thursday Jam Group” – a weekly informal get-together for young local musicians.  Thursday Jam Group has been a labor of love lead by local musician and business owner Erik Kramer-Webb.  Erik volunteers his time each week to facilitate this meetup that gives these young musicians a chance to try their hand at a variety of style of music and instruments.
Over the last 3 years, the Thursday Jam Group has grown to include an average of 16 participants each week.  They have gotten to perform on the Kidsville stage at the Joshua Tree Music Festival, done Open Mic Night at Pappy & Harriet’s, and opened for local band Desert Rhythm Project - who also participate in many of the weekly jam sessions.
The growing attendance, popularity and community benefits of this group has called for something more officially organized, and properly funded to develop it into an ongoing program.  Donations will go towards equipment such as PA, mics and various instruments, as well as a rental space that can host the group on, at least, a weekly basis.

Please donate today to support more music for local youth!!

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