I had the honor and privilege of working with a very good friend of mine today in helping raise money for his organization MUSICWORKS. Jesse Neuman started this organization to help spread the education of music and arts in Ecuador for children who are less fortunate.  This afternoon was the benefit concert, a fundraiser to help pay for Jesse's next trip, held at The Living Room in the Lower East Side of NYC.  Not only does Jesse get people together to make beautiful music, but he does exactly as he preaches - some of his students (ages 8-14) performed with the band as well, including a performance by a very talented young lady, Eve Bracken, who wrote, played guitar and sang her own song!  Truly inspiring!  Please check out the amazing work that Jesse has done in the past few years, and if it so moves you, donate for his next trip - music DOES work!!