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Tom Ingrassia

Motivational Speaker
Motown Historian
Award Winning Author
Documentary Filmmaker
Host of The Motown Jukebox on WCUW 91.3FM


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photo credit: Erb Photography

Tom Ingrassia is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker, radio personality, motivational speaker and Motown historian. In 2001—following a successful, 25-year career in higher education—Tom re-invented himself as an entertainment manager with the formation of Tom Ingrassia Productions ( Along the way, he has worked with some of the music greats—including Mary Wilson (The Supremes)—for whom he served as Executive Assistant and Creative Director for 6 years; Arlene Smith (The Chantels); Barbara Alston (The Crystals); June Monteiro (The Toys); The Velvelettes; Sarah Dash (LaBelle), Carl Gardner (The Coasters); and actress Dee Wallace.

Tom’s award-winning book—One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams (co-authored with Jared Chrudimsky)—has been adapted as the documentary film, One Door Closes: Korey’s Courage. The film has been recognized with industry awards, including (to date) Best Local Feature at the Mass Indie Film Festival, Gold Award at the International Independent Film Awards, and Award of Excellence at the Documentaries without Borders International Film Festival.

Tom’s 2015 book—Reflections Of A Love Supreme: Motown Through The Eyes Of Fans—was named Best Music History Book by both the national Indie Excellence Awards and the Pinnacle Book Awards. He currently is working on his next book—The Essence Of Friendship: Indelible Lessons From Mary Wilson. In 2007, Tom edited Carl Gardner’s autobiography, Yakey-Yak, I Fought Back, and ghost wrote Barbara Alston’s autobiography, There’s No Other.

Every Wednesday morning, Tom morphs into “Motown Tom,” host of the award-winning The Motown Jukebox, on WCUW 91.3FM.

An in-demand speaker, Tom travels the country with his pop culture programs—Motown and The Civil Rights Movement, Girl Power: The Supremes As Cultural Icons, and Life With The Divas: Stories From The Road, motivational programs Mental Massage: Mindfulness For Goal Achievement, and Making A Difference Begins With YOU…So Live Into YOUR Dreams!, as well as Author Talks and Readings

Tom’s motto is, “Learn from the turtle. It only makes progress when it sticks its neck out.” (native American proverb).

photo credit: Erb Photography

photo credit: Erb Photography

Step back in time and take a musical journey to a magical era when we were all dancing in the streets!


Reflections of a Love Supreme tells the story of Motown through the eyes—and camera lenses— of its fans. Many of the photos included here have never been published before. They are personal, behind-the-scenes glimpses of the people, places and things that made Motown the music that inspired a generation.

The music of Motown brought people together more effectively than any other cultural phenomenon. It didn’t matter if you were black or white, rich or poor, young or old—we all were listening to and dancing to Motown in the 1960s. And we still are today. Motown changed the world’s image of people of color.

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