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Remembering Urbie Green
Remembering Urbie Green Rest in peace, Urbie Green, legendary trombonist and  Local 802 member since 1954. Urbie passed away on December 31, 2018 at the age of 92. “Listen to all kinds of music, for one thing. Practice a lot.

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Ayodele Maakheru is a Musician of New York. Over the course of his career, born-and-raised New Yorker Ayodele has recorded two original albums and worked in almost every corner of the NYC music world. His primary instrument is guitar, but

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Important Notice Regarding EAP: Local 802 is grateful to all who have submitted applications for the Emerging Artists Project. Unfortunately at this time Local 802 is stopping the application process and putting the Emerging Artists Project on hold for review

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The Council for Living Music

The Council for Living Music, a nonprofit organization, is devoted to preserving all forms of live musical performance and expanding access to the power of live music for all New Yorkers. 

Programs include the Teaching Artists Program, Jazz Mentors and Educational Clinics

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#MusiciansofNY tells the stories of the working union musicians of New York, with posts about a new musician every week on Local 802’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Longer versions of these features are archived on the website.


From monthly updates on collective bargaining agreements to discussions about copyright protection, common challenges facing musicians and the joy of making music in the cultural capital of the world, Allegro keeps musicians up to date about issues and ideas at the forefront of New York City’s music scene.

Broadway Green Alliance

Local 802 supports the important work of the Broadway Green Alliance, on Broadway and through its Off-Broadway chapter, and recommends that Local 802 administration, staff, and musicians throughout the music industry foster an environment that welcomes and encourages the use of sustainable practices in their workplaces.

Jazz in the Afternoon

Jazz in the Afternoon presents Lou Caputo’s “Not So Big Band” on Tuesday, January 29 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm in the Local 802 club room. Proceeds to benefit the Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund. Donations can be made by cash, check or credit card.