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Organizing is taking ordinary people and empowering them to do extraordinary things. By coming together with other musicians at engagements, you are changing the basic power relationship between yourselves and the employer, venue owner or booking agency.

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News and Updates

Join us at the Oct 24 Membership Meeting
How does bullying and harassment show up in your workplace? What is Local 802’s role in supporting you and other members around this issue? Join us at the upcoming Local 802 membership meeting for a discussion about our union’s role

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October Jazz Events at Local 802
There are three exciting jazz events coming up in the Local 802 Clubroom in October!  Jazz in the Afternoon feat. Ed Palermo Big Band – Thu, Oct 18, 5 PM Join us for an afternoon of live jazz to benefit

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New York University is on the unfair list. Members are asked not to accept recording or performance work at NYU. Don’t know what the unfair list or a Do Not Work order is? Click here to learn more.

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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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The Emerging Artists Project

The Emerging Artists Project is a grant designed to help you make a living, while doing what you do best – make music.


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.