At Local 802, musicians support their fellow artists. This year, we began producing a monthly benefit concert series called Jazz in the Afternoon, featuring top Local 802 talent. All proceeds benefit the Local 802 Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund. Below, the Ed Palermo Big Band (left) and 3Divas (right) perform at two recent shows. Photos by Bettina Covo. The next show is Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. with the 48th Street Big Band in a special tribute to Marion Evans (see calendar). For more info, contact Bettina Covo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 245-4802, ext. 152. To make a donation to the relief fund now, visit www.local802erf.org.
THANK YOU TO ALL MUSICIANS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SERIES!
THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND is Ed Palermo (bandleader), Paul Adamy (bass), Mercedes Beckman (lead alto), Ronnie Buttacavoli (lead trumpet), Barbara Cifelli (bari), Jack Davis (2nd trombone), Tony DeAugustine (drums), Charley Gordon (lead trombone), Scott Harrell (2nd trumpet), Matt Ingman (bass trombone), Katie Jacoby (violin), Ted Kooshian (keyboard), Bruce McDaniel (guitar, vocals), Dan Pearson (2nd alto), Josh Plotner (tenor), Bob Quaranta (piano) and Bill Straub (tenor).
From left, guitarist and vocalist Bruce McDaniel, band leader Ed Palermo and ERF coordinator Bettina Covo.
3DIVAS is Sherrie Maricle (bandleader and drums), Amy Shook (bass) and Jackie Warren (piano).
Leigh Pilzer joined the trio on saxophone.