IN THE JAZZ FIELD
Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra: Festival Productions has signed a new contract for the 2001-2002 season covering all performances at Carnegie Hall and the John Harms Center in New Jersey. The contract will also cover concerts performed at Princeton University. Scale wages increased from $222.50 to $235.00 per performance of 2½ hours or less. Benefits include pension contributions of 10 percent and health benefits of $21 per day, up to a maximum of $60 per week.
John Pizzarelli: A one-year agreement between John Pizzarelli’s corporation, Seven Strings Limited, and Local 802 provides a scale wage of $250 per performance. The contract provides health benefits of $11 per day, up to a maximum of $45 per week, for each musician hired to play for a band of more than seven. For musicians playing in bands of less than seven musicians the daily contribution is $21, with a maximum of $60 per week.
BARBARA COOK SINGS MOSTLY SONDHEIM
Local 802 reached agreement with Lincoln Center Theaters for employment of musician in this limited-run series of performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The minimum side musician performance rate was set at $235 with a 100 percent leader premium. A second performance on Sundays pays time and one half. The standard doubling and synthesizer premiums are included. Pension is to be paid at 10 percent and health benefits at $54 per week.