‘Why we joined the union’

Volume 118, No. 3March, 2018

Joe McCarthy

I had temporarily left Local 802 after I went on the first national tour of “The Bodyguard: The Musical.” Now I’m happy to be back in New York and rejoining Local 802. My musical goal in NYC is to create a new home for my Afro Bop Alliance Big Band, while taking advantage of NYC’s vast musical resources. My favorite recent gig was with my band’s NYC premier performance at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. It was a great gig to get the band off the ground here in New York. My principal instruments are drums and percussion.