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Currently Browsing: June, 2009

Musicians and union ratchet up their campaign.
Pianist Danny Mixon, who joined Local 802 in 1993, jams at the annual “Great Night in Harlem” benefit for the Jazz Foundation. Photo by Enid Farber.   PETITION FOR PENSION TO: New York’s jazz club owners and operators FROM: The

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Looking at the larger picture – and taking action
Paul Molloy
As a core value, organized labor fights to ensure respect, dignity and equality of working men and women. Implicit in union contracts is the guarantee that all who work under them receive equal protection. Likewise, throughout history, many social movements

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State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell
On April 16th, Governor Paterson held a press conference to formally introduce legislation that would grant same-sex couples the same legal recognition afforded to partners of the opposite sex. The press conference was a bold call to action and I

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President's Report (“Organize or Die” revisited)
Mary Landolfi
Question: “Should Local 802 membership be limited to musicians who work under a certain number of union contracts, or should membership continue to be open to anyone who wants to join?” That was what we asked members this month in

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Financial Vice-President's Report
Jay Blumenthal
As the recession continues to maintain a tenacious grip on the economy, I am happy to report that year-end numbers for Local 802 indicated a significant surplus. We ended 2008 in the black by $477,000. There are several reasons for

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Controller's Report
Ira Goldman
It’s hard to believe another year has gone by. The financial statements reflect an increase in net assets of $477,303 for 2008 as compared to $529,519 for 2007. The income side was primarily responsible for this surplus. However, as good

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Beat on the Street
This month, we asked Local 802 members the following question: “Should Local 802 membership be limited to musicians who work under a certain number of union contracts, or should membership continue to be open to anyone who wants to join?”

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The Musicians’ Voice is an open forum for discussion about the state of union affairs. The letters published here do not necessarily express the views of Local 802. Letters must be 300 words or less. Send them to Allegro, c/o Local

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Music & Power
Ethan Fein
The Local 802 Power Boosters have established a good track record over the last nine months or so. An early activity was actually a non-activity. When the campaign on behalf of the “WonderPets!” orchestra needed people to picket the headquarters

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Photo by Wire Image PETE SEEGER’S 90th BIRTHDAY BASH May 3 • Madison Square Garden Members of the “Saturday Night Live” orchestra performed as the house band. “Times have changed a lot since I was a kid, growing up in

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From time to time, as space permits, Allegro will spotlight some new or readmitted members. I joined Local 802 to better network as a musician in the New York theatre scene, as well as to be an active part of an

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FREE CONCERT The Senior Concert Orchestra will perform its annual free concert on Wednesday, June 17 at 2 p.m. at Merkin Hall, 129 West 67th Street. Get your free tickets at Merkin Hall during regular box office hours, or send

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Geoffrey Clarkson, piano Edgar A. De Pool, saxophone Howard A. Kravitz, trombone/conductor/arranger Carmen Leggio, saxophone Michael Levin, violin Nathan Mash, drums Hal Militare, saxophone Manny Oquendo, drums Don Palmer, violin/conductor Kimberly Reeves, violin Myor Rosen, harp Carmen Leggio Carmen Leggio,

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April 7, 2009 - May 5, 2009
TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009 Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. Present: President Landolfi, Recording Vice President Dennison, Financial Vice President Blumenthal, Executive Board members Fein, Giannini, Johansen, Rizzo, Roach, Schwartz and Jazz Advisory Committee Liaison Owens.  Local 802 Counsel

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February 10, 2009
In attendance: Roger Blanc (RMA), Joyce Flissler (NYCB), Yana Goichman (Single Engagement Concerts), Richard Jenkins (Hotel Committee), Frances McIntyre (Gospel Committee), Gail Kruvand Moye (NYCO) Meeting called to order at 2:10 pm Quorum was established to be a simple majority.

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Crossword & Sight-Sing
SIGHT-SINGING ANSWER: Theme from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” by John Williams. Across  1- Pass out METE 5- Bright lizard AGAMA 10- Poems of praise ODES 14- Opera highlight ARIA 15- Catering hall? MANOR 16- Glow AURA 17- Early

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Bill Crow
I lost my old friend Carmen Leggio in April. A heart attack took him away just two days after we played our last gig together, with pianist Hiroshi Yamazaki, at the Red Hat on the River, a lovely restaurant up

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