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Currently Browsing: December, 2018

President's Report
Tino Gagliardi
As 2018 comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on Local 802’s accomplishments and challenges this past year. In 2018, we awarded our first Emerging Artists Project grant to the Roxy Coss Quintet. The EAP is a

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Financial Vice President's Report
The U.S. midterms gave New Yorkers a dash of hope as we look forward to the new year. Now it’s up to us… After absorbing the results of this year’s U.S. midterm elections, one thing should be transparently clear: whenever

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We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new chapter in the lives of part-time jazz instructors at the New School. Stewards have stepped up in new and courageous ways and are looking to build an ever-stronger presence for the benefit of

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Oganizing Matters
Joy Winkler is the director of organizing and field services. If you’re playing a job that you would like to be covered under a union contract, contact Joy at (212) 245-4802, ext. 157. You can also call the Local 802

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Steven Cuevas
The Diversity Committee of Local 802 was recently formed and I have the honor of being its chair. In a union that represents all types of musicians, the committee is devoted to support the already diverse membership of Local 802

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Jazz Mentors XVII: 'Stoking the Starmaker Machinery'
Photos by Kent Smith. Creating a buzz is key to marketing yourself and your music. With today’s technology, creating that buzz is easier than ever. But you need to have the right tools and guidance at your disposal. On Oct.

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Steve Danenberg recently retired from his full-time position at Local 802 as supervisor of electronic media services. Steve has been serving our members for nearly a dozen years and we want to thank him on behalf of all of us

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Alexia DelGiudice Bigari
I joined Local 802 to pursue my music career in Manhattan after graduating with my master’s degree from Northwestern University. I earned my B.Mus. degree from Juilliard and am excited to be returning back to New York. I am very

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Alexander Greenberg
I joined Local 802 to expand my performing opportunities and work with the highest caliber of musicians. While I mainly work in theatre, I love any chance I can get to make music with other people. One of my most

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Natalia Steinbach
I joined Local 802 because I’m interested in meeting new musicians, playing high-level theatre gigs, and performing solo, chamber and orchestral work. I also enjoy composing and arranging music and would love to have more opportunities to collaborate with other

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Jeffery Miller
I joined Local 802 after getting a job performing in a Shakespeare in the Park production of “Twelfth Night.” My musical goal in New York City is to be a well-respected, first-call trombonist. I want anyone who hires me to

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Marc Mommaas
I joined Local 802 when I was hired by the New School as a part-time teacher. I joined the union to honor the work that my colleagues and Local 802 staff have achieved in negotiations with the New School. Thanks

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From jazz to classical to composition, Uri Caine is pushing boundaries
Interview by Bob Pawlo
Uri Caine is a true renaissance man. A master jazz pianist and an acclaimed classical composer, Caine attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied composition with George Rochberg and George Crumb. He has played with a huge variety of

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How Local 802 can take a step to address workplace intimidation for musicians
Harvey Mars, Esq.
No worker should have to put up with bullying and intimidation – and that includes musicians. Recently, Local 802 members have taken the lead in addressing this issue. But as an attorney, I am keenly aware of the fact that

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Audrey Flores and Martha Hyde
On Oct. 24, Local 802 held its fall membership meeting. Instead of chairs set up in traditional rows, there were clusters set up under signs with months on them, with the purpose of encouraging roundtable-style peer group discussions in small

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GLEN DAUM Glen Daum, 77, a member of Local 802 since 1979, died on Oct. 17. Mr. Daum was active as a composer, arranger and producer in New York for the past several decades, writing and arranging music for ABC

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July 3, 2018 - August 7, 2018
NOTE: The Executive Board did not meet on July 3, 2018 or July 10, 2018. TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018 Meeting called to order at 11:10 am by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Cutler,

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December '18
In my early years in New York City, I lived for a while in a basement apartment on West 10th Street with the singer Dave Lambert. He had broken up with his wife, who had found an apartment on 12th

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