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Currently Browsing: July, 2018

President's Report
Congratulations to all of the Local 802 members who work on musicals that won a Tony this year, including “The Band’s Visit” (which won Best Musical) and “Once on This Island” (which won Best Revival). Let’s give a special shout-out

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Join us on Sept 12 to learn about the union's media contracts
If you were called for a recording session, would you know how much you should be paid? How about if you wanted to produce an album – do you know what options exist to fit your budget? Do you know

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Martha Hyde
As some of you know, Local 802 devoted its June 6 membership meeting to the opioid crisis in our society, which affects musicians as well as many others. I recently attended an International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) conference

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Jazz Mentors Student Jam
Jazz Mentors held another highly successful and well-attended student jam session on May 22. Students attended from various jazz programs, including Fiorello LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, SUNY Purchase, the Kaufman Center and NJPAC. The house trio, led

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Music & Politics
Chris Carroll
The last 18 months will be remembered for many things in Washington. President Trump’s social media habits, constant turnover in the West Wing and Cabinet, Robert Mueller’s investigation, the questionable ethics of administration officials, fighting with the G-7 allies, tariffs

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Technology continues to evolve and influence the landscape for nearly all facets of the music industry. With the astounding rate of technological change, it is easy to fall behind as new situations and ethical questions arise. Electronics are both powerful

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The Musicians’ Voice is an open forum for discussion about the state of union affairs. The letters here do not necessarily express the views of Local 802. E-mail letters to Allegro, Local 802, 322 West 48th Street, New York, NY

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Introducing a new place for musicians and all entertainers to recorver after illness or surgery
There was palpable excitement at the Actors Fund Home last October when more than 100 guests celebrated the opening of their new wing: the Shubert Pavilion, which houses the Home’s subacute rehabilitation center for people recovering from illness or surgery.

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Local 802 member Mike Spengler tells all about standout moments in his career
Interview by Bob Pawlo
Trumpeter Mike Spengler, a member of Local 802 since 1981, has enjoyed a long and varied career that includes classical training with Rudy Nashan and time on the road with both Diana Ross and Bruce Springsteen. With these superstars, Spengler

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Music's past, present and future
Neil Turkewitz
As advocacy by artists for the digital future of the arts becomes more and more common and articulate, making it somewhat more difficult for copyright skeptics to play artists and labels against each other (although not for want of trying),

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7th annual iPod donation drive on Broadway
Dave Roth
Music has the power to soothe the mind and heal the soul. That’s why I’m pleased to announce the seventh annual Broadway Alzheimer’s iPod Drive, which runs from Aug. 1 to 19. As some of you know, my mother suffered

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Local 802’s election of officers and delegates will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, for a term of office beginning Jan. 1, 2019 The offices open for election are: president, financial vice president, recording vice president, nine Executive Board

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John Keim
I re-joined Local 802 to gig as much as possible and to make as many recordings as possible. I came to NYC in 1981, and have been blessed to have played in many great ensembles throughout my career. I feel

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Sara Milonovich
I joined Local 802 to explore more diverse opportunities in NYC, including Broadway. My musical goal is to be as creatively challenged and inspired as possible by stepping into as many different NYC music scenes as I can manage. It

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Matt Wong
I joined Local 802 to become better connected with New York City musicians. Plus I’m also a strong believer in what the union does. My musical goal in NYC is to immerse myself in as many musical situations as possible.

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Michael Coiro
I joined Local 802 after attending NYU’s Broadway Percussion Seminar. I would love to be able to say yes to any gig thrown at me. But I think my main goal is to become involved in the Broadway scene as

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Victoria Theodore
I joined Local 802 after having been a member of Local 47 (Los Angeles) for many years. Over the past ten years, as a keyboardist and singer, I’ve toured with both Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder and also played in the

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BUELL NEIDLINGER Buell Neidlinger, 82, a bassist and a longtime member of Local 802, died on March 16. Mr. Neidlinger’s talents manifested themselves early – first on cello, which he played proficiently before his teens, and then on the upright

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February 27, 2018 - March 6, 2018
NOTE: The Executive Board did not meet on Tuesday, Feb. 20 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018 Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Burridge, Cutler, Dougherty,

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Martha Hyde
Folks who choose the HMO option as an alternative to the Local 802 health Plans A or A+ will soon see dramatically higher premiums. Local 802 Musicians’ Health Fund has offered the option of an Empire Blue Cross HMO for

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All LS-1 contracts must be submitted by July 15, 2018 for the benefit period that begins September 1, 2018. Only teaching (private and institutional) and/or solo, live engagements performed between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2018 can be reported on

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July/August 2018
Vinnie Burke was a wonderful bass player who was on the New York jazz scene when I first came here. I heard him at sessions when I was learning to play, and he sometimes let me sit in on his

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