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Currently Browsing: July, 2020

President's report
No one will ever forget the summer of 2020. Many of us experienced the loss or illness of loved ones, the savage lack of justice in our country, the hope that change is possible, and the pain of not being

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Karen Fisher
Before 2019, Local 802 saw many years of declining finances culminating in a massive deficit by year end 2018 predominantly brought about by heavy spending on legal, public relations, and personnel. When the current administration took office in January 2019,

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May 19, 2020 to July 28, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Meeting called to order at 11:08 am by Financial Vice President Fisher via video conference necessitated by the need for social distancing relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Axelrod,

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Winning on Stage
Dr. Don Greene
Endurance Training for Covid-19 By Dr. Don Greene Greetings, musicians, from a safe social distance! Even though we are many months into the pandemic, it is not even close to being over. We are still being swamped by the first

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Legal corner
Harvey Mars
How can we engage in effective collective bargaining negotiations during a pandemic when there is no real possibility that live performances will resume anytime soon? This is a question that haunts me morning, noon and night. My first inclination is

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THE BAND ROOM
July/August 2020
Bill Crow
By Bill Crow Do you remember double-talk? It was the clever use of nonsense words to confuse and amuse the listener. Professor Irwin Corey used it in his act, as did Danny Kaye, Sid Caesar and a number of other

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In memory of Judson Griffin
David Bakamjian
In Memory of Judson Griffin By David Bakamjian Judson Griffin was a beloved son, brother, partner, friend, and colleague, as well as one of the most highly respected musicians in the early music community. He died on May 27, 2020

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Tribute to Jerry Bruno by Russ Kassoff
Russ Kassoff
Jerry Bruno, 100, died on June 22, 2020. He had been a member of Local 802 since 1951. Below is a tribute by fellow member Russ Kassoff… A tribute to Jerry Bruno By Russ Kassoff Jerry Bruno (real name Frank)

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Tribute to Jerry Bruno by Howie Tavin
Howie Tavin
Jerry Bruno, 100, died on June 22, 2020. He had been a member of Local 802 since 1951. Below is a tribute by fellow Local 802 member Howie Tavin… A tribute to Jerry Bruno by Howie Tavin (“Tavern”) My dear

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In memory of Marilyn Smith
Marilyn K. Smith, a violinist and teacher, and a member of Local 802 since 1955, passed away on April 25, 2020. Throughout her long career as a teacher and performer she touched the lives of hundreds of students, many of

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Reminiscences of Bob Ojeda
Roger Rhodes
Bob Ojeda, 78, a trumpeter and a member of Local 802 since 1992, died on March 26. Allegro published Mr. Ojeda’s obituary here, and below are reminiscences by Roger Rhodes. Bob Ojeda was my colleague and friend for 60 years.

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Romolo Ferri: Master Jazz Teacher and Accompanist
Eve Zanni
Romolo Ferri: Master Jazz Teacher and Accompanist April 17, 1931 – May 1st, 2020 By Eve Zanni (jazz vocalist, author) Read more at https://www.facebook.com/groups/RomFerriMemorial Romolo Ferri is survived by his wife Linda, son Matthew, granddaughter Elena, extended family and friends.

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A tribute to Kathryn Easter
Henry Fanelli
Kathryn Easter, 86, a member of Local 802 for almost 60 years, died on April 16, 2020.  Kathryn was probably best known for her extraordinary career as a Broadway harpist.  Starting in 1962 with Steven Sondheim’s riotous musical farce, A

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A tribute to Donn Trenner
Stuart Tresser
Pianist, conductor and arranger Donn Trenner died on May 16, 2020 after being a member of Local 802 since 1956. Fellow member Stuart Tresser wrote the following reminiscences: “I can proudly say that in the 1950’s I watched the Steve

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Elizabeth Evans
A tribute to Carmine DeLeo By Elizabeth Evans The violinist Carmine DeLeo, 93, a member of Local 802 since 1953, died of congestive heart failure on May 13, 2020 in The Woodlands, Texas. Carmine was born on October 23, 1926

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Armen Donelian
I am saddened by the death of Dr. Janet Grice [obituary published in Allegro here]. I performed with Janet as her pianist countless times in the USA and Brazil and on record. Janet was a courageous and accomplished woman who

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