Musicians of NY

#MusiciansofNY tells the stories of the working union musicians of New York.

#MusiciansofNY: Quarantine Edition
Elena Bonomo  802 drummer Elena Bonomo typically makes her living performing live – subbing on shows, playing for workshops and readings, and playing with different songwriters and bands. At the time that Broadway shut down, Elena was working as a

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#MusiciansofNY: Quarantine Edition
802 percussionist, timpanist, and drummer Matt Kantorski usually makes his living as a freelancer in the orchestral realm, along with a bit of chamber music and subbing on Broadway shows. One of Matt’s most unique gigs is playing with the Patriot Brass Ensemble, whose primary mission

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#MusiciansofNY: Quarantine Edition
802 pianist and composer Beata Moon works primarily as a teaching artist. In a normal week, she may have 2-3 residencies in schools throughout the five boroughs, making music with students of all different ages and backgrounds. Beata also composes for instrumental, chamber, orchestral, and

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#MusiciansofNY: Quarantine Edition
In a typical month, 802 woodwinds player Emily Pecoraro has a pretty diverse gig life: subbing on Broadway shows, playing jazz gigs with big bands and other Free-improvised projects, and regularly playing lead alto in the New York horn section of The Temptations and The

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#MusiciansofNY: Quarantine Edition
802 bassist Alexis Cuadrado usually splits his work between composing, producing, teaching, and performing. Like many musicians, all his freelance composing and performing work has come to a halt. However, Alexis continued his job teaching at The New School remotely for the remainder of the spring semester and has been

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#MusiciansofNY: Quarantine Edition
When she isn’t sheltering at home, 802 pianist and percussionist Rona Siddiqui writes musicals, music–directs, orchestrates, and plays workshops. The pandemic ground this work to a halt, but Rona’s been staying busy by attending Maestra workshops remotely and following her creative impulses wherever they lead, including writing humorous songs

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