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Name: Nick Porter
Date registered: January 10, 2012

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  1. Join Local 802 for “Jazz Mentors” — March 2, 2016
  2. Tell KIDAM: They Played, You Pay! — September 30, 2015
  3. SAXOPHONIST PHIL WOODS PASSES AWAY AT 83 — September 29, 2015
  4. Famed Free Jazz Drummer Andrew Cyrille has Publicly Endorsed J4JA! — June 23, 2015
  5. J4JA Supporters Once Again Fill the List of Jazz Journalists Association Awards Winners — May 15, 2015

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  5. Justice for Jazz Artists Marches against shake shack and jazz standard, make first contact in five years with club management! — 1 comment

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Join Local 802 for “Jazz Mentors”

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Join Local 802 next Thursday, March 10, for Jazz Mentors, which will focus on “Organizing Your Career: Getting Started in the Business of Jazz,” and will be led by bassist Bob Cranshaw, clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera and vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, who will speak about their working lives in Jazz and offer ideas to jumpstart …

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Tell KIDAM: They Played, You Pay!

Back in January, French film company KIDAM recorded 27 bands at Winter Jazzfest to appear on Mezzo TV throughout Europe. Today, those bands still have not been paid their full wages and benefits. What’s more, many of the acts have received NOTHING for their work. This situation is unacceptable. J4JA needs your help in letting KIDAM …

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SAXOPHONIST PHIL WOODS PASSES AWAY AT 83

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Much like the rest of the jazz world, J4JA laments today the passing of Saxophonist Phil Woods. Phil was a deft improviser and a great steward of his craft. Even beyond his virtuosity, technical skill and great contribution to bebop as a form he will live on through his presence in the canon of pop music on …

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Famed Free Jazz Drummer Andrew Cyrille has Publicly Endorsed J4JA!

Jazz drummer and educator Anderw Cyrille has endorsed Justice for Jazz Artists. Born in 1939, Mr. Cyrille is one of the great free jazz drummers of his generation. Cyrille began playing drums in a drum and bugle corps at the age of 11. At 15, he played in a trio with guitarist Eric Gale. He enrolled …

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J4JA Supporters Once Again Fill the List of Jazz Journalists Association Awards Winners

The Jazz Journalists Association has just announced winners in 32 JJA Jazz Awards categories for 2015. Every year the organization awards those musicians who have shown excellence in their respective fields, extreme precision on their instrument or broken new ground with acclaimed albums. And this year, as in most, our musician supporters are heavily represented …

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Celebrate May Day with J4JA!

J4JA friends and supporters, it’s that time of the year again. Spring is here, and it’s time to celebrate with and for working people all over the world! Join Local 802 and the J4JA Brass Band as we march alongside fellow unions, community groups, and other activists from all over the city to stand up …

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SUPPORTER JOE LOVANO SPOTLIGHTED IN THIS MONTH’S ISSUE OF ALLEGRO MAGAZINE

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Joe Lovano, a long-time J4JA supporter, Local 802 member and talented musician, speaks out about the Justice for Jazz Artists campaign and building solidarity in the jazz movement in the new issue of Allegro. Local 802 rep Bob Pawlo sat down with Mr. Lovano for an interview about growing as a musician, early gig stories and favorite players, …

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J4JA Organizer Writes About Challenges of Building Movements That Matter

John O’Connor—Local 802 Vice President and a key organizer of the J4JA campaign—has an illuminating article in the newest issue of Allegro (Local 802’s monthly publication) about union membership and what it takes to build meaningful movements that result in real change. O’Connor’s piece, titled “You’ve Got to Be In It to Win It,” argues that …

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J4JA Supporters Grammy Nominees

Justice for Jazz Artists musicians are passionate advocates for fairness in the NYC music scene, and they are some of the most talented purveyors of jazz, the most American of art forms. The 57th annual Grammy Awards are coming up this Sunday, February 8th. Unsurprisingly, many of our talented supporters are among those nominated for …

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Tatum Greenblatt Endorses J4JA!

Tatum Greenblatt, who has established himself as one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the NYC music scene, has endorsed J4JA’s fight to win basic fairness for talented jazz players in New York City clubs. Gifted from an early age, a turning point in Tatum’s education and development came when he participated in Jazz …

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