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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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  1. Sept. 29 J4JA! Rally in NYC — 3 comments
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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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Jon-Erik Kellso Endorses J4JA!

Trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso started playing professionally in and around Detroit, Michigan where he was born in 1964. Jon began early, playing in a big band at age 11, in the International Youth Symphony at age 13, and in a concert alongside cornetist Wild Bill Davison at age 17. Kellso played with a wide variety of …

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Tierney Sutton Endorses J4JA!

The New York Times has called J4JA’s newest musician endorser, Tierney Sutton, “A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level.” A six time Grammy Nominee as both a recording artist and arranger, Sutton is often described as “a singer’s singer,” but just as often, she is described as a “musician’s singer” …

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Steve Wilson Endorses J4JA!

Justice for Jazz Artists welcomes musician and educator Steve Wilson, who has publicly endorsed our campaign to bring common sense economic relief to struggling jazz musicians.  Steve is a musician’s musician and has attained ubiquitous status in the studio and on the stage with the greatest names in jazz, as well as critical acclaim as a …

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Bill Saxton Endorses J4JA!

Saxophonist Bill Saxton was born in Harlem and attended New York City public schools. His musical career spans from the late 1960’s to the present. After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in jazz performance, he went on to appear with and/or record with jazz giants Roy Haynes, Jackie McLean, …

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Scott Robinson Endorses Justice for Jazz Artists!

One of today’s most wide-ranging instrumentalists, Scott Robinson has been heard on tenor sax with Buck Clayton’s band, on trumpet with Lionel Hampton’s quintet, on alto clarinet with Paquito D’Rivera’s clarinet quartet, and on bass sax with the New York City Opera. On these and other instruments including theremin and ophicleide, he has been heard …

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JIMMY COBB ENDORSES J4JA!

The legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb—who recently gave testimony in support of J4JA before of the Committee on Cultural Affairs and the Committee on Civil Service and Labor of the New York City Council—has publicly endorsed Justice for Jazz Artists. Cobb is a superb, mostly self-taught musician and the elder statesman of all the incredible …

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TRUMPETER AND COMPOSER TERENCE BLANCHARD ENDORSES THE J4JA CAMPAIGN

Terence Blanchard, internationally lauded as one of the greatest trumpet players of his generation, Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and a noted composer of film scores and music for other orchestral and theatrical works, has endorsed Justice for Jazz Artists. Born in New Orleans, Mr. …

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DR. CORNEL WEST JOINS FIGHT FOR MUSICIAN RIGHTS

Dr. Cornel West, esteemed philosopher, activist, educator and public intellectual, has joined J4JA’s fight to bring basic rights to musicians working in New York City’s most affluent jazz clubs. Dr. West was educated at Harvard and then Princeton University, where he was the first African American to graduate from Princeton with a Ph.D in Philosophy. …

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NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL VOTES FOR JUSTICE FOR JAZZ ARTISTS

Yesterday, the New York City Council passed Resolution 207 A supporting our campaign on behalf of talented New York City jazz artists, which seeks through collective bargaining to improve the lives of musicians working in New York City’s jazz clubs by addressing workplace issues, including by providing retirement security though fair pay, pension contributions, protection of their …

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NYC CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON J4JA RESOLUTION TODAY!

The NYC City Council is set to vote on the Justice for Jazz Artists resolution TODAY. Come out and show your support for working jazz artists! Following the vote on the resolution, musicians will play in the City Council Chambers and proceed to a press conference on the steps of City Hall.   The whole …

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