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Name: Nick Porter
Date registered: January 10, 2012

Latest posts

  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
  2. How Can I Get a Pension? — 2 comments
  3. J4JA! WHO WE ARE — 1 comment
  4. J4JA! Leafleters Start Out with a Bang — 1 comment
  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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PIANIST KENNY BARRON PUBLICLY SUPPORTS J4JA

Grammy nominated NEA Jazz Master, Pianist, and educator Kenny Barron has signed on to support the Justice for Jazz Artists campaign! Barron started playing as a teenager and at age 19 moved to New York City and freelanced with Roy Haynes, Lee Morgan and James Moody. Dizzy Gillespie hired Barron for his Quartet on the …

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LEGENDARY JAZZ ARTISTS AND NYC CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS SPEAK OUT ON BEHALF OF WORKPLACE SECURITY FOR JAZZ MUSICIANS

Council Member Corey Johnson

Justice for Jazz Artists took the fight to New York City Hall today. Supporters gathered this morning to testify before the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations in support of City Council Resolution 207 A, a resolution sponsored by City Council members Jimmy Van Bramer, Laurie Cumbo and Corey Johnson supporting the …

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ESTABLISH A MINIMUM WAGE FOR MUSICIANS!

Justice for Jazz Artists fights hard to win basic economic security for musicians who aren’t compensated for their hard work the way workers would be in any other context. In nightclubs all over the City musicians are expected to work for whatever ends up in the tip jar at the end of the night and …

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Justice for Jazz Artists Demonstrates at Shake Shack; Musicians Demand Meetings with Jazz Standard’s Danny Meyer

Thursday, July 24—Justice for Jazz Artists demonstrated for a third time this summer at Madison Square Park’s popular Shake Shack restaurant and in front of the Jazz Standard, a club owned by Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), which also owns the fast food chain. USHG was founded by restaurateur Danny Meyer. Musicians and their supporters …

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JUSTICE FOR JAZZ ARTISTS MARCH TOMORROW

Jazz Demonstration and March Thursday Evening, July 24th, 2014 – 6PM at Madison Square Park, NYC Corner of 23rd and Broadway Tell the Jazz Standard that pension and recording rights should be “standard”!  Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group owns JAZZ STANDARD, in addition to dozens of restaurants all over the world. Despite USHG’s phenomenal …

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PHIL WOODS STANDS UP FOR WORKING MUSICIANS IN COLUMN

Saxophonist and Justice for Jazz Artists supporter Phil Woods has previously made strong, principled statements in the press regarding the need for fairer compensation structures for hard-working sidemen in thriving New York City jazz clubs. This is why we weren’t surprised at a recent and even more bold statement showing solidarity with club musicians all …

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J4JA Stages Successful March at Big Apple Block Party and Barbecue

Saturday, June 7—Justice for Jazz Artists staged a highly effective demonstration and march at the annual Big Apple Barbecue and Block Party, which is sponsored by Madison Square Park Conservancy and receives major funding from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). USHG owns and operates the club Jazz Standard. Despite numerous attempts by J4JA …

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Help Jazz Musicians Bring Home the Bacon!

Justice for Jazz Artists March and Demonstration with Live Brass Band Madison Square Park 23rd/B’dway, NYC Tomorrow, Saturday, June 7, 201411AM-1PM Tell Danny Meyer that jazz musicians deserve the same benefits afforded to classical and Broadway musicians! · Meyer is the CEO of the company that owns the JAZZ STANDARD club, in addition to dozens of …

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Trombonist Dick Griffin Endorses J4JA!

Dick Griffin, one of today’s leading trombone players, has endorsed Justice for Jazz Artists. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has performed with some of the biggest names in jazz and soul music, as well as appearing with several symphony orchestras. A short list of the luminaries with whom Mr. Griffin has worked …

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J4JA Conducts First March of Spring!

The weather is warming up and Justice for Jazz Artists is marching on behalf of hard working jazz musicians in NYC. Working jazz musicians often end up struggling later in life due to lack of basic protections like fair pay scales, pensions and protections of recording rights. J4JA will rally this Wednesday, a perfect opportunity …

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