Justice for Jazz Artists is happy to announce that US Congressman Charles Rangel (D) of the 13th District of New York has publicly endorsed J4JA’s fight for fairness and justice for hardworking jazz musicians in New York City.
Representative Rangel understands—along with our roster of prominent artists, activists and political and religious leaders—that jazz occupies a very special place in the cultural fabric of American and New York City history. He agrees we must do all we can to bring justice to the talented musicians who dedicate their lives to carrying the torch of this true American art form.
If you haven’t already, please sign our petition and send a message to affluent club owners that you, along with Rep. Rangel and our many prominent supporters, demand fairness and justice for NYC jazz musicians.
Representative Rangel’s statement in support of J4JA:
Jazz is at the heart of Harlem’s cultural heritage and the skilled musicians who live and work in our community deserve the same protections as everyone else. That’s why I strongly demand fair pay, good benefits and unemployment insurance for these workers. The men and women who bring life to our nation’s cultural center should not go broke or go hungry, and I’m proud to fight and stand up for the justice they deserve.