HammondCast: Justice For Jazz Artists Meeting Advisory Board and HammondCast 148 KYOU Radio

June 18, 2009

Jon Hammond here folks *Member AFM Local 802 & Local 6: Here is an excerpt and photos of the very important issues being dealt with head on at today's Jazz Advisory Board meeting at AFM Local 802 Musicians Union. A 'who's who' of veteran jazz musicians attended and also young pro jazz musicians, including: drummer BERNARD PURDIE, JUNIOR MANCE, BOB CRANSHAW, JIMMY OWENS, Local 802 Asst to the President JOEL LeFEVRE, Local 802 Recording Vice President BILL DENNISON, CHARLES TOLLIVER, BENNY POWELL, 802 Jazz Rep. TODD BRYANT WEEKS, MATTHEW PLUMMER, RUDY SHERIFF LAWLESS, KEITH DAMES, COLIN DEAN and more. Things are just getting rolling so I personally encourage professional jazz musicians and fans and supporters of America's Music and Musicians to get involved now. Thanks for your support! Sincerely, Jon Hammond Go to www.justiceforjazzartists.org sign the petition to get the club owners to do the right thing as mandated by State of New York to contribute sales tax towards Pension Fund, and you can find a more thorough explanation on the Justice for Jazz Artists site and by contacting Mr. Todd Bryant Weeks at Local 802 directly tel. 212-245-4802 x-185 Excerpt: Fair Standards for NYC Music Clubs June 16th, 2009 While larger and more financially stable clubs and cabaret spaces offer reasonable compensation to performing musicians, there are a host of smaller venues that do not. The abuse ranges from notorious pay-to-play venues to those that charge for the use of sound equipment or require musicians to guarantee an audience. What can be done? What are “fair standards” for the treatment of musicians? Give us your feedback as we work to establish a “fair standards code” for these music venues. Send an email to jazzdept@local802afm.org or call 212 245 4802 X185. Campaign Picks Up Speed The Justice for Jazz Artists campaign continues to pick up speed. We now have over 270 petitioners! This number is up from 144 on May 1. We are currently seeking the endorsements of elected officials and religious leaders, even as we build our petition of jazz artists and musicians who work in other areas—particularly on Broadway and in the concert field. Here is our list of Coalition Endorsers at Present: American Federation of Musicians, Tom Lee, President; Sam Folio, Secretary Treasurer Local 802, Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 Jazz Advisory Committee Local 802 Theater Committee Jazz Foundation of America Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Executive Director New York Central Labor Council Jazz Ministry at St. Peter’s Church, Amandus J. Derr, Senior Pastor New School Jazz Department Faculty Committee Andy Kirk Research Foundation NY City Councilwoman Diana Reyna (D-34, Brooklyn) Rutgers-Newark Master’s Program in Jazz History and Research Dr. Lewis Porter, Jazz Historian and Educator Dan Morgenstern, Jazz Historian and former editor of Down Beat John Chilton, Jazz Historian Maxine Gordon (widow of Dexter Gordon) Gary Giddins, Jazz Journalist Nat Hentoff, Jazz Journalist Won’t you print up copies of the J4JA Petition and Fact Sheet and convince your fellow musicians to sign on? Then simply mail them in to the address below—or drop by the union’s Jazz Dept—on the 3rd floor. AFM Local 802 322 West 48th Street New York, New York 10036 Associated Musicians of Greater New York, AFM Local 802322 West 48th Street 3rd floorNew York, New York 10036 *LISTEN TO HammondCast 148 HERE: HammondCast 148 KYOURADIO with special guest HOUSTON PERSON tenor saxophonist band leader: "Since I Fell for YOU", Interview with Jon Hammond, "Tenderly" www.houstonperson.com JIMMY McGRIFF R.I.P. "I Got A Woman" and "River's Invitation" with Hank Crawford + Billy Preston © www.HammondCast.com Bob Cunningham, Bass, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union, NDR Jazz, Late Rent, Mikell's, Jazz Foundation of America, Elmar Lemes, ASCAP Network, B3 organ, XK-3c, Blues, Funky, Rhonda Hamilton, WBGO, Cephas Bowles, Gary Walker, Brian Delp, Josh Jackson, Sylvia Brewer ASCAP Network Behind The Beat with Jon Hammond "LATE RENT" Elmar Lemes photo of Jon Hammond playing XK-3 organ at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America Jon Hammond MySpace HammondCast ASCAP Network Behind The Beat "NDR SESSIONS Projekt" Jon Hammond is an endorsed artist of Hammond Suzuki USA Jon Hammond and Bob Cunningham playing at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America photo by Elmar Lemes Justice For Jazz Artists, Bob Cranshaw, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Todd Weeks, Local 802, Musicians Union, B3 organ, XK-3c, Accordion, ASCAP Network, Birdland, Blue Note, Smoke, Iridium, Jerry Nadler, KYOU