[JPL] The Jazz Session SPECIAL REPORT: Justice For Jazz Artists

Jason Crane|The Jazz Session jason at thejazzsession.com
Fri Sep 25 07:20:47 EDT 2009


THE JAZZ SESSION SPECIAL REPORT: JUSTICE FOR JAZZ ARTISTS

The American Federation of Jazz Musicians Local 802 is trying to win 
pension benefits for jazz musicians who play in New York City clubs. In 
2007, Local 802 fought and won tax relief for NYC jazz clubs, with the 
expectation of state legislators that the clubs would use this money to 
provide pension benefit contributions for jazz artists. Now that the tax 
money has been made available, the club owners have yet to put the money 
towards benefits.

In this interview, Local 802 Jazz/Education Representative Todd Weeks 
lays out the history of the Justice For Jazz Artists campaign and talks 
about the importance of pensions and other benefits for the musicians — 
young and old — who play jazz.

http://thejazzsession.com/2009/09/23/the-jazz-session-special-report-justice-for-jazz-artists/


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Jason Crane
Host/Producer
The Jazz Session
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but we cannot remain silent.”
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