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Help Identify Local 14 Musicians in Photo Archives

Please check out these photos from the Local 14 archives and see if you can help identify our musicians and/or events. Many thanks!
Contact: Neil Brown at NeilLocal14@aol.com

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General Membership Mtg Sept 24

Dear Fellow Local 14 Members,

Our next General Membership Meeting will be on TUESDAY, September 24th at 7:00 PM at the Zaloga American Legion Post.

Joseph Zaloga Post
4 Everett Road
Albany, NY 12205
Take Exit 5 on I-90 (Everett Road)
travel approx 500 feet north,
destination will be on your right

We begin the elections process for the board and officers at this meeting. The shape of Local 14 and its future depends on an active membership!

Please like our facebook page “Albany Musicians Association” to see where your fellow union members are playing with other union members. Please let me know of your all-union gigs so that I can send word to our 580+ followers!

In solidarity,

John Van Voris
President of our Albany Musicians’ Association
2nd VP, Eastern Conference of Locals

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Transition: Mike Canonico

Celebration of Life August 24, 2-6 PM

Dear fellow Local 14 members,

The obituary for longtime member Mike Canonico can be found here:  https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=michael-canonico&pid=193669904 .

Please note that Mike’s friends and fellow musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments for a jam session in remembrance of Mike and his music.

Celebration of Life
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
209 Brundige Road,
Valley Falls, NY
View Map

In solidarity,

John Van Voris
President of our Albany Musicians’ Association 

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General Membership Mtg June 10

General Membership Mtg June 10

Dear Fellow Local 14 members:

June 10th 7:00 PM meeting, 8:00 buffet/socializing & networking. 

Please join your colleagues: we have many important issues to discuss including The Jim Clark Community Performance Fund, MPTF, the possibility of  redistricting, The AFM convention, start thinking about November elections and more!

Joseph Zaloga Post, 4 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12205. Approximately 500 feet north off Exit 5 (Everett Road) of I-90.

See you there!

In solidarity,

John Van Voris
President of our Albany Musicians’ Association 
3rd VP, Eastern Conference of Musicians

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month!

Save the date: April 28, 2019 — 1:30-5:45 pm

Albany Musicians’ Association, Inc. 
with the Music Performance Trust Fund 
proudly presents our celebration of the 
19th Annual Jazz Appreciation Month 
created at the Smithsonian Institute in 2001

April 28, 2019 — 1:30-5:45 pm 
Colonie Elks Club, 11 Elks Lane, Latham, NY 12110 
  (518) 785-3557          

The Line-Up
1:30-2 PM Steel Pier Jazz Quartet
2-2:45 PM Maggie MacDougall Quartet
2:45-3 PM Steel Pier Jazz Quartet
3-3:45 Trio Lingo
4-4:45 PM Joe Finn Quartet
4:45-5 PM Presentation to Honor Hal Miller
5-5:45 PM Phil Allen Concert Jazz Band

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Jazz Appreciation Month 2019, April 28

Albany Musicians’ Association, Inc. 
with the Music Performance Trust Fund 
proudly presents our celebration of the 
19th Annual Jazz Appreciation Month 
created at the Smithsonian Institute in 2001

April 28, 2019 — 1:30-5:45 pm
Colonie Elks Club, 11 Elks Lane, Latham, NY 12110
             

The Line-Up
1:30-2 PM Steel Pier Jazz Quartet
2-2:45 PM Maggie MacDougall Quartet
2:45-3 PM Steel Pier Jazz Quartet
3-3:45 Trio Lingo
4-4:45 PM Joe Finn Quartet
4:45-5 PM Presentation to Honor Hal Miller
5-5:45 PM Phil Allen Concert Jazz Band

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Classical Showcase 2019, March 3

AFM Local 14 Classical Showcase

March 3, 2019 1-4 pm
New York State Museum

222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230

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General Member Mtg Rescheduled: Weds, Feb 13

Dear Fellow Local 14 members,

We have rescheduled the makeup meeting for this coming Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 at the Joseph Zaloga American Legion Post, 4 Everett Road in Albany, just 300 or so feet north of I-90 exit 5 (Everett Road).

We’ve checked the weather along with the post’s schedule, and according to the weather forecasters, there should be a storm on Tuesday that ends by Wednesday morning. The roads should be clear well before our meeting.

As always, our main concern is your safety, so please check your email before heading out. I will post either way whether the meeting is on, no later than 3:00 PM.

In solidarity,

John Van Voris
President of our Albany Musicians’ Association
4th VP, Eastern Conference of Musicians

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Tonight’s Member Mtg Canceled! (Feb 6)


President John Van Voris has announced that tonight’s membership meeting at Zaloga Post has been postponed.

In Solidarity,

Linda Ellen Brown

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General Membership Mtg Rescheduled to Weds, Feb 6

Dear fellow Local 14 members:

I hope you are all safely dug out and warm.

We will be having the make up for the General Membership Meeting this coming Wednesday, February 6th at the Zaloga Post at 7:00 PM. The meeting will go for an hour, and at 8:00 there will be a free buffet with socializing and networking.

The Zaloga post is 250 or so feet North of Exit 5 (Everett Road) off I-90, and the address for your GPS is 4 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12205. 

We have a bunch of things to go over, so I hope you can make it!

In solidarity,

John Van Voris
President of our Albany Musicians’ Association
Local 14 – American Federation of Musicians
4th VP, Eastern Conference of Musicians

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