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Justice For Jazz Artists movement: Speak truth to power – Lorraine Gordon, the owner of the Village Vanguard, still isn’t returning our calls. So we paid her a visit on the night of her awards ceremony…

Reprinted from the February 2013 issue of Allegro, the magazine of the New York City musicians’ union (AFM Local 802). For more information, see www.Local802afm.org. The original article can be seen at this link: http://www.local802afm.org/2013/02/speak-truth-to-power/

Text by Todd Bryant Weeks (Tweeks@local802afm.org)

Members of Local 802 and the Justice for Jazz Artists campaign came together on Jan. 14 to leaflet the 2013 National Endowments for the Arts’ Jazz Masters Awards ceremony. The goal was to draw attention to an injustice being perpetuated by one of this year’s honorees – Village Vanguard owner Lorraine Gordon.

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Event Recommendation: J4JA March in Greenwich Village, This Wednesday, November 14th, 8:30PM

Text by J4JA

Hey All:

I hope this message finds you safe and well. Between last week’s hurricane and yesterday’s election, it has been a very busy and trying couple of weeks here in New York and around the country. Now, after a brief hiatus, the Justice for Jazz Artists campaign is back in action!

Jazz Foundation hurricane relief

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