TWO COLLEAGUES LOST / PENSION / EVENTS

8/25/17

I. TWO COLLEAGUES LOST
II. PENSION COMMENTS
III. EVENTS

…Absolutely guaranteed anonymity – Former Musician’s Union officer

…The one voice of reason in a sea of insanity – Nashville ‘first call’
scoring musician
…Allows us to speak our minds without fear of reprisal – L.A. Symphonic musician

…Reporting issues the Musicians Union doesn’t dare to mention – National touring musician

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I. TWO COLLEAGUES LOST: A TOUGH WEEK

Colleagues,

This week saw the loss of two dear friends and colleagues:

1) Dell Hake, Composer/Arranger

Dell spent his college years at Drake in his home state of Iowa .
After receiving two degrees in music,  he joined the NORAD
military band where he met young musicians from LA
who became his life long friends .

Working in the music industry in LA, Dell’s professional career
spanned 45 years as a composer/orchestrator for live
performances, commercials, television and films.

The list includes, Ice Follies. Ice Capades, Holiday on Ice
Europe and Disney on Ice; Music for theme parks in
Singapore and the Lake District in Italy; Commercials
for Don Piestrup (Piece a Cake) and Brian Banks
(Ear To Ear); A series of films for Mark Isham;
Simpson’s television series for 24 years with his
good friend, Alf Clausen and countless smaller projects.

Dell also enjoyed teaching  the Spud Murphy
“EIS Horizontal Composition” course on Skype
to students here and abroad.  He was a devoted
student of Spud’s and helped him write the
Advanced Course.

He was on the board of ASMAC (American
Society of Music Arrangers and Composers) for 10 years.
Dell was respected by his peers for his work ethic
and for being master of his craft which included a
broad range of musical styles from Brahms to the
Keystone Cops.

He will be remembered for his wit and wisdom,
easy manner and his gentle spirit.

2) Maurice Grants, 1960 – 2017 cellist – Passed away the day
of the eclipse from complications of colon cancer. Please keep
Lynn and his family in your thoughts.

He was a world class cellist who worked on countless jobs of
all types for decades.

Friends and loved ones are welcome at the graveside service for
Maurice, which will be this coming Tuesday, August 29th, at 2
p.m., in the Morning Light section of Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills.

The location is 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles CA 90068.
A memorial service will be held a a later date to be announced.

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II. PENSION COMMENTS

“[EC: Our dues pay the salaries of the trustees,

they have no right to refuse answering reasonable

questions of their employers (us).
“Why haven’t these people been fired?]”
??? Trustees don’t receive any compensation as trustees.

What are you smoking?

[EC: Well at least we know they’re getting paid what they’re

worth! Fire them and get someone who knows what they’re

doing!}

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those trustees just took an all -expenses- payed trip to Nashville
for a week. some of my friends who play in clubs in N’ville saw
them drinking like fish and eating huge meals, slappin each
other on the back about how they’re gonna fuck us, and then
going back to their expensive hotel rooms.

the only good thing about Ray is his hair. Nice and thick…

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So you didn’t actually witness this. But your friends on their
gigs could recognize the trustees by face, were nearby enough
to clearly overhear dinner conversation in a music club,
and were able to track the alcohol consumption.

And you know, I assume, that the union-side trustees
are also all participants in the Plan, and that what
happens to the Fund affects their retirement, too –
in a big way? Every one of the union trustees have
a big stake in the outcome of this mess.

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mostly they recognized the president of their local
and figured out the other guys were at the table with
him because they were in town for the pension meeting.
these musicians also record all the time, have an
enormous stake in the Pension, and are completely
wise to the whole deal that Ray and the Boyz are
pulling.

they work in clubs at night for the music. i guess,
Anonymass, that you never played in a club; otherwise
you’d know that one of the fun things to do there is
watch assholes eat too much, and count the
countless rounds of drinks they consume,
wondering how they’ll ever get home being that
loaded …didn’t you vote for Dump?

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You’re right; I’m a show player.
So, exactly what is the “whole deal that Ray and
the Boyz are pulling?” The pension fund is in trouble,
but your comment implies that there’s some sort of
conspiracy. To accomplish what, exactly?
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Who the hell are these arrogant fools who decide
who the “top musicians” are in Local 47? I have
worked here over 40 years now and on any given
recording job I did back in the 80’s and early 90’s
I have never recorded with anyone who is not a
“top musician”.

The facts are that yes, the players in the “nifty fifty”
are great but there are also GREAT players who
aren’t a part of this RMA so called “elite group”.

The most ridiculous thing is that often a composer
will ask for your name to be included in the orchestra
only to have certain contractors say that he/she
was called but “unavailable”.

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The Canadian stock market did not follow the US
market in 2006. Since the Canadian pension invests
primarily in Canadian companies, their investment
performance correlates more with the Canadian
market than the US market. I pointed this out to
MPS but have not seen a response.

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III. EVENTS
DEAN AND RICHARD
are now at Culver City Elks the first 
Friday of 
every month.
7:30pm-10:30pm,
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232
310-839-8891
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LA WINDS JAZZ KATS 584
NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at
Viva Cantina
7:30-10:00.
900 Riverside Drive, 
Burbank.

Free parking across the street at Pickwick Bowl.
Come hear your favorite charts played the way
they 
should 
be. 

We are in the back room called
the Trailside Room. 


Come on down.

Guaranteed to swing.

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8/22-29/17

RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW
AUGUST 22nd, 25th, 27th, 29th
SEPTEMBER 9th, 11th, 12th
Each Evening at 7:30 pm
MALIBU COAST MUSIC
FESTIVAL 2017

Intimate Musical Soirees with
Old World Hospitality and Charm
Presenting Extraordinary Concert Artists
and Distinguished Speakers

Seven Evenings of World Class Music Making
Each Concert Featuring
Unique Programming & Artists

Tickets and reservations are available at
www.malibufriendsofmusic.org

RESERVE ONLINE
www.malibufriendsofmusic.org

PHONE RESERVATIONS:
(310) 589-0295

Featuring Festival Artists from
Across the Nation and the World
Performing Exceptional Works of
Antonin Dvorak, John Corigliano
W.A. Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi
Alberto Ginastera, Alfred Newman
Frederick Chopin, Astor Piazzolla,
Maria Newman, Scott Joplin,
Randy Newman, William Bolcom,
George Gershwin

FESTIVAL PROGRAMS

Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:30 pm
MONTGOMERY ARTS HOUSE FOR
MUSIC AND ARCHOTECTURE
MAHMA Great Room
“CHAMPAGNE GALA OPENING CONCERT”

Friday, August 25th at 7:30 pm
MONTGOMERY ARTS HOUSE FOR
MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE
MAHMA Great Room
“FRIDAY FOLKLORE & ANCIENT ANTIPHONS”

Sunday, August 27th at 7:30 pm
MONTGOMERY ARTS HOUSE FOR
MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE
MAHMA Great Room
“MARVELOUS MOZART, TANTALIZING
TANGO, AND A TRAVELING SALESWOMAN”

Tuesday, August 29th at 7:30 pm
MONTGOMERY ARTS HOUSE FOR
MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE
MAHMA Great Room
“WONDERFUL AND WILDE”

Saturday, September 9th at 7:30 pm
MONTGOMERY ARTS HOUSE FOR
MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE
MAHMA Great Room
“SONGS FOR SOLDIERS”

Monday, September 11 at 7:30 pm
MONTGOMERY ARTS HOUSE FOR
MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE
MAHMA Great Room
“IN REMEMBRANCE”

Tuesday, September 12th at 7:30 pm
MONTGOMERY ARTS HOUSE FOR
MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE
MAHMA Great Room
“FANTASTIC FESTIVAL FINALE”

MCMF 2017 Festival Artists:
Nicholas Goluses, classic guitarist
Miko Kominami, pianist
Eric Kutz, cellist
Paula Hochhaler, cellist
Hal Ott, flutist
Christina Borgioli, soprano
Nandani Maria Sinha, mezzo soprano
Diana Tash, mezzo soprano
Wendy Prober, pianist
Maria Newman, Composer-in-Residence
and violinist
Scott Hosfeld, Music Director/Conductor
and violist
Malibu Coast String Quartet
Members of the
Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra

For more information on the
Malibu Friends of Music
please visit: www.malibufriendsofmusic.org

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8/26/17

SESSIONS AT THE LOFT

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
Sessions at the Loft
2465 Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010

View Map

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8/26 and 8/30/17
Wu Nation,

We will be appearing at Rusty’s Surf Ranch on Saturday,
August 26th 2017, starting at 10:00 pm and will play two
sets of your favorite Steely Dan tunes!  We want this to
be a fun evening for all, so please bring your friends
along and enjoy a great time with us.

The line up for this show will be:

Tony Egan: Lead Vocals
Leigh DeMarche: Vocals
Jodi Fodor: Vocals
Gil Ayan: Guitar
Steve Bias: Bass and Vocals
Roch Bordenave: Trombone
Jeff Dellisanti: Saxophones
Mark Harrison: Keyboards
Frank Villafranca: Saxophones
Kurt Walther: Drums

Rusty’s Surf Ranch
256 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-7437
http://www.rustyssurfranch.com/

On August 30th we’ll be upstair’s at Vitello’s!

Table reservations are strongly suggested
http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/purchase-tickets
$10 /818.769.0905
Valet or street parking.

About the band:
Steely Dan produced an amazing number of recognizable radio
hits well known to all. The Doctor Wu Band’s recreations of this
astonishing string of chart-toppers and album favorites have
thrilled fans all over Southern California for over a decade!

With a full line-up that includes a 3-piece horn section, this
talented group of professional players love to have fun
and share the joy of performing the music of Steely Dan.
Members of Doctor Wu have performed and recorded
with the likes of Chicago, Dave Benoit, Echo & the
Bunnymen, Stanley Clarke, UB40, Dionne Warwick,
Chaka Khan, Poncho Sanchez, The Temptations,
Jay Graydon and more.
www.facebook.com/doctorwuband www.doctorwband.com

The Doctor Wu Band is:
Tony Egan: Lead Vocals
Leigh DeMarche & Jodi Fodor: bg vox
Gil Ayan: Guitar
Steve Bias: Bass
Mark Harrison: Keyboards
Roch Bordenave: Trombone
Jeff Dellisanti: Saxophones
Paul Salvo: Trumpet
Frank Villafranca: Saxophones
Kurt Walther: Drums

We look forward to seeing you there!
The Doctor Wu Band
http://www.doctorwuband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/doctorwuband

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8/27/17

SUNDAY’S LIVE with Susan Greenberg
and friends.

Hi. Please join us for a free chamber
music concert at

LACMA Sunday August 27, 2017 6 pm.
Put it in your calendars!  Susan

Sundays Live Concert Sunday August 27, 2017   6 pm  FREE
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Bing Auditorium

Susan Greenberg, flute
Pasha Tseitlin, violin
Tim Richardson, viola
Judith Farmer, bassoon
Nic Gerpe, piano

Trio Sonata in b Minor for flute,
bassoon and piano…………….Jean-Baptist
Loeillet  (1680-1730)
Largo
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro con Spirto

Serenade in D Major, op. 141a for flute,
violin and viola……..Max Reger (1873-1916)
Vivace
Larghetto
Presto

Ghost Train for flute, bassoon and piano
……………Gernot Wolfgang  (1957-)

Sonata for flute, violin and piano
……Nino Rota (1911-1979)
Allegro Ma Non Troppo
Andante Sostenuto
Allegro

Concerto for 2 violins, flute, bassoon
and piano………………..
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Allegro
Largo
Presto

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8/27/1

CENTERSTAGE OPERA
Café della Vita in West Hills hosts our next Musical
Dinner August 27th!
Opera, Broadway, jazz standards and soft rock sung
by CSO Artistic Directors Shira Renee Thomas,
Dylan F.Thomas and friends

Choose from 3 delicious entree choices:
grilled salmon
chicken marsala or
lasagna (meat or vegetarian).
The entire evening, including full-course
meal and entertainment, is just $55
which includes tax and tip (wine available
at additional charge).

Reservations are required & limited, so act now.

call 818-517-4102

Café della Vita
23759 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills

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8/31/17

The BBB featuring Bernie Dresel
(13 horns, guitar, slap bass, and plenty of drums!)
THIS THURSDAY August 31
from  8:30pm-11:00pm
at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
NO COVER CHARGE!!  No reservations necessary!!  21 and older
4311 W. Magnolia Blvd.  Burbank, CA 91505

We’ll be swingin’ & rockin’ selections from our debut album, Live n’ Bernin’
(and some new charts we are trying out for the next album!)
Vinyl, Blu-ray Pure audio, and CDs (which we just submitted

for Grammy consideration) will be available at this show and:

Cd at Amazon.com & CDBaby.com
Blu-ray audio 96k/24bit (stereo/5.1 surround/9.1 Auro-3D surround)
at Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, & ElusiveDisc.com
Vinyl double 180 gram at Amazon.com & ElusiveDisc.com

Reel-to-reel tape double audiophile 15 ips at TapeProject.com
Downloads at iTunes, Amazon.com, & CDBaby.com

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9/6/17

Coming in September
to the Soka Jazz Festival
THE PHIL NORMAN TENTET
Soka Performing Art Center
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA. 92656

Sunday September 24th @ 3:00pm

www.soka.edu/pac/tickets/
17-18jazzfestival.aspx

PLAYING THE MUSIC OF JAZZ GREATS
Reminiscent of the West Coast jazz sounds of the 50’s & 60’s

Stan Kenton, George Shearing, Miles Davis
Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck,
Benny Golson, Dizzy
and other jazz giants

Performed by some of Los Angeles
finest musicians
(see below)

MUSICIANS
Christian Jacob – piano
Kevin Axt – bass
Dick Weller – drums
Brad Dutz – percussion/vibes
Larry Koonse- guitar
Carl Saunders- trumpet/flugel
Ron Stout – trumpet/flugel
Scott Whitfield – trombone
Rusty Higgins – alto & soprano sax/flute
Roger Neumann- baritone sax/bass clarinet
Phil Norman – tenor sax/clarinet

ARRANGERS

Bob Florence
Bill Holman
Christian Jacob
Roger Neumann
Kim Richmond
Jackson Stock
Francisco Torres
Scott Whitfield

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Free Admission GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS

Wed SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm

ARIOSO DUO: Flutist Cynthia Ellis & Harpist Michelle Temple
play Elgar, Nielsen, Mouquet and Damase.
Thank you!

Jacqueline Suzuki
Curator, Glendale Noon Concerts
818-249-5108
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

9/24/17

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UNTIL NEXT TIME,

THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47

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