Summer 2022 Newsletter President’s Message: Jim Moffitt I am pleased to report that orchestra musicians and Local 677 have completed discussions with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and have ratified a new, four-year Collective Bargaining Agreement, which will run through the 2025-2026 season. With the leadership, involvement, and solidarity of the musicians, meaningful gains have been […]
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Announcements, Summer 2022
Announcements The next General Membership Meeting on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 7 p.m. will be online via Zoom, as well as in-person (for the first time since the pandemic began) at the Musicians’ Association of Hawaii, Studio 909. A Zoom link and meeting agenda will be sent. Please make plans to attend, in-person or online, and stay involved […]
IN MEMORIAM: GABE BALTAZAR
IN MEMORIAM Gabe Baltazar, November 1, 1929 – June 12, 2022 Goodbye to Gabe Gabe was first and foremost a jazz musician who played with the best. He was respected and loved by so many of his legendary buddies from the Kenton band and his Hollywood recording studio days. A true humble genius, he was […]
AFM Welcome Video
The American Federation of Musicians has produced a new introductory video. Please see the link and share with any new members or anyone considering joining the Musicians’ Association of Hawaii. From the Summer 2022 issue, Ke Ola O Na Mele
IMPORTANT NEWS: MusiCares: Help for M...
MusiCares: Help for Musicians Founded by the Recording Academy, MusiCares offers various programs and financial assistance to musicians with relatively simple application requirements. Programs are updated and newly offered throughout the year. Please visit musicares.org. From the Winter 2021-2022 issue, Ke Ola O Na Mele
Important News: Labor Union Victories
Labor Union Victories Unite Here, Local 5 Through unity, solidarity, and with the support of Hawaii’s labor unions, Local 5 reached agreement in November 2021 with Kaiser Permanente for 2,000 Local 5 healthcare workers. These heroes who work tirelessly in our hospitals are now assured of fair wages and more manageable workloads. This is a […]
IMPORTANT NEWS… Union Plus benefits exist to improve quality of life for union members. Please go to unionplus.org and explore special discounts and programs on a variety of products and services, including travel, car rentals, flowers, education and scholarships, refinancing mortgages, life insurance, debt management, affordable legal plans, misc. shopping and discounts, and much more. […]
BUILDING UPDATE: Studio 909 Safely Op...
STUDIO 909 Opens for Members MAH Studio 909 is a beautiful, acoustically-tuned performance/event hall available to members at very reasonable rates for performances, recitals, live streams, and rehearsals. As our building is gradually and safely reopening, many members are taking advantage of this tremendous resource. Upstairs studios are now open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and […]
Musicians’ Association of Hawaii 2021...
On June 21, 2021, the following officers were elected to three-year terms, beginning on August 3, 2021. Congratulations to all candidates! President: Jim Moffitt Secretary Treasurer: Robert Shinoda Board of Directors: Chris Cabrera, Steve Flanter, Ken Hafner, George Kuo, John LeBlanc, TJ Ricer, Sheryl Shohet Sargent at Arms: Mochi Freeman AFM Convention Delegates: Marcia Schweitzer, […]
In Memoriam: Sean Wilkinson
Long-time Local 677 member, vibraphonist/percussionist Sean Wilkinson passed away on June 9, 2021. He was 97. His extensive professional career took him and Pat, his wife of 70 years, on a life-long journey from Dublin, Ireland through Europe, Canada, Japan, Chicago, Las Vegas, Honolulu, and finally to Kailua-Kona. Primarily known in Hawaii as a jazz […]