Donate to musicians who have been affected by the COVID-19 virus

Many members have lost their income from playing and teaching. They run the risk of losing their homes or healthcare due to their inability to pay. If you have the means to help, please consider donating here. Your donations are not tax-deductible but they will be held in a special fund allocated to musicians in need. Thank you for your generosity.

Archives

Member Profiles, Remembrances, and Perspectives

John Fisher Jr.: Jazz Drummer
by Alex Walsh
August 1, 2019

Sofia Fojas: “Worker Protection Is Needed Now More Than Ever.”
by Beth Zare
April 1, 2019

Linda Green: “This Strike Is Mostly About The Kids.”
by Alex Walsh
April 1, 2019

Bonnie Hampton: The Wonder Of It
by Alex Walsh
April 1, 2019

Jazz In The Neighborhood by Mario Guarneri
by Mario F Guarneri
February 8, 2019

David Hardiman – Trumpet
by Alex Walsh
January 28, 2019

Jerry Spain 1929-2018
by Musicians Union Local 6
January 28, 2019

Feeling Gratitude by Jeanette Isenberg
by Jeanette M Isenberg
November 27, 2018

The Santa Rosa Fires: One Year Later by William (Bob) Williams
by William 'Bob' Williams
November 27, 2018

Corinne Antipa: Life After Fire
by Alex Walsh
November 27, 2018

Roger Emanuels: Cello by Alex Walsh
by Alex Walsh
September 27, 2018

Michael Wirgler & The Golden Gate Park Band
by Alex Walsh
April 11, 2018

Rex Allen, Big Band Leader: “The Biggest Thrill In The World.”
by Alex Walsh
February 5, 2018

Maria Kozak 1943 – 2017
by Musicians Union Local 6
November 27, 2017

Ethel Hamilton: Piano “I’m Just Another Lucky Musician.”
by Alex Walsh
September 21, 2017

Carol Panofsky, Oboe: Making Music Her Way
by Alex Walsh
July 21, 2017

Glenn Fischthal, Trumpet: The Right Man For The Job
by Beth Zare
May 24, 2017

David Borough: “Cool!” by Alex Walsh
by Alex Walsh
March 17, 2017

Ron Borelli: “Music Makes Me Feel Complete”
by Alex Walsh
January 30, 2017

The Talented Warkentin Sisters
by Alex Walsh
November 21, 2016

Vince Gomez: “Music education is not just music, it’s social justice.”
by Alex Walsh
September 20, 2016

Denny Berthiaume: “I’m in it for the long haul.”
by Alex Walsh
July 26, 2016

Frank Martin: “I feel Blessed.”
by Alex Walsh
May 26, 2016

David Krehbiel “A Charmed Life.”
by Beth Zare
May 26, 2016

Earl Cava: Bass & Vocals – “Whoever Called First, That’s Who I Took.”
by Alex Walsh
November 19, 2015

Larry Souza, Trumpet: “I Fell In Love With It And Never Put It Down.”
by Alex Walsh
November 19, 2015

Jon Hammond: “Where’s The Gig?”
by Alex Walsh
July 9, 2015

Erik Jekabson: “Things Seem To Be Going Alright.”
by Alex Walsh
July 9, 2015

Denny Zeitlin: “The Heart of the Matter.”
by Alex Walsh
March 27, 2015

David Albert Winters 1/13/49 -12/15/14
by Zoe Winters
February 1, 2015

David Kadarauch, Principal Cello, “It’s Always Very Exciting.”
by Alex Walsh
August 5, 2014

Union Family Series: Red & Wally Malone
by Alex Walsh
June 4, 2014

Abe Battat: “As long as I had my instrument under my fingers, I was happy.”
by Alex Walsh
March 28, 2014

An Interview With Gretchen Elliott
by Beth Zare
February 18, 2014

Patience Scales – A Giving and Gracious Lady
by Alan Thomas
February 18, 2014

Gordon Messick — Trombone: “I’m Proud Of My Career.”
by Alex Walsh
December 6, 2013

THE REAL VOCAL STRING QUARTET
by Alex Walsh
August 1, 2013

JOHN MOORE: “A Versatile Bass & Tuba Professional.”
by Alex Walsh
April 2, 2013

DR. MARGIE BAKER: VOCALIST “The Power Of The Mic”
by Alex Walsh
January 22, 2013

STUART CANIN: “…An Excellent Violinist.” — Harry Truman
by Alex Walsh
December 10, 2012

RObERt HuGHeS: A MoDerNist FaScinAtIOn
by Alex Walsh
September 28, 2012

Member Profile: Straight Ahead With Larry Vuckovich
by Alex Walsh
July 24, 2012

Shinji Eshima: “Full Circle”
by Alex Walsh
March 23, 2012

Member Profile: David Sprung – The Opposite Man
by Alex Walsh
October 21, 2011

Member Profile: Ruth Freeman – Viola “It Was A Thrilling Experience!”
by Alex Walsh
August 25, 2011

Tom Hart: Saxophone
by Alex Walsh
March 11, 2011

Benny Barth
by Bob Jones
March 10, 2011

Jeff Neighbor: Bass & Ukulele
by Alex Walsh
December 1, 2010

UNION FAMILIES SERIES The Bogios Family: Father And Son Standing Proud
by Alex Walsh
April 1, 2010

UNION FAMILIES SERIES Anton Patzner
by Alex Walsh
January 21, 2010

UNION FAMILIES SERIES The Oliviers: A Double-Reed Dynasty
by Alex Walsh
December 10, 2009

The Legacy Series: Willis Kirk, Jazz Drums
by Alex Walsh
October 19, 2009

RICHARD RICCARDI
by Gretchen Elliott
October 13, 2009

John Coppola: Trumpet “It Was There To Be Done”
by Alex Walsh
October 13, 2009

Where ‘Nao’ Is
by Bill Bennett
October 13, 2009

The Legacy Series: TERRY HILLIARD, Bass “I Just Want To Play.”
by Alex Walsh
August 1, 2009

The Legacy Series: Virginia Klassen, Harpist (1913 – 2011) “The Music Was My Passion”
by Alex Walsh
April 1, 2009

The Legacy Series: BILL NAWROCKI “I’m Thankful.”
by Alex Walsh
August 1, 2008

Community of Musicians by Nicky Roosevelt
by Musicians Union Local 6
July 19, 2008

LEGACY SERIES: RUDY SALVINI (1925 – 2011) “And Then What Do I Do?”
by Alex Walsh
February 1, 2008

LEGACY SERIES: CHRIS BOGIOS “After All These Years, I Still Love To Play”
by Alex Walsh
December 1, 2007

EARL WATKINS — MR. LUCKY
by Alex Walsh
August 1, 2007

THE END OF AN ERA: EARL WATKINS
by Michael Slaughter
August 1, 2007

MARTHA WOLOHAN
by Alex Walsh
April 1, 2007

Tom Heimberg: Another Story Worth the Telling
by Patricia Heller
February 1, 2007

WALDO CARTER
by Alex Walsh
July 1, 2006

BOBBIE WEBB: Saxophone
by Alex Walsh
December 1, 2004

WAYNE ALLEN (1927 – 2008)
by Alex Walsh
July 1, 2004

EDDIE ALLEY — A LIFE OF FIRSTS
by Alex Walsh
March 1, 2003

Donn Schroder – A Life of Music
by Alex Walsh
August 1, 2002

Julianne Giacobassi – English Horn
by Alex Walsh
August 1, 2002

Bill Ford “Steel Pan Alley”
by Alex Walsh
August 1, 2002

Brazil or Bust — On the Road with the Women’s Philharmonic
by Musicians Union Local 6
October 19, 2001

A Snapshot of the Great Houston Flood of 2001
by somethumb
October 15, 2001

“THE GOOD OLD DAYS”
by Musicians Union Local 6
October 13, 2001

A Conversation with Bill Flanders (1913 – 2005)
by John Tenney
August 1, 2001

A Good Time on the Bandstand: Bill Weir (1917 – 2005)
by John Tenney
August 1, 2001

Happy Years Making Music: John Derning (1911-1993)
by Jack Bethards
May 1, 2001

Villa Sinfonia: Lynn and Roy Oakley
by Lisa Kaborycha
April 1, 2001

Eighty Years in the Trenches: A Conversation with Sam Stern (1901 – 1999)
by John Tenney
October 1, 1999

Memories and a Whole Lot More: A Conversation with Pit Veteran Louise Clow (1910 – 2002)
by John Tenney
April 1, 1997

An Interview of Bob Vaughn (1911 – 2002)
by Scott Mason
January 1, 1997