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Memorial for Leslie Gersicoff

We mourn the loss of sister Leslie Gersicoff, Executive Director of the Jewish Labor Committee Western Region, a tireless friend to musicians and to all workers.

Please join us for a memorial to honor and celebrate her remarkable life on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the AFM Local 47 Serena Kay and Earl Williams Auditorium, 817 Vine Street, Hollywood. Continue reading

Memorial for Joseph Cosme Deaguero

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Memorial for Former Member Joseph Cosme Deaguero (1944 – 2016)

joseph cosmeJoseph Cosme Deaguero was a famous vibe player with the Afro Blues Quintet Plus One and Tribe. He has passed onward to a higher octave. Joseph was the CEO of the Goldenlyre Musicianship Awards Show with BMI, and he ran the publication company Co. Mutual of Tibet. Cosme is survived by his 12 grown children, six grandkids, Orly his brother, and Birdie his sister.

Gerri Garrett, his wife of 16 years, requests in lieu of flowers to please adopt a shelter dog and send widow love offerings to Gerri Garrett, PO Box 2126, Manhattan Beach CA 90267.

Memorial services will be held at Hermosa Beach pier May 15 at 5 p.m.

Memorial for Brian O’Connor

BRIAN O’CONNOR
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December 1951 – March 2016

Memorial service:
Saturday March 26, 2:00-3:00 PM

Lutheran Church in the Foothills
1700 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

There will also be a Musical Celebration of Brian’s Life at Local 47 in June. Stay tuned for further details.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the UCLA Neurology Foundation.  You may send a donation by check or money order to:

Attention: Luba Skoropad
Department of Neurology Finance Office
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
710 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1769

Make check payable to: UCLA Foundation

Please indicate on the memo line: “For the research of Dr. Linda Liau.”

Via RMALA

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Celebrating the Life of Howard Rumsey

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Life Member. Bass
(11/7/1917 – 7/15/2015)

By Glenn A. Mitchell, Life Member

Longtime jazz bassist, entrepreneur and educator Howard Rumsey passed away July 15, 2015, at 97 years. Rumsey brought jazz to the west coast in a big way after leaving the original Stan Kenton Orchestra. He helped Lighthouse owner John Levine by getting an OK to produce Sunday afternoon jazz at the Lighthouse. Several years later he also ran the famous Concerts by the Sea in Redondo Beach for a number of years until his retirement in 1985, bringing many famous world-class jazz artists to both venues. Continue reading