Final Note: Dick “Slyde” Hyde

Life Member. Trombone
7/4/1936 – 7/15/2019

by Jack Redmond

Slyde was one of my dearest friends for more than 60 years.

We both came to town in 1958, and met on a recording session that year. The other trombone was Ray Sikora, from Canada, and the three of us became fast friends that day. Dick (he wasn’t known as Slyde ’til later) came up with the idea that none of us would accept a gig unless the other two were on it. That pact lasted about a week, until one of us got a call. Continue reading

Final Note: Tom ‘Tippy’ Morgan

Life Member. Saxophone
9/11/1921 – 7/6/2019

Tom “Tippy” Morgan passed peacefully on July 6, 2019 at the Ventura Cal-Vet home. Born in 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the youngest of five boys born to John Herbert Morgan and Ida Ludell (Phillips) Morgan and discovered an early love of music. He fondly recalled teenage jam sessions at the Minneapolis home of the Pettiford family where he learned how to swing alongside future jazz legend Oscar Pettiford. Continue reading

August 2019 Overture Online: Summer Concerts in the Southland ☀🎶

Inside This Issue:

    • Member Spotlight
      P. Blake Cooper elected to Local 47 Executive Board
    • Pension Update
      Butch Lewis Act Passes Through House; Local 47 Board Sends Letter to Trustees
    • ‘Playin’ Around’
      Enter to perform in our Member Showcase concert series
  • and more!

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H&W: 2020 Participant Eligibility Level Reduced to $700; Monthly Co-Premium Payment Reduced

2020 PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY LEVELS

Commencing with the January 1, 2020, coverage year, the minimum initial eligibility threshold to qualify for enrollment in medical plans sponsored by the Professional Musicians, Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) will be reduced to $700 in Employer contributions. Thus, effective with the current Qualifying Period — October 2, 2018 through October 3, 2019 — the amount of Employer contributions necessary for eligibility at the Fund’s “C Level” of coverage/benefits shall be $700 (including any available permissible carry-forwards from the 2017/2018 Qualifying Year). Continue reading