Now is the right time to become an American Federation of Musicians member. From ragtime to rap, from the early phonograph to today's digital recordings, the AFM has been there for its members. And now there are more benefits available to AFM members than ever before, including a multi-million dollar pension fund, excellent contract protection, instrument and travelers insurance, work referral programs and access to licensed booking agents to keep you working.

As an AFM member, you are part of a membership of more than 80,000 musicians. Experience has proven that collective activity on behalf of individuals with similar interests is the most effective way to achieve a goal. The AFM can negotiate agreements and administer contracts, procure valuable benefits and achieve legislative goals. A single musician has no such power.

The AFM has a proud history of managing change rather than being victimized by it. We find strength in adversity, and when the going gets tough, we get creative - all on your behalf.

Like the industry, the AFM is also changing and evolving, and its policies and programs will move in new directions dictated by its members. As a member, you will determine these directions through your interest and involvement. Your membership card will be your key to participation in governing your union, keeping it responsive to your needs and enabling it to serve you better. To become a member now, visit


Home » Products » New Releases » Daniel Szabo, Visionary: New Music for Jazz Trio & Chamber Ensemble

Daniel Szabo, Visionary: New Music for Jazz Trio & Chamber Ensemble



The new album by Daniel Szabo of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) was written for a unique instrumentation combining woodwind sextet with string quartet and jazz rhythm section. The style of this new repertoire shows a blend of jazz, classical, folk, and film music idioms.

“The album itself creates a story; it is a journey around different states of mind, flying through several dimensions of time and space,” Szabo says. “[It] combines two different approaches: improvising over simple forms as well as interpreting thoroughly-composed sections, within a consistent paradigm of the given composition.”

Szabo is an LA-based performer-composer, as well as an adjunct associate professor at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music. In Visionary, Szabo composed, arranged, and orchestrated all of the pieces and played the piano. The works feature a line-up of 15 musicians, all members of Local 47, and was conducted by Timothy Williams, also of Local 47.

NEWS abadicash abadislot Menara368 royalbola abadislot abadislot menara368 abadicash menara368 totoabadi Menara368