American Federation of Musicians, Local 174-496, New Orleans  

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Musician's Corner
An Online Showcase of Our Members
Vol.1  No. 10                                                                      October 2014
     Joe Lastie 3Joe Lastie 1Joe Lastie MG Indian

Welcome to our October issue of Musician's Corner!


Who IS that drummer who provides the beat for one of New Orleans most iconic bands, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band?

(He's so good, it's scary!)

He is our featured union musician for October,




We hope you enjoy our local legendary talents!  


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JOE LASTIE                        Member Since 1977
Joe Lastie 2BIO: New Orleans royalty from a long line of musicians, drummer JOE LASTIE "has entertained Presidents, Kings and Queens, and International audiences worldwide. He has appeared in such notable places as the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The White House and various Symphony Halls.
     Today you can still find him playing at Preservation Hall and The Maison Bourbon on Bourbon Street, where he is one of the longest active musicians on the street."  Read more...

Percy Humphrey at Preservation Hall: Careless Love
Percy Humphrey at Preservation Hall: Careless Love
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - That's It! (Live on KEXP)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - That's It!

(Live on KEXP)

FACEBOOK: Joe's Page
 WHY I JOINED THE UNION: "I was in high school when I joined the union. It's simply that you are a professional musician and a part of New Orleans and the musical experience."
              Joe Lastie 5

Members, YOU can be featured, too!

1. You must be a member in good standing in Local 

     174-496 (dues are up-to-date).


2. Email to this office:

  • a quality photo (we can adjust the  size)  2-3 photos are best
  • a short bio (if your bio is long, we can create a link to it)
  •  your best YouTube link 
  •  a website link (Face Book, Twitter, etc. are also good)
  •  the reason why you are in the union   

(If you do not have all of the above information, don't worry!

We can work with you to create a feature for YOU)     


Email this information to

or call us if you have questions: 504.947.1700


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Supplement your income on festival

or outdoor gigs you have booked or

will have through the end of 2014!


Apply for the


Music Ambassador Project



AFM Local 174-496 New Orleans 

2401 Esplanade Avenue

New Orleans LA 70119

504.947.1700 office/ 504.947.6667 fax

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:00pm



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