MUSICIANS CORNER
An Online Showcase of Our Members
Vol. 2  No. 6                                                                                        June 2015
  JR Classical Lrg.
 Welcome to our monthly MUSICIANS CORNER! Our featured musician for June is acoustic guitarist and music professor
 
JOHN RANKIN
 
"A tall, dapper man with a sly smile, John Rankin performs  acoustic jazz and classical guitar... His weekly gig at the Columns Hotel (pictured above) is a music connoisseur's treat, with melodic clusters
 of notes spilling out of his guitar and filling the hotel's front lounge with warmth and tonal brilliance."
 
We hope you enjoy our talented musicians! 

 

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John Rankin                                          Member Since 1993
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BIO: "I have three jobs," John Rankin says with a smile as he sits in his home off Bayou St. John surrounded by guitars and sheet music. "Teaching private lessons, teaching at Loyola, and playing gigs. I love all three." Considered by many as New Orleans' finest solo acoustic guitarist, John Rankin combines New Orleans rhythms with an assortment of musical styles to create his own unique sound,  artfully blending New Orleans jazz, New Orleans R&B, jazz, standards, folk, blues, and classical guitar, as well as a wide array of originals, playing 6, 7, and 12 string guitars, along with virtuoso harmonica in a neck rack and singing in a baritone. Read more...
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Why I Joined the Union:  I joined the union many years ago because I wanted to be a professional musician. Many of the best musicians are in the union, and I appreciate being part of that community. It gives musicians an active and unified voice in the community, and the good people running things there work to provide benefits and reasonable wages. And I love the musicians' directory-so helpful!
 

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American Federation of Musicians Local 174-496
*****Please note our change of address*****
2555 front Corner
2555 Ursulines Avenue
New Orleans LA 70119
504.947.1700 Office/ 504.947.6667 Fax
Email: Office@NewOrleansMusicians.org
 
At right: Our new building, located at the corner of Ursulines Avenue and North Dorgenois in the Treme, less than three blocks from our Esplanade Avenue building. Office entrance at left in the picture.
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