Archives: March 2013

03/18/13 Carole Taran, 72

British-born singer Carole Taran, a South Florida Musicians Association member since 1956, has passed away. Taran was nominated for a Grammy and won a Carbonell Award for best female cabaret performer. She regularly performed at the Diplomat Hotel and the Fontainebleau, sang the national anthem at Joe Robbie Stadium during the Miami Dolphins' 1972 undefeated season, and opened for such greats as Tom Jones, Bob Hope, and Jack Benny.

03/01/13 Official Business

South Florida Musicians Association to hold Membership Drive!

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03/01/13 SFMA History: Jazz Remembered

In the 1960's the Jazz scene was in its last zenith. In New York, Chicago Los Angeles, and even smaller cities, jazz was experiencing its last hurrah. Miami was no exception. We were playing the hotel circuit on Miami Beach, but when we really wanted to get into the music of Ellington, Basie, Mingus, Miles and Monk we headed to Overtown after hours.

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03/01/13 Membership Benefits

100 Benefits of Membership

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03/01/13 That Union Thing

Van drivers for Metro Mobility Management have staged a rally to protest low pay, long workdays, and impossible scheduling.

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03/01/13 Local and Industry News

Gloria and Emilio Estefan are working with the Nederlander Organization to bring their life story to Broadway. The musical would detail their journey from Cuba to their rise to stardom.

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03/01/13 Membership Roster Changes

New, Reinstated, Resigned, and Suspended members for February 2013:

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