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Local 47 Musicians Relief Fund : In Memory of Hirth Martinez

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THE STORY:

American Federation of Musicians Local 47 is a labor union for professional musicians located in Hollywood. Formed by and for Los Angeles musicians over a century ago, AFM Local 47 promotes and protects the concerns of musicians in all areas of the music business.

My father, Hirth Martinez, was a member of the Local 47 union in Los Angeles, California. 

I recall visiting the Local 47 as a young girl. My father would bring me to jam sessions with some of the most talented jazz musicians I'd ever met. But I noticed over time, how many of these musicians were battling illness and addiction recovery. Before his health went into extreme decline, my father would often call me up after being at the union, to relay jokes he had heard from a sax player, or to tell me about a particualrly great session with "the guys". Towards the end of his life, he suffered tremendously after an amputation which was due to complications from diabetes. He was often unable to work and eventually had be under 24 hour care. My father had few safety nets in place for his elder years.

Many aging musicians in Los Angeles go without proper medical care, or are unable to support themselves when they fall ill. Many also do not have retirement plans to fall back on. While this is a bigger problem than I can address alone at this time, I am hoping to do what I can to bring some attention and much needed funding to this valuable resource for musicians in the Los Angeles area specifically. Musicians just like my daddy.

In my father's memory, a year after his passing, I am setting this fundraising page up to hopefully help out the Local 47 he respected and loved. I want to help other musicians who may be struggling to make ends meet, or someone who just needs a little help along the journey. Your generous contribution will help members suffering from illness or injury that prevents them from working, or to benefit those who lack the funds to pay for necessities such as food or rent.

Thank you for reading this and helping out however you can. Share this link, donate if possible, and while you're at it... check out my father's music on Spotify. You may find you're a fan! 

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  • Judy Martinez

    $50

  • Steve E.

    $25

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Donor Comments

Indira with Love

Indira with Love

In memory of my great love, Hirth Martinez 11 months ago

Steve E.

Steve E.

DONATION: $25

Your songs are shared everyday and i thank you for that. 2 years ago

Judy Martinez

Judy Martinez

DONATION: $50

In memory of my brother Hirth who passed on one year ago today. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

In Memory of Hirth from Earth. 2 years ago