Important news, events, press and media entries relating to Musicians Foundation can all be found below.

Remembering Bob Kuehn

January 20, 2020

Robert Kuehn (1931 – 2019) came to New York City in 1953 to study at the Juilliard School where he received a master’s degree in voice.  In his long career as a baritone, he sang everything from Gregorian chant to George Gershwin, performing as a soloist, ensemble and choral singer.  He performed with the widest variety of wonderful musical organizations, including the New York Pro Musica, Waverly Consort, NY Philharmonic, Musica Sacra, and Music Before 1800 among others. For four decades he was a member of the small professional choir of Corpus Christi Church and sang there as recently as the beginning of 2019.  For over forty years, he was a board member of The Bohemians, our founding organization, and a supporter of Musicians Foundation.

Bob was a good friend and a great supporter of our mission to help musicians in times of need and crisis.  We express our condolences to his family and friends and want to highlight his contribution to musicians.
– B.C. Vermeersch, Executive Director

Musicians Foundation has added two new members to its Board of Directors – Jenna Manula Linares and Andrew Malloy. Both have joined the Foundation’s leadership to strengthen its ability to reach more musicians in times of need and increase public awareness of the organization.
Read about Jenna and Andrew below.

Jenna has over 10 years’ experience crafting social media, influencer marketing, and digital strategy for indie beauty, CPG, and retail brands, including Drybar, First Aid Beauty, jane iredale, and the Hain Celestial natural portfolio. She is an expert in balancing emotion and human connectivity, brand messaging, and data-driven insights to drive success across platforms, along with how the paid-owned-earned digital ecosystems work together to drive advocacy and brand trial.

Musicians Foundation is an important organization to my family.  My father-in-law has served on the Board of Directors for many years and my husband is an accomplished trombonist.  Although I’m not a musician myself, I’m passionate about music, and dedicated to making sure those who weave the soundtracks of our lives can continue to play.

Andrew recently retired from a forty year career in Los Angeles as a freelance trombonist active in all the major orchestras in the greater Los Angeles area, the movie and television recording studios and as a teacher at several universities in Southern California. He graduated from University of Massachusetts , Amherst with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and The Juilliard School with a Master of Music in performance.

I am very excited by the opportunity to serve as a member of the Musicians Foundation Board of Directors. During my forty year career as a freelance studio and orchestral trombonist in Los Angeles I had ample opportunities to observe and experience some of the financial and health challenges that musicians and their families experience with frightening regularity. During my career I was also very active in union activities trying to protect and improve wages and benefit conditions for musicians. I feel this experience and knowledge will help me make a worthwhile contribution to the foundation and its mission.

Join Musicians Foundation for our 2019 Spring Recital Benefit Event, “Another Spring Celebration” on Wednesday, April 3. Music will be performed by Adrian Daurov, cello, and Spencer Myer, piano. Please find more details in the invitation below. The response card can be printed and mailed to: Musicians Foundation, 875 Sixth Ave. Suite 2303 New York, NY 10001. Tickets can also be puchased online HERE.

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Musicians Foundation has launched a new video series, Musicians Foundation Stories, highlighting the dynamic careers of selected grantees and discussing the impact of receiving an aid grant to help pay for essential bills. The first two videos in the series have been released and can be viewed below.