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General Meeting Notice!

When: Saturday April 23rd 2016

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00pm

Light refreshments tea and coffee will be available

Where: Royale Place Retirement Residence –                                Kingston, 2485 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7M 3G1

In order to best serve our members we encourage you to attend these events. Come support your board, learn how the CFM is working for its members, congratulate our newest  Life Members.





There is a significant   increase in the processing time for P2 applications.

The time count is 100 calendar days!

If you are submitting an application that falls in Vermont Service Center’s jurisdiction – they are processing regular files in approximately 80 plus days once the package arrives at the Vermont center. If your file falls in the VSC jurisdiction – consider Premium Processing.

We strongly advise that if you are going to submit a P2 application through the Canadian office allow at least 4 -5 months in advance or use the premium package.

Please make sure you check  for updates  posted at the CFM site


Thinking about joining the Canadian Federation of Musicians?

Now is the right time to do it. Kingston Musicians’ Union is having a membership drive and new members  can save $95 on joining fees.

Why should I Join?

The American and Canadian Federation of Musicians is the largest entertainment organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of the professional musician. No other organization has such a diverse membership -performing all styles of music in every type of venue.  Specialized departments within the AFM/CFM deal with cross-border immigration, electronic and new media recordings, and symphonic, theatrical, touring and freelance services. And we are working for you the musician to bring about Federal and Provincial Status of the Artist legislation, as well as copyright reform and Neighbouring rights.

So what are the benefits?

As a member driven organization, we know what the critical benefits are, from comprehensive instrument, health and liability insurance to a world class pension plan, contract protection with emergency travel assistance and access to AFM-licensed booking agents to keep those gigs coming.

Contact the office now!



Jazz fans:

The Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, featuring North America’s best jazz musicians, runs all through “the County” this week.   (Music of Miles Davis, Oliver Jones, Guido Basso, and the best of the BIG BANDS).

Here’s the link to all the scheduling details.

The Starpainters Duo (Dave Reed and me, classic swing and jazz) will play during the festival at the following locations:

Three Dog Winery                           Sat. Aug. 15  1:30 – 4:00pm

Harwood Estates Vineyards          Sun. Aug. 16 12 noon