President, Local 802 AFM
Until his election as President of Local 802, Mr. Gagliardi was a trumpet player in New York City’s concert, club date and recording fields as well as on Broadway. Elected to Local 802’s Executive Board in 2003, he took office as President in 2010. His extensive theater and recording work and passionate advocacy for musicians has led to membership in both the Broadway Theater Committee and Recording Musicians Association where he has helped to negotiate and author language for contracts in both the recording and Broadway industries. Mr. Gagliardi is committed to empowering musicians through his work with the union.