Live Streams

Thursday, April 14 at 12 noon

David Cullen & Ken Gehret

Wednesday, April 20 at 7pm

Julie Drey & Marty Mellinger

Thursday, April 21 at 2pm

Jill Haley & David Cullen


Canal Street Pub’s United Jam Session of America(n Federation of Musicians)

Tuesday, April 5 2022, 6pm – 9pm

A tradition-in-the-making, this is the second partnership between Canal Street Pub, the American Federation of Musicians, and the Music Performance Trust Fund.

Live streaming became the norm for musicians in 2020. Through generous grants from the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF), musicians throughout the United States and Canada were able to stay afloat by doing paid live streams through this program.

2022 jam session

Canal Street Pub was among the first to step up to host countless live streams, providing the musicians with much needed large space in order that they may socially distance during performances. 

This jam session is a means for all musicians to share their talents with each other and fans of the music. We hope you will join the musicians in celebrating this Reading institution.

Latest News

AFM Local 135-211 announces recent leadership changes

Jerry Heere has stepped down as President and has been replaced by Alan Rochlin.

Charles “Chip” Breaux has stepped down and has been replaced by Julie Drey.


Alan and Julie have been on the Executive Board and are experienced with the responsibilities and procedures of their office and are ready to jump into action.

alan rochlin
Alan Rochlin, President
julie drey
Julie Beth Drey, Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Board Members

Charles B. (Chip) Breaux 111

Jerry Heere

Chris Heslop

Brian Holt

Paul (Skip) Moyer


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Member List

2022 List of Members is now available in members area. 


Local 135-211 General & Executive Board Meeting Schedule:

If you plan to attend any of these meetings please email Jerry Heere for meeting times and locations.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Local 135-211 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The AFM is the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of professional musicians. Local 135-211 represents many of the finest professional musicians in Pennsylvania.