When Jill Burnham, registered nurse and half of the musical duo Mark and Jill Sing the Blues, saw a free health clinic at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., it was the first time she had seen health care and the music world collide like that. When she volunteered to help at the clinic last May, Burnham realized out-of-state musicians were driving to Memphis for the clinic. Artists’ need for accessible health care was everywhere, including in the Capital Region.
So Burnham, along with Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center, Hudson Headwaters Health Network and Caffe Lena, organized Musicians’ Health and Wellness Day, a free clinic for uninsured and underinsured musicians. It is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Caffe Lena.