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Living Jazz: Call & Response – Wynton Marsalis on “Where Do We Go Fom Here?” Moderated by Andre Kimo Stone Guess
November 8, 2020 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
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Living Jazz Presents
CALL & RESPONSE
Intimate Talks with Jazz Icons
Living Jazz invites you to join us for a unique series of intimate conversations featuring some of the world’s most iconic jazz musicians. Join us as these legends speak candidly about the inspiration behind their music, their struggles and victories, what it means to be an artist during these challenging times, and what the future holds for the music industry. We’ll invite your questions and active participation during the open Q&A. A personal virtual experience with jazz legends and industry experts you’ll wont want to miss.
4:00 | Entry for event opens
4:00 | Conversation between featured guest & moderator
5:15 | Q&A with audience participation
5:45 | Closing remarks
6:00 | Event concludes
Living Jazz is thrilled to bring you this exciting program as part of our See Us Through Campaign. This campaign features online concerts, classes, intimate conversations with music legends, album listening parties, and more! We encourage you to learn more about our offerings and to help See Us Through to 2021 and beyond.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Featured Guest Wynton Marsalis
Moderated by Andre Kimo Stone Guess
Q&A Facilitated by Frank Barrett
Wynton Marsalis is a world-renowned trumpeter, bandleader and composer, and a leading advocate of American culture. He presently serves as Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Director of Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1961, Marsalis began his classical training on trumpet at age 12, entered The Juilliard School at age 17, and soon thereafter joined Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
He made his recording debut in 1982 and has since recorded more than 80 jazz and classical recordings, which have won nine GRAMMY® awards and sold over 7 million copies worldwide. In 1983, he became the first and only artist to win both classical and jazz GRAMMYs® in the same year, repeating the distinction the following year. Today, Wynton is the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards® in five consecutive years (1983-1987). In 1997, Wynton became the first jazz artist to be awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in Music for his oratorio Blood on the Fields.
Marsalis has received honorary doctorates from over 25 of America’s top academic institutions including Columbia, Harvard, Howard, Princeton and Yale.
Wynton assembled his own band in 1981 and hit the road, performing over 120 concerts every year for 15 consecutive years. With the power of his superior musicianship, the infectious sound of his swinging bands and a far-reaching series of performances and music workshops, Marsalis rekindled widespread interest in jazz throughout the world and inspired a renaissance that attracted a new generation of fine young talent to jazz.
Marsalis is a prolific and inventive composer. He is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz. By creating and performing an expansive range of brilliant new music from quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras (including a violin concerto and four symphonies), tap dance to ballet, Wynton has expanded the vocabulary for jazz and classical music and has created a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers.
His creativity has been celebrated at home and abroad. In 2001, he was appointed Messenger of Peace by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. In 2005 Wynton received The National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists by the United States government, and in September 2016, he was awarded The National Medal of Humanities. Britain’s senior conservatoire, the Royal Academy of Music, granted Marsalis Honorary Membership, the Academy’s highest decoration for a non-British citizen. In the fall of 2009, he received France’s highest distinction, the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.
Marsalis’ vision and passionate leadership was essential to the effort to construct Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home— Frederick P. Rose Hall—the first education, performance, and broadcast facility devoted to jazz, which opened its doors in October 2004.
Wynton Marsalis’ core beliefs and foundation for living are based on the principles of jazz. He promotes individual creativity (improvisation), collective cooperation (swing), gratitude and good manners (sophistication), and faces adversity with persistent optimism (the blues). With his evolved humanity and through his selfless work, Marsalis has elevated the quality of human engagement for individuals, social networks and cultural institutions throughout the world. When you hear Marsalis play, you’re hearing life being played out through music.
Andre Kimo Stone Guess
Andre Kimo Stone Guess is an internationally respected leader who has over 25 years of executive experience. He is the founder and president of GuessWorks, Inc., a management consulting firm. He previously served as CEO of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh and was VP and Producer for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.
GuessWorks, music management clients have included: Christian McBride, Darin Atwater, Sean Jones, Aaron Diehl, Warren Wolf and Nicholas Payton.
Andre received a B.S. in Economics with a minor in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Louisville. He has finished coursework and completed the comprehensive examinations for a PhD in Urban and Public Affairs with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Evaluation, also at the University of Louisville.
Andre has served as producer for several recording projects, including one that won a Grammy. He is also a writer and cultural critic with works published by USA Today, The Courier-Journal, The Root, The Grio and ESPN’s The Undefeated and two platforms that he founded and co-founded educated-guesses.com and cultureofchrist.org.
Frank J. Barrett, PhD is Professor of Management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School 2008-2010 and again 2019- 2020. He specializes in organizational change and has consulted to numerous organizations. He is also an active jazz pianist. In addition to leading his own trios and quartets, he has traveled extensively in the United States, England, and Mexico with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Frank is the author of the best-selling book Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz. Yes to the Mess has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, and Danish and recently won the Best Leadership Book of the Year from the Business Leaders of France. Frank is interested in what jazz can teach us about leadership and about life.