Wynton receives The Jim Henson Community Honor
The Jim Henson Company has selected the honorees for the 2006 Jim Henson Honors, the annual program established in 2005 that acknowledges organizations, individuals or products that reflect the core values and philosophy of Jim Henson and the company he founded. The four recipients were announced today by Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, co-CEOs of The Jim Henson Company.
The 2006 Jim Henson Honorees:
- The Jim Henson Celebration Honor – Al Gore, Former Vice President;
- The Jim Henson Community Honor – Wynton Marsalis, Jazz Musician;
- The Jim Henson Creativity Honor – Hayao Miyazaki, Writer and Director of Animation;
- The Jim Henson Technology Honor – Google Earth, Internet Satellite and Map.
The Community Honor acknowledges an individual, organization or product who/which has increased goodwill or made a positive impact in a specific community or around the world. Using jazz music to celebrate New Orleans while honoring its rich heritage, Mr. Marsalis has dedicated himself to raising awareness of and provided hope to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.