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Wynton to speak for Health Achieve 2007 in Toronto

On November 6, 2007 Wynton will speak in Toronto (Canada) for the Health Achieve 2007, an event organized by the Ontario Hospital Association.
At OHA HealthAchieve2007, he will share his creative insights with those who aim to sharpen their leadership skills, strengthen their competitive position, and achieve performance excellence. The keynote is entitled:

“Innovation and All that Jazz”
Hot Corporations Know How to Swing.

10:15 – 11:45 a.m., Rooms 105, 106 & 107, Constitution Hall, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West


Speech presentation to include music plus 5 – 15 minutes of Q&A
Room name: Rooms 105, 106, 107 Constitution Hall (North Building)

Set list: – Lil Liza Jane – Big 4 – Buddy Bolden’s Blues – Oh When The Saints – Oh Lady Be Good – Donna Lee – Stuffy Turkey – Pursuance

VIP Photo-op reception (approximately 50-100 attendees)
Room name: 104 CD (across the hall)

About the Host: Since its inception in 1924, the Toronto-based OHA has influenced health care policy in Ontario, leading the way through changes, innovations, challenges and opportunities. Right now, representing 159 public hospitals, OHA is assuming a leadership role safeguarding patients and ensuring a results-oriented system through services delivered by members.

Additional speakers at Health Achieve 2007: Colin Powell, Queen Noor

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  1. Absolutely brilliant, awe enspiring. For the first time can really say words cannot describe the brilliance, honesty, humanity embodied by Wynton.

    If humanity can somehow produce a Wynton – perhaps there is hope we can save ourselves from ourselves.

    For those of you who know, love and respect Wynton – wish you could have been there.


    Dan on Nov 10th, 2007 at 1:07pm

  2. Yesterday’s audience of Canadian healthcare providers, administrators and industry reps. was completely engrossed in the performance, which linked the innovation in jazz and the evolution of jazz to expression of creativity in every element of our lives.

    Wynton and his quintet were generous with their time and reenergized our souls with their playing. Their playful attitude to their metier did not mask their highly skilled music making.

    His comments on our personal responsibility to develop creativity were an inspiration to those who heard him and understood what he said – that after life itself, our creativity is our next greatest gift and we have a duty to develop what we have been given.

    Thanks Wynton and your brilliant combo.

    Best, Jane

    jane on Nov 7th, 2007 at 2:57pm

  3. Marika, please tell more about it !

    Colin Mark on Nov 7th, 2007 at 3:55am

  4. Cool ZS, mostly it was mostly local seats this year. That’s a set list, what with Buddy Bolden’s Blues, you know that trumpet is going up the register.

    Karen on Nov 6th, 2007 at 11:31pm

  5. Thanks for your enlightening answer/comment.

    ZS on Nov 6th, 2007 at 8:14pm

  6. I just had the priviledge of seeing Mr. Marsalis speak and play at the OHA convention here in Toronto, ON. I’d like to materialize my speechlessness, if at all possible, and comment on the relevance of his discussion for healthcare workers. As a theatre student/musician/healthcare worker, I was thankful to Mr. Marsalis, as he reminded us to embrace the symbiotic interplay of passion and technique. The manifestations of this approach will continue to unfold in healtcare, as passionate healthcare workers search for new ways of working (TOGETHER!) to improve the quality of our system. Needless to say, he was truly inspiring!

    Marika on Nov 6th, 2007 at 3:07pm

  7. Set list for this evet has been added in the post.

    Luigi Beverelli on Nov 6th, 2007 at 12:05pm

  8. We, all across the USA, have elections every year on the first Tuesday of November. (Our national holiday, Thanksgiving, also rotates on the 4th Thursday of every November.) Seats in the governmental houses on all levels — Federal(national), State, and Local— expire and need to be filled by the people’s choice of candidate. All of the seats have a certain number of years that a person holds for that office and then they are up for re-election. Who we are voting for changes every year based on the schedule of term lengths.

    Also, I, too, am looking forward to reading the transcriptions of Wynton’s speech.

    Karen on Nov 6th, 2007 at 12:04am

  9. The setting sounds like the business forum he talked to last year, where if I remember correctly, his subject was Creativity.
    It will be interesting to read how he approach his topic in the context of health professionals. Perhaps his thinking had time to refine itself with more focus, cohesion and practicality so as to be meaningful to the whole spectrum of health professionals represented there, who do not necessarily think in terms of instant creation (that improvised Jazz music is). Looking forward to read the maestro approach on this.

    Frederique on Nov 5th, 2007 at 11:42pm

  10. Excuse my ignorance, I’m not in/from the States….what are you voting for?.

    ZS on Nov 5th, 2007 at 12:27pm

  11. Out of the country on election day- I hope Wynton votes by absentee ballot.

    Karen on Nov 5th, 2007 at 8:08am