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.

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  1. Congratulations Wynton. This community honor recognizes the work that you do through jazz for all of us. By holding true to your standards, you inspire those of us who are authentic individuals and committed citizens. Community is the container for culture and all its aspects. People all over the world who have heard your music have an appreciation for the soul of America because of your positive representation of our culture. Thank you for all that you do.

    Karen on Jan 9th, 2007 at 8:57pm