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The Jazz Foundation of America is proud to recognize Archibald Cox, Jr. with the Dr. Billy Taylor
Past Honorees include: Brad Pitt/Make It Right Foundation, Quincy Jones, Stephen Siegel/CB Richard Ellis, William Douglass/K2 Advisors, Ambassador Andrew Young, Claude Nobs, Michael Novogratz, and Dr. Agnes Varis.
Pre-Concert Reception - 6:30 PM
The Concert - 7:30 PM
Gala Dinner - 9:30 PM followed by After-Party
Performances by: An unforgettable combination of jazz, blues, R&B and rock legends with Elvis Costello, Paul Shaffer (Late Show with David Letterman), Jeffrey Wright (Basquiat, Cadillac Records), Long John Hunter, Steven Bernstain (Musical Director) & the Kansas City Band: James Carter, Henry Butler, Don Byron, Curtis Fowlkes, Nicholas Payton, Jerry Dodgion, Art Baron, Craig Handy, Victor Lewis, Ray Anderson and many more. With a special appearance by Quincy Jones.
Concert Produced by Hal Willner: Music producer for Saturday Night Live, Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, Macy Gray, Robert Altman's Short Cuts and lots more.
About Archie Cox:
Archibald Cox, Jr. is chairman of the Foreign Policy Association and of Sextant Group, Inc., a private investment firm. He is also chairman of Ayablu Incorporated, Fairfield, CT, EyeLock, Inc., San Juan, PR, and serves on the boards of Unifi, Incorporated, Greensboro, NC, and
several privately-owned companies.
Mr. Cox has nearly a half century of financial, investment and operating experience. During his career he has lived in New York, Indiana, London, Singapore and Toronto. A native of Wayland,
Massachusetts, Mr. Cox holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard College (1962) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (1964).
Mr. Cox joined Morgan Stanley & Co. following graduation from business school. In 1977 he launched Morgan Stanley International in London and served as its chief executive officer until he resigned in 1988. From 1990 until 1993 Mr. Cox was president and chief executive officer of
The First Boston Corporation and a member of the group executive board of CS First Boston Group, Inc.
In 1993 Mr. Cox formed Sextant Group, Inc., a private investment firm, which in 1995, together with a group of Chinese and US investors, purchased the Magnequench (rare earth magnetic materials) business of General Motors Corporation. From 1995 until 2006 he was president and
CEO of Magnequench, Inc., Anderson, Indiana, and Singapore. In 2005 Magnequench merged with a Canadian company to form Neo Material Technologies Incorporated, of which he became chairman for a year.
In 2008 Mr. Cox became chairman of Barclays Americas and a member of the Executive Committee of Barclays Capital. He resigned from Barclays in June 2011 to focus his attention on private investments.
He is on the boards of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the board of trustees of St. Paul’s School, in Concord, New Hampshire. He lives with his wife, Judy, in New York, NY.
Archie joined the Jazz Foundation's Advisory Board in 2009, when times started getting tougher and we came to face more and more emergencies every day. His support, dedication and big heart have helped us to provide housing, healthcare and meaningful work for jazz and blues musicians and their families when they need it the most.
Our Fundraising Goal for the Great Night in Harlem: