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For Immediate Release
September 14, 2006

Guest List for the Dinner in Honor of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

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Mr. Frank Alkyer, Publisher, Downbeat
      Ms. Lauren Helfand

Mrs. Rima Al-Sabah, Spouse of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the US Kuwait Embassy
      Mrs. Hind Al-Sabah, Guest of Mrs. Rima Al-Sabah

Mr. Paxton Baker, Executive Vice President, BET Digital Networks
      Mrs. Rachel Baker

Vocalist Nnenna Freelon and musician Clark Terry perform Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, in the East Room of the White House during the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz dinner. White House photo by Shealah Craighead Mr. Robert B. Barnett, Board of Trustees, The Kennedy Center, Partner, Williams and Connolly LLP
      Ms. Rita Braver
      Ms. Meredeth Barnett (Daughter)

The Honorable Joshua Bolten, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff
      Ms. Dede McClure, E.W. Stokes Public Charter School (Guest)

Mr. Abbott Brown, Founder, Ridgestone Foundation
      Mrs. Linda Brown

The Honorable Janice Rogers Brown, Justice, United States Circuit Court of Appeals
      Mr. Dewey Parker (Guest)

Mr. Christopher G. Caine, Vice President, Governmental Programs, IBM Corporation
      Mrs. Betsy Caine

Mr. Ronald Carter, Musician

Mr. Thomas Carter, President, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
      Mrs. Cheryl Carter

The Honorable Thad Cochran, United States Senator (R/Mississippi)
      Ms. Kay Webber, Executive Assistant to Sen. Thad Cochran (Guest)

The Honorable Bruce M. Cole, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
      Mrs. Doreen Cole

The Honorable James L. Connaughton, Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality
      Mrs. Susanna Connaughton

Mr. Frank Cooper, PepsiCo
      Mrs. Reneatta Whittington Cooper

The Honorable John Danilovich, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation
      Mrs. Irene Danilovich

The Honorable John D. Dingell, United States Representative (D/Michigan)
      Mrs. Debbie Dingell, President, General Motors Foundation

Mr. Fats Domino, Entertainer
      Mr. David Lind (Guest)

Mr. George Duke, Musician
      Mrs. Corine Ann Duke

Ms. Sarah duPont, Supporter of the Monk Institute

Ms. Sandra Evers-Manly, President, Northrop Grumman Foundation
      Mr. Roderick Wright

Mrs. Lori Beth Fagien (Spouse of Dr. Michael Fagien), Spouse of CEO of Jazziz/Milor Entertainment Group

The Honorable James E. Farmer, Consultant, General Motors Acceptance Corp

The Honorable Vic Fazio, Member, Board of Directors, Northrop Grumman, former Member of Congress
      Mrs. Judy Fazio

Mrs. Laura Bush welcomes guests to the East Room for entertainment Thursday night, Sept. 14, 2006, during the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz dinner at the White House. White House photo by Shealah Craighead Ms. Shelby Fischer, Consultant to TMIJ competition and Former Exec. Producer, TMIJ Competition

Ms. Nnenna Freelon, Musician
      Mr. Phil Freelon, Architect

Mr. Patrick Gaston, President, Verizon Foundation
      Mrs. Sheryle Gaston

The Honorable Dana Gioia, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
      Mrs. Mary Gioia, Spouse of Mr. Dana Gioia

Mr. David Grain, Founder, Grain Capital
      Dr. Lisa Grain

The Honorable Cheryl Halpern, Chairman, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
      Mr. Fred Halpern

Mr. Herbie Hancock, Musician
      Mrs. Gudrun Hancock

Mrs. Barbara Harrison, WRC-TV
      Mr. John Pyles, President and CEO, Washington Management and Development

The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch, United States Senator (R/Utah)

Mr. Robert Helm, Corporate Vice President, Business Development and Government Relations, Northrop Grumman Corporation
      Mrs. Sandy Helm

Ms. Lisa Henry, Musician and former TMIJ Competition winner

Mr. Morteza Hosseini, Chiarman, ICI Homes
      Mrs. Forough Hosseini

The Honorable Kenny C. Hulshof, United States Representative (R/Missouri)

Dr. Ray R. Irani, Chairman, President, and CEO, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
      Mrs. Ghada Irani

The Honorable Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
      Mrs. Marcia Jackson

Ms. Sonya Jackson, President, United Airlines Foundation
      Mr. John I. Jackson (Father)

Mrs. Ann Jordan, Board Member, African American History and Culture Museum

Mr. Rob Kramer, Chairman, Global Water Trust
      Ms. Kia Silverman (Guest)

Ms. Debra Lee, President and Chief Operating Officer, BET Holdings, Inc.

Mrs. Jennifer Mies Lowe, Director, Office of Senator Ted Stevens
      Mr. George Lowe, Chief of Staff, Senator Ted Stevens

Mr. Bruce Lundvall, President, Blue Note Records

Mr. Timothy P. McKone, Executive Vice President of Federal Relations, AT&T Services, Inc.
      Mrs. Joey McKone

President George W. Bush stands with performers on stage in the East Room Thursday night, Sept. 14, 2006, as he offers closing remarks to guests at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz dinner at the White House. White House photo by Shealah Craighead Mr. Thelonious Monk, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
      Mrs. Gale Monk

Mrs. Mary Jo Myers, Spouse of the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General Peter Pace, USMC, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
      Mrs. Lynne Pace

Mr. Danilo Perez, Musician
      Mrs. Patricia Perez

Mr. William Powell, Vice President, Industry Dealer Affairs, General Motors Corporation
      Mrs. Betty Powell

Mrs. Carolyn Powers, Spouse of Managing Director, PIMCO Bonds
      Mrs. Kay Clark (Guest)

The Honorable Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President and CEO, WETA

Dr. Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation
      Mr. Paul Verkuil

Mr. Glenn Sabin, Publisher, Jazz Times
      Mrs. Linda Sabin

Ms. Rona Sebastian, President, Herb Alpert Foundation
      Mr. Mort Gleberman

Mr. Wayne Shorter, Musician
      Ms. Carolina Dos Santos (Guest)

The Honorable Tony Snow, Assistant to the President and Press Secretary
      Mrs. Jill Ellen Snow

The Honorable Arlen Specter, United States Senator (R/Pennsylvania)
      The Honorable Joan Specter, Member, National Council on the Arts

The Honorable Ted Stevens, United States Senator (R/Alaska)
      Mrs. Catherine Stevens

Ms. Barbara Stokel, Executive Vice President, General Motors Acceptance Corp, North American Operations
      Mr. John J Protzko (Son)

Mr. Stuart Subotnick, Executive Vice President, Metromedia Company

Dr. Ronald D. Sugar, Chairman and CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation
      Mrs. Valerie Sugar

Ms. Helen Sung, Musician and former TMIJ college student

Mr. Glenn Tilton, Chairman, President and CEO, United Airlines
      Mrs. Jacqueline Tilton

Mr. Scott Turner, Pastor of Shoreline Christian Church in San Diego and Former NFL Athlete
      Mrs. Robin Turner

Mr. Michael Vlock, President, Crittall Windows
      Mrs. Karen Vlock

Ms. Barbara Walters, Broadcast Journalist, ABC

Mr. Bobby Watson, Musician
      Ms. Robin Tomchin (Guest)

Mr. Ed Welburn, Vice President, Global Design, General Motors
      Mrs. Rhonda Welburn

Mrs. Jenna Welch

Mr. David Westin, President, ABC News
      Mrs. Sherrie Rollins Westin, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Education and Development, Sesame Workshop, PBS

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