Thank you so much, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.
I am grateful to UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz for consistently supporting the United Nations.
I especially appreciate all the performers who brought their talents here tonight.
This concert is a mini-United Nations with musicians from around the world.
They speak the same language.
The language of jazz.
What a great spirit. It really inspires me.
Sometimes, when I hit a very tough wall, I listen to jazz.