Go to YouTube and watch a videoclip of jazz musician Gerald Wilson. You can view the video embedded below, but are encouraged to view a few others available online.
FranklyJazzTV. (Apr 5, 2009). Gerald Wilson ‘Milestones’ on Frankly Jazz. Youtube.
Then read the interview with this prolific musical artist below and answer the questions.
- In what ways is Wilson a leader? Which of the four components of Northouse’s definition of leadership apply to Wilson?
- How was he shaped by his times?
- What career experiences contributed to his growth as an artist?
- In what ways is he an innovator?
- What unique skills does he have?
- How does he inspire others?
- What influence does musical leadership have on our society as a whole?
- Can you think of any other influential musicians?