Yale honors man responsible for its legacy of jazz

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Yale honors man responsible for its legacy of jazz 
Narration for 5-7 minute video honoring the distinguished faculty member who is retiring after 46 years, and responsible for legacy of jazz at the School of Music. We need a buyout for usage in perpetuity on University websites, partner websites, and social media.

We're seeking a variety of voices, looking for a respectful confident storyteller vibe, not rigid, stuffy, or announcery in any way. 
2017-04-12 20:33:54 GMT
2017-04-15 18:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 350
Via Internet: online - worldwide
English - USA and Canada
Young Adult Female OR Middle Age Female OR Senior Male
• Phone Patch AND
• Audio files must be delivered via email AND
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
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This is a non-union project

Script Details

Willie Ruff, who gave rise to the legacy of jazz at Yale, has retired 46 extraordinary years at the Yale School of Music.

At 14, Willie joined the US Army, and was assigned to the 25th Infantry, an old and distinguished African American unit formed just after the Civil War. The Army turned out to be an excellent place to train as a musician. While stationed at Lockbourne Air Base in Ohio alongside the Tuskegee Airmen, Willie happened to read an interview with the famous jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker.

He proposed that the University invite Duke Ellington, who Yale had recently awarded an honorary doctorate, to return for a special event to honor him and other luminaries of African American music. Today, the Ellington Jazz series continues to celebrate what Willie calls the “conservatory without walls” — the “invisible institution” through which African American music has been nurtured and developed over time. 
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