Marshall has a rare gift for making us think, feel and realize things we never realized before all at the same time. His words flow smoothly and his meaning is deep. His poetry is a gift to all those who will listen.

– Simon Sinek, Start With Why

WHO IS MARSHALL?

 

Marshall Davis Jones is a survivor.

In 2006, down on his luck, Marshall stumbled into the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe. What he witnessed would change the course of his life. It was here, that he discovered story, prose and song as a force of inspiration. With a new found spark through the art of slam poetry, Marshall found a place to hone his unique gifts. The rigor of competitive poetry became an apprenticeship of creativity and expression to commune and connect. As a professional spoken word artist and dramatic performer, he has featured in the TEDx circuit, for Wired Global, the Musical Instrument Museum and many others. His talents have also contributed to the likes of NuSkin, Proctor and Gamble, eBay, and The New York Times. When he isn’t creating, he is picking his daughters brain for the keys to the universe.

WHAT IS A WORLDBRIDGER?

 

A World-Bridger holds spaces.

With the expanse between an idea and the human heart
Between the human heart and persistence
Between persistence and triumph
A world-bridger tells stories to remind us that when we are walking this path,
Challenged by life,
hindered by circumstances and doubtful of our way,
All we have is our hope.
And all our hope is each other.

"Marshall Jones is a force.He entertains, he enlightens, and ultimately he inspires. Connecting with young people in meaningful ways is extraordinarily difficult,but it is undoubtedly one of the most important things we as a society can do to make this next generation better than the last. Very few people I know have mastered the art of education like Marshall has,and his impact on students will thankfully last for years to come."

− Scott Farber A- List Education

"We are better people as a direct result of collaborating with him."

− Still Motion

"Marshall has a rare gift for making us think, feel and realize things we never realized before all at the same time. His words flow smoothly and his meaning is deep. His poetry is a gift to all those who will listen."

− Simon Sinek, Start With Why

"You did your thing... you transformed yourself ...took us on this crazy journey ...there were emotions going and crisscrossing and short-circuiting, it was incredible."

− John Leguizamo, Actor

"He's kind, he's sweet, he's passionate, he's caring, he obviously has such a way with words.. he takes it to a whole other level and it doesn't matter if you've seen him for the first time or you're seeing him for the twentieth time, his words will take you in..."

− Jordin Sparks, American Idol/Actress

"Marshall (Davis) Jones of the New York Team (The Nuyorican Poets Cafe) gave a brilliant and crowd pleasing treatise."

− Boston Herald

"He didn't just shine as a star in our talent-packed TEDx event, he brought us all together in a way that was supremely human. And because of this we are not the same. We are better."

− Lt. Colonel Matt Whiat, US Air Force, TEDxScottAFB Organizer

"It is without a doubt that Marshall Davis Jones is in my top 5 all-time performers - across all crafts and times. He has presence, character, and above all - integrity. Each time I witness his work I am awed and moved by the passion in his delivery. I simply cannot endorse such a wonderful performer enough."

− Chris Howard, Libboo

"Thank you so much for allowing us to work with Marshall. He inspired and enthralled as expected."

− Common Sense Media

"Marshall Jones captivated us with his highly polished skill in public speaking. He is at home in front of skeptics who almost dare him to be meaningful. He will not miss."

− Larry Jones, Head Master Mercersburg Academy