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Sujeet Desai

First Musician With Down Syndrome To Perform At Carnegie Hall

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Sujeet Desai Biography

Sujeet Desai is an accomplished musician born with Down Syndrome. Desai has mastered seven instruments: Bb and bass clarinet, alto saxophone, violin, piano, trumpet and drums. His lifetime dream came true when he became the first person with Down Syndrome to perform at Carnegie Hall on May 20th, 2015, to a standing ovation no less. Desai now travels worldwide to do inspirational solo music performances and self-advocacy workshops.

In June 2001, he graduated from high school with honors, and in May 2003, he graduated from the Berkshire Hills Music Academy in Massachusetts after a two-year residential post-secondary study in Music and Human Services. After graduation, Desai worked as a teacher’s aide for an elementary school music department and continues to introduce music to audiences though his volunteer work. Since March 2000, Desai has performed in nearly every state and 13 countries. Desai is a recipient of numerous national and international awards for his music and self-advocacy. Those awards include an Achievement Award on United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons, the World Down Syndrome Day Award from Down Syndrome International, the Thank You Award from Special Needs Families Developmental Center in Dubai and an award by the President of Singapore for self-advocacy & music.

Besides music, Desai has Third Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon. He is a winner of gold and silver medals in the World Games 1999 Special Olympics in swimming and numerous medals in the Special Olympics in Alpine skiing, cross-country running and bowling.

Desai's amazing story has been highlighted in two documentaries and many TV and newspaper interviews. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine, as well as on TV shows including The View, 20/20 and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Desai's mission is to send a message across the world that, given the proper opportunities, individuals with disabilities can “Make it Happen!”

Speaking Topics
  • My Story: How I improvise my life with multiple intelligences

    Sujeet Desai performs with a musical power point workshop “My Story: How I improvise my life with multiple intelligences”. Sujeet's MISSION is to send a message across the world that given opportunities for their abilities individual with disabilities can “Make It Happen!” Sujeet's music is more than just an entertainment. It's educational, inspirational and focused to make his MISSION POSSIBLE!

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  • 13 people with Down syndrome who are breaking barriers in entertainment, athletics, fashion, and more

    Desai has mastered seven instruments: Bb and bass clarinet, alto saxophone, violin, piano, trumpet, and drums. He has performed in almost every state and in 13 countries. Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day in 2016, he said, "Each impossible mission can be made possible if you put your mind to it and work hard without giving up."

  • The miracle of music

    Sujeet Desai, who has down syndrome, is not just an expert in several musical instruments, but is also an accomplished sportsman. Sujeet Desai plays the clarinet in the center of the living room, his fingers finding the notes with uncanny surety as he coaxes Mozart from the brass flute. This is only one of the instruments that the 35-year-old American Indian, who has down syndrome, can play.

  • Sujeet Desai Interview

    “Each Impossible Mission can be made Possible if you put your mind to it and work hard without giving up,” What a brilliant message by Sujeet for World Down Syndrome Day 2016. Sujeet practices what he preaches and this is evident from his long list of achievements.

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    Booking fees for Sujeet Desai, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sujeet Desai, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Sujeet Desai?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sujeet Desai for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sujeet Desai for your next private or corporate function.
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First Musician With Down Syndrome To Perform At Carnegie Hall

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Sujeet Desai Biography

Sujeet Desai is an accomplished musician born with Down Syndrome. Desai has mastered seven instruments: Bb and bass clarinet, alto saxophone, violin, piano, trumpet and drums. His lifetime dream came true when he became the first person with Down Syndrome to perform at Carnegie Hall on May 20th, 2015, to a standing ovation no less. Desai now travels worldwide to do inspirational solo music performances and self-advocacy workshops.

In June 2001, he graduated from high school with honors, and in May 2003, he graduated from the Berkshire Hills Music Academy in Massachusetts after a two-year residential post-secondary study in Music and Human Services. After graduation, Desai worked as a teacher’s aide for an elementary school music department and continues to introduce music to audiences though his volunteer work. Since March 2000, Desai has performed in nearly every state and 13 countries. Desai is a recipient of numerous national and international awards for his music and self-advocacy. Those awards include an Achievement Award on United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons, the World Down Syndrome Day Award from Down Syndrome International, the Thank You Award from Special Needs Families Developmental Center in Dubai and an award by the President of Singapore for self-advocacy & music.

Besides music, Desai has Third Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon. He is a winner of gold and silver medals in the World Games 1999 Special Olympics in swimming and numerous medals in the Special Olympics in Alpine skiing, cross-country running and bowling.

Desai's amazing story has been highlighted in two documentaries and many TV and newspaper interviews. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine, as well as on TV shows including The View, 20/20 and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Desai's mission is to send a message across the world that, given the proper opportunities, individuals with disabilities can “Make it Happen!”

Sujeet Desai Speaking Topics

  • My Story: How I improvise my life with multiple intelligences

    Sujeet Desai performs with a musical power point workshop “My Story: How I improvise my life with multiple intelligences”. Sujeet's MISSION is to send a message across the world that given opportunities for their abilities individual with disabilities can “Make It Happen!” Sujeet's music is more than just an entertainment. It's educational, inspirational and focused to make his MISSION POSSIBLE!

Sujeet Desai Videos

  • Sujeet Desai has a message for World Children's Day
    The wonderfully talented Sujeet Desai has sent this message for all of the children who are "shooting stars" for #WorldChildrensDay 20th November...
  • Paving the way for those living with disabilities
    Sujeet Desai, 36, is heading lead the way for those living with disabilities.
  • Museum of disABILITY History Presents: Sujeet Desai
    I have Down syndrome and this is my story.” - Sujeet Desai

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FAQs on booking Sujeet Desai

  • How to book Sujeet Desai?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sujeet Desai for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sujeet Desai, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sujeet Desai or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sujeet Desai?

    Booking fees for Sujeet Desai, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sujeet Desai, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sujeet Desai?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sujeet Desai for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sujeet Desai for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sujeet Desai or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sujeet Desai or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sujeet Desai is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as My Story: How I improvise my life with multiple intelligences. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sujeet Desai for your event is available upon request. Sujeet Desai generally travels from Williamsville, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robert Finley, Diane Schuur, Moe BellaGloria, Ronnie Milsap and Elaine Hall. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sujeet Desai for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Sujeet Desai Speaking Topics

  • My Story: How I improvise my life with multiple intelligences

    Sujeet Desai performs with a musical power point workshop “My Story: How I improvise my life with multiple intelligences”. Sujeet's MISSION is to send a message across the world that given opportunities for their abilities individual with disabilities can “Make It Happen!” Sujeet's music is more than just an entertainment. It's educational, inspirational and focused to make his MISSION POSSIBLE!

Sujeet Desai Speaker Videos

  • Sujeet Desai has a message for World Children's Day
    The wonderfully talented Sujeet Desai has sent this message for all of the children who are "shooting stars" for #WorldChildrensDay 20th November 2020 Sujeet says, "Investing in our future means...
    Paving the way for those living with disabilities
    Sujeet Desai, 36, is heading lead the way for those living with disabilities.
  • Museum of disABILITY History Presents: Sujeet Desai
    I have Down syndrome and this is my story.” - Sujeet Desai

Sujeet Desai News

  • 13 people with Down syndrome who are breaking barriers in entertainment, athletics, fashion, and more

    Desai has mastered seven instruments: Bb and bass clarinet, alto saxophone, violin, piano, trumpet, and drums. He has performed in almost every state and in 13 countries. Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day in 2016, he said, "Each impossible mission can be made possible if you put your mind to it and work hard without giving up."

  • The miracle of music

    Sujeet Desai, who has down syndrome, is not just an expert in several musical instruments, but is also an accomplished sportsman. Sujeet Desai plays the clarinet in the center of the living room, his fingers finding the notes with uncanny surety as he coaxes Mozart from the brass flute. This is only one of the instruments that the 35-year-old American Indian, who has down syndrome, can play.

  • Sujeet Desai Interview

    “Each Impossible Mission can be made Possible if you put your mind to it and work hard without giving up,” What a brilliant message by Sujeet for World Down Syndrome Day 2016. Sujeet practices what he preaches and this is evident from his long list of achievements.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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