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Faddis to Receive Degree

Trumpeter Jon Faddis (pictured), who led the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band from 1991 until it was removed from the Hall’s program in 2002, will be awarded with an honorary doctorate degree from the Manhattan School of Music when the institution holds its 77th commencement ceremony on May 18. Faddis will also deliver a commencement address to the 300-some graduates of the Manhattan School. Also receiving the Degree of Doctor of Musical Arts, Honoris Causa will be Broadway conductor and music director Paul Gemignani.

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