Louie Bellson is too cool for school. Instead of giving a long, boring speech at DePaul University’s recent commencement ceremony, he sat down on the drum throne and played with the DePaul Jazz Ensemble. So at least that’s one graduating class this season that didn’t have to endure multiple utterances of “carpe diem” and quotes from Dr. Suess’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!. Those lucky graduates got away with more than they will ever know.
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