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Wadada Leo Smith to Receive UCLA Medal on November 8

The trumpeter and composer is in line for the university's highest honor

Wadada Leo Smith
Wadada Leo Smith (photo: William Matczynski)

Trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith will be presented with the UCLA Medal at a ceremony and concert held on Nov. 8 at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music.

The medal is the university’s highest honor. Musicians who have received it in the past include Plácido Domingo, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones.

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