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Wadada Leo Smith to Receive UCLA Medal on November 8

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. “Wadada Leo Smith is a category-defying … Read More “Wadada Leo Smith to Receive UCLA Medal on November 8”

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UCLA Names Arturo O’Farrill Global Jazz Studies Professor

Arturo O’Farrill, a six-time Grammy-winning pianist, composer and music educator, has been appointed professor of global jazz studies and music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He will focus on performance and composition and on redefining the perimeters of Latin jazz in the position. School officials said O’Farrill was chosen in part due … Read More “UCLA Names Arturo O’Farrill Global Jazz Studies Professor”

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