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Wynton Marsalis to speak at UVM commencement

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Courtesy: University of Vermont Courtesy: University of Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The University of Vermont has announced its featured speaker for the school's commencement ceremony this spring.

The college announced Tuesday that internationally acclaimed jazz and classical musician Wynton Marsalis will be on hand to address the graduating class of 2013.

His son, Simeon, previously played on the UVM men's basketball team, but recently set aside the sport to concentrate on his studies and is set to graduate in May.

Marsalis, a nine-time Grammy Award winner is celebrated for his contributions as a performer, composer, bandleader and educator, trumpeter. He is the only artist in history to have received Grammys for five consecutive years.

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