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Ellis Marsalis Jr. receiving honorary degree at Pratt Institute’s 129th Commencement

May 16th, 2018
Radio City Music Hall – New York

On receiving his honorary degree, Marsalis noted that the Institute’s new graduates will go out into the world and “make the corrections that my generation of the ’50s could not possibly do.” He then headed for the piano onstage, where he was joined by his sons, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Jason Marsalis, for a very special live performance of his piece “Twelve’s It” that brought the audience to its feet for a standing ovation.

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