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Jimmy Page to Give Commencement Address

The rocker will speak at Berklee College of Music’s Commencement Weekend, May 9 and 10.
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By Christopher Scapelliti

It will be a true “Celebration Day” for about 7,000 lucky individuals at Berklee College of Music’s Commencement Weekend, May 9 and 10.

Jimmy Page will deliver the commencement address to more than 880 graduates and nearly 6,000 guests at the event. The Led Zeppelin guitarist and producer will also be honored with an honorary Doctor of Music degree.

Honory degrees will also be presented to R&B songwriter Valerie Simpson, jazz pianist educator Geri Allen, and American Music Program youth jazz orchestra founder Thara Memory at the ceremony on May 10, at the Agganis Arena in Boston.

In addition, student musicians will pay tribute to the honorees with a concert featuring their music.

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