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That’s Doctor Clare Teal, if you please…

UK jazz doyenne and Radio Two presenter Clare Teal has another honor to add to her name…Doctor Teal.

Clare Teal - Photo by University of WolverhamptonIt’s an honorary degree from her alma mater – Ms. Teal graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a degree in music, in 1994.

The ceremony was held on September 21.  The University’s release says, “A celebrated live artist, Clare has performed around the world. A career pinnacle for her was producing, presenting and performing her own Prom during the 2014 Proms Season at the Royal Albert Hall.  Clare, originally from Kildwick in North Yorkshire, has built a successful career as a broadcaster, presenting her own show on BBC Radio 2 featuring big band and swing music.”

On her blog, Ms. Teal says, “Walking in procession, all robed up, along with the genuinely clever people through the streets of Wolverhampton to the Grand Theatre was a wonderful experience.  The Vice Chancellor presented me with my honorary doctorate of music for services to live performance and broadcasting and put a floppy black velvet hat on my head complete with jaunty gold tassel.”