Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra I (Be-Bop Spartans) with Jon Faddis at HCC
As part of the Michigan State University's School of Music Jazz Studies Artist-in-Residence program, the MSU Jazz Orchestra I (Be-Bop Spartans) with internationally-acclaimed trumpeter Jon Faddis will perform on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 7 p.m. in (Kalamazoo's) Hackett Catholic Central High School's Auditorium.
Jon Faddis, who began playing the trumpet at the age of eight, toured and recorded with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band for four years, and studied at the Manhattan School of Music during that time. By the age of 20, he had become widely acclaimed by the press; Dizzy Gillespie declared, "...he's the best ever - including me!" Faddis has become known throughout the world as one of the most innovative and inspiring jazz trumpeters of our time. He has an unfailing commitment to the education of young musicians and frequently conducts clinics and master classes to help the next generation of jazz musicians. In 1999, Jon was appointed Artist-in-Residence in the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, State University of New York, where he teaches in both the Brass and Jazz Programs.
Hackett Catholic Central High School Auditorium
1000 W. Kilgore Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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