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Groovin’ High – A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie featuring Jon Faddis

October 23, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT

Jon Faddis

Please note the Charleston Music Hall is requiring all fans to provide PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event OR full COVID-19 vaccination for entry. For more information about this policy, go HERE

With a relationship that spanned 30 years – from idol to mentor to friend, few living musicians have such a deep connection to jazz legend and pioneer of Bebop, Dizzy Gillespie than Jon Faddis. When Faddis blasted onto the jazz scene, audiences were amazed at the young musician’s range, techniques and ability to successfully mirror the complex style of Dizzy Gillespie. Faddis soon developed his own trademark style and is now known as one of the most innovative and inspiring jazz trumpeters of our time. Even Dizzy described Faddis as “He’s the best ever – including me!” Living legend Jon Faddis will join your Charleston Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute and celebrate the musicianship and life of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie with Groovin’ High!

Jon Faddis will return in 2022 for a residency at our Charleston Jazz Academy providing master classes as well as visiting a few schools in our community sharing his passions for jazz.


Senior (65+) | Military Rates Available
***Your Live at the CMH ticket includes access to the Virtual Performance
For $10 Student Tickets, please call the box office at 843.641.0011



As a small token of appreciation to our teachers, nurses, first responders, and doctors, we would like to offer free tickets to GROOVIN’ HIGH: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie featuring Jon Faddis! You can get up to (4) free tickets for you and your family for either the 5pm or the 8pm set time on October 23, 2021 at the Charleston Music Hall. Doors open at 4pm for Set 1: 5pm and 7pm for Set 2: 8pm. Just show up to the Charleston Music Hall box office on October 23, 2021 with your work I.D. to receive your free ticket(s).

Tickets are on a first come first serve basis. Box office opens at 3pm on October 23, 2021 at the Charleston Music Hall.


Jon FaddisMore about Jon Faddis

Jon Faddis is a complete and consummate musician – conductor, composer, and educator. Marked by both intense integrity and humor, Faddis earned accolades from his close friend and mentor John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, who declared of Faddis, “He’s the best ever, including me!” As a trumpeter, Faddis possesses a virtually unparalleled range and full command of his instrument, making the practically impossible seem effortless.

Faddis is known 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 mater classes worldwide to help the next generation of jazz musicians. Read more HERE!


The residency and performance are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts

 This concert will be available as a virtual performance (View HERE).



Charleston Music Hall
37 John St
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
(843) 853-2252
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Charleston Jazz
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