Groovin’ High – A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie featuring Jon Faddis
October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on October 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm
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!
TWO SETS: 5PM + 8PM
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
Jon Faddis will be in residence over 7 days at our Charleston Jazz Academy providing master classes as well as visiting a few schools in our community sharing his passions for jazz. His residency will culminate with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra performance.
More 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.
This concert will be available as a virtual performance (View HERE).