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Songs + Stories of Dizzy Gillespie with Jon Faddis and Dr. Al Fraser

October 21, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

$20 – $40
Songs + Stories of Dizzy Gillespie

In honor of Dizzy Gillespie’s 104th birthday (October 21, 1917), join us on October 21, 2021 at Forte Jazz Lounge for Songs + Stories of Dizzy Gillespie. The evening will consist of a musical conversation about jazz music heroes and their proteges, featuring jazz trumpet virtuoso, Jon Faddis, and Dr. Al Fraser, djembe artist and co-author of To Be or not….to Bop – Memoirs Dizzy Gillespie. Signed books will be available for purchase at the event.

This special event will also include a private performance from Jon Faddis with a rhythm section comprised of local jazz musicians:

Abdiel Iriarte – Piano
Frank Duvall – Bass
Ron Wiltrout – Drums

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 | 6:30PM
TICKETS: $20 – $40


This program is made possible in part by Forte Jazz Club and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Forte Jazz Lounge              National Endowment for the Arts


Jon Faddis

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!


Dr. Al Fraser






Please note we are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event OR full COVID-19 vaccination for entry. Per CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend masks to be worn by all patrons, regardless of vaccination status. All venue staff are fully vaccinated and will be masked. Thank you for helping us facilitate a safe event experience.


Jon Faddis joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra at the Charleston Music Hall on October 23, 2021 for Groovin’ High: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie. Get your tickets HERE!



October 21, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
$20 – $40
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Forte Jazz Lounge
477 King St,
Charleston, SC 29403 United States
(843) 637-4931
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Charleston Jazz
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