Duke Jazz Ensemble with Jon Faddis, trumpet
Jon Faddis is a conductor, composer, and educator. After joining Lionel Hampton's big band, Faddis worked as lead trumpet for the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra at the Village Vanguard, formed his own quartet, and soon began directing big band orchestras. The Chicago Jazz Ensemble named Faddis as its Artistic Director in 2004. He teaches as a full-time faculty member at the Conservatory of Music, Purchase College-SUNY and as a guest lecturer at Columbia College Chicago.
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