Members Only Fall Event!
October 19, 2019 • 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Lunch Party and Concert at Pops’s Garden featuring Jon Faddis & Friends
The Louis Armstrong House Museum welcomes its members to a special, members-only event in recognition of their continued support. There will be a catered soul food lunch at 12pm followed by a concert featuring Jon Faddis at 2pm.
All members will receive 2 complimentary tickets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and guest to RSVP.
We hope to see you in Pops’s Garden!
12pm: Catered Lunch
2pm: Jon Faddis and Friends
If you’re not a member, but would like to come–sign up to be a member today! After you sign up please email email@example.com with your name and guest to RSVP.
In case of rain, the concert will be relocated to the Langston Hughes Library Auditorium, 100-01 Northern Blvd, Corona NY 11368. If rain is expected we will notify you the night before the concert.
More about Jon Faddis:
Jon Faddis is a Grammy Award–nominated jazz trumpet player, conductor, composer, and educator. Born in Oakland, California, in 1953, he began playing trumpet at age eight, inspired by an appearance of Louis Armstrong on the Ed Sullivan Show. Three years later, his trumpet teacher Bill Catalano, an alumnus of the Stan Kenton band, turned the jazz-struck youngster on to Dizzy Gillespie. By his mid-teens, he had not only met Dizzy, but he had even sat in with his hero’s combo at the famed Jazz Workshop in San Francisco.
Two days before his 18th birthday, Faddis joined Lionel Hampton’s big band as a featured soloist, and in the same year was invited to sit in with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band on one of their regular Monday night sessions at the Village Vanguard. He rapidly became lead trumpeter for the band, recording and touring the world, and also studied at the Manhattan School of Music during this period.
After playing with Charles Mingus in his early 20s, Faddis became a noted studio musician in New York, recording with numerous jazz luminaries, including Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Anthony Braxton, Kenny Burrell, Gil Evans, Les McCann, Brother Jack McDuff, Charles Mingus, Oscar Peterson, and Lalo Schifrin, among others. In the mid-1980s, he focused on his solo recording career.
His distinctive trumpet appears on hundreds of records and numerous soundtracks for film and television. His original compositions include the jazz opera Lulu Noire (1997), named a “Top 10” pick by USA Today; other Faddis compositions may be heard on his Grammy-nominated Remembrances (Chesky 1998), Hornucopia (Epic 1991), Into the Faddisphere (Epic 1989), and Teranga (Koch 2006).