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A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie at Performing Arts Center at Purchase
Jazz at The Center celebrates the life and music of Dizzy Gillespie in the centennial year of his birth with a “Triumph of Trumpets,” featuring trumpeter Jon Faddis and an all-star line-up of today’s great jazz artists.
Jon Faddis, trumpet and leader
Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies faculty, Professor and Director of Jazz Performance
David Hazeltine, piano
Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies faculty, Visiting Affiliate Artist (part-time)
Todd Coolman, bass
Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies faculty, Professor (part-time), former Director of Jazz Studies
Dion Parson, drums University of St. Thomas, USVI
Max Darché, trumpet
Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies – Purchase College-SUNY MusB ‘06, MM ’08
Bruce Harris, trumpet
Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies – Purchase College -SUNY MusB‘05, MM
John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie non only ushered in the era of Be-Bop in the American jazz tradition, he left a legacy of musical excellence that embraced and fused all musical forms, particularly those with roots deep in Africa such as the music of Cuba, other Latin American countries, and the Caribbean. His goodwill and good humor infused jazz musicians and fans throughout the world with the genuine sense of jazz’s ability to transcend national and ethnic boundaries–for this reason, Gillespie was and is an international treasure.
Pre-Concert Artist Talk: Join Jon Faddis and PAC Director Seth Soloway for an informal conversation with the artists. 7pm sharp, free with your ticket.
Tickets: $72.50 / $62.50 / $52.50