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Jon Faddis is featured at Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen in Wackerhalle, Germany in March 2013.
Jon Faddis, trumpet
George Cables, piano
Abraham Laboriel, bass
Dennis Mackrel, drums
Originally from Oakland, California, Jon Faddis began his professional music career in the early 1970s at age eighteen when he became a trumpeter in Lionel Hampton's Big Band.
He proceed to join "Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra", worked with Charles Mingus, and became a noted studio musician in New York all before he was twenty-five.
After contributing to many popular recordings during the late 1970s and early '80s by mid-decade Faddis started to focus on working as a solo artist.
He has since risen through the ranks to become a premier jazz conductor who has led
the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band for more than forty concerts in ten years.
Additionally Jon Faddis has performed and directed bands at venues including the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the Performing Arts Center in Westchester, New York.
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