Faddis has paid tribute to Gillespie in just about all of his work, including his time as leader of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars. And as part of tonight's The Majesty of the Trumpet -- Louis, Miles, Dizzy...and Faddis, at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he'll be playing a set of Gillespie favorites that he arranged, backed by CU's award-winning Jazz Ensemble I.
The trumpeter will also pay homage to Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis in addition to performing his own pieces. Prior to the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium, CU jazz-studies professor and trumpeter Brad Goode will give a talk in Macky room 102. Single tickets start at $12; for more information, call the CU Presents box office at 303-492-8008.
Thu., April 5, 7:30 p.m., 2012