connection with Dizzy Gillespie is through his time playing in the Dizzy

Connection with dizzy gillespie is through his time

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connection with Dizzy Gillespie is through his time playing in the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All- Stars and the Dizzy Gillespie 70 th Birthday Big Band. Jon Faddis was also a part of other quartets and directing orchestras which included United Nation Orchestra, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the Carnegie Hall Centennial Big Band, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and the Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York. Dizzy Gillespie was a friend of Jon Faddis and proved to be instrumental towards the growth and technique of his artistry behind the trumpet. Dizzy Gillespie even declared Jon Faddis as “the best ever,” even including himself in comparison. One fun fact of Jon Faddis is that he is also the uncle of Madlib During the concert, Jon Faddis played Schilke trumpets and Laskey mouthpieces. The concert experience itself was quite a delightful one. While it was not opera-tier professional in terms of how the audience and the performers were dressed, the attire of both audience members and the Houston Jazz Orchestra was still professional. The Houston Jazz Orchestra members were all in suits while the audience members varied from suits and dresses to more business casual outfits. There weren’t any gimmicks to the performance such as any special stage designs, dances, costumes, narrators, or any other supplements to the performance, just the Houston Jazz Orchestra and their instruments. Besides the moments where the board of directors of Jazz Houston would get on to tell the audience about their organization, the stage was all for the Houston Jazz Orchestra, the guests they brought, and their music. The program for the day consisted of an assortment of Jazz compositions by Dizzy Gillespie and other artist. The program came from pieces such as “Swift as the Wind” by Tadd Dameron, “Grand Central Getaway” by Dizzy Gillespie, “Casbah” by Tadd Dameron, “Pullamo” by Buddy Johnson, “Cubano Be, Cubano Bop” by Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, and George Russell, “Hey Pete, Let’s Eat More Meat” by Dizzy Gillespie, “Groovin’ High” by Dizzy
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  • Spring '14
  • AlejandroMontiel

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