“He’s the best ever, including me!” — Dizzy Gillespie
“…the world’s greatest trumpeter … the greatest trumpeter on the planet for decades … brash soloistic logic and breathtaking technical acuity …” — Time Out New York
Known as one of the most innovative and inspiring contemporary jazz trumpeters, Grammy-nominee Jon Faddis’s career — like his mentor Dizzy Gillespie – has been marked by both intense integrity and great humor.
Whether leading his own quartet, conducting a celebrated orchestra or teaching at a prestigious college, he is the consummate musician. His distinctive trumpet appears on hundreds of records and numerous soundtracks for film and television. Dizzy called him “the best ever, including me!”