He's the best ever, including me! Dizzy Gillespie, talking about Jon Faddis.
High praise indeed for Jon Faddis from one of the legendary trumpet players in jazz history. But Faddis has earned his place among the greats of jazz with a combination of amazing trumpet technique, rare skill as a leader of big bands and small groups, and remarkable talent as a composer, arranger and educator.
Born in Oakland, California in 1953, Faddis was playing professionally ...