Jon Faddis

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Birthday
24, 1953
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
24, 1953 (age 65)
Birthplace
California

About

Professor at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College-SUNY and who is also known for his exceptional trumpet playing.

Before Fame

He played with Lionel Hampton's big band when he was eighteen and became lead trumpet at the Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Trivia

He led the Dizzy Gillespie 70th Birthday Big Band and Dizzy's United Nation Orchestra, as well as acted as the main trumpet soloist.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Oakland.

Associated With

Both Faddis and J. Evan Bonifant acted in Blues Brothers 2000.