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March 15, 2002

Latin and Jazz at CSUS Festival of the Arts

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Photo of Jon FaddisThe big band music of the great Dizzy Gillespie fills the halls at California State University, Sacramento at 8 p.m., Friday, April 12 in the University Union Ballroom. The concert, featuring internationally acclaimed trumpet player Jon Faddis with the CSUS Latin and jazz ensembles, is part of the 10th annual Festival of the Arts.

Faddis has recorded with many bands including the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Bill Evan's Band. He served as music director and conductor for various jazz bands including the Carnegie Hall Centennial Band.

At 15, Faddis first played with Gillespie's band. At 18 he was a featured soloist with Lonel Hapton and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band. In 2000, Faddis conducted the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Duke Ellington's "Sacred Music." Faddis is a professor and artist in residence at the Purchase Conservatory of Music, Suny-Purchase.

Tickets are $15 general, $8 for student and seniors. Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323, at at (916) 766-2277 or at the door one hour before the concert. For more information call Steve Roach at (916) 278-7987.

For media assistance call CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.   

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