Spend the evening with GRAMMY-nominated jazz master Jon Faddis, recently classified by Time Out New York as “the world’s greatest trumpeter.”

An acclaimed conductor, composer and educator, Faddis is one of the most innovative and inspiring musicians in contemporary jazz. His distinctive playing has been featured on hundreds of records as well as on soundtracks for film and television. A protégé and longtime friend of Dizzy Gillespie, Faddis has been the director of the prestigious Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars and the United Nation Orchestra as well as the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and its successor, the Jazz Orchestra of New York.

The Wall Street Journal has described Faddis as “a prodigious lyrical force.” Time Out New York recently classified him as “the world’s greatest trumpeter,” crediting his playing with “brash soloistic logic and breathtaking technical acuity.”

This performance is part of the Bethany Jazz Vespers series, held at Bethany Baptist Church, 275 West Market Street, Newark.