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Jon Faddis Performs at MSUFCU

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Published: Dec 10, 2013

Jazz Great, Jon Faddis, Performs at MSUFCU

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MSUFCU members and guests enjoyed an evening of high-energy jazz music with a performance by jazz trumpeter, Jon Faddis, during our second Blue Mondays concert on December 9, 2013, at MSUFCU Headquarters. The internationally acclaimed artist was accompanied by MSU College of Music jazz faculty and students.

During his residency, Faddis performed for the public with Jazz Orchestra I, MSU’s premiere student jazz ensemble, at MSU’s Auditorium and St. Matthew's and St. Joseph's Episcopal Church located in Detroit. A trumpet teacher committed to education, Faddis also worked with College of Music students, and joined high school jazz musicians in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, and elementary students in East Lansing to influence and provide educational experiences for these young musicians. This is made possible by the MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence Endowment, which invests in the MSU College of Music’s curriculum and the community.

To learn more about the MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence Endowment, and this new residency program, click here.