NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Concert
September 15 @ 6:00 PM
This is the 5th Annual New Jersey City University (NJCU) Alumni Jazz Big Band Concert, paying tribute to the 100th birthdays of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, and Thelonius Monk.
Support the NJCU Foundation as they present the 5th Annual NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Concert led by Music Director and Conductor Richard Lowenthal on the J. Owen Grundy Pier in Jersey City. This FREE outdoor concert has become one of the most anticipated concerts of the year and draws a huge crowd.
Featuring Jon Faddis and several surprise guests. Jon Faddis is best known for his association with trumpet legend Dizzy Gillespie. He leads the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars Big Band as well as his own groups. In addition to a successful playing career, Mr. Faddis is a noted educator, currently teaching at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College – SUNY.