Press Releases

JON FADDIS TO HEADLINE “POPS IS TOPS” CONCERT SERIES MAY 22-24

Date Released: 4/3/2007

Purchase College Jazz professor and world-famous trumpeter Jon Faddis headlines the Louis Armstrong House & Archives’ “Pops is Tops” concert series May 22-24. This is the second time Faddis will lead the “Pops is Tops” invitation-only series of concerts for children since the Louis Armstrong House opened. Faddis headlined and organized the much of the musical celebration for the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies on October 15, 2003.

Joining Faddis are Purchase Jazz Program director Todd Coolman, bass; Steve Turre, trombone and shells; Giacomo Gates, vocals; Dion Parson, drums; Abdou Mpoup, djembe and talking drums; and Alioune Faye, sabar.