Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

American bandleader

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    Dizzy Gillespie - American bandleader
    Dizzy Gillespie - American bandleader
  • Date of death
  • Death
    76 (28 years ago )
  • Gender Male
  • Zodiac
  • Movies/Shows
    The Cool World (1963)
    Voyage to Next (1974)
    Date with Dizzy (1958)
    Jazz Icons
    A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gille... (1988)
    The Cosmic Eye (1986)
    The Last of the Blue Devils (1979)
    The Hole (1962)
    Louis Armstrong: Good Evening ... (1970)
    My Universe Inside Out (1996)
    Norman Granz: Improvisation (2007)
    Didn't We Ramble On (1989)
    Bird Now (1988)
    A Great Day in Harlem (1994)
    Dizzy Gillespie: Summer Jazz: ... (1987)
    The Hat (1964)
    Masters of American Music: Cou... (1992)
    Jazz Icons: Dizzy Gillespie: L... (1970)
    Dizzy Gillespie: Live in Montr... (1981)
    Jeanie Bryson: Live at Warsaw ... (1991)
    Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in Ch... (1993)
    Winter in Lisbon
  • Full name
    John Birks Gillespie
  • Instruments
    Trumpet; piano; vocals
Dizzy Gillespie Profiles
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  • About

    John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer. Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz.

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    Dizzy Gillespie - American bandleader
    Dizzy Gillespie - American bandleader
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