Jazz Musician of the Day: Dizzy Gillespie

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All About Jazz is celebrating Dizzy Gillespie's birthday today!

John Birks “Dizzy" Gillespie was one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of the 20th century and one of the prime architects of the bebop movement in jazz. Nicknamed “Dizzy" because of his zany on-stage antics, Gillespie, a brass virtuoso, set new standards for trumpet players with his innovative, “jolting rhythmic shifts and ceaseless harmonic explorations" on the instrument during the 1940\'s... Read more.

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