All About Jazz is celebrating Dizzy Gillespie's birthday today!
John Birks Dizzy" Gillespie, along with Charlie Parker, ushered in the era of Be-Bop in the American jazz tradition. He was born Cheraw, South Carolina, and was the youngest of nine children. He began playing piano at the age of four and received a music scholarship to the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina. Most noted for his trademark swollen cheeks"... Read more.
Place our Musician of the Day widget on your website or blog.