Jazz Musician of the Day: Dizzy Gillespie

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

John Birks “Dizzy" Gillespie, one of the greatest Jazz trumpeters of 20th century and one of the prime architects of the bebop movement in jazz, was born in Cheraw, South Carolina and died in Englewood, New Jersey. Nicknamed “Dizzy" because of his zany on-stage antics, Gillespie, a brass virtuoso, set new standards for trumpet players with his innovative... Read more.

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