Dizzy Gillespie    
Dizzy Gillespie
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October 21, 1917 (age 76)
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How old is Dizzy Gillespie: 76 years Male

πŸŽ‚ Birthday: October 21, 1917

πŸ”― Sun sign: Libra

🌍 Nationality: Cheraw , South Carolina , United States

Death date: January 6, 1993

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Dizzy Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917 (age 76) in Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. He is a celebrity composer.

Dizzy Gillespie Biography


John Birks Gillespie, popularly known as Dizzy Gillespie, was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, singer and bandleader regarded as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time. Unusually gifted from childhood, he learned to play the piano from the age of four, taught himself trombone and trumpet at the age of twelve and began his career in music at the age of seventeen. Soon his radically fresh style of trumpet playing caught the attention of Mario Bauza, the Godfather of Afro-Cuban jazz, and through him he met many other musicians with whom he developed the Afro-Cuban music. However, he is best known as one of the proponents of bebop, a modern form of jazz music, which he developed with Charlie Parker and others. In the later part of his career, he toured extensively, sharing his knowledge with younger artists, helping them to overcome their shortcomings and develop their own styles. Today, he is remembered as the greatest trumpeter that the 20th century had ever produced.

Family life


His father James was a bandleader in the Cheraw, South Carolina area. He married Lorraine Willis on May 9, 1940, and they would remain together until his death. He had a daughter named Jeanie Bryson.

Before Fame


His first professional gig was in 1935 with the Frank Fairfax Orchestra, followed by stints with the orchestras of Edgar Hayes, Teddy Hill, and Cab Calloway, the latter of whom fired him.



He led a State Department envoy to the Middle East in 1956, the success of which prompted many to call him the Ambassador of Jazz.

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Dizzy Gillespie is still alive?

As far as we know Dizzy Gillespie has died January 6, 1993 ( age 76)

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His style was so harmonically complex that many of his contemporaries failed to recreate his technique successfully, with Jon Faddis being the first to master the Gillespie approach.

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● Dizzy Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917 (age 76) in Cheraw, South Carolina, United States
● He is a celebrity composer

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