Dizzy Gillespie Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Dizzy Gillespie

This Biography is about one of the best Bandleader Dizzy Gillespie including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Dizzy Gillespie
Real Name Dizzy Gillespie
Profession Composers
Famous as Bandleader
Nationality American
Personal life of Dizzy Gillespie
Born on 21 October 1917
Birthday 21st October
Died At Age 75
Sun Sign Libra
Born in Cheraw, South Carolina, United States
Died on 06 January 1993
Place of death Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Grouping of People African American Men, African American Singers, Black Musicians, Black Singers
Family Background of Dizzy Gillespie
Father James
Mother Lottie Gillespie
Spouse/Partner Lorraine Willis
Children Jeanie Bryson
Awards Kennedy Center Honor
Personal Fact of Dizzy Gillespie

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.

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