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Dizzy Gillespie

Born: 
10/21/1917
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Died: 
01/06/1993
Years Active: 
1935-1993
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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, composer and singer. Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unknown in jazz. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
New Jazz Foundation Concert 05/16/1945 Town Hall - NYC NYC New York USA
Dizzy Gillespie / Charlie Parker 06/05/1945 Academy of Music Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
New Jazz Foundation Concert 06/22/1945 Town Hall - NYC NYC New York USA
Dizzy Gillespie-Charlie Parker Combo / Erroll Garner 07/05/1945 Three Deuces NYC New York USA
Charlie Parker Recording Session 11/26/1945 WOR Studios NYC New York USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/10/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/12/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/13/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/14/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/15/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/16/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/17/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/19/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/20/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/21/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/22/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/23/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/24/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/26/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/27/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/28/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/29/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 12/31/1945 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra 06/26/1946 Spotlite Club NYC New York USA
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra 06/27/1946 Spotlite Club NYC New York USA

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