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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
Edgar Hayes Band 07/15/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Edgar Hayes Band 07/16/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Edgar Hayes Band 07/17/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Edgar Hayes Band 07/18/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Edgar Hayes Band 07/19/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Edgar Hayes Band 07/20/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Edgar Hayes Band 07/21/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 01/24/1941 State-Lake Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 01/25/1941 State-Lake Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 01/26/1941 State-Lake Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 01/27/1941 State-Lake Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 01/28/1941 State-Lake Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 01/29/1941 State-Lake Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 01/30/1941 State-Lake Theater Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 04/15/1941 East Market Gardens Akron Ohio USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 05/22/1941 Macon City Auditorium Macon Georgia USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 05/23/1941 Atlanta Municipal Auditorium Atlanta Georgia USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 05/26/1941 Roanoke City Auditorium Roanoke Virginia USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 05/28/1941 Market Auditorium Wheeling West Virginia USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 05/30/1941 Hotel Sherman Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 05/30/1941 Hotel Sherman Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 05/31/1941 Hotel Sherman Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 06/01/1941 Hotel Sherman Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 06/02/1941 Hotel Sherman Chicago Illinois USA
Cab Calloway & His Band 06/03/1941 Hotel Sherman Chicago Illinois USA

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