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1935 to 1993
October 21, 1917 in Cheraw
January 6, 1993
New York, New York, United States
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (/É¡É¨ËˆlÉ›spi/; October 21, 1917 - January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. Allmusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis's emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated ...
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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes
Dizzy Gillespie November 11, 2016