Dizzy Gillespie

Real Name:
John Birks Gillespie
Profile:
American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer dubbed "the sound of surprise". (born October 21, 1917, Cheraw, South Carolina, USA; died January 6, 1993, Englewood, New Jersey, USA)

Together, with Charlie Parker, he was the predominant figure in the development of bebop (bop), which laid the foundation for modern jazz. He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, Jon Faddis and Chuck Mangione.

He was also one of the key founders of Afro-Cuban (or Latin) jazz, adding Chano Pozo's conga to his orchestra in 1947, and utilizing complex poly-rhythms early on.

Career Highlights:
Awarded New Star Award from Esquire Magazine (1944)
Performs at first integrated concert in public school, Cheraw, SC (1959)
First jazz musician appointed by US department of State to undertake cultural mission (1972)
Awarded Handel Medallion from the City of New York (1972)
Received Paul Robeson Award from Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies (1972)
Performs at White House for President Carter and the Shah of Iran (1977)
Performs "Salt Peanuts" with President Carter at White House Jazz Concert (1978)
Inducted into Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame (1982)
Received Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (1989)
Received National Medal of Arts from President Bush (1989)
Received Duke Ellington Award from the society og Composers, Authors, and Publishers (1989)
Awarded Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1989)
Received Kennedy Center Honors Award (1990)
Received fourteen honorary degrees, including Ph.D. Rutgers University (1972), Ph.D. Chicago Conservatory of Music (1978)
Awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording
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Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra, Cab Calloway And His Cotton Club Orchestra, Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers, Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra, DeLuxe All Star Band, Dizzy Gillespie - Stan Getz Sextet, Dizzy Gillespie & Friends, Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, Dizzy Gillespie And His All Star Quintet, Dizzy Gillespie and His All Stars, Dizzy Gillespie And His Operatic Strings, Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Ensemble, Dizzy Gillespie Jazzmen, Dizzy Gillespie Quartet, Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Dizzy Gillespie Septet, Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, Dizzy Gillespie Tempo Jazzmen, Dizzy Gillespie's Big 4, Dizzy Gillespie's Cool Jazz Stars, Dizzy Gillespie's Rebop Six, Hen Gates & His House Rockers, Johnny Griffin Quintet, Les Hite And His Orchestra, Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra, Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra, Metronome All Stars, Pete Brown And His Band, Red Norvo All-Stars, Red Norvo And His Selected Sextet, Rhythmstick, Sarah Vaughan And Her Orchestra, Slim Gaillard And His Orchestra, Stan Getz Septet, Tempo Jazzmen, The Dizzy Gillespie 6, The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All Star Big Band, The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7, The Dizzy Gillespie Octet, The Dizzy Gillespie Reunion Big Band, The Giants Of Jazz (2), The Gillespie-Getz-Stitt Septet, The Modern Jazz Sextet, The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra, The Paris All-Stars, The Quintet, The Quintet Of The Year, The Trumpet Kings, Tony Scott And His Down Beat Club Septet, Woody Herman And His Orchestra
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Albums

S-7 Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Gillespie And His All-Stars album art Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie And His All-Stars(4xShellac, 10", Album) Musicraft S-7 US 1947 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Gillespie Plays & Johnny Richards Conducts album art Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Plays & Johnny Richards Conducts (Album) Discovery Records US 1950 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Modern Jazz Trumpets album art Fats Navarro / Dizzy Gillespie / Miles Davis / Kenny Dorham Fats Navarro / Dizzy Gillespie / Miles Davis / Kenny Dorham - Modern Jazz Trumpets (Album) Prestige US 1951 Sell This Version
903 Dizzy Gillespie - Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session album art Red Norvo, Flip Phillips, Teddy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Slam Stewart Red Norvo, Flip Phillips, Teddy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Slam Stewart - Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session(LP, Album, Mono) Dial Records (3) 903 US 1951 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Bird And Diz album art Bird (28) And Diz* Bird (28) And Diz* - Bird And Diz (Album) Mercury US 1952 Sell This Version
E194 Dizzy Gillespie - Hot Vs. Cool (A Battle Of Jazz) album art Jimmy McPartland and The Dixieland Stars* / Dizzy Gillespie and The Birdland Stars* Jimmy McPartland and The Dixieland Stars* / Dizzy Gillespie and The Birdland Stars* - Hot Vs. Cool (A Battle Of Jazz)(10", Album) MGM Records E194 US 1952 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Gillespie album art Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie (Album) Dee Gee, Dee Gee US 1952 Sell This Version
ALR 142 Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy (Volume 2) album art Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy (Volume 2)(10", Album, Mono) Atlantic ALR 142 US 1952 Sell This Version
ALR 138 Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy (Volume I) album art Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy (Volume I)(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic ALR 138 US 1952 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy In Paris album art Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy In Paris (Album) Contemporary Records France 1953 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy And His Orchestra album art Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy And His Orchestra (Album) Swing (3) France 1953 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Plays In Paris album art Dizzy Gillespie Plays In Paris Vogue Productions France 1953 Sell This Version
RLP 414 Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Over Paris album art Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Over Paris(10", Album) Royal Roost RLP 414 US 1953 Sell This Version
MG 9034 Dizzy Gillespie - Bird - Diz - Bud - Max album art Bird (28) - Diz* - Bud* - Max* Bird (28) - Diz* - Bud* - Max* - Bird - Diz - Bud - Max(10") Savoy Records MG 9034 US 1953 Sell This Version
LP 5017, BLP 5017 Dizzy Gillespie - Horn Of Plenty album art Dizzy Gillespie Horn Of Plenty(10") Blue Note, Blue Note LP 5017, BLP 5017 US 1953 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Roy And Diz #2 album art Roy Eldridge And Dizzy Gillespie Roy Eldridge And Dizzy Gillespie - Roy And Diz #2 (Album) Clef Records France 1954 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - New Jazz Sounds album art Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris - New Jazz Sounds (Album) Norgran Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Diz And Getz album art Diz* And Getz* Diz* And Getz* - Diz And Getz (Album) Norgran Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Roy And Diz album art Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge - Roy And Diz (Album, EP) Clef Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Recital album art Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Recital (Album) Norgran Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy And Strings album art Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy And Strings (Album) Norgran Records France 1955 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - Trumpet Battle album art Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie - Trumpet Battle (Album) Clef Records, Clef Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - World Statesman album art Dizzy Gillespie World Statesman (Album) Norgran Records France 1956 Sell This Version
P-12-146 Dizzy Gillespie - Sarah & Dizzy album art Sarah* & Dizzy* Sarah* & Dizzy* - Sarah & Dizzy(LP, Mono) Plymouth P-12-146 US 1956 Sell This Version
Dizzy Gillespie - The Champ album art Dizzy Gillespie The Champ (Comp, Album) Savoy Records US 1956 Sell This Version