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Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. Dizzy 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. Read more on

Dizzy Gillespie has 7 songs that have been featured in movies like American Splendor, Fifty, Mac and More Than a Game. What is your favorite song by Dizzy Gillespie?


Songs from Dizzy Gillespie

Stardust (1929)
Lady Be Good (1924)
Ool Ya Koo
Manteca [The Funky Lowlives Remix]
Ice Tea
Salt Peanuts

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