Considered one of the greatest jazz trumpeters in history. He was instrumental in the evolution of bebop and modern jazz.
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|FULL NAME:||Dizzy Gillespie|
|BIRTH DATE:||October 21, 1917|
|AGE:||102 years old|
Dizzy Gillespie is a Composer. His father James was a bandleader in the Cheraw, South Carolina, area. He married Lorraine Willis on May 9, 1940, and they would remain together until his death. He had a daughter named Jeanie Bryson. His first professional gig was in 1935 with the Frank Fairfax Orchestra, followed by stints with the orchestras of Edgar Hayes, Teddy Hill, and Cab Calloway, the latter of whom fired him.
DID YOU KNOW He led a State Department envoy to the Middle East in 1956, the success of which prompted many to call him the Ambassador of Jazz.
FACT His style was so harmonically complex that many of his contemporaries failed to recreate his technique successfully, with Jon Faddis being the first to master the Gillespie approach.
Currently, Dizzy Gillespie is 102 years old. He will celebrate his 103rd birthday on a Sunday, October 21st. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.
Dizzy Gillespie’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, Libra’s life pursuit is to be consistent and a secret desire to live an easy, uncomplicated life. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are: cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, avoids confrontations, will carry a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra are Aries, Sagittarius.
Dizzy Gillespie was born in the Year of the Serpent. Snakes are a symbol of wisdom and wit, often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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