Dizzy Gillespie

Rapp on Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie, Pt. II

Jazz giant and South Carolina native Dizzy Gillespie first worked in the trumpet sections of big bands before stepping forward to begin the small group revolution known as bebop and becoming a pioneer of Afro-Cuban jazz. He was also the only artist to tour the world with U.S. government sponsorship,...

Rapp on Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie, Pt. I

The great American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator, and singer Dizzy Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. John Birks Gillespie was the youngest of nine children. influenced by his father, a local bandleader, he started to play the piano at the age of four. His father died when Dizzy was just 10 years old, so he taught himself how to play the trumpet by the age of 12.
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Jazz ensembles to pay tribute to jazz icon, Dizzy Gillespie

Iowa State’s jazz ensembles, Jazz 2.0 and the ISU Jazz Combos, will bring jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie’s global legacy to a local stage at Jazz Night tonight. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall in Simon Estes Music Hall. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.

A recording of Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Dizzy Gillespie at the Orpheum in 1986 finds new life on vinyl

The Tipitina’s Record Club’s current release, “Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Dizzy Gillespie: Live in New Orleans,” brings up some old memories for Gregory Davis. The Dirty Dozen trumpeter and co-founder remembers when Gillespie in the early 1980s stopped into the Glass House, the Central City bar where the brass band reigned on Monday nights.

A Latin Jazz tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

Broadcast: October 10, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Latin Perspective, paying tribute to the legendary Jazz & Afro-Cuban Jazz trumpeter, Dizzy Gillespie.

Dizzy Gillespie on Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #61 (August 22 at 8:00pm) Dizzy Gillespie and friends, recorded live at the Blue Note Café in New York City, January 29 through 31, and February 1, 1992. Also featuring (trumpet) Doc Cheatham, Jon Faddis, Wynton Marsalis, Claudio Roditi, Wallace Roney and Charlie Sepulveda.

What Thelonious Monk's Most Famous Composition Owes to Dizzy Gillespie

Two of the founders of modern jazz, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie, were born within two weeks of each other in 1921. In honor of their joint centennial, here’s a heap of info about Monk’s “‘Round Midnight,” and the role that Dizzy played in shaping its arrangement. It’s certainly Monk’s...

SOPAC Hosts Dizzy Gillespie All Stars Jazz In Virtual Concert February 25

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- We’ve all been missing a really kicking, spirited and thoroughly professional performance in a beautiful theater. Wait no longer! The Dizzy Gillespie All Stars is all that— and more— as they take the virtual stage at the South Orange Performing Arts Center Thursday, February 25 at 7:30pm. Featuring Cyrus Chestnut, Freddie Hendrix, John Lee, Steve Davis and Tommy Campbell, these consummate Jazz musicians extol the loveliness and liveliness of their music with every song they bring to beautiful life.