Dizzy Gillespie

About Dizzy Gillespie

Birth Day: October 21, 1917
Birth Place: Cheraw, SC

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917 in Cheraw, SC. Considered one of the greatest jazz trumpeters in history. He was instrumental in the evolution of bebop and modern jazz.
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As per our current Database, Dizzy Gillespie has been died on Jan 6, 1993 (age 75).

🎂 Dizzy Gillespie - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Dizzy Gillespie die, Dizzy Gillespie was 75 years old.

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Occupation Composer
Age 75 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born October 21, 1917 (Cheraw, SC)
Birthday October 21
Town/City Cheraw, SC
Nationality SC

🌙 Zodiac

Dizzy Gillespie’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Dizzy Gillespie was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

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Considered one of the greatest jazz trumpeters in history. He was instrumental in the evolution of bebop and modern jazz.

Before Fame

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.


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.

Family Life

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.

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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.

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