Dizzy Gillespie

Actor Dizzy Gillespie
  • Birth name:

    John Birks Gillespie

  • Date of Birth:

    6 January 1917 Cheraw, South Carolina, USA

Biography:

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, along with Charlie Parker, ushered in the era of Be-Bop in the American jazz tradition. He was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, and was the youngest of nine children. He began playing piano at the age of four and received a music scholarship to the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina. Most noted for his trademark "swollen cheeks", Gillespie admitted to copying the style of trumpeter Roy Eldridge early in his career. He replaced Eldridge in the 'Teddy Hill' Band a... more

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  • December
  • 2016

HD Movies

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  • Planet Earth II

    Season 1 Episode 1 28 January 2017

    Islands

  • Incorporated

    Season 1 Episode 1 30 November 2016

    Vertical Mobility

  • Search Party

    Season 1 Episode 1 21 November 2016

    The Mysterious Disappearance of the Girl No One Knew

  • Sweet/Vicious

    Season 1 Episode 1 15 November 2016

    The Blueprint

  • Shooter

    Season 1 Episode 1 15 November 2016

    Point of Impact

  • Mars

    Season 1 Episode 1 14 November 2016

    Novo Mundo

  • Mech-X4

    Season 1 Episode 1 11 November 2016

    Let's Just Call It Mech-X4!, Part 1

  • Frontier

    Season 1 Episode 1 10 November 2016

    Pilot

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