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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  • Planet Earth II

    Season 1 Episode 1 28 January 2017

    Islands

  • Beyond

    Season 1 Episode 5 23 January 2017

    Fancy Meeting You Here

  • Emerald City

    Season 1 Episode 1 06 January 2017

    The Beast Forever

  • Beyblade Burst

    Season 1 Episode 10 30 December 2016

    Get Over It! Trust in Valtryek!

  • The OA

    Season 1 Episode 1 16 December 2016

    Homecoming

  • Star

    Season 1 Episode 1 14 December 2016

    Pilot

  • Fuller House

    Season 2 Episode 13 09 December 2016

    Happy New Year Baby

  • White Rabbit Project

    Season 1 Episode 7 09 December 2016

    Tech We Love to Hate

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