Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie
1917 - 1993
Dizzy Gillespie  American Musician

Dizzy Gillespie dating history


Dizzy Gillespie was previously married to Lorraine Willis (1940).

Dizzy Gillespie was in a relationship with Dorian Leigh Parker.

Dizzy Gillespie had encounters with Billy Eckstine and Stephen Novosel.


American Musician Dizzy Gillespie was born John Birks Gillespie on 21st October, 1917 in Cheraw, South Carolina, USA and passed away on 6th Jan 1993 Englewood, New Jersey, USA aged 75. He is most remembered for Jazz, bebop, Afro-Cuban Jazz. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Dizzy Gillespie is a member of the following lists: Kennedy Center honorees, American male singers and Deaths from pancreatic cancer.


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Married1 83 years, 1 month - -
Dating1 - - -
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Total4 83 years, 1 month 20 years, 9 months -


First Name Dizzy
Last Name Gillespie
Full Name at Birth John Birks Gillespie
Alternative Name Dg
Age 75 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st October, 1917
Birthplace Cheraw, South Carolina, USA
Died 6th January, 1993
Place of Death Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Cause of Death Pancreatic cancer
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Bahai
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, Composer, Singer
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Jazz, bebop, Afro-Cuban Jazz
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Bebop, Afro-Cuban jazz
Music Genre Jazz, Classical Music Entry
Year(s) Active 1935–1993, 1935–93
Music Style World Fusion, Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Big Band, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz
Music Mood Carefree, Elegant, Sophisticated, Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Cheerful, Laid-Back/Mellow, Confident, Joyous, Rousing, Playful, Boisterous, Passionate, Freewheeling, Complex, Fun, Energetic, Earnest, Stylish, Street-Smart
Instrument Trumpet, Composer, Leader, Vocals
Instrument (text) Trumpet, Piano, Vocals
Record Label Pablo, RCA Victor, Savoy, Verve, Dee Gee, Discovery, Impulse
Associated Acts Ray Brown, Cab Calloway, Roy Eldridge, J.J. Johnson, James Moody, Chico O'Farrill, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Chano Pozo, Max Roach, Mickey Roker, Sonny Rollins, Lalo Schifrin, Sonny Stitt, William Oscar Smith, John Coltrane
Official Websites www.dizzygillespie.com/, www.biography.com/people/dizzy-gillespie-9311417, www.nndb.com/people/677/000026599/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3998

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and singer. He was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His combination of musicianship, showmanship, and wit made him a leading popularizer of the new music called bebop. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks, and his light-hearted personality provided some of bebop's most prominent symbols.

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Dizzy Gillespie75 LibraMusician
Lorraine Willis-
Dorian Leigh Parker91 TaurusModel
Billy Eckstine78 CancerVocalist
Stephen Novosel-Bassist


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El invierno en Lisboa1991Bill SwannMovie
Amazonia1990Short Film
Didn't We Ramble On1989NarratorShort Film
The Cosmic Eye1986Father Time, The MusiciansMovie
The Cosby Show1984Mr. HamptonTV Show
A Family Circus Easter1982Easter Bunny (voice)TV Movie
Voyage to Next1974Father Time (voice)Short Film
Jazz Is Our Religion1972Movie
The Cool World1964Movie
The Hat1964The First Border Guard (voice)Short Film
The Hole1962Short Film
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