Dizzy Gillespie, American Jazz Artist

Just the Facts:
  • Name: John Birks Gillespie
  • Known as: Dizzy Gillespie
  • Birth: October 21, 1917, Cheraw, South Carolina, USA
  • Death: January 6, 1993, Englewood, New Jersey, USA
  • Language: English
  • Who he was: American jazz composer and performer who wrote "Groovin' High"; "Woody 'n' You"; "Salt Peanuts"; "A Night in Tunisia"; "Manteca"; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1989)

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