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All About Dizzy Gillespie


Dizzy Gillespie was a visionary architect of bebop, a peerless trumpet virtuoso, and a gifted educator, dancer, and raconteur. 

His music was defined by thrilling melodies, hard swing, and kinetic solos, and his unparalleled genius, depth, energy, and creativity continues to inspire.

Watch an episode of "Notes from the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame," in which Miles Davis discusses the importance of Gillespie:

Trumpeter Dave Douglas shares some of his favorite Gillespie tunes on the Jazz at Lincoln Center blog. 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez explains Dizzy's importance to the development of Latin jazz with a handful of tunes.

Watch Dillard Center for the Arts from Fort Lauderdale, Florida play Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia." at Essentially Ellington 2018, featuring trumpeter Summer Camargo:

Named for the maestro himself, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club provides jazz every night of the year.