Dizzy Gillespie, born John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie

Dizzy
Gillespie, born John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie
1917
1993

American Jazz Trumpet Player, Bandleader, Singer and Composer dubbed "the sound of surprise"

Author Quotes

I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.

It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.

The idea of life is to give and receive, and if you didn’t have anybody on earth to give to or receive from, then you’d have a very sad life... One of the reasons we’re here is to be part of this process of exchange.

Author Picture
First Name
Dizzy
Last Name
Gillespie, born John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie
Birth Date
1917
Death Date
1993
Bio

American Jazz Trumpet Player, Bandleader, Singer and Composer dubbed "the sound of surprise"