Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and singer born on October 21, 1917 in South Carolina. Charles “Charlie” Parker Jr. was an American jazz saxophonist and composer born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas. Both Gillespie and Parker were major figures in popularizing bebop. Gillespie was known for his improvising talent … Continue reading Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie