dizzy gillespie

The Ambassador of Jazz, Dizzy Gillespie has proven himself to be one of the founding fathers of jazz. With his cultivation of an entirely radical jazz style and his signature lively energy on any stage that he stepped on, Dizzy Gillespie really found a way to leave an impact on the jazz culture as well as African American culture. He found ways to bend musical rules and put a face on jazz that others couldn’t quite hit. Some of his major works were the album released in 1960 titled A Portrait of Duke Ellington as well as his exponents of bebop and his work on Afro-Cuban music.Dizzy was a role model, a pioneering individual, and most of all, a brilliant musician. 

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