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Dizzy Gillespie
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    (October 21, 1917-January 9, 1993)
    Birth Name was John Birks Gillespie
    Composed 'Night in Tunisia,' 'Bebop,' 'Oop Bop Sh-Bam,' 'Groovin,' 'High,Woody 'n You' and Salt Peanuts'
    What kind of name is Dizzy?
    His nickname was Diz.
    He made the beret, goatee and sunglasses popular among jazz artists.
    He used a unique trumpet bell and his cheeks puffed unusually large when he played.
    Rumor has it, a friend sat on his trumpet and bent his bell. He had the bell shape manufactured as his trademark.
    His immediate family consisted of ten people.
    Fellow jazz artist, Cab Calloway, was shot in the back of the neck with spitballs by an audience member and he blamed Dizzy.
    Dizzy and Cab Calloway fought over the spitball incident and Dizzy cut Cab with a knife.
    He was one of the greatest jazz artists of all time.
    He was internationally known.
    His father made instruments available to Dizzy and his siblings in early childhood.
    He was playing piano by age four.
    He taught various forms of bebop to other artists.
    He was known for teaching what each instrument is capable of doing.
    He is said to have played higher and faster than any other jazz artist.
    He would not play/perform with artists that abused drugs.
    He attended Laurinburg Institute on a scholarship.

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