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Dizzy Gillespie
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Birth Date:October 21, 1917
Astrology Sign:Libra
Chinese Sign:Snake - Yang
Birth Name:John Birks Gillespie
Birth Place:Cheraw, SC
Died Date:January 7, 1993


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Dizzy Gillespie

Biography:Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 - January 6, 1993) was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. He was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and composer. Gillespie, with Charlie Parker, was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.

In addition to featuring in these epochal moments in jazz, he was instrumental in founding Afro-Cuban jazz. Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and gifted improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unknown in jazz. In addition to his instrumental skills, Dizzy's beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn and pouched cheeks, and his light-hearted personality endeared many to what was regarded as threatening and frightening music. He had an enormous impact on virtually every subsequent trumpeter, both by the example of his playing and as a mentor to younger musicians.

His memorable trademarks were distending his cheeks while playing (unlike most trumpet players, who are trained not to do this) and a trumpet whose bell was bent at a 45 degree angle rather than a traditional straight trumpet. This was originally the result of accidental damage, but the constriction caused by the bending altered the tone of the instrument, and Gillespie liked the effect.

Achievements: (Filmography)
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)

Bitches Brew (1970)
Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968)
Sketches of Spain (1959)
Kind of Blue (1959)
Miles Ahead (1957)
Birth of the Cool (1957)
Round About Midnight (1956)

Chinese Horoscope for Dizzy Gillespie
Includes characteristics and Vices
Dizzy Gillespie's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 23, 1917 - February 10, 1918
Birthday: October 21, 1917

The Snake is a Yang,
and is the Sixth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Dizzy Gillespie's Personality Tarot Card Death - Personality Card

Birthday: October 21, 1917

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.

Dizzy Gillespie's Character Tarot Card The Emperor - Character Card

Birthday: October 21, 1917

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Dizzy Gillespie's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: October 21, 2019

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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