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Gillespie, John Birks "Dizzy"
October 21, 1917–January 6, 1993
Musician, Laurinburg Institute, popular Cab Calloway Orchestra, saxophonist Charlie Parker and pianist Thelonious Monk, first modern jazz style, called bebop (or bop), Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, and John Kirby, Latin musical elements into modern jazz, sang a duet with President Jimmy Carter, National Medal of Arts, South Carolina Hall of Fame
South Carolina Encyclopedia
University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
December 4, 2023
Original Published Date
May 17, 2016
Date of Last Update
August 4, 2022