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john birks gillespie


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Noun john birks gillespie has 1 sense
  1. Gillespie, Dizzy Gillespie, John Birks Gillespie - United States jazz trumpeter and exponent of bebop (1917-1993)
    --1 is a kind of trumpeter, cornetist

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John Birks Gillespie


John Birks Gillespie, commonly known as Dizzy Gillespie, was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer. He was a prominent figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz, renowned for his imaginative improvisations, virtuosic technique, and innovative trumpet playing style.

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As a Proper Noun:

1. John Birks Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917, in Cheraw, South Carolina.

2. Dizzy Gillespie formed several successful bands throughout his career.

3. The jazz community mourned the loss of John Birks Gillespie when he passed away on January 6, 1993.

As a Common Noun:

1. Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet playing revolutionized the sound of jazz.

2. The influence of John Birks Gillespie can be heard in the performances of countless jazz musicians.

3. The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet will be performing at the jazz festival next week.

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