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Dizzy Gillespie

  • Oct 21, 1917 - Jan 06, 1993 (age 75)
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2012
SongJun 28, 2012

Birk's Works
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2008
SongOct 20, 2008

Be-Bop
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2007
SongJun 25, 2007

Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac
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2005
One Night in Washington
AlbumJul 19, 2005

One Night in Washington

One Night in Washington is a …
One Night in Washington is a live album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and The Orchestra recorded in 1955 and released on the Elektra/Musician label in 1983.
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Portrait of Jenny
AlbumJan 1, 2005

Portrait of Jenny

Portrait of Jenny is an album by American jazz trumpeter …
Portrait of Jenny is an album by American jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie featuring performances recorded in 1970 and originally released on the Perception label.
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2004
The Winter in Lisbon
AlbumOct 5, 2004

The Winter in Lisbon

The Winter in Lisbon is a soundtrack album for the …
The Winter in Lisbon is a soundtrack album for the European film of the same name directed by José A. Zorrilla composed and performed by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in 1990 and released on the Milan label. The album represents the final studio recordings by the trumpet legend.
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1997
Bird Songs: The Final Recordings
AlbumAug 26, 1997

Bird Songs: The Final Recordings

Bird Songs: The Final …
Bird Songs: The Final Recordings is a live album trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie with an array of guest stars recorded at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York City in 1992 and released on the Telarc label. The album, along with To Bird with Love and To Diz with Love, represent the last recordings made by the legendary trumpeter before his death in 1993.
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1995
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
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AlbumJan 24, 1995

The Complete RCA Victor Recordings

The Complete RCA Victor …
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings is a 1995 compilation 2-CD set of sessions led by jazz trumpeter and composer Dizzy Gillespie recorded for the RCA Victor label between 1937 and 1949.
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1994
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award1994

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Jazz at Massey Hall".
1993
SongNov 24, 1993

Shaw Nuff
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Movie Music Man: A Portrait of Lalo Schifrin
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MovieOct 1, 1993

Movie Music Man: A Portrait of Lalo Schi…

Rodney Greenbergs's …
Rodney Greenbergs's portrait of Lalo Schifrin. From his origins in Argentina to Los Angeles today. Lalo the composer, conductor and pianist is best known for award winning film and ...
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Dizzy Gillespie
Personal1993

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie passed away.
1991
El invierno en Lisboa
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MovieApr 12, 1991

El invierno en Lisboa

El invierno en Lisboa released.
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
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Nomination1991

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Nominated for "Live at the Royal Festival Hall".
Grammy Award
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
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Award1991

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Won award for "Live at the Royal Festival Hall".
Grammy Award
1990
Award1990

Kennedy Center Honors

Won Kennedy Center Honors.
1989
For Musicians Only
AlbumJan 1, 1989

For Musicians Only

For Musicians Only is a 1958 jazz album by Dizzy Gillespie, …
For Musicians Only is a 1958 jazz album by Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz and Sonny Stitt incorporating bebop influences.
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1988
Nomination1988

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Award1988

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
1987
Frank's Place
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TV ShowSep 14, 1987

Frank's Place

Frank's Place is an American comedy-drama series that …
Frank's Place is an American comedy-drama series that aired on CBS for 22 episodes during the 1987-1988 television season. The series was created by Hugh Wilson and executive produced by Wilson and series star and fellow WKRP in Cincinnati alumnus Tim Reid.
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Dizzy Gillespie Meets Phil Woods Quintet
AlbumJan 1, 1987

Dizzy Gillespie Meets Phil Woods Quintet

Dizzy Gillespie Meets Phil …
Dizzy Gillespie Meets Phil Woods Quintet is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie with saxophonist Phil Woods Quintet recorded in 1986 and released on the Dutch Timeless label.
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1986
American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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The Cosmic Eye
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MovieJun 6, 1986

The Cosmic Eye

Earth is visited by a race of aliens, who issue an ultimatum: …
Earth is visited by a race of aliens, who issue an ultimatum: either peace or complete destruction.
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1984
The Cosby Show
TV ShowSep 20, 1984

The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom co-created …
The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom co-created and starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on an upper middle-class black family living in Brooklyn, New York.
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New Faces
AlbumJan 1, 1984

New Faces

New Faces is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie …
New Faces is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded in 1984–85 and released on the GRP label.
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1982
A Family Circus Easter
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MovieApr 8, 1982

A Family Circus Easter

This Easter, Billy has plans …
This Easter, Billy has plans to help PJ find his first Easter egg. Dolly helps but Jeffy wants to catch the Easter Bunny. When he does, the entire family is surprised, even Sam. In the end,...
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1981
Nomination1981

Best Latin Recording

Nominated for "Summertime Digital at Montreaux, 1980".
Grammy Award
1980
3-2-1 Contact
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TV ShowJan 14, 1980

3-2-1 Contact

3-2-1 Contact is an American science educational …
3-2-1 Contact is an American science educational television show that aired on PBS from 1980 to 1988, and an adjoining children's magazine. The show also aired reruns on Noggin from 1999 to 2002. The show, a production of the Children's Television Workshop (now known as Sesame Workshop), teaches scientific principles and their applications. Dr. Edward G. Atkins, who was responsible for much of the scientific content of the show, felt that the TV program would not replace a classroom but would encourage viewers to ask questions about the scientific purpose of things.
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1976
The Muppet Show
TV ShowSep 5, 1976

The Muppet Show

The Muppet Show is a comedy television series created by …
The Muppet Show is a comedy television series created by Jim Henson and featuring The Muppets. The series originated as two pilot episodes produced by Henson for ABC in 1974 and 1975, respectively. While neither episode was moved forward as a series and other networks in the United States rejected Henson’s proposals, British producer Lew Grade expressed interest in the project and agreed to co-produce The Muppet Show for ATV. Five seasons, totalling 120 episodes, were broadcast on ATV and other ITV franchises in the UK and in first-run syndication in the US from 1976 to 1981. The programme was filmed at Elstree Studios, England.
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SongJan 1, 1976

Pensativo
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1975
The Giant
AlbumJan 1, 1975

The Giant

The Giant is a live album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. It …
The Giant is a live album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. It was recorded in Paris, France, in 1973, and first released on the French America label.
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Award1975

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Won award for "Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillespie".
Grammy Award
Nomination1975

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Nominated for "Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillespie".
Grammy Award
1974
Voyage to Next
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MovieOct 1, 1974

Voyage to Next

Mother Earth and Father Time discuss and observe …
Mother Earth and Father Time discuss and observe humanity's questionable and destructive progress throughout history.
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1972
The Timex All-star Swing Festival
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MovieNov 28, 1972

The Timex All-star Swing Festival

"The Timex All-star Swing …
"The Timex All-star Swing Festival" was a musical television special that featured such musical guests as Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.
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Great Performances
TV ShowNov 4, 1972

Great Performances

Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to …
Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to the performing arts; the banner has been used to televise theatrical performances such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, as well as occasional documentaries. It is produced by the PBS member stations WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED San Francisco, WTTW Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV of Dallas/Fort Worth).
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1969
Della
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TV ShowJun 9, 1969

Della

Welcome to the Della! program guide. Hosted by the multi …
Welcome to the Della! program guide. Hosted by the multi-talented Della Reese, this was the first talk show hosted by an African-American woman. Divinely delightful, Della along with her sidekick comic Sandy Baron welcomed a wide array of guests to her hour long program with Peter Myers conducting the Orchestra. Lasting only one season the series is a landmark in history.
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1968
The Dick Cavett Show
TV ShowMar 4, 1968

The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show was the title of several talk shows hosted …
The Dick Cavett Show was the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks, including: ABC daytime ABC prime time ABC late night CBS prime time PBS USA Network prime time ABC late night CNBC TCM Cavett taped his programs in New York City.
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1967
The Joey Bishop Show
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TV ShowApr 17, 1967

The Joey Bishop Show

The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had …
The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had its first broadcast on ABC on April 17, 1967, hosted by Joey Bishop and featuring Regis Philbin in his first ongoing role with national television exposure, as Bishop's sidekick/announcer (similar to Ed McMahon's job with Johnny Carson). Created to challenge The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, the show lasted 33 months, with the last show airing on December 26, 1969.
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1964
The Hat
MovieSep 21, 1964

The Hat

Two guards are patrolling their respective sides of the …
Two guards are patrolling their respective sides of the border. When the hat of one falls unto the side of the other, the latter does not let him retrieve it. The two men then start exchanging views about what the world would be like if borders did not exist. They come to the conclusion that those lines that separate men artificially do not make any sense. They nevertheless start patrolling again as if they had never conversed at all.
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Shindig!
TV ShowSep 16, 1964

Shindig!

Shindig! was an American musical variety series which aired on …
Shindig! was an American musical variety series which aired on ABC from September 16, 1964 to January 8, 1966. The show was hosted by Jimmy O'Neill, a disc jockey in Los Angeles at the time who also created the show along with his wife Sharon Sheeley and production executive Art Stolnitz. The original pilot was rejected by ABC and David Sontag, then Executive Producer of ABC, redeveloped and completely redesigned the show. A new pilot with a new cast of artists was shot starring Sam Cooke. That pilot aired as the premiere episode.
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1959
The Bell Telephone Hour
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TV ShowJan 12, 1959

The Bell Telephone Hour

The Bell Telephone Hour …
The Bell Telephone Hour (also known as The Telephone Hour) is a concert series which began April 29, 1940, on NBC Radio and was heard on NBC until June 30, 1958. Sponsored by Bell Telephone as the name implies, it showcased the best in classical and Broadway music, reaching eight to nine million listeners each week. It continued on television from 1959 to 1968. Throughout the program's run on both radio and television, the studio orchestra on the program was conducted by Donald Voorhees.
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SongJan 1, 1959

After Hours
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Sonny Side Up
AlbumJan 1, 1959

Sonny Side Up

Sonny Side Up is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, …
Sonny Side Up is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and the tenor saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, recorded in December 1957 in New York City. It was released in 1959 on producer Norman Granz's newly launched Verve label.
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1958
Jeanie Bryson
ChildMarch 1958

Jeanie Bryson

Jeanie Bryson (born March 10, 1958) is an American singer …
Jeanie Bryson (born March 10, 1958) is an American singer who sings a combination of jazz, pop, and Latin music. Her repertoire is based on jazz and pop standards from the Great American Songbook and Peggy Lee and Dinah Washington.
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1956
The Modern Jazz Sextet
AlbumJan 1, 1956

The Modern Jazz Sextet

The Modern Jazz Sextet is a …
The Modern Jazz Sextet is a jazz album featuring the combined talents of Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, John Lewis, Percy Heath, Skeeter Best and Charlie Persip. The album was conceived by producer Norman Granz for his own label, Norgran Records. Although no single album artist is credited as a bandleader for this album, Verve Records - which owns the Norgran catalogue - files it as a Dizzy Gillespie album.
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1955
Music 55
TV ShowJul 12, 1955

Music 55

Music 55 released.
1953
Person to Person
TV ShowOct 2, 1953

Person to Person

Person to Person is a popular television program in the …
Person to Person is a popular television program in the United States that originally ran from 1953 to 1961, with two episodes of an attempted revival airing in 2012. Edward R. Murrow hosted the original series from its inception in 1953 until 1959, interviewing celebrities in their homes from a comfortable chair in his New York studio (his opening: "Good evening, I'm Ed Murrow. And the name of the program is 'Person to Person'. It's all live – there's no film"). In the last two years of its original run, Charles Collingwood was the host.
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1951
Stage Entrance
TV ShowMay 2, 1951

Stage Entrance

Stage Entrance was an American variety show broadcast on …
Stage Entrance was an American variety show broadcast on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network. It aired in a 15-minute time-slot, a common time-slot during the 1950s.
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1949
Cavalcade of Stars
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TV ShowJun 4, 1949

Cavalcade of Stars

Cavalcade of Stars released.
1948
The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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1940
Lorraine Willis
MarriageMay 1940

Lorraine Willis

Married Lorraine Willis.
1917
Dizzy Gillespie
BirthOctober 1917

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie was born.
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