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Frank, 20th-century U.S. ophthalmologist. See: Gillespie syndrome.
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As a jazz musician he performed and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Count Basie, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and George Benson.
Some, Like Dizzy Gillespie and Etta Jones, went on to international fame.
6 /PRNewswire/ -- Dave Usher, CEO of Marine Pollution Control and one of the best friends of the late jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, will speak on a panel discussing Gillespie's 1956 U.
One of the most highly regarded composers and tenor players in jazz, the Philadelphia-born Golson cut his teeth with names like Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton and Earl Bostic.
Moondog also hung out with all the jazzmen of 1950s New York - Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker - and was hailed as one of the fathers of minimalism.
He was house pianist at legendary jazz club Birldland, where he played with famed artists like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.
The musical bolstered his celebrity, and the small nightclubs where he had perfected his art gave way to such prominent venues as the Village Vanguard, and appearances with Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, and other jazz luminaries.
Since 1978 it has hosted many of the greats including Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie.
She informed us that Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie would be among the top names heading for the Brecon Jazz Festival.
With concerts by The Count Basie Orchestra, The Georgie Fame Birthday Big Band and The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Orchestra, Brecon Jazz 2005 also pays respect to one of the 20th century's most enduring musical forms - the Big Band.
The combo also will play "Anthropology" and "Ornithology" by Charlie Parker, " 'Round Midnight" by Thelonious Monk and "Hot House" by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.
He took up guitar 10 years later with talent that led him to eventually play with some of the world's jazz greats, including Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton.