Definition of 'Dizzy' Gillespie from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


'Dizzy' Gillespie

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(1917-93) a US jazz musician who invented the name bebop and helped to develop that type of music. He played the trumpet in a wide range of groups and wrote several successful pieces, including Hot House (1941) and Groovin' High (1944). He was chosen for the Jazz Hall of Fame in 1960.