Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Dizzy Gillespie

Happy Birthday, Dizzy Gillespie!

Happy Birthday to jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie. Look even Google recognizes how extremely talented you were! Today you would have been 93 years old... and well music has just not been the same without you and your cheeks! Mr. Gillespie started playing piano at the age of 4. By 12, he had miraculously taught himself how to play the trumpet and trombone. 

Gillespie, along with jazz great Charlie Parker, started the entire bebop era, which has stood out as one of the first modern jazz styles. His songs like "A Night in Tulsa" which was written back in 1942, still have influences over pop music today. 

I am a huge fan of jazz music because of this man. Many who know me know that I am OBSESSED with horns. I think that they are the best section of instruments out there. 

If I had an extra wish it would be to see this man live. Unreal.

Here is his very special appearance on The Muppet Show!

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