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A Ton of Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie

Enjoy the genius of the incomparable John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie.

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A bandleader and composer with a strong sense of pride in his African-American heritage, the incomparable John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie will be remembered as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time.

Jazz 625: Dizzy Gillespie
BBC 1965. Dir Terry Henebery. 36min
Gillespie and his band perform on the much-loved BBC jazz series of the 1960s.

+ With Dizzy Gillespie at Ronnie Scott’s Club
BBC 1975. Dir Tony Cash. 50min
Watch Gillespie in concert and in conversation about his career.


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