John Birks Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917 in Cheraw, South Carolina and was the youngest of nine children. Dizzy taught himself piano and trombone at an early age and was inspired to switch to the trumpet at age twelve upon hearing his greatest early influence, Roy Eldridge. Gillespie received a scholarship to attend the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina but dropped out in 1935 to begin to work professionally in Jazz. Playing here with Louis Armstrong.
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