Today in History: Dizzy Gillespie

Today in History–January 6–the Library of Congress features jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, who died on this date in 1993. Learn more about the terrific trumpeter-composer-bandleader who was one of the key figures in modern jazz music by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below for related primary sources.

Dizzy Gillespie from America’s Library

Dizzy Gillespie, Carl Van Vechten image set

Dizzy Gillespie, William Gottlieb image set

“Posin'” Down Beat 13, no. 12 June 3, 1946

Dizzy Gillespie historical newspaper coverage

Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie Through Photographs and More Library of Congress Blog January 4, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Jazz Music

Jazz teaching resources