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
“Posin'” Down Beat 13, no. 12 June 3, 1946
Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie Through Photographs and More Library of Congress Blog January 4, 2018
Jazz teaching resources