Carolina Stories

Dizzy Gillespie: From the Be to the Bop

Passport Special | 27m 5s

Much of America's blues and jazz influences are deeply rooted in the rhythms and melodies of the rural South. One artist who has greatly contributed to these genres' continued popularity is South Carolina's own John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie. Noted as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Gillespie's complex style and compositions were difficult to copy.

Aired: 06/07/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.