Born into poverty and the victim of vicious parental abuses, Dizzy received a trumpet one day and it changed his life forever. Dizzy follows Gillespie's journey from rural South Carolina to New York City - straight into the burgeoning jazz scene he soon immersed himself in.
©2006 Jonah Winter; (P)2007 Recorded Books
"Fine storytelling makes Gillespie's life not just approachable, but inspirational to children, as they watch him evolve from a poor, small, beaten child into a strong-minded man who, despite naysayers, pushed American music in a completely new direction." (Child magazine)
This is a wonderful story about the young life of Dizzy Gillespie. It was a great way to introduce Jazz to my kids.
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