• John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie

A Man, a Trumprt, and a Journey to Bepop

Recipient of a five-star review from Readers' Favorite Book Awards

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was a jazz musician who pioneered a new style of jazz music, known as bebop, in the 1940s. This book, written for junior youth, chronicles Dizzy’s life, beginning with his childhood in South Carolina, his move to New York City, and his eventual travels around the world. Dizzy Gillespie became a Bahá’í in 1968 and strove to be of service to others through his unique gift in music.

Dizzy once wrote, “The highest role is the role of service to humanity, and if I can make that, then I’ll be happy.” We invite you to open this book and read more about this Change Maker, who left an enduring legacy for the world.

The Change Maker Series highlights people connected with the Bahá’í Faith who worked to bring about social change.

Recipient of a five-star review from Readers' Favorite Book Awards

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was a jazz musician who pioneered a new style of jazz music, known as bebop, in the 1940s. This book, written for junior youth, chronicles Dizzy’s life, beginning with his childhood in South Carolina, his move to New York City, and his eventual travels around the world. Dizzy Gillespie became a Bahá’í in 1968 and strove to be of service to others through his unique gift in music.

Dizzy once wrote, “The highest role is the role of service to humanity, and if I can make that, then I’ll be happy.” We invite you to open this book and read more about this Change Maker, who left an enduring legacy for the world.

The Change Maker Series highlights people connected with the Bahá’í Faith who worked to bring about social change.

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