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Dizzy Gillespie: Compositions, Trumpet & Latin Jazz

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Which of these is Dizzy Gillespie NOT famous for?

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1. What skill was Dizzy Gillespie famous for as a trumpet player?

2. Dizzy Gillespie popularized bebop. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of this jazz style?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dizzy Gillespie was a skilled and innovative musician. This combination quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of his music and compositions. You will be asked to identify the style of jazz most often associated with Dizzy Gillespie and compare and contrast the two types of music play by Gillespie.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet test you on the following:

  • Dizzy Gillespie's physical attributes
  • The root of his fame as a trumpet player
  • Musical influences introduced by Afro-Cuban jazz

Skills Practiced

These assessments will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Dizzy Gillespie's compositions and music
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding his physical attributes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Gillespie's musical styles

Additional Learning

Examine the work of this musician in more detail by studying the lesson, Dizzy Gillespie: Compositions, Trumpet & Latin Jazz. The following objectives are covered:

  • Identify how long it took for other musicians to emulate his trumpet playing
  • Learn which of his albums surprised the jazz community
  • Understand why people rejected bebop at first
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