101 years ago a star was born to change the music industry, and now, possibly, your house design!

Time flys and we don’t even notice! Did you know that has been 101 years since Dizzy Gillespie was born? It’s a date that deserves celebration, even though, unfortunately, he’s not among us anymore. But let’s not be sad. Today is a day to celebrate. Are you curious about how you can incorporate Dizzy in your home decor? Stay tuned to find out!


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John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917, and died on January 6, 1993. Dizzy was an amazing American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer.

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Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His combination of musicianship, showmanship, and wit made him a leading popularizer of the new music called bebop. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks, and his light-hearted personality provided some of bebop’s most prominent symbols.

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, 1949, New York City

In the 1940s Gillespie, with Charlie Parker, became a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, and many others.

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Dizzy Gillespie & Miles Davis, 1953 Birdland, New York City

AllMusic’s Scott Yanow wrote:

Dizzy Gillespie’s contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up being similar to those of Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis’s emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy’s style was successfully recreated [….] Arguably Gillespie is remembered, by both critics and fans alike, as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time.

And now what you have been waiting for… The reveal on how you can incorporate Dizzy into your home decor: get Dizzy wall lamp!

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A modern-day interpretation of the mid-century modern lighting designs produced in the 1950s and 1960s, Dizzy wall sconce is 100% designed and handmade in Portugal. This stilnovo lighting design is built in brass, with nickel plated and glossy white standard finishes, which can all be customized according to your needs and your interior design project.

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Due to its minimalist character, Dizzy white wall lamp is an extremely versatile piece, which can be used in almost any room of your mid-century modern home. It works great as a decorative wall light in a Scandinavian style bedroom, or even as a bedside wall lamp.


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