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South Carolina Jazz Festival

June 13, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi

Jazz king John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born in Cheraw in 1917. Dizzy was a founder of modern jazz, an innovative trumpeter known for his bent horn and bulging cheeks. The South Carolina Jazz Festival celebrates Dizzy and his accomplishments with performances from regional artists, golf tournament, tons of kids activities and even a Bebop parade!

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