Google Doodle Marks Dizzy Gillespie's Birthday

Google has marked the birthday of the late American jazz trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie by displaying a Doodle on its home page.

The search giant has replaced its logo with a blue and green drawing of the famous musician, who fathered the Afro-Cuban genre of jazz in the US.

In the Doodle, Gillespie, who died in January 1993, is pictured wearing a blue blazer and sporting bloated orange cheeks, which stood out for being round. Apart from having bloated cheeks, Dizzy also had a unique style of holding his trumpet.

Gillespie's image is covering a part of Google's G, which other letters are displayed in a vibrant blue and green mix.

The musician, who inspired future trumpet players like Miles Davis and Fats Navarro, and Jon Faddis, was born as John Birks Gillespie on 21 October 1917 in South Carolina.

Dizzy's partner was Charlie Parker, a saxophonist, who, along with Dizzy, was counted among other Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.