Dizzy Gillespie Sites in Cheraw  

throughout town
Cheraw, SC 29520

As you visit the statue of Dizzy on Town Green in Cheraw, you’ll recognize his signature B-flat trumpet with its bell pointing upward at a 45 degree angle. His face remains puffed out for you to remember his unique trait. Dizzy’s Home Site Park celebrates the life of “The King of Jazz.” It features eclectic steel benches and a trumpet sculpture designed by Cheraw students under the direction of S.C. artist Bob Doster, who also fashioned the stainless steel fence depicting the score of “Salt Peanuts.”

Cheraw holds The South Carolina Jazz Festival during the third weekend in October.


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