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Questions

  1. Which London Jazz Club opened in a basement in Gerrard Street, Soho, in October 1959?


  2. Which jazz musician was the first British artist to have a No. 1 single in the United States in the era of the modern Billboard Hot 100 pop charts?
  3. What was the nickname of Louis Armstrong?
  4. How was Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe professionally known?
  5. In which American city does jazz have its origins?
  6. Which American bandleader and jazz clarinetist was known as the 'King of Swing'?
  7. Which English jazz-pop singer married former model Sophie Dahl in 2010?
  8. Name the only female performer to have received Grammy nominations in the jazz, classical and popular music categories?
  9. 'Lady Sings the Blues' is an album by which American jazz vocalist?
  10. Which instrument was Count Basie famous for playing?
  11. An alto flute solo by jazz musician Bud Shank is famous in the mid section of which well known song?
  12. Which 1924 musical composition by George Gershwin combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects?
  13. Which instrument do you associate with Artie Shaw, Pete Fountain and jazz fan Woody Allen?
  14. Which New York City jazz night club was located on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue, Harlem, from 1923 to 1935?
  15. Which decade in the 20th century was known as the 'Jazz Age'?
  16. Who portrays American jazz musician Chet Baker in the 2015 film Born to Be Blue?
  17. Who has had more number-one albums than any other artist in US jazz chart history?
  18. Miles Davis was famous for playing which instrument?

Answers:

  1. Ronnie Scott's



  2. Acker Bilk (with 1962's 'Stranger on the Shore')
  3. Satchmo or Satch (which were short for Satchelmouth; he was also sometimes known as 'Pops')
  4. Jelly Roll Morton
  5. New Orleans
  6. Benny Goodman
  7. Jamie Cullum
  8. Cleo Laine
  9. Billie Holiday
  10. The piano
  11. California Dreamin' (by The Mamas & the Papas)
  12. Rhapsody in Blue
  13. Clarinet
  14. The Cotton Club
  15. 1920s
  16. Ethan Hawke
  17. Harry Connick Jr.
  18. Trumpet


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