JAZZ AND BLUES QUIZ by Joan Cartwright jazzisus@aol.com

 
1. Check 3 African American Female Blues and/or Jazz Singers:
___ Maxine Roach
___ Natalie Cole
___ Ella Fitzgerald
____Patrice Rushen
____Dorothy Ashby
____Bessie Smith
2. Match the performer with the Title:  
a. "Lady Day"
b. "Empress of the Blues"
c. "Mother of the Blues"
d. "Satchmo"
e. "First Lady of Song"
___ Louis Armstrong
___ Ella Fitzgerald
___ Billie Holiday
___ Bessie Smith
___ Gertrude "Ma" Rainey
3. "The Lady Who Swings The Band" is:
___ Betty Carter
___ Mary Lou Williams
___ Cicely Tyson
4. Check 3 Great African American Trumpeters who played Jazz and Blues:
___Duke Ellington
___Dizzy Gillespie
___Louis Armstrong
___Charles Mingus
___Miles Davis
___Eubie Blake
5. Match the Musician with the Instrument:  
a. Shirley Scott
b. Charlie "Bird" Parker
c. Lil Hardin Armstrong
d. Melba Liston
e. Alice Coltrane
1.  Harp
2.  Organ
3.  Saxophone
4.  Piano
5.  Trombone
6. Who composed the lyrics to the song "God Blessed The Child"?
___Billie Holiday               ___George Gershwin  
7. Dexter Gordon and Sonny Stitt both played what instrument?
___ Bass Clarinet             ___ Tenor Saxophone
8. Charles Mingus and Ron Carter play                                     .
9. What singer sang with Saxophonist Lester "Prez" Young? _____________.
10. Tony Williams, Art Blakey and Lenny White all play ________________.
 
 

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