WOMEN IN JAZZ QUIZ

 

1.                Check 5 African American Female Blues and/or Jazz Singers:

____ Maxine Roach ____ Joanne Brackeen _____Carmen McRae

____ Ella Fitzgerald ____ Abbey Lincoln _____Dorothy Donegan

____Alberta Hunter ____ Bessie Smith _____Ethel Waters

 

2.                Match the performer with the Title:

a. "Lady Day" ____ Sarah Vaughn

b. "Empress of the Blues" ____ Ella Fitzgerald

c. "Mother of the Blues" ____ Billie Holiday

d. "Sassy, The Divine One" ____ Bessie Smith

e. "First Lady of Song" ____ Gertrude "Ma" Rainey

 

3.                "The Lady Who Swings The Band" is:

____ Betty Carter ____ Mary Lou Williams

____ Astrud Gilberto ____ Ella Fitzgerald

 

4.                Check 4 female horn players:

____ Dakota Staton ____ Bobbi Humphrey

____ Pamela Williams ____ Melba Liston

____ Diane Lyle-Smith ____ Alberta Hunter

 

5.                Match the Musician with the Instrument:

a. Shirley Scott ____ Harp

b. Kim Clarke ____ Organ

c. Lil Hardin Armstrong ____ Bass

d. Bobbi Humphrey ____ Piano

e. Alice Coltrane ____ Flute

 

6.                Who composed the lyrics to the song "God Blessed The Child"?

____ Billie Holiday ____ Linda Hopkins ____ Ruth Waters

 

7.                Dorothy Donegan, Marian McPartland and Toshiko Akiyoshi play:

____ Drums ____ Tenor Saxophone ____ Piano

 

8.                Cindy Blackman and Teri Lynn Carrington play ______________.

 

9.                What famous singer sang with Saxophonist Lester "Prez" Young?

____ Peggy Lee ____ Melba Liston ____ Billie Holiday

 

10.           The singers who are alive today are:

____ Carmen McRae _____ Lena Horne ____ Betty Carter

____ Aminata Moseka _____ Sarah Vaughn ____ Shirley Horn

 

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