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

Carmen McRae Ella Fitzgerald Abbey Lincoln

Alberta Hunter Bessie Smith Ethel Waters


2.                Match the performer with the Title:

a. "Lady Day" Billie Holiday

b. "Empress of the Blues" Bessie Smith

c. "Mother of the Blues" Gertrude "Ma" Rainey

d. "Sassy, The Divine One" Sarah Vaughn

e. "First Lady of Song" Ella Fitzgerald


3.                  "The Lady Who Swings The Band" is: Mary Lou Williams



4.                Check 4 female horn players:

Bobbi Humphrey Flute Pamela Williams Saxophone

Melba Liston Trombone Diane Lyle-Smith - Trumpet


5.                Match the Musician with the Instrument:

a. Shirley Scott Organ

b. Kim Clarke Bass

c. Lil Hardin Armstrong Piano

d. Bobbi Humphrey Flute

e. Alice Coltrane Harp


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

Billie Holiday


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



8.                Cindy Blackman and Teri Lynn Carrington play DRUMS.


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

Billie Holiday


10.           The singers who are alive today are:

Lena Horne Aminata Moseka Shirley Horn


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