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Jazz History

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  • Q1

    Who was the greatest jazz composer and bandleader of all time?

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    Ella Fitzgerald

    Charlie Parker

    Duke Ellington

    Miles Davis

  • Q2

    What city is often referred to as the birthplace of jazz?

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    Los Angeles

    New Orleans

    Kansas City

    New York

  • Q3

    Which landmark jazz album was vital to bringing jazz music into the mainstream?

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    Dizzy Gillespie - Afro

    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

    Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners

  • Q4

    The Savoy Ballroom was a central hub for racial integration and showcased notable jazz musicians during the era of segregation.

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    True or False
  • Q5

    What is the significance of the Harlem Renaissance in the development of jazz?

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    It marked the decline of jazz popularity in America.

    It introduced jazz to European audiences.

    It provided a platform for African American jazz musicians to gain recognition and exposure.

    It led to the fusion of jazz with classical music.

  • Q6

    Which decade is known as the 'Jazz Age'?

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  • Q7

    Which subgenre of jazz music originated in New Orleans in the early 20th century?

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    Latin Jazz

    Smooth Jazz



  • Q8

    Who is considered the 'King of Swing' and helped popularize jazz during the Swing Era?

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    Benny Goodman

    Dizzy Gillespie

    Count Basie

    Thelonious Monk

  • Q9

    Connect the musician with the genre they are known for.

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  • Q10

    Name an instrument that is typically used in jazz music.

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