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Welcome to the Jazz Quiz
for June

Decades Apart

The 1900s to the 2010s - This month we give you fifteen jazz-related events and ask you to identify the decade in which they took place. How many can you answer?


The Jazz Age Fitzgerald book


Give yourself one extra point if you are able to identify the song from which these lyrics are taken :

Days I Knew as happy sweet
Sequestered days
Olden days
Golden days


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In which decade .....

1. Did Glenn Miller's aeroplane disappear without trace over the English Channel?


Humphrey Lyttelton



2. Was trumpet player and bandleader Humphrey Lyttelton born?







3. Did saxophonist Sonny Rollins end his famous sabbatical during which he practiced regularly on the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City?


4. Was the first London Jazz Festival (not the Camden Festival)?



Thelonious Monk




5. Was Thelonious Monk's Brilliant Corners album recorded?








6. Did Benny Goodman's famous Carnegie Hall concert take place?


7. Did the Original Dixieland Jazz band come to London for what is said to be the first official live jazz performance by a jazz band in the United Kingdom?


8. Did Louis Armstrong die?


9. Was the Miles Davis album Kind Of Blue recorded in a year that has been called 'The Year That Changed Jazz'?


Mo Better Blues poster




10. Was Spike Lee's film Mo' Better Blues released. It starred Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes and featured the music of the Branford Marsalis quartet and Terence Blanchard?







11. Did Ella Fitzgerald sing with Chick Webb's orchestra?


Dame Cleo Laine




12. Did Dame Cleo Laine receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the JazzFM Awards?







13. Did trumpeter Clifford Brown die at the age of 25 in a car accident, 'leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings'.


14. Was the decade referred to as 'Roaring'? F. Scott Fitzgerald is widely credited with coining the term, first using it in the title of his 1922 short story collection, Tales of the Jazz Age.


15. Did Hurricane Katrina devastate New Orleans?



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