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Welcome to the Jazz Quiz
for February

Whad'Ya Know?


This month we give you fifteen jazz related questions to exercise your little grey cells.

For example:

Who was the composer of the 1944 jazz standard 'Round Midnight
- Dexter Gordon, Thelonious Monk or Betty Carter?


Round Midnight movie poster




Give yourself one extra point if you were able to identify the song title for these lyrics:

Oh, how I'd cry
How I'd sigh
If you got tired and said goodbye
More than I show


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1. What event was the inspiration for Charles Mingus' tune Fables Of Faubus?


2. With which clarinet and saxophone player did trumpeter Tommy Ladnier form the New Orleans Feetwarmers in 1932? During the Depression, they tried to run a tailor shop in Harlem, but neither was interested in business.


Corrie Dick



3. Which instrument does Glaswegian Corrie Dick play? He has been named as 'One To Watch' in Jazzwise Magazine's forecasts for 2012 and 2016 and has twice been shortlisted for 'Newcomer of the Year' in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.






4. By what nickname was trombonist and bandleader Melvin Edward Alton Murphy known? He was also the singer for the 1971 Sesame Street cartoon shorts, "The Alligator King" and "No. 9 Martian Beauty".



Who's this?


5. What are the first names of these two contemporary female trumpeters: ---- Ahmed : ----- Jurd? The former has a successful release with the album La Saboteuse and the latter with the band Dinosaur's Together As One.







6. Drummer Moses Boyd won the MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act in 2017. What do the initials MOBO stand for?


7. The Mound City Blue Blowers band was formed by Red McKenzie and Jack Bland and played during the 1920s and 1930s with a variety of personnel. Where was their Mound City?


8. Which band recorded 'Dedicated To Connie' in memory of drummer Connie Kay/ It was a live recording from 1960 but not issued until 1995, the year after Connie Kay died.


9. Who was the composer of the 1944 jazz standard 'Round Midnight - Dexter Gordon, Thelonious Monk or Betty Carter?


Cootie Williams



10. Duke Ellington wrote the tune 'Concerto for Cootie' named after Cootie Williams. What was the title of the tune after lyrics were added?







11. Which bass player is the owner of the 'Whirlwind' record label?


12. Which trumpet player was sentenced to detention at the Colored Waif's Home in New Orleans on 1st January 1913?


13. The jazz fusion band 'Weather Report' was initially co-led by the Austrian-born keyboard player Joe Zawinul, the Czech bassist Miroslav Vitouš and which American saxophonist?


14. Whose band at various times included the singers Anita O'Day and June Christy?


15. Which bandleader had an ensemble called the 'Clambake Seven'?



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