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Welcome to the Jazz Quiz
for July

Jazz Families

This month we give you fifteen questions related to jazz families. How many can you answer?


Jacqui Dankworth and Cleo Laine

Jacqui Dankworth and Cleo Laine


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

'Sometimes I feel like I'm almost done
And a long, long way from home, a long way from home'


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1. Jacqui Dankworth was awarded an M.B.E. in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours. Does she play saxophone like her father, John Dankworth, or is she a vocalist like her mother, Cleo Laine?


2. Jacqui also has a brother who is a jazz musician. What is his name and what instrument does he play?


3. True or False? Benny Goodman also had a brother, Harry, who played bass, and sometimes the tuba.


Alice and John Coltrane





4. John Coltrane's wife, Alice, was also a jazz musician. She played piano, organ, sang and became known for playing which other instrument?




Alice and John Coltrane





5. Drummer "Baby" Dodds was the younger brother of clarinettist Johnny Dodds, but what was his given, first name?


6. There are four Marsalis brothers who are jazz musicians. Three are: Jason Marsalis (drums), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) and Delfeayo Marsalis (trombone). Who is the fourth brother?



Who is this?




7. What is the surname of the siblings Anat (clarinet and saxophone); Avishai (trumpeter) and Yuval (alto and soprano saxophone).





8. American trumpeter Sidney de Paris had a brother, Wilbur. Although Wilbur started out on saxophone which instrument became the one he is best known for?


9. Drummer Clark Tracey also received an award, the British Empire Medal, in the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2019. Who was his father?



Who is this?




10. Who was the tenor saxophonist son of the pianist Albert Ammons?







11. What style of jazz are the trumpet playing Condoli brothers, Conte and Pete, known for - Free Jazz; Chicago Jazz; West Coast Jazz; or Bebop?


12. True or False? bandleader Bob Crosby was the brother of singer Bing Crosby.


13. Which of the brothers Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley and Nat Adderley had a son who started playing piano as a child and had his first song, I'm on My Way, recorded by his uncle's Quintet in 1967 when he was just 11 years old? He has gone on to become a pop and rhythm and blues music arranger and pianist who has spent much of his music career arranging as music director for Luther Vandross tours.


14. In 1945, which jazz pianist born Margaret Marian Turner married Jimmy, an American cornet player who worked with Eddie Condon, Art Hodes, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman and others?



Who is this?



15. Saxophonist Jimmy and drummer Albert had a brother who played bass with the Modern Jazz Quartet. Who was he?








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