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Welcome to the Jazz Quiz
for July / August

Where You From (You Sexy Thing)?

This month we challenge you identify the towns or countries where the 15 jazz musicians we list below were born. To help, we give you three choices for each.


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

Where the sun sets in the sky
And the flowers never die,
And friends don't pass you by


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Where were the following born?


Oscar Peterson


1. Oscar Peterson (piano):

Canada,   U.S.A., or   India?




Tomasz Stanko


2. Tomasz Stańko (trumpet):

Ukraine, Sweden or Poland.





Django Reinhardt


3. Django Rheinhardt (guitar):

Belgium, France or Holland?




Billy Cobham


4. Billy Cobham (drums):

U.S.A, Haiti or Panama?





Pete Fountain


5. Pete Fountain (clarinet):

New Orleans, London or Paris?





Jan Garbarek



6. Jan Garberek (saxophones):

Norway, Poland or Czech Republic?





Gwilym Simcock



7. Gwilym Simcock (piano)

Wales, England or France?





John McLaughlin



8. John McLaughlin (guitar):

Belfast, Doncaster or York?





Wynton Marsalis


9. Wynton Marsalis (trumpet)

New Orleans,  New York or Turin?





Tigran Hamasyan



10. Tigran Hamasyan (piano)

America, Turkey or Armenia?





Fela Kuti



11. Fela Kuti (Saxophone, vocals, keyboards, trumpet, guitar, drums)

Nigeria, Libya or Mongolia?





Gregory Porter


12. Gregory Porter (vocalist)

Canada, Scotland or America?






Courtney Pine



13. Courtney Pine (saxophones, clarinet, flute)

London UK, Kingston Jamaica or Charleston USA?






Iain Ballamy



14. Iain Ballamy (saxophones)

England, Ireland or France?





Count Basie


15. Count Basie

Red Bank, New Jersey; Hamlet, North Carolina or New York City, New York.






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