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Welcome to the Jazz Quiz
for January

As Time Goes By

This month we give you fifteen questions where the answers contain the names of Days, Months or Seasons - how many can you work out?


Snowman jazz


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Don't forget to check your score.


Give yourself an extra point if you are able to complete the two lines from these lyrics:

I am starry-eyed and vaguely discontented
Like a nightingale without a song to sing
Oh, why ...............................




1. Which night was Charles Mingus’ Prayer Meeting?


2. According to Fran Landesman which season can ‘really hang you out the most’?


3. In the song ‘Chicago’ which Billy ‘couldn’t shut down’ the town?



Helen and Glenn Miller




4. Name of the actress who played Glenn Miller’s wife in the film The Glenn Miller Story.







5. According to the lyrics, what ‘make way for sweet May flowers’?


6. What days of the week are missing from these lyrics ‘"I'm blue every ____, thinking over _____, that one day that I'm with you"


7. Title of a recording by Acker Bilk that was a pun on the name of his home county.


8. In which month did ‘the leaves of brown come tumbling down’?



Who is this?





9. Which singer, born Shirley Luster, changed her name when she joined Stan Kenton’s Orchestra in 1945 when Anita O’Day left?









10. Which wind ‘.... came blowin' in from across the sea It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me ...’


11. In 1964, pianist and composer Richard Rodney Bennett, a regular visitor to Ronnie Scott's Club, composed a piece for twelve players for the BBC Third Programme called 'Jazz Calendar' - the BBC had asked him for something 'third stream' (i.e. a combination of classical and jazz music). His composition was inspired by a traditional poem ' ___ 's Child Is Fair Of Face'. Which day of the week has the child who is 'fair of face'?


12. When are ‘Fish jumpin' and the cotton is high’?


13. ‘I’ll Remember ____’ was recorded by many musicians including Woody Herman, Chet Baker, Cannonball Adderley, Lee Konitz, Eric Dolphy, Erroll Garner ... what month were they remembering?


14. In which month is the EFG London Jazz Festival usually held?



Who Is This?




15. Which jazz singer, first name Tina, has recorded several albums including some with her former husband Clark Tracey. She has also worked with Tony Coe, Nikki Iles, Stan Sulzmann and many others. Her album 2017 ‘Cafe Paranoia’ a tribute to Mark Murphy, was recorded with the Andy Lutter Trio.






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