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Welcome to the Jazz Quiz
for April

Well, What Do You Know?!

This month we challenge you with fifteen jazz related questions to give your little grey cells a workout. How will you get on?


Who is this


Give yourself an extra point if you are able to complete the words that are the title of this song:

All the world can plainly see
You're the only one for me
I have told them in advance
They can't break up our romance
Livin' up to all my vows
'Cause I'm ..................................................


A link to the answers is at the bottom of the page - don't forget to check your score.




1. In 1944, Glenn Miller was in an aeroplane that disappeared over the English Channel - had he been leading an American airforce band or American army band?



Which bridge is this




2. Which UK bridge did Billy Strayhorn name a tune after?







3. Which album includes the tracks Jeru, Budo, Boplicity and Venus De Milo?


4. Complete the two missing words from this tune title: _____ Hagar's _____.


5. John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra - what does 'Mahavishnu' mean?


6. In which song does Fats Waller remark 'Baby elephant patter, that's what I calls it'?


7. Which band issued an album recorded in the Finney Chapel at Oberlin College in Ohio in March 1953?


8. What number do you end up with if you take the number of a famous jazz club in Lots Road, Chelsea, add to it the number of a historic jazz club in London's Oxford Street, and then divide the sum by the number of 'i's' in a Soho Coffee House that played a formative role in the emergence of Britain's skiffle and rock and roll music culture in the late 1950s.




Herbie Hancock album




9. What do the Marind-anim tribe of New Guinea, executive searchers, and Herbie Hancock have in common?






10. Which of these musicians did NOT have the nickname 'Red': Henry James Allen; Ernest Loring Nichols; Robert Roland Chudnick; Peter Edward Baker; Kenneth Norville;


11. Put back the vowels that have been taken out of the name of this Scottish bass player. [You only get a point if you have spelt it correctly] - CLM GRLY.


12. Which bass player started his career as a dancer, mastering a dance called the Slow Drag which resulted in his nickname. He was incorrectly rumoured to be a nephew of renowned New Orleans voodoo queen Marie Laveau.



Who is this





13. Which UK bass player lends her initials to the band name ARQ?









14. Which vocalist, daughter of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, received an MBE for services to music in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours?


15. Which clarinet and saxophone player wrote the tune Four Brothers for Woody Herman based on the chord changes of Jeepers Creepers?





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