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Can You Name These Jazz Legends?

Jazz is full of iconic and talented musicians, some of which changed music history forever. Do you think you know jazz legends better than most? Take these 12 questions and jive on!

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Which influential and nearly blind jazz icon is pictured above?
Thelonius Monk
Art Tatum
John Coltrane

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Which jazz icon was once referred to as the "heir to Duke Ellington?"
Charlie Parker
Billie Holiday
Charles Mingus

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Which influential jazz musician is credited with inventing the modern bebop style of jazz drumming?
Art Blakey
Count Basie
Art Tatum

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Can you name the famous jazz trumpeter pictured above?
Miles Davis
Dizzy Gillespie
Louis Armstrong

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Which iconic jazz drummer is considered the greatest in jazz history?
Count Basie
Max Weinberg
Max Roach

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Which jazz icon went by the nickname "Lady Day?"
Billie Holiday
Ella Fitzgerald
Sarah Vaughan

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Which iconic saxophone virtuoso has already won a lifetime achievement award at the Grammy awards?
Benny Goodman
John Coltrane
Bessie Smith

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Which legendary jazz musician penned the track "April in Paris?"
Lester Young
Nina Simone
Count Basie

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Which tenor saxophonist made the careers of John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon possible?
Dave Brubeck
Coleman Hawkins
Jelly Roll Morton

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Which musician was known as the "King of Swing?"
Benny Goodman
Ornette Coleman
Stan Getz

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Which famous jazz musician is pictured above?
Fats Domino
Vi Redd
Miles Davis

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Which jazz musician has won over 13 Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize?
Bessie Smith
Duke Ellington
Cab Calloway

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Based on this quiz, we think you're jazz jolly! While you might not be overly familiar with all of the jazz greats, you sure have a love and appreciation for this legendary music genre. Despite missing a few questions, we still think you're totally jazzy!

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You are jazz giant! When it comes to the greats of this legendary genre, you know your stuff. From Miles Davis to John Coltrane, you've got your facts down pat. We think you deserve a high five for a job well done!

A+, Jazz Icon

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You are a total jazz icon! Based on the results of this quiz, you are a complete jazz know it all. Not only do you know your legendary icons, but you know the genre itself inside and out. We commend you for a job well done!
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1
Which influential and nearly blind jazz icon is pictured above?
Thelonius Monk
Art Tatum
John Coltrane
2
Which jazz icon was once referred to as the "heir to Duke Ellington?"
Charlie Parker
Billie Holiday
Charles Mingus
3
Which influential jazz musician is credited with inventing the modern bebop style of jazz drumming?
Art Blakey
Count Basie
Art Tatum
4
Can you name the famous jazz trumpeter pictured above?
Miles Davis
Dizzy Gillespie
Louis Armstrong
5
Which iconic jazz drummer is considered the greatest in jazz history?
Count Basie
Max Weinberg
Max Roach
6
Which jazz icon went by the nickname "Lady Day?"
Billie Holiday
Ella Fitzgerald
Sarah Vaughan
7
Which iconic saxophone virtuoso has already won a lifetime achievement award at the Grammy awards?
Benny Goodman
John Coltrane
Bessie Smith
8
Which legendary jazz musician penned the track "April in Paris?"
Lester Young
Nina Simone
Count Basie
9
Which tenor saxophonist made the careers of John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon possible?
Dave Brubeck
Coleman Hawkins
Jelly Roll Morton
10
Which musician was known as the "King of Swing?"
Benny Goodman
Ornette Coleman
Stan Getz
11
Which famous jazz musician is pictured above?
Fats Domino
Vi Redd
Miles Davis
12
Which jazz musician has won over 13 Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize?
Bessie Smith
Duke Ellington
Cab Calloway

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