Can You Match The Instrument With The Famous Jazz Musicians?

Do you think you can match each of these instruments with the famous jazz musician who played them? Let's find out just how jazz savvy you really are!
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Which instrument did jazz virtuoso Art Tatum play?
Trumpet
Saxophone
Piano
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What instrument was jazz great Charles Mingus best known for playing?
Piano
Bass
Trombone
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What instrument was jazz legend Art Blakey best known for playing?
Trumpet
Drums
Saxophone
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Jazz pioneer Dizzy Gillepsie was best known for playing what instrument?
Trumpet
Drums
Piano
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Renowned bebop pioneer Max Roach as known for playing what instrument?
Drums
Trumpet
Bass
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At the forefront of hard bop, John Coltrane was best known for playing what instrument?
Trombone
French horn
Saxophone
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Count Basie played several instruments, but which was he best known for?
Trumpet
Piano
Bass
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Icon Coleman Hawkins was best known for what instrument?
Saxophone
Trumpet
Piano
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The hugely popular Duke Ellington was best known for playing what instrument?
Piano
Trumpet
Saxophone
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What instrument did Charlie Parker truly perfect?
Saxophone
Trombone
Stand up bass
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Arguably one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time, Louis Armstrong, was best known for what instrument?
Organ
Piano
Trumpet
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Although Nat King Cole was largely known for his vocal stylings, which instrument was he well versed in playing?
Trumpet
Organ
Piano
Result
While we're almost positive that few people appreciate jazz the way that you do, you'll need to study up if you want to consider yourself to be a true expert! You might know the performers that made jazz great, but you're still a bit foggy on which instruments each of these legends perfected.

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You know and love the jazz genre the way only a true fan ever could. From the isntruments that each of these legends made great, to the songs that defined a generation; you know jazz better than most.

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When it comes to jazz, there's not much that stumps you. You love this genre for its complexity and craftsmanship. The jazz musicians that define this genre hold a special place in your heart that no other artists could ever replace.

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1
Which instrument did jazz virtuoso Art Tatum play?
Trumpet
Saxophone
Piano
2
What instrument was jazz great Charles Mingus best known for playing?
Piano
Bass
Trombone
3
What instrument was jazz legend Art Blakey best known for playing?
Trumpet
Drums
Saxophone
4
Jazz pioneer Dizzy Gillepsie was best known for playing what instrument?
Trumpet
Drums
Piano
5
Renowned bebop pioneer Max Roach as known for playing what instrument?
Drums
Trumpet
Bass
6
At the forefront of hard bop, John Coltrane was best known for playing what instrument?
Trombone
French horn
Saxophone
7
Count Basie played several instruments, but which was he best known for?
Trumpet
Piano
Bass
8
Icon Coleman Hawkins was best known for what instrument?
Saxophone
Trumpet
Piano
9
The hugely popular Duke Ellington was best known for playing what instrument?
Piano
Trumpet
Saxophone
10
What instrument did Charlie Parker truly perfect?
Saxophone
Trombone
Stand up bass
11
Arguably one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time, Louis Armstrong, was best known for what instrument?
Organ
Piano
Trumpet
12
Although Nat King Cole was largely known for his vocal stylings, which instrument was he well versed in playing?
Trumpet
Organ
Piano