How Much Do You Know About Jazz?

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Where is said to be the birth place of Jazz music?
New Orleans
New York
Chicago
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Who was the first person to use the work "jazz" in a song?
Art Tatum
Clarence Williams
Thelonious Monk
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Which instrument is the most distinctive in live jazz music?
Guitar
Bassoon
Saxophone
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Who wrote Goodbye Pork Pie Hat?
Art Tatum
Art Blakely
Charles Mingus
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Art Blakely says that jazz "washes away the ___ of every day life."
Dust
Sand
Misery
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Which dance move does not originate from jazz?
Black Bottom
The Shimmy
The Sprinkler
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When asked the for definition of jazz, who said "If you've got to ask, then you'll never know!"
Scott Joplin
Louis Armstrong
Dizzie Gillespie
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What was Miles Davis's nickname?
King of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Prince of Darkness
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What was Scott Joplin's instrument of choice?
Piano
Trombone
Tuba
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What century did jazz emerge in?
20th
21st
19th
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What was the time period called when Jazz was popular?
The Jazz Decade
The Jazz Era
The Jazz Age
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Which of these songs is by Duke Ellington?
Maple Leaf Rag
Potato Head Blues
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Turn up the radio and keep listening, because you need some work!

C+, Out of Tune

jamescotterman.com
Right!
You may not know everything, but at least you are in tune to some of the music!

B+, Average Jazz

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Right!
Get your saxophone out because you are a jazz master!

A+, Jazz Master

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1
Where is said to be the birth place of Jazz music?
New Orleans
New York
Chicago
2
Who was the first person to use the work "jazz" in a song?
Art Tatum
Clarence Williams
Thelonious Monk
3
Which instrument is the most distinctive in live jazz music?
Guitar
Bassoon
Saxophone
4
Who wrote Goodbye Pork Pie Hat?
Art Tatum
Art Blakely
Charles Mingus
5
Art Blakely says that jazz "washes away the ___ of every day life."
Dust
Sand
Misery
6
Which dance move does not originate from jazz?
Black Bottom
The Shimmy
The Sprinkler
7
When asked the for definition of jazz, who said "If you've got to ask, then you'll never know!"
Scott Joplin
Louis Armstrong
Dizzie Gillespie
8
What was Miles Davis's nickname?
King of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Prince of Darkness
9
What was Scott Joplin's instrument of choice?
Piano
Trombone
Tuba
10
What century did jazz emerge in?
20th
21st
19th
11
What was the time period called when Jazz was popular?
The Jazz Decade
The Jazz Era
The Jazz Age
12
Which of these songs is by Duke Ellington?
Maple Leaf Rag
Potato Head Blues
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